asmo
(Junior Member)
04/11/11 12:38 AM
1605/2000 build (updated 2012)

Current pic 10/12




'The start
04/10/11

I picked this car up last month, It is mint with the exception of missing the passenger door moulding, and small ding on the fender, the previous owner had parked it 6 months prior due to a bad water pump? It has no rust and it looks like brand new, pefect seats, headliner, everything. This will be my second vr4, I sold 1807/2000 last oct when I lost my job and have wanted to get back in the game since.
This is what I started with



interior is perfect
the wheels are terrible







asmo
(Junior Member)
04/11/11 12:50 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000



The third owner/previous owner fried the motor,someone installed a mbc, left a few open vacuum lines, curbed the hell out of one of the rims, and completely melted the engine down. He thought it needed a water pump and parked it. This is what the head looked like.




AnotherNewb
(flutterdumper)
04/11/11 01:06 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

What better way to start a new relationship. First you dig through the lies, explore every nook and cranny. Then after a complete and expensive tear down you get To enjoy the fruits of your labor at the expense of thousands of dollars...haha but back to the car... nice find and welcome to the board.

asmo
(Junior Member)
04/11/11 01:19 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

I was hoping to do a water pump, t-belt and have a driver, nope the idiot tryed to fix this with stop leak!. The piston walls have a few deep scratches, so out comes the motor.


Look at the manifold it has four large cracks, he must have drove till it stopped.


thedsmguy
(Senior Member)
04/11/11 03:52 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

I have a full set of cladding! Black even. Let me know if you want to buy them via PM.

asmo
(Junior Member)
04/12/11 01:24 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

Pulled the motor out last weekend.


Cleaning and degreasing. The cas was leaking some, but engine was fairly clean.



asmo
(Junior Member)
05/17/11 01:46 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

Update 05/11 Finally recieved all my parts, and got the engine off to machine shop.
Last month I Bought theese 17" wheels off the local e-classifieds, great summer wheels.
I will refinish the stock wheels before winter.

And Tinted the back windows. Ill do the fronts after inspections



asmo
(Junior Member)
05/26/11 12:33 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

Painted the front calipers red,


Got a dsm shifter from the junk yard.


striped the paint off the valve cover.



waiting for the parts to dry.


And got all the parts to put the engine back together, its now Bored 20 over, polished crank and standard bearings, etc.



GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
05/26/11 11:42 PM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

Lookin good man, I like that valve cover

asmo
(Junior Member)
06/21/11 02:25 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

Got evo struts with sprint lowering springs from local part out.


Degreased/cleaned the trans.


Painted the block and bolted on the head.
Its all starting to come together now.



CutlassJim
(poop load of room)
06/21/11 01:51 PM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

Looking very nice, good work.

asmo
(Junior Member)
08/13/11 12:28 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

few updates got the engine together,




Ported the 14b turbine,



Rebuilt the turbo,



got it all bolted back together.



asmo
(Junior Member)
09/01/11 12:58 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

Finally got it all back together, The ride is great with the evo struts and swift lowering springs.









Okayplayer
(Member +)
09/01/11 03:55 PM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

At least you know that you have a fresh reliable setup.... Nice car and smart build.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
09/01/11 05:11 PM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

I love builds like this that update every lil thing they do, shit is awesome man

asmo
(Junior Member)
09/02/11 12:50 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

Thanks guys, I plan on using it as my daily and upgrading as I go. Now I have a good starting point to build from. And gsxtc I was just looking at your's in the members section, your car is so saweet.

Galactica
(Member)
09/02/11 10:38 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

Wow that's a hell of a build! I love it!

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
09/02/11 03:59 PM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

Quoting asmo:

Thanks guys, I plan on using it as my daily and upgrading as I go. Now I have a good starting point to build from. And gsxtc I was just looking at your's in the members section, your car is so saweet.




Hey thanks man!


asmo
(Junior Member)
04/17/12 01:02 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

update 4/2012:
over the last year I added- downpipe, 3"exhaust, bigger fmic, redid hot side piping to 2" but still bottle necks after cooler. fmic is a smaller one only 2.5 thick and barely fits behind the bumper.I didnt want to cut the bumper support.

Have the car down for upgrades so thought Id update this post
Going for 260-280hp
I want a fun daily and plan to try to do a little autocrossing
Ill be adding
2g Exhaust manifold, 2g maf, 560cc evo injectors, keydiver chip, evo9 fuel pump,
bigger intercooler cooler piping.
here are a few pics of exhaust and fmic.





asmo
(Junior Member)
04/17/12 01:06 PM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

Had to get a 14" hayden fan to fit the 2g intake pipe






Intercooler piping my friend welded up for me





The stock cooler next to mine


not as big as some here have, but should be enough to support my build.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
04/18/12 10:07 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

Haha you got that Hayden fan from oreillys huh?

asmo
(Junior Member)
04/19/12 12:45 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

Ya I had one on my white vr4, I never had any prolems with it, and
They move alot of air.




It gives you about 2 more inches of space in there, for your intake.


asmo
(Junior Member)
04/30/12 11:20 PM
Re: new owner 1605/2000














asmo
(Junior Member)
06/27/12 12:29 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

update 06/12




here's a pic with my new wheels, right now the car is jsb till I can get the turbo rebuild or find another one.
The wheels are two piece and I have them apart to repolish the lips, think Im going to repaint them
should I stay with the silver centers of go white or gold?





GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/27/12 11:30 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

White centers would look pretty good

asmo
(Junior Member)
07/17/12 01:22 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

I went with the gold centers, have 2 of them done





before



After




GVR47111K
(slurpees, hot dogs and pickled eggs are still offered)
07/17/12 03:12 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

YES! Can't wait to see 'em mounted!

Vr4junkie
(writes like a tard)
07/19/12 09:09 PM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

What kind of wheels are those I could swear I seen them on some other cars I don't know if a Lincoln or Mercury

asmo
(Junior Member)
07/20/12 01:35 PM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

They are SSR formula mesh made in japan, really light weight these weigh like 12-13 lbs each. but ya the 2000's ford crown vics and lincoln mark8 have a similar looking wheel, but those are one piece 16x8 0 or 5 offset i think.

asmo
(Junior Member)
07/23/12 12:28 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000


just got them mounted up



faqinshiet
(Member +)
07/23/12 02:19 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

nice!!

bobdole
(Old member with new to me VR4 and starting over. Respect your elders kids)
07/23/12 06:02 PM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

The gold looks great.

GVR47111K
(slurpees, hot dogs and pickled eggs are still offered)
07/23/12 06:59 PM
Re: new owner 1605/2000




asmo
(Junior Member)
09/18/12 03:03 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

Really will



The 14b I rebuilt went out so,

I just picked up a real mits small 16g, like new no shaft play.
reused my 14b ported turbine and o2 housing
gonna port the 7cm one later, hoping for little quicker spool since this will be my daily.











The handling with the 15" inch wheels really sucked the car just felt soft.
The evo suspension didnt work well and handling was just off.
so I picked these up


Old school racing hart 3 piece 17x7 38offset


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
09/18/12 07:44 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

Nice, those look like C2's

asmo
(Junior Member)
09/18/12 02:45 PM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

ya C2's ,right now there 17x7 Im gonna widen them to 17x8 25-30 offset.
Two have pretty beat-up lips, so I ordered some bigger one's from the stanceworks forums.
gonna go from 1" to 2" lips and then fully polish the faces.







asmo
(Junior Member)
09/20/12 10:41 PM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

I got a couple off the bigger lips today, they came off work vsxx wheels there 2" wide.
so far I cleaned repainted two faces.
heres the back fit, might need a little camber but fits damn good.
waiting on silicone to put them together






asmo
(Junior Member)
10/01/12 11:46 PM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

finally got all the lips, rebuilt two wheels so far
here new and old







and a finished one










bobdole
(Old member with new to me VR4 and starting over. Respect your elders kids)
10/02/12 11:06 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

The Racing Hart look great too. Can't wait to see the finish look.

asmo
(Junior Member)
10/03/12 11:18 PM
Re: new owner 1605/2000



some rebuilding pics









about 4 hrs in polishing each wheel


asmo
(Junior Member)
10/08/12 11:01 PM
Re: new owner 1605/2000






heres the rear finished
17x8
215/40/17






gotclutch87
(Junior Member)
10/09/12 12:04 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

They look awesome on there i got a nile black 1036 ive been looking around for something to throw on it. Might have to go this route.

GVR47111K
(slurpees, hot dogs and pickled eggs are still offered)
10/09/12 01:36 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

Those are HAWT!

asmo
(Junior Member)
10/09/12 02:28 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

Got them all mounted up today, I have to order new lugnuts so the center caps fit but heres a couple more pics










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faqinshiet
(Member +)
10/09/12 05:41 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

Nice! Looks great

Drew84
(Member)
10/09/12 08:10 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

That's a nice fitment. What did the offset end up being on the 17x8?

bobdole
(Old member with new to me VR4 and starting over. Respect your elders kids)
10/09/12 09:02 AM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

Man those look great. Love the lip size too. Great job.

asmo
(Junior Member)
10/29/12 10:52 PM
Re: new owner 1605/2000

Finally did the heater core last weekend, its always had a slight leak but lately the "sweet smell" was getting bad.
then the first cold morning of the year windshield fogged I have always has a small fog patch above cluster that seamed out of place, it's becouse where the heater core is in these cars. its in the dead center of the dash.
Im a pretty handy guy and just did the one in my truck, only took 2 hrs.
so I gave it a go, started friday night,
step one removed dash 2-3 hrs.




removed the dash support ya the heater core is in that box dead center.
ok now what did I get myself into





took the box out the core had been leaking awhile, I think when the pressure was high it would seap out in to this case






dumped it out and then took it apart and cleaned it
we don't want to smell that anymore




then put it all back together




new heater hoses




This took all of my weekend starting friday night for 3 hrs and working all day sat, and then cleaning reassembly all day sunday.
all said the cores in these cars is a very big job, I can now go back to enjoying my ride.

current pics 12/12








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