GalantVR4.org The Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 Forum
Galant VR-4 Forums » Galant VR-4 » General VR4 Discussions » 801/2k Restomod
Previous thread Next thread

801/2k Restomod


Drew84
Member
801/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 954144 posted 12/01/10 06:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
After years of wanting a Galant VR4 I finally found a decent one for the right price. Of course it doesn't have and engine or trans. Simply minor details of course. It just so happened a Tech I used to work with needed to get rid of his 1991 Talon that was in storage. The engine was already pulled because it ran low on oil and rod knocked. The car also has a nice condition stage 1 Shep trans, lucky me. So the right Galant happened to showed up at the same time the right parts car showed up, fate I guess. The goal for this car is to get it back to nearly stock condition first. I need to make sure it runs right before any mods. I'm not building a crazy HP drag car. I just want to restore it back to it's former glory. So I can drive and enjoy it.

The paint is in really nice shape. The body is rot free with some small surface rust spots here and there. Nothing scary.


I've already located some needed parts thanks to members on the board. I picked up a Stock fuel tank, Engine harness and front body harness. Those where three of the most needed things.




IMG_0432 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr



IMG_0431 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr


IMG_0438 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr


IMG_0439 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr


Next question, why does the Driver's side strut tower have 3 bolts like a E/L/T but the pass side has 4 bolts?

IMG_0437 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr


IMG_0441 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

Parts car

IMG_0440 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

Engine was already pulled !

IMG_0449 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr


IMG_0450 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr


So we (my Dad and I) tore down the engine last night. The last time we were inside one of these engines was back in 2004 when we rebuilt my Talon. The head looks to be in nice shape. This engine wasn't together long before it ran out of oil. I guess the Tech damaged the front crank seal when installing it. Then at one point his "friend" borrowed the car and it ran low on oil. He did tell me he had put Crower valve springs and retainers in with stock cams. Those where there. He also put Arias low compression pistons. They look wicked sloppy in the cylinders. I don't think I can save those. This block doesn't appear to have been bore out before, but I'm really doubting the round ness of the cylinder walls. Inspecting the lower end it appears most of the damage was done to the 1 rod bearing. It completely spun out of the rod and damaged it. So I need a new rod. I think I have a set in my attic from the donor block I used in my Talon. The crank needs to be polished but it's not too bad. Just have to get both over to the machine shop and have it inspected. It does have ARP head studs which if I remember correctly can be reused ?


IMG_0451 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr


IMG_0452 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr


IMG_0453 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr


IMG_0457 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr


IMG_0460 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

Posts: 226 | From: Peabody, Ma | Member Since: 11/16/10 | IP: (76.119.227.62) | Report this post to a Moderator

Romanova
the coolest person to ever post in the past 2 hours


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 954158 posted 12/01/10 07:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So clean!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



tyler
2016 Explorer PI
2006 LS430
2012 GX460

Posts: 3854 | From: Cypress, TX | Member Since: 08/07/02 | IP: (98.199.14.23) | Report this post to a Moderator

Adorsey
Member +
1942/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 954343 posted 12/02/10 02:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looks real good man. Hope to see it out and about some day!
And again Welcome to the board



1942/2000 DD
[email protected]
93oct b16g

Posts: 355 | From: mass | Member Since: 04/22/09 | IP: (134.241.100.250) | Report this post to a Moderator

Blown1
Unregistered


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 954614 posted 12/03/10 04:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thats looks like Al's old car did you pick it up in manchester CT?
I almost bought it but I had nowhere to store it if its the same
car you have yourself a nice clean vr4 some pics when I went to
go look at it cool guy by the way kept that car garaged all the time




Edited by Blown1 (12/03/10 04:27 PM)

| | | IP: (71.235.196.54) | Report this post to a Moderator

Drew84
Member
801/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 954751 posted 12/04/10 07:46 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That is the same car.



1999 Montero Winter Package
1990 Talon TSi AWD
1991 Galant VR4 801/2000
#RacedInAnger
@autoofftopic

Posts: 226 | From: Peabody, Ma | Member Since: 11/16/10 | IP: (173.162.169.117) | Report this post to a Moderator

Blown1
Unregistered


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 954795 posted 12/04/10 02:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice got yourself a nice clean vr4 keep us updated...

| | | IP: (71.235.196.54) | Report this post to a Moderator

Drew84
Member
801/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 962454 posted 01/09/11 07:29 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Finally got some stuff done, a small amount of work but progress none the less. The motor was at the machinist for a month. Mostly because I told him I wasn't in a hurry. Had the engine bored .20 and the crank polished. Today we installed the main bearings and and crank. I also wire wheeled the crusty stuff off the block and gave it a coat of flat black. On my Talon I painted the engine block a nice cast gray color. Only to never be able to see the block while its in the car. So basic black did the trick for this car.


IMG_0466 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr


IMG_0469 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr


IMG_0471 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr



1999 Montero Winter Package
1990 Talon TSi AWD
1991 Galant VR4 801/2000
#RacedInAnger
@autoofftopic

Posts: 226 | From: Peabody, Ma | Member Since: 11/16/10 | IP: (76.119.227.62) | Report this post to a Moderator

Blown1
Unregistered


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 962497 posted 01/10/11 01:30 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Any reason you didn't just get a good used crank? I wouldnt trust a turned crank on one of these cars....

| | | IP: (71.235.196.54) | Report this post to a Moderator

Drew84
Member
801/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 962538 posted 01/10/11 09:08 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Because a good used crank is hard to come by and expensive vs using the one I have. This crank came with the block and we checked the oil clearance with plastiguage yesterday during the install. The main bearings are all at .02 which is within factory spec. I don't plan on making huge power so I see no issues with it. Put it this way, I could spend money on a "used" crank only to find out it's not straight or in worse condition than mine. Pictures from a For sale add can't give me specs. I mean it could damaged in shipping too many variables for me that are out of my control. I would rather risk a quality job from my machine shop. At least if I have an issue, these is some accountability.



1999 Montero Winter Package
1990 Talon TSi AWD
1991 Galant VR4 801/2000
#RacedInAnger
@autoofftopic

Posts: 226 | From: Peabody, Ma | Member Since: 11/16/10 | IP: (173.162.169.117) | Report this post to a Moderator

BadVr4
wanted a different answer
801/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 962815 posted 01/11/11 07:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
factory cranks come with a nitride coating on them and it is not reccomended to use a cut crank. i would find a good used one and have it checked out by a machine shop rather than run a cut one. cut cranks have a higher risk of bearing failure


Edited by BadVr4 (01/11/11 07:44 PM)

Posts: 678 | From: manchester, ct | Member Since: 12/30/04 | IP: (24.250.11.253) | Report this post to a Moderator

Blown1
Unregistered


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 962940 posted 01/12/11 07:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^^^^^^^^ What he said...

| | | IP: (71.235.196.54) | Report this post to a Moderator

Drew84
Member
801/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 963177 posted 01/14/11 09:40 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well I respectfully disagree. From my research, these are not nitrate coated and cutting them does not negatively effect the durability enough on a stock rebuild to warrant a replacement crank.



1999 Montero Winter Package
1990 Talon TSi AWD
1991 Galant VR4 801/2000
#RacedInAnger
@autoofftopic

Posts: 226 | From: Peabody, Ma | Member Since: 11/16/10 | IP: (173.162.169.117) | Report this post to a Moderator

BadVr4
wanted a different answer
801/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 963178 posted 01/14/11 10:10 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
6 bolt cranks are nitride coated from the factory. people have mixed feelings about running a cut crank, I personally would never run them again as the only motors that have ever had bearing failure for me, had cut cranks.

Posts: 678 | From: manchester, ct | Member Since: 12/30/04 | IP: (24.250.11.253) | Report this post to a Moderator

Drew84
Member
801/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1016235 posted 09/05/11 10:30 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
ARP head studs and Mitsu MLS head gasket installed


IMG_0578 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

Head fully torqued down.

IMG_0579 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr



1999 Montero Winter Package
1990 Talon TSi AWD
1991 Galant VR4 801/2000
#RacedInAnger
@autoofftopic

Posts: 226 | From: Peabody, Ma | Member Since: 11/16/10 | IP: (24.218.151.148) | Report this post to a Moderator

Drew84
Member
801/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1016236 posted 09/05/11 10:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I finally made some major progress on the wiring. I started by unwrapping it and cleaning it.


IMG_0619 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

Ughh, what a mess


IMG_0620 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

Found some interesting stuff as I unwrapped the wires. Butt connectors are cheap, was twisting them together by hand really the only way?


IMG_0623 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

At least this one was twisted and soldered. We used uninsulated butt connectors. Then soldered and heat shrinked the wires. JDM pink yo !


IMG_0767 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

All wrapped up, we couldn't stagger the splices because the wires where already cut. but much better.


IMG_0770 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

Ignitor connector also FUBAR


IMG_0774 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr


IMG_0775 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

Spliced in the Coil pack and ignitor harness, also added new injector plugs


IMG_0777 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

Knock sensor wiring, this also had to be cleaned up.


IMG_0776 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

Coolant temp senor wires and o2 sensor wires.


IMG_0779 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

MAF sensor plug, just a couple of cut wires way too close to the connector.


IMG_0784 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

Spliced in one from the donor harness and rewrapped it.


IMG_0785 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

Added the the plastic housing from the parts car that froms the harness around the factory intake manifold. This was missing from the car. Now it looks like the correct factory harness.


IMG_0786 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

Getting closer to putting the engine in.

IMG_0778 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

I've got a few more wiring repairs to make inside the car but I made some major progress over the weekend.


Edited by Drew84 (09/05/11 10:33 PM)

Posts: 226 | From: Peabody, Ma | Member Since: 11/16/10 | IP: (24.218.151.148) | Report this post to a Moderator

GSX_TC
295hp 35r BR4
550/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1016278 posted 09/06/11 01:33 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Your pretty good with wiring man



JZX90 Toyota Mark II Tourer V "Laura"
90 Nissan Skyline GTR "Tanya"
90 Eclipse GST "Kerri"
91 Galant VR4 "Samara"

Posts: 3703 | From: Houston, Texas | Member Since: 04/07/11 | IP: (208.54.39.197) | Report this post to a Moderator

turbowop
Hard Snarker
1051/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1016289 posted 09/06/11 02:43 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Wiring isn't that difficult to master. Once you get that fear out of your head when looking at a pile of wiring, and once you know where it all goes, if you can solder and have decent attention to detail, repairs can be made pretty easily. This is why it boggles my mind that people can mess up factory wiring so horribly. It's good to see this thing getting the wiring straightened out the correct way.



-Mark

A face only a grocery shopper could love.
1051

Posts: 11891 | From: Yakima, WA | Member Since: 04/29/01 | IP: (68.186.95.190) | Report this post to a Moderator

Drew84
Member
801/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1016305 posted 09/06/11 10:08 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thank you, yes once my Dad gave me the run down on how to do it and explained the wiring diagram to me. It was very straight forward. I just did it one wire/section of harness at a time. I spent probably 14 hrs on it this weekend. I just took my time and made sure I had every thing where I needed it to be.



1999 Montero Winter Package
1990 Talon TSi AWD
1991 Galant VR4 801/2000
#RacedInAnger
@autoofftopic

Posts: 226 | From: Peabody, Ma | Member Since: 11/16/10 | IP: (173.162.169.117) | Report this post to a Moderator

Drew84
Member
801/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1031869 posted 11/07/11 11:16 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Cleaned up the positive battery cable

IMG_0793 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

After sand blasting

IMG_0796 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

I repaired all the wire to the positive battery terminal

IMG_0798 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

This is the ECU wiring I was working with

IMG_0803 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr


IMG_0804 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr


IMG_0809 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

This is how I repaired all of them

IMG_0817 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

The cut white will be connected to my Wideband 02 sensor for the narrow band input.

IMG_0819 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

All wrapped up good as new

IMG_0825 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

Before I sealed the oil pan up


IMG_8415 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr


IMG_8422 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

Fan resistor bracket

IMG_0828 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

After sand blasting

IMG_0829 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

Cleaned up the radiator fan wiring

IMG_0834 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

Ran the wiring for my Wide band 02, Stock ECU installed

IMG_0886 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

Ready to go in the car

IMG_0909 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

Trans mount before sand blasting

IMG_0910 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

Engine bay ready for an engine

IMG_0911 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

Transmission all cleaned up, clutch fork and TB bearing installed.

IMG_0913 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

Engine installed, I've got a DSM front engine bracket. It's making crooked, I didn't realize this till after we put it in. I'll have to find the correct one and swap it out.

IMG_0914 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

Wiring harness at set up on the engine.

IMG_0915 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

Factory clutch and stock flywheel installed

IMG_0919 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr


IMG_0920 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr

Trans and transfer case waiting to be put in. Finished and painted the trans mount.

IMG_0921 by Drew84(PASCARPHOTO), on Flickr



1999 Montero Winter Package
1990 Talon TSi AWD
1991 Galant VR4 801/2000
#RacedInAnger
@autoofftopic

Posts: 226 | From: Peabody, Ma | Member Since: 11/16/10 | IP: (173.162.169.117) | Report this post to a Moderator

mikus
weiterhin das Huhn f#$k
1994/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1031879 posted 11/07/11 12:18 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
what kind of splice connector is that on img817?

Posts: 2763 | From: Aurora IL | Member Since: 01/11/07 | IP: (76.126.135.174) | Report this post to a Moderator

Drew84
Member
801/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1031884 posted 11/07/11 12:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Un-insulated 16-14 gauge butt connector, They can be crimped only or in my case I crimped them and then soldered the ends, I didn't want them ever working loose. I got them from NAPA. I don't have the part # handy.



1999 Montero Winter Package
1990 Talon TSi AWD
1991 Galant VR4 801/2000
#RacedInAnger
@autoofftopic

Posts: 226 | From: Peabody, Ma | Member Since: 11/16/10 | IP: (173.162.169.117) | Report this post to a Moderator

omertaitalia
Member +
435/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1031886 posted 11/07/11 12:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
awesome work, had no idea sand blasting was that effective, gonna get some parts together now for a trip to the sandblaster



#616-1000-sold
#435-2000
1992 Mistubishi Expo AWD 7 pass. van (4g63 swapped)
2010 Ducati 848

Posts: 410 | From: Downtown Los Angeles CA/Lake T... | Member Since: 05/07/09 | IP: (24.205.97.181) | Report this post to a Moderator

dammitjim
Member +


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1031888 posted 11/07/11 01:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Man, someone spent alot of time and energy "customizing" that harness.

Posts: 312 | From: WI | Member Since: 10/11/11 | IP: (66.222.57.70) | Report this post to a Moderator

Drew84
Member
801/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1031893 posted 11/07/11 01:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah I've spent about 20 hours simply putting it back to stock and that's on the harness only.



1999 Montero Winter Package
1990 Talon TSi AWD
1991 Galant VR4 801/2000
#RacedInAnger
@autoofftopic

Posts: 226 | From: Peabody, Ma | Member Since: 11/16/10 | IP: (173.162.169.117) | Report this post to a Moderator

GSX_TC
295hp 35r BR4
550/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1031920 posted 11/07/11 04:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   



you gotta sexy Tsi in that back there buddy =)



JZX90 Toyota Mark II Tourer V "Laura"
90 Nissan Skyline GTR "Tanya"
90 Eclipse GST "Kerri"
91 Galant VR4 "Samara"

Posts: 3703 | From: Houston, Texas | Member Since: 04/07/11 | IP: (24.249.34.170) | Report this post to a Moderator


Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Previous thread Next thread

Extra information
2 registered and 17 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Galant VR4.org Moderator:  curtis, steve, atc250r, jcgalntvr4-244, cheekychimp, jepherz, Rausch, toybreaker, iceman69510, pot, FlyingEagle 

Print Thread

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled

Rating: *****
Thread views: 26109

Rate this thread


News & Events: News | Events
Galant VR-4: Newbies | General VR4 Discussions | Technical Discussions | How To and Info Archive
Marketplace: Parts For Sale | Cars For Sale | Good Guys | Bad Guys
Community: Members' Showcase

Contact Us | Privacy statement GalantVR-4.org

Generated in 0.364 seconds in which 0.299 seconds were spent on a total of 15 queries. Turbo powered.


Hertz's Galant VR-4 Page