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Re: New Owner Of 1546/2000


faqinshiet
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1234858 posted 01/17/17 02:09 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Oh man when it this supposed to happen? I'd like to swing by and meet up! Work and holidays have been crazy!



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ob1murry
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1234907 posted 01/25/17 04:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well, I know that Brett is going to have a heart attack if I don't start updating this thread.

It's been kind of slow going so far, as I have struggled to find the time and energy to spend a bunch of time in the garage over the last week and a half or so. Then again, maybe I got turned off, since literally as soon as I put the car into the garage, it started leaking all over my floor.



The first thing I did was tackle the rusty rockers, cleaning them up and taking them down to bare metal, scuffing up the rest of the front clip and hitting it all with some POR-15. Unfortunately, since I don't have a spray gun with a tip big enough to spray something so thick, I decided to just brush it on. Unfortunately, I only took pics of the passenger side.



I was also able to go and pick up the new 2.3 shortblock from the machine shop, however, there seems to be an issue with the crank that is going to hold me up a bit on this. The engine is a 2.3 stroker using an OEM 6 bolt 100mm crank, Manley rods, .020 over 8.8:1 Wiseco pistons, Kiggly girdle, and ARP main studs.





Unfortunately, upon picking up the motor from the machine shop, there is definitely an issue with excessive rod side clearance, the shop told me beforehand, but I didn't realize how bad it was until I saw it for myself. Luckily, I was able to find another 6 bolt 100mm crank online at a decent price to buy, so hopefully this issue will be resolved quickly, and I can focus on finding a nice head a trans to mate up to the shortblock.

I imagine that the next job will be pulling out the rear subframe to upgrade the rear to a 4 bolt, and to delete the 4ws, followed by rust proofing the underside of the car. After that, I'll probably move up to the bay, remove the engine, and get the bay ready to be resprayed before the new engine and trans go in.

I'll probably do some work on the car in the other half of the garage first though to try and create enough space that I can spread some parts out and really get cranking on this project though, as I'm pretty anxious to get it done and back on the road. With any luck, it won't take too long, and Brett will get to see it get done before he leaves for where it is that he may be going.

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ob1murry
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1235467 posted 02/22/17 02:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So, progress has been a little slow while I wait for some tax money to come in and deal with some of the bigger things the car needs, but I was able to find some time to work on the car a bit over the last few weekends.

Engine and transmission have been removed:




The new paint, and some goodies for the front subframe should be delivered this week, so the current plan is to strip the rest of the bay, drop the front subframe, and prep the bay for paint.

The head and the new crank for the stroker got dropped off at the machine shop earlier this week for some work. Hopefully the bay and subframe will be completed and back in place by the time the shop is done with it, and I can start reassembling the front half of the car rather than continuing to tear it down.

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ApexHunter
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1235480 posted 02/23/17 11:26 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yo! I'm glad to see the updates! Thank you!!!
The pics came out mega gigantic and it's tough to read. Maybe resize next time?
Keep up the good work.

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ob1murry
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1235482 posted 02/23/17 01:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Apologies. I use a massive 4K TV as my monitor at home, and didn't realize just how huge the pictures were until I saw them on the screen at work. I went ahead and resized them at the source, so they should be much better now.

All of the subframe bushings (minus the actual rear subframe bushings) arrived last night, the paint is scheduled for delivery tomorrow, and the machine shop just called to let me know that the head and crank are ready to be picked up. I'm really hopeful that at the end of the weekend I will have made some decent progress, unfortunately I'm going to have to put in some work on the other car in the garage to move it outside before I start spraying any paint and burning out old bushings.


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ApexHunter
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1235536 posted 02/27/17 12:47 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice! I can see it all now!! Haha. Looks like the car found its way into good hands!

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faqinshiet
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1235538 posted 02/27/17 05:10 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That's awesome! Glad it stayed in the area!



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ob1murry
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1239763 posted 09/29/17 01:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Alright guys, I know it's been a while since I updated this, but I'm finally starting to get that overlap of free time, energy and money to pick up working on the car again.

Not a whole lot to update since the last time, except I ordered a bunch of parts to start buttoning up the engine.

New front case with BSE and water pump installed


GSC S2 cams and fidanza adjustable gears


New JMF Billet Race Intake Manifold


FP3065 Turbo Setup



There are a few more things that I forgot to grab pics of, including the head back from the machine shop with a light port & polish, as well as a new 5 angle valve job, the BC springs and retainers, and an ETS front mount for when everything gets buttoned up.

Like I said, progress has been kind of slow, but I'm hoping to pick it up a bit here now and try to get some work done over the next few weeks.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1239768 posted 09/29/17 06:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
It is really weird to see the turbo in someone elses's pictures. Good luck with the build and progress!



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