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Re: What I will be doing next week.


Terry Posten
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 888131 posted 04/06/10 09:34 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I got the new radiator in today. Along with the oil cooler. Did the wiring harness, basically just redid the factory harness with new wiring and a different thermo switch.

I think the car is ready now for the motor and trans.

This is a stock replacement Scirocco radiator (ebay = $61.00 shipped) and it has two pins that point down. I drilled holes in the core support and used large rubber grommets to protect it. Then two screws hold the radiator to the upright supports (had to make one bracket) with rubber isolator washers. Already had the fans (not really the best setup but I just used what I had). I still need to cap off the over flow nipple on the rad because I will be using the nipple on the TEL T-stat housing but that wont take 5 minutes later.








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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 888223 posted 04/07/10 05:55 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looks great man! McMaster-Carr has the cable ties that you need, just search for "mountable cable ties". Also for an added touch I grab a roll of yellow electrical tape from Lowes and wrap various places on the harness for that "oem" look. Here is my turbo dsm harness that I modded to go in my swapped colt.




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 889184 posted 04/10/10 05:06 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I don't want the yellow under the hood.

In that last few days, I have been just filling time by working on the coolant piping since the new radiator needs the TEL water neck and such. I have also remade my cold air box. It is a fully enclosed box and gets its air from below. I also have to push the MAS down as far as possible so the new rad hose does not interfere with the MAS to turbo piping. The new box turned out well but I may remake the top lid after I get a little more sheet metal.

I got my new lower front motor mount from Energy Suspension and had a hell of a time getting the old insert pressed out. Ended up using a sawzall and put two cuts into the inner ring so it could just pop out. That worked well.

I have also started to prep the frame rails so I can weld the rail ties that Curtis made last year. Might as well get that done while I wait for the tranny.

I also sent my Clutchnet PP and disc out to them for new buttons and a new PP surface. The ACT FW will be dropped off at the machine shop this next week to be freshen up.

By the time I get this car back together, the only thing that will be left over from the factory car will be the front calipers and the drive shaft. Every other part of the car has been either upgraded, replaced, restored/repainted, etc...

I wonder what I will find to do next?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 889191 posted 04/10/10 05:18 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
i stopped over to drop off an x-case and i can't tell you how clean and awesome terry's car is!! i'm glad i got to see it up close and its gonna be a billion times nicer than mine.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 889197 posted 04/10/10 05:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks Dave, but don't get down on yourself or your car. I had a much better shape car to start with than you do.

I am just glad that you have taken on that project and are bringing pride back to that car. Can't wait to see yours in a year or two. Remember, I have been working on mind for 5+ years.

Keep up the good work.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 889204 posted 04/10/10 06:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Might as well add a few pics. New air box and front mount.






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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 902766 posted 05/29/10 12:40 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Finally getting back to the project. Transmission/T-case will be in my hands on Sunday. I just got an El-Cheapo 110v welder (no gas )from my dad and my very first project was the front top engine mount. I cut the "J" off and boxed in the end for strength. I had to adjust the wire feed a little tighter because it was slipping but for my very first weld, I'd say I did pretty well.

The paint is drying so I will take a pic tomorrow.

I hope to have this thing running in a week.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 902927 posted 05/29/10 05:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Pics of front top mount.





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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 902958 posted 05/29/10 06:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
This thread is so full of win.

Thank you for sharing all this information, Terry. Many of the "little" things I've been mulling over for the front end of the rally car, you've resolved in this thread. $60 scirocco radiator? Check. "Mountable" zip ties? Check. Upgraded motor mounts? Check. Hopefully I can replicate some of your work on 195/2000 later this summer.

Kudos.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 903055 posted 05/30/10 02:39 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Did you paint the car with automotive grade spray or rattle can?

Sorry if I miss that post somewhere. I didn't see it but I might have misses it as I am blind sometimes.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 903121 posted 05/30/10 02:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The car was painted last spring Summit White professionally. I broke the car down to the external shell and the painter sprayed every part separately and then I reassembled it.

I painted the engine bay with rattle can this spring.



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Edited by Terry Posten (05/30/10 02:03 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 903326 posted 05/31/10 04:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Motor is in. The new top and front profane mounts were a HUGE PITA.

Good thing I had 4 guys to muscle it into place.

I will now work on the little things over the next few nights after the mid-day heat cools off.

Found I have a bad clutch slave (leaking at the piston) and I broke the upper timing cover.

Oh well, the slave is a lifetime part and the upper timing covers are cheap.

More later.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 903364 posted 05/31/10 08:29 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Haha Terry needs to watch his aim with the dead blow hammer. Or the upper timing covers need to not jump in his way

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 903379 posted 05/31/10 09:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Very funny Luke...

I took the slave to Autozone, paid $40 for it 3 years ago. They are now only $23. They ordered a new slave and refunded me $17.

That is AWESOME. Paid for most of my Mobile 1 oil from Wal-Mart .

The biggest car show of the QCA area is June 12th. I am going to try and enter it into the import class...

Hope I can get it ready by then.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 904013 posted 06/02/10 10:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 904015 posted 06/02/10 10:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
rut roh... pics or ban



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 904019 posted 06/02/10 10:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Still have to get my new clutch slave from Auto-zone. It did not come in today. I have quite a few little things to clean up and then I can put the front bumper back on and all of the lights and inner fender shields.

I will call the insurance co. tomorrow and get it off of "storage". Maybe by the end of the weekend I will have it off the stands and rolling under her own power.

I only made one mistake. When I redid the wiring harness for the t-stat housing, I made the two temp sensor wires the same length and had them reversed but that was a quick swap and all is running smooth.

I love how quickly 4G63s start up after a major job like this. I don't think the motor made one full rev before she roared to life.

I will sleep like a baby tonight. (after a cold shower - man I stink)



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 904116 posted 06/03/10 10:52 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
air box looks great and the scirroco is a nice addition to any galant. unless you have reason not to, i suggest moving your oil cooler about 10 inches up from where it is, gets it out of the line of the FMIC and puts it directly behind the opening for the grill.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 904243 posted 06/03/10 05:58 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks Josh. I would love to move the cooler but the lines are not long enough and they are very pricey .

I have more wire dressing to do and reassemble the front end and then I will snap more pictures...

I will post up the radiator hose part number from Autozone for those of you who want to do this radiator mod (as soon as I did the receipt out of the trash). The lower hose fits but the upper was too short.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 904307 posted 06/03/10 10:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I may have missed this but did you ditch A/C completely for the Scirocco or did you have it gone before?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 904327 posted 06/04/10 01:16 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I ditched a perfectly good working AC for this job.

Just got back in from the garage. The car is completely ready to go except for mounting and bleeding the clutch slave. I have the parts just have to go get the vacu-bleeder from a friend tomorrow.

I will snap a few pictures tomorrow. I an really happy with the rad and overflow bottle fitment/placement and how everything looks with all the inner wheel well liners in place. But the engine bay still looks cluttered because of the large battery (at least in my opinion).



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 904511 posted 06/04/10 04:59 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
what kind of spray paint did u use on the engine bay? Did u order the summit white stuff from online or just get some white paint from the store?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 904536 posted 06/04/10 06:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Just gloss white Rustoleum spray for the bay.

I have it driving under its own power but looks like #3 injector is not firing. The injector meters out good so I don't think it is that. I will test the wiring from injector to ECU tonight when it cools down. I hope it is something simple.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 904573 posted 06/04/10 09:05 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Bad/dirty injector. Swapped it to #1 and now #1 does not fire and #3 is running good.

Already boxed and will be dropped off at USPS for Priority shipping to Cruzin Performance.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 904707 posted 06/05/10 03:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
I still have a bunch of little things to do but for now, I need to build up my "car" fund a little bit before I tackle a new battery tray (and lower it now the AC is gone), and work on re-coating the IC pipes. Then I can get a strut brace. They are perfect winter projects.

As I said before, The lower radiator hose fit but I had to find a new upper. The one I picked was Auto-Zone PN #022080 or Dayco D70806. It was just under $10.00. I did have to cut about 3" off of 1 end but other that that, was a direct install.

Here are a few pics of the radiator finished and over fill bottle. Again, I still have quite a little bit more tinkering with pipes, battery tray/placement but for now, I just want to drive it for a while and enjoy it.






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