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Re: building of a ggsx


ade
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1154514 posted 01/05/14 09:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
you mean like pulling a trans in below 0 degree weather to shim the pivot ball, just to find out that wasn't the problem! played out pretty well for me.. i learned how to pull a gvr4 trans in below 0 degree weather





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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1154782 posted 01/07/14 07:51 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Something like that, yeah.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1156951 posted 01/22/14 06:58 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Last year this week I pulled the engine.

Today I'd like to report that all the plumbing for the intake and intercooler is done. I confirmed the wiring for the starter was done correctly, and am ready to run the motor for the first time.

Should I wait till the car is ready to drive, or should I run it while JSB?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1157047 posted 01/22/14 02:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Run it JSB and check for oil/water/vacuum/air leaks. Check for any odd noises while it's running. Get it up to operating temperature (until rad fans come on) then shut it down. Let it cool off completely and do it again. Get under it and inspect everything closely. Make sure everything is ready to go before you roll it out.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1157186 posted 01/23/14 12:33 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
When do I change out the break in oil?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1157516 posted 01/26/14 10:13 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Solid build...I'm liking your progress. I'm also doing a ggsx. I'm I'm about to throw in a 2g 7bolt( i chose a 7 because i have a 0 mile rebuilt one just sitting in my garage) and keep the auto trans though. It is aggravating like you stated but i just want a little more power and boost of course, I'm curious on what ecu your running and the wiring situation.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1157543 posted 01/26/14 04:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
A 2g 7 bolt block will not bolt into a 6g galant. There are no provisions for the front and rear mounts to bolt up. You better get creative if that's what you choose to run!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1157550 posted 01/26/14 07:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'm using an 91eclipse gsx eprom ecu with modified code
Evo maf comp
Injector comp
30psi a/f maps
Fuel cut removed
Double maf logging
That's it for now.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1157956 posted 01/30/14 03:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ok... So I started it today. Well I tried. It cranked but didn't turn over. I think i blew my ecu. My check engine light doesn't go out. How do I check if i did the wiring correctly for the fuel injector resistor pack? There could also be issues with the code. I'm not sure where to begin.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1158169 posted 02/02/14 12:15 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Sheets alive!!!






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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1160714 posted 02/20/14 02:56 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I corrected some tuning issues as well as a loose axle nut and hopefully my fan issue too. When the car was back on the ground I took it for test drive. Damn does this thing pull !!! Its not registered yet so I only drove around local streets. I just barely got over 4k but she is fast. nb02 is reading rich and does smell slightly rich but running good. Idle needs a little more dialing in too. I'm using code that allows me to run open atmosphere blow off valve dump with my maf setup. It finaly drives like it should! Ordered a triple gauge mounting panel for a single din radio opining new heater core hoses and a power steering seal kit. The car decided to dump the entire contents of my rack over the top of my alternator today.

It's finally significantly above freezing today. As soon as my eclipse melts out of it's ice cocoon I will get the wide band out of her. I got the oil pressure gauge today and have the boost gauge coming in the mail still. I'm still worried about the crushed waste gate and how much boost its holding to relay get on it with out monitoring it.

I don't think i posted this here but a few weeks back my DD eclipse over heated from a bad heater core hose. It popped the head gasket and for the last 5 weeks I've been driving my lifted wrangler everywhere. Its not a commuter by any means, but it doesn't care about pot holes. I cant wait to get this Galant going.

Edit: Picture for good measure.





7 1G DSM's now a GGSX build.


Edited by tektic (02/27/14 07:53 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1174045 posted 05/28/14 05:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Been a while since I updated this. I was having some clutch issues and it took me a while to chase down all the leaks and air bubbles. I put the project on hold for a while because it was pissing me off.

I returned to Gegee (Yes I named Her) today and lowered that little slut!

fender opening is within 1/4" of 26" at all four with evo 8 rims and 225 45 17 tires.
evo 8 mr tophats and springs with dsm gr2's in the rear
Up front she has galant top hats, with Exel-G shocks, Ground control hardware with 275lb 7" (part number says 7" but they measure just over 6.25") springs. Coil is adjusted all the way to the top. I also added camber bolts to the top strut bolt hole.

The alignment is horrendous right now. The rear is tow in on both sides and camber is off all around. I Will try to have it done tomorrow. I only drove the car around the block to make sure my clutch was working properly and to get an overall impression of the days mods.

First Impression: Better! No unusual clunks. Much firmer ride. I actually felt how soft the seat was, as opposed to the big sloppy tires and springs. I had 225/55/16s on her prior with the stock ggsx suspension. As she sits the front feels as sprung as the back, and I'm not sure that's a good thing. The evo 8 rear springs are very short. They do ride well and feel solid on the ground, however when lowering them off the jack I had to hold them in place until there was some weight on the tires, then make sure to seat them properly. I think an 8" 280-300lb spring up front may be more in order. I might also utilize my rear gc setup with some 9" or 10" springs. There may or may not be reason for this... I have to drive it more.

So many other gremlins to work out though. I need to weld together a real intake tube for the recirculation of the bov. Water pipe is leaking at water pump o-ring. transfer case is wet. turbo oil return bolt still leaking. AC tensioner bearing is shot. trans cables need better adjusting. Need to add relays for my wbo2 and fuel pump rewire. mount all my gauges up permanently. then the cosmetic stuff... and the interior needs to be cleaned!




The gap in the rear is just perfect for my likening. I might lower the front just a tad more to add just a little bit of rake.


Edited by tektic (06/15/14 08:27 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1174048 posted 05/28/14 05:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
looking good. I got a coolant leak in the same spot, been bumming me out. hopefully gonna fix it on friday. Keep it up man



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1176477 posted 06/14/14 11:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So I truied to clear up some problems today. Put my driver side under dash back together. Fixed a dislodge lock mechanism in my rear drivers side door. Un locked my glove box and made it compatable with the ignition key. Re installed that..... It seems week on the right side. Is there a bracket between where the mph relay mounts and the frame? I also painted the upper door trim flat black on the drivers side. Spent over an hour masking it off. It looks good. Spent some time wedding missing bushings to the shifter cable asembly and adjusting the linkage. Haven't tried it yet but seems smoother. Regestered her for another 2 years today also.






7 1G DSM's now a GGSX build.


Edited by tektic (06/14/14 11:36 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1176488 posted 06/15/14 08:41 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting tektic:

I returned to Gegee (Yes I named Her) today and lowered that little slut!




HA, my old black GGSX (The Stolen one) was named GiGi after the Rally Driver




Yeah its me "SGTdave". ...and I still don't fuck around when there's work to be done.
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1176489 posted 06/15/14 08:43 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
you have the wrong wheel lug nuts. they need to be the Mag style with the sleeve. it is not safe to drive with the acorn nuts.



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tektic
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1176490 posted 06/15/14 09:21 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah I guess it's more of a likely nick name. I'm scared of theft. Sorry for your loss.

Thanks for the concern about my nuts but I'm not sure where you got the idea I was using acorns. I have the hollow ones with the sleeves and washers in the pictures above.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1176491 posted 06/15/14 09:24 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That car was stolen ages ago, im totally over it.



Yeah its me "SGTdave". ...and I still don't fuck around when there's work to be done.
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1990 GGSX(turbo)- Project/Serious Road Race Car "Uncle Randy"

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1176492 posted 06/15/14 09:25 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Beautiful car. Great work youve done so far.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1176493 posted 06/15/14 09:25 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting tektic:

Yeah I guess it's more of a likely nick name. I'm scared of theft. Sorry for your loss.

Thanks for the concern about my nuts but I'm not sure where you got the idea I was using acorns. I have the hollow ones with the sleeves and washers in the pictures above.




got ya they just looked like the hollow tapered lugs.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1176544 posted 06/15/14 08:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks!

The linkage bushings and adjustment I made yesterday worked awesome! I drove around today and for the first time everything worked like it was supposed to. I'm so pleased with how it shifts and drives.

I have to clean the body up some more. Paint some things and try to shampoo the interior again. Install the radio connections, radio and make a shift boot. I wonder if the speekers are any good.

I also want to make some heat shields for the exhaust housing. It gets hot under there. I think the heat may be causing my illusive alternator draw issue.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1178027 posted 06/29/14 11:46 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Running Great...

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1183204 posted 08/04/14 11:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Swapped out the front coil springs from 7" 275# to 6" 375# much better over all performance. Where the first spring was all the way at max high adjustment it still bottomed out. The new spring is set about 3/4" lower and has not bottomed out yet. It does ride slightly higher but every thing about the ride is better. There is 73mm between the sidewall line on the tire and the bottom of the fender now on both sides in the front. the back is slightly different side to side because there not adjustable and weight differences but there about 5-8mm lower. Still with the stock evo 8 mr springs and dsm gr2 shocks.

It's not a bad ride but tomorrow I'm buying a set of evo MR bilsteins with swft r-spec springs. I am convinced this is probably the best suspension to own. For the mono tube design of the struts and the variable rate of the springs. That and the pics and stories I have seen here of users on this board who have this particular set up.

I would like to show you guys these weldable shock eye kits. It's just tube stock cut to size but you get a real bushing and tube stock for a decent price. or this I Don't know if these are the right size as I haven't measured, but I imagine the right size bushing can be obtained. Two pieces of steel tube welded together crisscrossed. One for a bolt the other for a bushing.
I was also thinking of ways to adjust height... But I guess that's better done with spacers on the tophat. Or extra holes on the strut if I'm not welding to the shock and instead make a adapter bracket.

Edit: woke up to another drained battery. Really funkin pissed! I'm going to bring my 90amp to have it rebuilt. Although I have to re test some things.

Edit 8/6: evo suspension looked too beat up to buy. Going to rock the gc coils for a while till I find something else.


Edited by tektic (08/06/14 06:21 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1186658 posted 08/27/14 07:58 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
New heat shield and stru tower support


Still not driving it much due to leaks. Oil cooler an -8 45 fitting. 3rd one that's leaked on me. And transfer case.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1189433 posted 09/20/14 08:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Finally figured out my drivetrain noise. No matter what anyone tells you auto and manual intermediate shaft brackets are different. The auto version I had installed originally placed the shaft 1-2 mm further back than the manual one. It started leaking at the trans seal and has made noise since day one.


I also reseald my transfer case


And swapped on a new yoke and u-joint.



I spent all day getting this sorted out... Axle and seal are done but everything else needs to go back on.

Work to do before east coast mod:
1000mile oil change (was going to use shell 10w-30 full synthetic- what do you think? Too soon for full synthetic?)
Fix oil cooler an 8 45 for the 4th time
Fix turbo return oil leak
Install transfer case an exhaust
Install radio and boost gauge
Paint rear bumper and passager side trim
Replace backed out bolts check stuff for tightness


That's a lot of work ... I'm not going to get it all done.



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