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Re: New Owner Of 820/1000


4Grim
I deliver.
1948/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1219669 posted 11/03/15 10:47 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Threads like this give me a itch to buy a good condition mostly stock GVR4 just to have a drive on a almost daily basis.

Great work on #820 man!



91 GVR4 1948/2000
96 Galant 5sp DOHC 4G64T
2002 Montero Limited
1998 Montero SR (Winter package w/ adjustable suspension)



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injunjoe
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1219709 posted 11/04/15 03:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Very nice job on the restoration!

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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1229164 posted 06/13/16 09:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well, a lot has happened with 820 since I last posted. Long story short, I had some issues with compression on cylinder #1, and one day the clutch just quit disengaging. So, pulled the motor and got to work giving 820 the business.





Separated the trans and confirmed my suspicion as to why the clutch would no longer release.






Got the motor out, which was covered in the typical 20 years worth of grease, grime, and dirt. Gross.






So, as I mentioned, I had low compression on cylinder #1. I wasn't sure what the issue was, but I suspected it may be a problem with the head or head gasket, as a wet compression test failed to bump the compression at all. Once I pulled the head, I found a ton of carbon buildup on one of the valves, which effectively kept it from completely closing. I was actually pretty stoked when I found this, since that meant my short block was good to reuse.





The short block looked great. The bores spec'd out good, and the crosshatching was looking nice as well. Aside from the dirt and knock sensor goo, it's mint.





Anddddd and huge pile of dirty shit to clean.







Crusty engine bay:







Block all cleaned up:





Treated the corrosion damage from the battery with Rust Bullet.





BIG thanks to my wife, who spent hours scrubbing the engine bay. I tried to take a picture of her up to her elbows in grease, but she wasn't having it

Glamour shots aside, she did a great job!








A little before and after of the trans:






Time for assembly:






New 2G head:





Motor assembled and timed:






And, here's the reason for the 2G head: Evo 3 intake manifold. The goal for this build is going to be fast spool and tons of low end power. The head has Evo springs and retainers, and ARP manifold hardware.






I'm about 95% done with the motor at this point.








And last but not least, 820 gets a hand-me-down bastard 20G snail from 1837





I've got some more cool updates in store for 820, so stay tuned

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Imjordan
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390/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1229238 posted 06/15/16 04:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That swap is clean. I'd love to have a white one



95 Chevy S-10: sold
95 Everett green metallic GST: parted out
96 Jeep Cherokee 4x4: Daily
390/2000 Nile Black- Toy

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transparentdsm
I have to say something dumb Member
138/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1229239 posted 06/15/16 04:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Car is looking really good Brett. Love the attention you put into your work. Can't wait to see it all finished up. You have a very nice line-up of cars.



138/2000 - BG - Dorothy

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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1229729 posted 06/26/16 09:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Next issue, the power steering rack started pissing fluid everywhere shortly before the clutch decided to shit out. When it rains it pours.

Anyways, I figured out it's easier to just drop the entire front subframe then pull the sway bar and PS rack, so that's what happened.








New rack:





All clean, rust proofed, painted and assembled:






Installed:






That was the last major task that needed to be done before installing the motor. If everything else goes smooth, I hope to have the car back together 4th of July weekend.



820/1000
1837/2000
1546/2000-SOLD
1813/2000-SOLD

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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1229955 posted 07/02/16 08:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
5 lug swap...





...Becuz 5 lug Evo 8 Enkeis. They look a bit rough, but that's ok







Media blasted, and cleaned:






Subaru GK1 gold metallic + clear:






Final product:








Hoping to have the motor dropped in tomorrow.

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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1229991 posted 07/03/16 11:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Made some good progress today. Bolted up the flywheel and clutch:







NSK TOB (with metal collar) and new clutch fork:






Ready to drop in:





And it's in. It's all down hill from here on out. Hopefully this thing is running again soon.


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faqinshiet
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1229992 posted 07/03/16 11:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Awesome work! Looks great!



90 GGSX-VR4 clone

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NateCrisman
Fisheye Hoodpins
418/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1229996 posted 07/04/16 09:56 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Dude, major props on the CLEAN build. This is how I love to see these cars built...clean parts, well thought out mods, and attention to details!



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GVR4 #139/1000: T3T4: [email protected] - 14B: [email protected] (sold)

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transparentdsm
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138/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1229997 posted 07/04/16 10:19 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
i really like the intercooler piping route. very clean and well hidden.



138/2000 - BG - Dorothy

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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1229999 posted 07/04/16 11:58 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks, guys. I appreciate it.

I like the routing of the piping as well. I did run into a small issue with the new Evo intake manifold, though. The manifold sits a bit lower, which in turn locates the TB a bit lower than it was before, so now the lower pipe is hitting the transmission mount. I'm going to have to cut a small section of the pipe out and add a coupler between the TB and the other coupler pictured. I really wish I had a welder for things like this, but another coupler will suffice for now.



820/1000
1837/2000
1546/2000-SOLD
1813/2000-SOLD

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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1230039 posted 07/05/16 10:09 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Making progress here and there slowly but surely. I fixed the clearance issue with the cold side IC pipe routing, and got the rest of the system installed. Luckily, all the hard stuff is pretty much done, so it's really just a matter of bolting stuff on and plugging stuff in.

Major stuff left to-do:
-Install the Walbro 255 and rewire
-Bolt in the 5 lug front hubs and reinstall the axles
-Replace fluids in the rear diff, T-case, and trans
-Prime the motor
-Bleed/adjust the clutch
-Bolt up the T-case and exhaust





I did get the tires mounted on the new wheels. As my luck would have it, the tire shop slightly fucked up the finish on one of the wheels by initially using the wrong cone on the balancer. It's a small blemish, but still pisses me off. So, I'm stuck refinishing the wheel again (now with a tire installed), or stuck dealing with it...Guess which one I'm gonna pick






Lastly, crappy low light picture of the new matching MOMO shift knob. My wife picked it out, so I was a bit apprehensive at first, but it actually looks and feels really good!

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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1230139 posted 07/08/16 10:06 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I made a little more progress on the car. I started by installing new rotors for the 5 lug swap.







I also got pretty much everything under the hood buttoned up.







And put the finishing touches on the wheels.





Hopefully this thing moves under its own power here shortly.

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iceman69510
Turn Right Racing
855/2000
828/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1230148 posted 07/09/16 09:41 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Stock MAF?



91 VR4 855 Nile Black
92 VR4 828 Belize Green-Daily driver status
91 VR4 115 Nile Black -SOLD

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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1230201 posted 07/10/16 09:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting iceman69510:

Stock MAF?




Yep, for now. When I get off my ass and swap the tune on 1837 to SD, 820 will get the hand me down Evo 8 MAF.




I got the car running late yesterday night. After a short test drive, I figured out I had a few small issues the address. I had some boost leaks, and figured out my valve cover had a hairline crack near the cam gears which subsequently pissed oil everywhere. I also figured out the MSD plug wires I was running were junk. I was tired of working on the car at that point, but was satisfied that it was at least running.

Today, I addressed the issues I found earlier, and now the car runs awesome. I still need to dial in the tune for real power, but I need an alignment before I start doing all that shit. I'm also short 1 lug nut on each wheel, since the Evo 8 Enkeis use the lugs with the flat seat...Which by the way were impossible to find locally. I ended up having to order a set online, so they should be here this week along with some other goodies to round out the build.

I gave it a quick wash to knock off all the JSB dust, and then drove it around for about an hour or so. I couldn't be happier with how the car has turned out thus far...And I gotta say, It was pretty surreal having 2 empty bays in the garage again!














2 down, 1 to go.





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iceman69510
Turn Right Racing
855/2000
828/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1230210 posted 07/11/16 07:52 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looking very nice.



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MellowVR4
5" too short
372/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1230215 posted 07/11/16 08:43 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Man I really give you props for keeping up with all of your projects. That shit is hard to do!



89 RAIDER V6 5speed
90 GALANT GSX SOLD
91 372/2000 making it pretty again
91 578/2000 sold
92 417/1000 DIED
87 4RUNNER LS400 SWAP SOLD:(

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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1230350 posted 07/16/16 10:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I buttoned up pretty much all of the outstanding issues under the hood today. I started by replacing the junk ass Ebay slim fan with the stock main puller fan, since the car would struggle to stay cool at idle with the Ebay junk. It runs nice and cool now.

Added a $3 FRAM Airhog air filter, which BTW looks better made than the K&N filter I had previously.

Also replaced the bad MSD wires with some Autolite stockers, installed some BR8EIX plugs, and swapped in a new valve cover since the old one cracked.

Then, it got a quick boost leak check @ 30 PSI until the BL tester blew off and almost killed me. I called it good







Throwback:





Lastly, installed some camber plates to take care of the notorious positive camber up front from the Evo 8 suspension. Then, and added a pair of 5mm spacers in the rear to bring all 4 corners flush. New stance:





The wife and I are planning to take both turds to Annapolis Cars & Coffee tomorrow morning if I can drag my ass out of bed.

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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1231891 posted 09/18/16 07:35 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I needed some more stop to pair up with all the go I've added to 820 recently. Luckily, Nate hooked me up with a great deal on a set of Baer Track Claw big brakes. They were in great shape overall, so I didn't need to do much. I dissembled everything to clean and lube all the parts. Then, in typical fashion, I gave them a nice coat of ricer red before putting everything back together.

Installing them wasn't as straight forward as I thought it would be. With Nate's help, I figured out you have to clearance the back of the knuckle where the half moons are cut for the caliper bracket bolts. Only after the knuckles are clearanced will the Baer adapter brackets bolt in place.

Once I finally got the calipers and rotors on, I realized the brake line brackets were not going to work with the Evo suspension I'm running. I had to order some adapters for the lines up front to get everything where it should be, so the job is on hold until those come in the mail. Here are a few pics of the progress (the new rotors dwarf the old stockers).












Once the adapters for the lines come in I'll bolt them up and bleed the brakes. Then it should be good to go.

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KiNgMaRtY
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802/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1231901 posted 09/19/16 11:26 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Awesome work! The finished product of the engine bay is night and day! So much good work put into it and from the sounds of it, you have a fantastic wife! I need to get my wife on board with helping me clean my cars engine bays



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KiNgMaRtY
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802/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1231902 posted 09/19/16 11:29 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
What camber plates are yo using? I don't recall any camber plates that look like that unless they are the Hotbits?



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thomcasey
I ain't no puny human
1025/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1231903 posted 09/19/16 11:53 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting KiNgMaRtY:

Awesome work! The finished product of the engine bay is night and day! So much good work put into it and from the sounds of it, you have a fantastic wife! I need to get my wife on board with helping me clean my cars engine bays




That's how you do it. Heck, I not only put the wife to work (in the winter, in the driveway), I get my little grandson out there too!! Best thing is when the volunteer. lol





Thom
1991 GVR-4 1025/2000 (PTE 1200's, 16g, DSMLink v3, gm-maf, eagle/ross, .020 over, 272's)

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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1231913 posted 09/19/16 06:50 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah, my wife is awesome. I remember way back when I picked up 820, I would joke with her that I bought the car for her. As the build progressed, I actually started including her in on some of the stuff I was doing. Eventually, I was getting her feedback on how I was building the car, and letting her help pick out parts and such. By the time the car was getting close to finished, she was really taking an interest in it.

Now, she loves the car. She drives it to work every so often (when it's not JSB). She's driven it to Cars & Coffee, and even 14 hours to the Shootout and back. She's a trooper!

She took this a while back:





Quoting KiNgMaRtY:

What camber plates are yo using? I don't recall any camber plates that look like that unless they are the Hotbits?



I adapted a universal set of camber plates to a modified stock strut mount/top hat. I don't know of an off the shelf solution for camber plates that can be used on the Galant in conjunction with Evo 8 suspension.

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bigandbad
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1231974 posted 09/22/16 04:45 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
You did a fantastic job!
I hope, one day my car - especially the engine bay - will look like yours!

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