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New guy from Mass with a 4G63 Ram 50 and now a GVR4

89Mirageman

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I did the same thing on the last Colt that I built. I went way overboard detailing stuff that was completely blocked from site once the engine was back in. Still gave me a sense of accomplishment knowing that I did my best though. Your car is looking great!
 

4g63mightymax

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Thanks! I am definitely getting a little crazy with painting some of these brackets and things, but it will be really nice knowing that 1803/2000 will be one of the nicer ones out there!

If all goes well, I should be able to get the dash installed this weekend. I'm quite pumped for that because I have never seen a dash installed on this car!
 

4g63mightymax

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Tada! Dash is bolted in.

vr4-dash-installed.jpg



To answer your question: I'm going to assemble it some more so that I don't have 10,000 loose parts in my garage anymore, and then I'll sell it. The final status of it will depend on when I get a good $ offer/trade! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif Until that happens, I will likely keep building it.
 

4g63mightymax

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I am finally wrapping up my major house/life projects for the summer, which means I can exist again. I apologize for the delay, and leaving you on the edge of your seat.

This week I got my flywheel machined so that I can finally throw the engine and trans together and stuff them into the car

flywheel.jpg


I also glued the dash back together because it was lifting around the defrost vent. It worked surprisingly well. Gorilla Glue FTW.

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Tonight I install the windshield! First time for me. Hope I don't smash it.
 

4g63mightymax

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Done. It was easier than I thought it would be.

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Any buyers yet? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif I want to build something from the 1930's.
 
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4g63mightymax

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I checked my compression on the mystery engine last night.

150.130.150.100.

So then I did a leakage test. Here is the result. link

I am hoping that it may be due to the adjustable cam gears being misaligned.

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Oh and here is a picture from last weekend.

1803VR4_7.jpg
 

4g63mightymax

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Pictures because that's what I do dogg.

Remove cams
4g63_head_1.jpg


Organize your stuff
4g63_head_2.jpg


Tap the spring caps to loosen the keepers
4g63_head_3.jpg


Remove the keepers
4g63_head_4.jpg


Go to 5 Guys and eat a cheeseburger.
cheeseburger.jpg


Look at the valves #1
4g63_valves_1.jpg


Open #1
4g63_valves_5.jpg


Look at the valves #2
4g63_valves_2.jpg


Open #2
4g63_valves_6.jpg


Look at the valves #3
4g63_valves_3.jpg


Open #3
4g63_valves_7.jpg


Look at the valves #4
4g63_valves_4.jpg


Open #4
4g63_valves_8.jpg


Before
4g63_valve_1.jpg


After
4g63_valve_2.jpg


Cleaned, Lapped, Reinstalled.
4g63_valves_9.jpg


New valve seals
4g63_head_5.jpg


Almost ready to reinstall!
4g63_head_6.jpg


Still need to torque errrthang.
4g63_head_7.jpg
 

iceman69510

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Looks like you had the special "high compression" valves. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jawdrop.gif
 

4g63mightymax

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Yeah, once all the carbon was removed, all looked great. I did replace two intake valves that were a little wonky looking, but overall, the head is probably the cleanest one I have owned. I should be able to get it back on the block tonight, which means I can recheck the compression and cylinder leakage. I can't wait!
 

4g63mightymax

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Great news!

Here are the compression numbers in order...

150 - 155 - 150 - 155

WINNING!

If all goes well, I will have the engine in the car and running in the next two weeks.
 

4g63mightymax

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Thanks! It is coming out pretty nice! I'll be thrilled when it is drivable again, because I don't believe it has been on the road since ~2001.

Small update:
- Engine cleaned
- Engine painted
- New rear main seal installed
 

4g63mightymax

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Small update:
- Has a forward facing oil filter housing now
- New windshield trim clips ordered because all the originals were missing/broken (shrug)
 
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