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Hello all. I Just Picked Up a GVR4. New parts pile updates 5/15/12!!


GSTwithPSI
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1043162 posted 01/02/12 01:37 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Like the title says, I just picked up a GVR4. Although I'm new to the GVR4 scene, I have had a 1G DSM for almost 10 years, and am a pretty frequent user on DSMtuners. I have wanted a GVR4 for at least that long though, and am really excited I finally have one. I Just wanted to say hey to everyone here and let you all know you have one more proud GVR4 owner among yourselves. I am currently deployed overseas, and am hoping to pick up some parts through GVR4.org.

So a little background on the car. It's a 1991 Galant VR4 #1813/2000. The last thing I really need is another 4G63, but I couldn't bring myself pass up the opportunity.

The BAD: Sadly the car needs some work before it will run. There is currently no fuel pump in the tank. The wiring harness near the ECU has been hacked in places by some idiot whose wiring jobs consisted mainly of butt connectors and scotch locks. The CAS has been rigged up all stupid and will probably have to be replaced. The guy before me decided that a junk ass red silicon hose kit from autozone would be a great upgrade. Consequently the vacuum routing is all screwed up and all the junk red hoses will have to be replaced. Those are the major things that I can tell are wrong right now. I'm sure there will be 100 other little things I find as I begin fixing odds and ends. I found a few more of those 100 little things here click

The GOOD: The motor was fully rebuilt the Road Race Engineering. 2G pistons, 1G rods, ported and polished head, ARP studs....the works. The guy I bought the car from had over 5k worth of receipts from RRE. Also installed by RRE was a Big 16G turbo, Front mount intercooler, ACT 2600 clutch and lightened flywheel. Additionally the suspension has KYB AGX adjustables on all four corners. An Ebach pro kit was added and new bushings and such we also replaced. The paint is descent and the body and interior are in fairly good shape. Hopefully a few trips to the junk yard and some internet shopping can take care of most of the cosmetic issues.

I'm planning on returning the car back to stock for the most part. I need an entire fuel pump assembly if anyone knows where I can get one. I'm looking to stack some parts while I'm overseas so I can get it running ASAP when I get back.







Edited by GSTwithPSI (05/15/12 09:54 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1043164 posted 01/02/12 01:55 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Welcome, I'm still reading your build thread but the car looks good, minus the paint job and rims. For the fuel pump assembly I would post a wtb ad as they are a little harder to find.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1043171 posted 01/02/12 03:07 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
A 1g pump assembly can be modified to do the job .



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1043698 posted 01/04/12 06:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Welcome to the forums! I may be interested in your 'home brew' exhaust, actually just the down pipe. What's the specs on it?
Shoot me a message please.


Edited by 1971 (01/04/12 06:21 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1044052 posted 01/06/12 04:18 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Believe me, I wish I got to pick the color, as I'm definitely not crazy about it. The rims will also be one of the first things to get replaced when I get back. I have read about modifying a 1G fuel pump assembly, but my concern is the accuracy of the sending unit. I currently have nothing but a hole in the tank, so I will need the entire fuel pump assembly. Is the 1G sending unit the same as the GVR4 unit? And if it is the same, is it accurate mounted to a modified fuel pump assembly? Because I am not familiar with the modification process, and can't really get any solid info from anyone who has done it, I am a little skeptical. Does anyone have and insight on this topic?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1044055 posted 01/06/12 04:44 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'll have to check my storage, but I think I still have a spare sending unit that has been modified to use AN fittings instead of the the stock flared pipe, if you wanted to go that route. If you happen to go the walboro route, we use the 2G DSM/Evo style.

Should paint the car back to whatever the original color was, that blue is !



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Edited by raptorreed (01/06/12 04:45 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1055555 posted 03/09/12 02:10 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So Just a little update on the car. I haven't been able to work on it at all and I'm dying to get back to it. I've been deployed about 4 months now, and have another 4 or so to go. While I've been gone though, I have been able to accumulate a good start to my parts pile. I have all of the parts that were absolutely needed to get the car running, and a few extra items as well. Thanks to the classifieds here, and also on DSMtuners, I have got some really good deals on stuff. This is what I have so far:

-Head. I picked up a BRAND NEW head on Tuners (Or "Tooners as I have come to find it's known by members here LMAO. Very nice.). I couldn't believe the deal. So my head/bent valve issues will be completely solved. I guess a machine shop ported 2 of the exhaust runners before the seller lost interest, money, or both without wanting to finish the job. Iíll have to finish the other 2 myself. Check itÖ









-Fuel sending unit. My car was missing this all together. I picked up a used one from a member here. Now I should have something to put in the gaping hole in my fuel tank.




-Picked up a nice set of USDM GVR4 fog lights since the previous owner disposed of mine after the front mount intercooler install. I'm confident I can make these work even with the intercooler piping restricting space. Thanks Brunoboy!!!




-A set of JDM headlights and clear corners. Purely cosmetic.




-Lower Shores Performance MBC. Found this here in the classifieds as well. For the price Iím told the is the best boost controller made. I paid under $45 shipped for this. Weíll see how it works when I get it on the Galant.




-91 EPROM ECU socketed (thanks prestonztt), now just waiting to find a good deal on ECMlink V3Ö



Thatís all for now. Looking for a good deal on someoneís ECMlink V3 so I can snatch that up. Maybe some AEM adjustable cam gears, and a Walbro fuel pump as well. More updates to follow soon on the parts list. And as soon as I get home itís back to working on this beast!!! I'd like to throw out a big thanks to this site and the members here. Overall everyone is very helpful and the information contributed here is great. I have had numerous transactions with members here, all good experiences so far. I would also say that the good guy section here is a great tool, and is my guide to buying from certain individuals. I have been doing quite a bit of trolling around on the forums, and am pretty addicted to the vast amount of input, car builds and information contained here. And just a random question I've been dying to ask, does it seem to anyone else but but me that many of the cars (not only Galant VR4s) listed in the for sale section are grossly overpriced???? I'm all about getting paid and asking whatever you want for your stuff, but some of the asking prices for vehicles are pretty ridiculous all things about the vehicle taken into account. Anyways, more updates to follow soon on the Galant.


Edited by GSTwithPSI (03/09/12 02:37 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1059837 posted 03/31/12 01:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Acquired a couple more parts to add to the parts pile for the build:

-Walbro 255



-DSMlink V2 (probably just going to pay the $150 and have this upgraded to V3)






Here's whats on the soon to buy list:

-BC BR type Coilovers. (The car currently has new KYB AGX adjustables all the way around with Eibach Sportline springs. Probably going to be selling these when I get home and switch them out for the BCs. What's a good asking price for a set of 4 KYB AGXs with Sportline springs installed?)



-A set of Enkei RPF1s (lookin4acar has requested I don't throw the wheels that are currently on the car in the dumpster as I wanted to. He has dibs on my old wheels I suppose.)



-Innovate Auto Timer-Air/Fuel Display LC-1 Wideband kit



-Fuelab AFPR kit (Still looking for something cheap and used though, possibly a Aeromotive regulator. I'll go with this if I don't find anything)



-2G MAF and Dejon intake with 1g to 2G harness (looking for these used and waiting to find them all together cheap)




Well that's all for now. I'm dying to get back home and actually turn my parts pile into a Beast Galant VR4. More updates soon...


Edited by GSTwithPSI (03/31/12 01:22 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1059891 posted 03/31/12 06:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Those are alot of really nice additions.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1059893 posted 03/31/12 06:34 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
There is a guy near me that I found on craigslist that is selling that whole setup. I will pm you his number



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1059907 posted 03/31/12 09:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Digging the wheels, can't wait to see them on the car.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1060139 posted 04/02/12 09:10 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice to see your making progress Brett. Wish I still lived over there so I could come help out. Keep us updated man.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1060194 posted 04/02/12 03:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Wanna sell those old wheels? hit me...

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1060322 posted 04/03/12 04:05 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting GSX_TC:

Nice to see your making progress Brett. Wish I still lived over there so I could come help out. Keep us updated man.




Yeah me too Mike. How is civilian life treating you? I'm sure if nothing else you at least have more free time now, and have to deal with tons less BS.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1060334 posted 04/03/12 07:08 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hello, twin.


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1060337 posted 04/03/12 07:56 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting Lofty:

Hello, twin.




Hello indeed sir!

I have been following your build. Very nice stuff. What are your plans/goals for the car's end result? Also, I'm just going to put out it there that I am also planning on painting my hood black, so if the universe implodes due the fact that there will be 2 blue GVR4s with black hoods, everyone will know before hand why. The paint on my hood is shot, and I'll probably paint it black until I can come up with a better solution since there's no way in hell I'll ever come close to matching the hideous blue that's on it now. And don't worry, the first chance I get to return the car to one of the GVR4 original colors, I will be doing so. And then, your title of Only Blue VR4 shall be rightfully restored!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1060349 posted 04/03/12 08:56 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting GSTwithPSI:

Quoting GSX_TC:

Nice to see your making progress Brett. Wish I still lived over there so I could come help out. Keep us updated man.




Yeah me too Mike. How is civilian life treating you? I'm sure if nothing else you at least have more free time now, and have to deal with tons less BS.




Doing good man, I think I actually have even less free time Now with me working 2 jobs now. But def less BS now that there's no more military games.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1060372 posted 04/03/12 11:15 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting GSX_TC:

Doing good man, I think I actually have even less free time Now with me working 2 jobs now. But def less BS now that there's no more military games.




Sweet man. Less BS is always good, especially when it's less Marine Corps BS. I seemed to be plagued with just that sort of BS right now.


But reexamining this job thing...

More jobs = More money

More money = ...More problems???

I swear I heard that somewhere



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1060376 posted 04/03/12 11:43 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
What wheels are currently on the car?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1060384 posted 04/03/12 12:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting GSTwithPSI:




But reexamining this job thing...

More jobs = More money

More money = ...More problems???

I swear I heard that somewhere




Too funny



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1060403 posted 04/03/12 01:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting tsitalon1:

What wheels are currently on the car?




Not sure what wheels they are, but if they weren't all messed up and were perhaps refinished they could look nice like these: click The pictures don't show how shitty these wheels really look. Not because the wheel is actually ugly, but because the set on my car are trashed. The rear two wheels and the front two wheels are actually different colors, the rears being silver and the fronts actually being a bronze color. There are also lots of little screws in the wheel all the way around (for looks or decoration I suppose). The previous owner for some reason removed the majority of the screws out of both front wheels. Why the hell anyone would do this I couldn't understand...that is until I saw what the previous owner did to the rest of the car and then it completely made sense; he's an idiot. Not only are the wheels missing little screws and mismatched colors, but they all have some curb rash on them. Oh, and the tires on all 4 are completely bald. I'll take the hit for the wheels though. I found this car on Craigslist, and in the add, it actually had different nicer wheels on it. I towed this back 6 hours from NorCal to where I live. I guess I got so engrossed looking at the motor and picking the car apart when I finally arrived to get it, that I completely missed the seller had put these shitty wheels on the car before the sale. It wasn't until after I got home and looked at the add again that I realized the wheels were different. Lesson learned I suppose...in the future...always murder Craigslist car salesmen.

Good:


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1060407 posted 04/03/12 02:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Dam I never even noticed that about the wheels, crazy.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1060433 posted 04/03/12 04:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
wheels are not that bad, I'll get em powder coated a matching color, polish or machine the lip and throw spikes where the screws go...(damn VW instincts)

As for the paint on the car, its loud but doable. Fiberglass or weld up the vent, wrap it with what ever speaks to you and give it time to soak in.

At least a hole wasn't cut into the roof from the po or the factory:)





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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1060966 posted 04/06/12 07:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It's surprising how much better those wheels look on the white car. I was just checking it out in the member's showcase.

I also have a distaste of sunroofs



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1061038 posted 04/07/12 03:34 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Quoting LIV4PSI:

I also have a distaste of sunroofs




I had no idea that a non-sunroof car was more rare, and more desirable, until I got to this forum. I actually love sunroofs, and wish my car had one. I guess at least if I ever get rid of this thing it's one more perk to list in the add. Can someone refresh my memory and tell me how many VR4s were made in 1991 without a sunroof? I remember the number being low?



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