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My Galant GSX build


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214462 posted 08/12/15 07:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So I have been on here for a couple years now and have yet to post many of my car. Basically when my buddy SSGdave went on deployment in 2009-2010 he gave me his 1990 Galant GSX that had been sitting for years. My mechanical skills are a bit lacking so I'm learning a lot from this car.

Motor has been out. So i started getting parts.
This is the day we had the car towed to the dealership my buddy worked at.

After some time he moved to a different dealership so it went with him. Here is a pic right before work started on it.

Whiteline rear sway bar (bobdole) in with agx and not sure what springs.

Old engine from his vr4 with new seals and a new Evo 3 16g from FP with Evo 3 O2 housing.

Using the GSX transmission

Engine and transmission are in! Ecu from DSMchips chipped for Evo 3 16g, Evo 8 injectors, and Evo 8 mas (can't remember the others)

Ended up picking up 5 lug setup with fwd spindles and upgraded to vr4 dual piston calipers with dbs slotted rotors from JSchleim18's part out. Oh and changed my mind on suspension and got some BC coilovers (thanks bobdole!) Bearings and seals replaced.

Driver side fender was trashed, so got a replacement at junk yard

I got a set of BBS Evo wheels for cheap for my IX so the galant got the enkei wheels. And a wingless trunk waiting to go on.

Tax refund time 2013! I bought some JDM bumpers and a set of Curtis brackets!

Well my buddy is deploying again so the car has to leave the dealership and I can't keep it at my apartment so had the car moved to his apartment then to his friend's shop. Galant is not running yet. Oh that's my Evo in the background.



















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Edited by faqinshiet (07/27/17 03:42 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214469 posted 08/12/15 08:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Good progress man, look forward to seeing where it goes.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214478 posted 08/12/15 09:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks working on the timeline



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214480 posted 08/12/15 09:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looks great man.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214482 posted 08/12/15 09:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks G!
Here is a lil more


During this time got a spare engine and attempted to rebuild it in a engine rebuilding class

Painted and baked the block but thinking I should have done a different color!

Polished the crank

So went with parts from Dale bogusSVO like stainless valves, NPR pistons 0.020 over, arp studs, BC springs, viton valve stem seals, new rod and main bearings can't remember the brand, and can't remember the others parts but also got tons from JNZ

So I didn't get any pics of the bottom end cause I broke a total of 3 rings. 2 in cylinder 2 and 1 in cylinder 3. I think it was shitty tools I should have bought my own. But here is a pic of I believe to be cylinder 2. So this engine is on the back burner for now till I figure out what I will do with it.

Well able to have the car towed to my parents house.

Changed grills
Threw on the Depo Amber corners. Used the 3 wire bulb socket from a Hyundai. So no super fast blinker.

Got a CMPE 3in turbo back

Got a Momo steering wheel and ken wood radio as a gift. Also installed JNZ short shifter.

Installed 89 underdash and glove box but no pics.

Started working to get the galant started and it would only crank. So took a peek at the fuel pump and here it is.

So emptied the tank and dropped it off at a radiator shop to get acid dip, cleaned out and recoated.

Got the tank back after a couple weeks.

Painted the tank with a couple cans of epoxy paint

New filler hose and cleaned the fuel hanger then put on a walbro 255 form JNZ.

Then pulled all the control arms. Had new bushings and balljoints pressed in. And painted the control arms with epoxy paint.






















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Edited by faqinshiet (07/27/17 06:48 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214483 posted 08/12/15 09:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
She's a lot cleaner than mine. Good luck.

Seems like a lot of stuff to buy for a car that doesn't run though.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214486 posted 08/12/15 11:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice going Richard Good stuff.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214487 posted 08/12/15 11:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks Tektic. She is up and running now all these pics have been in the course of the past four years!

Thanks David! A lot of looking to see what I like from other builds.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214498 posted 08/13/15 07:43 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
How is that trans holding power? I've heard they have great gearing but are weak in general.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214504 posted 08/13/15 09:51 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The transmission feels great! But nervous about it going out on me. The transmission was supposedly rebuilt two owners ago then the timing belt snapped so the car sat from then till recently. Has a act 2600 I believe. Have to get a 90 Dsm transmission rebuilt and buy a set of front axels.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214511 posted 08/13/15 12:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That trans should be fine (with your mods) as long as you don't do any hole shots. Especially with the added weight of those tires.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214513 posted 08/13/15 12:59 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah no hole shots planned anytime soon!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214515 posted 08/13/15 01:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
While the front control arms were out I pulled the steering rack that was junk and tried to put in a new steering rack I had. But could not so the car sat for a couple months while I attempted multiple time to put in the rack. So in that time my Evo had the front seats stolen and vandalized, so I pulled the BBS with new tires off the Evo and they are now on the galant.




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Edited by faqinshiet (07/27/17 03:24 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214532 posted 08/13/15 06:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice progress! Good to hear that she is running now!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214552 posted 08/13/15 10:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Great work on this build. Trail and error is the best way to learn



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214649 posted 08/14/15 05:27 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Trail and error?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214650 posted 08/14/15 05:32 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah, like trying to do things multiple times before you get it right.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214655 posted 08/14/15 07:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
don't you mean trial and error?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214657 posted 08/14/15 10:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah...Emphasis on the error.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214698 posted 08/15/15 03:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks Brett! yeah trial and error seems like the way I've been learning on this!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214924 posted 08/19/15 05:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks Martin! Good seeing you last night!

I forgot I had the windshield replaced a couple weeks ago also. Removed the wiper arms also because the splines stripped. So I've to figure out how to remove the wiper linkage with out breaking the two black vents.

Trimmed two plastic pieces off the knock sensor and now runs amazing! Also got the bumper clip in to hold the side of the bumper on great!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214968 posted 08/20/15 11:51 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Any plans for paint? Also, what did you do with the old front bumper? I am looking for one since I just got hit at Costco a couple of weeks ago and it cracked the fog light area.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1214973 posted 08/20/15 12:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thinking about painting maybe next year. Have to make sure I have replacement parts for the trim and such just in case. Man that sucks! An accident is my fear! Especially with the bumpers! The bumper was thrown away but it was GSX bumper. If any bumper works there is a blue base model at pyp and a white and blue ones at ecology.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1216133 posted 09/08/15 05:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yes got the GSX registered and license plates! Then drove it around the block legally!!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1218955 posted 10/21/15 03:48 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
So got a couple things. My new plates!

And bought a 68hta

Sent transmission and rear diff to TRE for rebuild





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Edited by faqinshiet (07/27/17 03:20 PM)

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