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the build of 806/1000

Gombos

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So I thought i'd start a build thread 806 since i'm starting to make pretty good progress on it. Hoping to have it running for the shootout even though some things might not be finished (paint/underbody cleaning/etc).

I guess i'll start from when I bought 806, which is my first galant even though i've been messing around with a few DSM's since 03-04.

In the summer of 2011 I was DDing my 96 GSX. It had some issues, which were only minor, but the fact that it had a decent amount of rust led me to getting rid of it.

My 2g after the first trip to the track. Ran a best of 12.50 @ 109.76 on an old 14b I had laying around.


I've always wanted a galant but just never pursued getting one. After looking for a while to find one that was relatively rust free, Dan S. aka garage_defeat sent me a link for a belize green galant that was stock, rust free, and was selling for the right price. After a 5+ hour trip each way to a town near syracuse NY, I had 806 back home.

One of the first pictures I took after I picked her up.


The car needed the usual maintenance and was just dirty overall. This was mainly due to it sitting in a barn for the previous 2 years. It didn't take too long for me to get to work on it. In the following two weeks I swapped motors with one that I had sitting in my garage with the balance shafts already deleted and ARP head studs/cometic head gasket...it was an otherwise stock motor.

Empty bay


New timing belt


Putting the motor back in


First start


About a week after the first start up, I was off to the the shootout where I had a good time and met a bunch of the galant guys.
 

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Fast forward to the spring of 2012. Over the winter I picked up a few parts in preparation to make a little more power.

Picked up injectors, walbro 255, Fuel lab regulator, PTE/lucas 1200cc injectors, ETS FMIC, TiAL BOV/wastegate, and an HX35 with the BEP bolt-on housing. Spring break was hectic as I spent all of my time prepping, fitting, and installing everything for the HX35. I guess I should also not that at this time the car has been running on an AEM EMS for a few months.







The car pulled pretty good but didn't seem quite right. A leak down test showed the exhaust valves leaking pretty good on the #2 cylinder. After seeing that, I just continued to be easy on the car and DDed it until I graduated, got a job, and picked up something new for a DD.
 
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Again I acquired parts over the winter in preparation for a full rebuild as well as a few cosmetic parts.

I picked up a nice set of front and rear JDM bumpers, JIC coilovers, Full Race exhaust manifold, Wiseco HD pistons, Manley turbo tuff rods, and a few other misc parts.













Got the HX35 rebuilt


cleaned up the engine harness. Repaired brittle wires, removed anything that was not necessary, wired up the mustang IAC and TPS, and included all the extras such as the wideband in the harness for a stock-ish look.

New quick release injector clips






 

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I also forgot to mention that I put evo 8 seats (F/R) and steering wheel in, I picked up everything to do a 5 lug swap, and started to clean up and paint the engine bay (Satin black).




As of now i'm waiting for parts and for the machine shop to finish up the bottom end. I'm sure I missed a few things that I will add and will continue to update everything as it progresses.
 

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looking nice cant wait to paint my engine bay and do my wiring keep up the good work and the pictures flowing.
 

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That's a nice list of parts going onto your VR4!

I love seeing other people post pics of 1501 it's first Shootout. I'm looking foward to this years pics, especially since GSX-TC will be there to put out cones and organize. I'm always too drunk for that /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devil.gif
 
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Damn same internals as me! Nice set up!
 

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Thanks for the compliments guys. Should have the bottom end back this week and the JMF intake in two weeks or so. Also hoping to get the head porting done so I can send it to the machine shop by saturday, but i'm sure that will get pushed back. I picked up 3 evo 8 wheels from my buddy steve this weekend (rolled his evo and one was bent)for a good deal, so I'll take some pictures and get them up tonight.

I also wanted thank Steve and Dan (Garage_defeat) because most, if not all, of the used stuff I've picked up has come from them. They've helped me out a ton, not only with, parts but also as guys I can bounce ideas off of.
 
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Sounds like a very win-win situation you have going on. Good to see a healthy membership in your area. Kudos to the contributors! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
 

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Ya for sure. Dan and Steve are a big help.

Picked up some evo wheels like I was saying earlier. They need cleaned up a bit and powder coated, but should turn out looking pretty good.



Also got my scirocco rad mounted


 

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Started to Port my head tonight...

First intake runner done
 

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Quoting Gombos:
Started to Port my head tonight...

First intake runner done




Looks good! Have access to a flow bench as well?

-Jake
 

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Nice!
 

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Actually, the machine shop I'm taking it to does have a flow bench. Need to see what it costs to get a number. This is my first time porting a head, so I'd be interested to see how well it flows.
 
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Quoting Gombos:


About a week after the first start up, I was off to the the shootout where I had a good time and met a bunch of the galant guys.





Haha just barely saw this pic, that's me on the far left /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif


Quoting LIV4PSI:


I love seeing other people post pics of 1501 it's first Shootout. I'm looking foward to this years pics, especially since GSX_TC will be there to put out cones and organize. I'm always too drunk for that /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devil.gif




Lol yep, can't wait! Cones and signs are ready too. Michael Gombos suggested a good idea that all the VR4's take a cruise somewhere then go eat. And somewhere in between we can take pics of all of us where ever we go.
 
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Gombos

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As I said i'm a little behind with the porting, but I just finished up the intake side, so i'm half way there. As for the shootout, i'm definitely in for a cruise or something. I'll be there either late Wednesday or early Thursday. I'll be at Cedar Point all day Thursday but I'm free any other time.
 

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Still waiting on my bottom end. Turns out there was an issue with one of the pistons...the groove for the spiro loc wasn't cut deep enough and the spiro loc wouldn't fit. The machine shop spoke with wiseco and sent the pistons back. Hopefully those will be back by the end of the week.

I finished up the intake ports and I'm about halfway done with the exhaust side.

Also I finally got my plate from my 2g registered to the galant (don't mind the rusted bolts...need to pick up some stainless ones)




/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devil.gif
 
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Quoting Gombos:
Started to Port my head tonight...

First intake runner done




You will need to take the sharp edge off of the intake runner. Need to smooth it and round it to where it will be a minimum of 1/8th wide.
Otherwise it's a nice shiny paperweight.

Here's a pic of the center divider. And a little more would be even better.
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Gombos

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Thanks for the advice, I have changed some things since this pic was taken.

Started to get some parts in, the head is just about finished, and i'm still waiting on the block, unfortunately.


Kiggly springs





cam gears




Kiggly HLA regulator




I also picked up all new timing belt components, Felpro Permatorque HG, L-19 studs, and some misc gaskets.



The intake is supposed to be here tomorrow and at that point, the only thing I'll need to assemble the motor is a valve job and the bottom end back.


It's coming along slowly.
 
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