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#674 Build

vapid

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I've had this car for awhile now. I built the block once already, with some minor upgrades. The car sat for a few months with trans issues, which is what started the snowball effect,leading to where I am now. Turns out that it was a '90 trans, but thats not all. The VC was not secured, 5th gear was on backwards, and the output shaft could be pulled out by hand,with the trans still installed.
So, after deciding to change setups while the trans was out, I started with one set up and then another, and another. When I started working the midnight shift this build slowed down significantly. I just have no motivation after work.
I'm sure I'll hear "you don't need that" for this, that, and the other, but whatever, its my build. Here's the rundown.

ENGINE-
FFWD Butchered 2.3 stroker crank
CP coated pistons
Pauter rods
SS O-ring block
Kiggly main girdle
ARP L19 headstuds
ARP main and rod bolts
ACL bearings
OEM MLS headgasket
'90 OFH (B&M cooler)
Fluidampr damper
ARP damper bolt

HEAD-
Mild port and polish
Ferrea Comp. Plus 1mm oversize valves
Kiggly beehive springs/retainers
Kelford 272s
Kiggly HLA
3g lifters
HKS cam gears
HKS T-belt

TURBO/EXHAUST-
FP HTA DSM86
FP manifold
FP SS O2
FP oil feed and return lines
Custom coolant lines
Tial V44 WG
CME 3" SS TBE (ceramic coated black)

INTAKE-
Spearco 2-216 core
Hawver intake manifold
NT Throttlebody
Tial BOV
FP intake pipe

FUEL-
Custom aluminum fuel tank in stock location
Full Blown sending unit w/ 2 255lph hp pumps
Fuelab AFPR
Fuelab fuel filter
FIC fuel rail
FIC 1450cc BlueMax
-8 from tank to rail
-6 return

DRIVETRAIN/CLUTCH-
TRE trans- EVO 3 1st-5th, 4 spider, Ripgrip etc.
PTT twin-disk
2g accumulator
1G slave
DSS 3.5" driveshaft
4 bolt LSD
Jacks rebuilt t-case

SUSPENSION/STEERING-
Hotbits DT2 coilovers
Custom hiem joint upper and lower rear control arms and trailing arms (kcpaz)
Raxles "race" front axles
RM rear sway bar
Subframe connectors (Curtis)
Poly bushings
Avid motor mounts
New rear subframe and front crossmember
Custom steering column w/ 1.5:1 quickener (jepherz)
DSM steering rack
New OEM rear hubs

BRAKES-
Stoptech BBK
Reman. rear calipers w/ Axis ceramic pads
SS lines

ELECTRONICS/IGNITION-
DSMLink v.3 in speed density
Zeitronix wideband w/ monitor
Sparktech COP

COOLING-
Afco Sirocco radiator
FAL dual fan
'90 turbo water pipe

WHEELS/TIRES-
Enkei RPF1
Nitto NT01 255/40/17

INTERIOR-
Bride seats

EXTERIOR-
JDM RS front bumper
JDM rear bumper
Carbon Creations OEM FG/CF hood
Fiberglass trunk
'91 tail lights

Thats all I can think of right now, I'm sure there is more.
 
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turbowop

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So you already have this stuff? Sweet!

I guess I didn't understand your first post. Figured it was an idea of what you wanted. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
 

fivestardsm

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Damn Brett, I ask and ask for pictures and you never send them.. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rofl.gif

That is looking a ton better than it did earlier this year when I was out there!
 

fivestardsm

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Oh, and BTW, I forgot you had the HAWVER manifold, so you cant use the bracket that we were talking about. It wont fit, which is good, it saves me having to ship you one. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
 

vapid

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You're right. Thanks. Dick! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
 

iLLeffeKt vr-4

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Very nice list. I like.
 

GolfBall

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hell yeah.... looks like fun....


MORE PICS....
 

JSchleim18

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Wow that is a baller setup /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jawdrop.gif

Question though...what is the car going to be designed for? If it's anything but drag, I'd recommend ditching the D2 coilovers and get something softer. The ones I had were crazy harsh!
 

vapid

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Quoting BoostedAWD91:
The front and rear avid motor mounts won't work in a vr4 FYI


Why is that? As long as they work in the TELs, they should work in the VR4.

Quoting 1457gvr4:
What C/R are those pistons?


9:1

The car was originally intended for drag racing. However, I found a racetrack thats 15 min. from my house, unfortunately after turbo selection.
I'm going to see how the D2s run this next year. Maybe I'll change them out for some JICs or something if I'm not satisfied.
On 2nd thought, I'm just going to use it as a daily. It should be reliable enough, right?
 

Looks sick. Thats one hell of a DD. Keep up the good work. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/applause.gif
 
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