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Re: 1945 is now mine!


123abc
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1047078 posted 01/22/12 11:33 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Put the transmission back together friday night. Was up till about 3 am when I finished it. Installed it back in the car saturday morning, and drove it home around 530. So far no leaks, no weird noises. Occasional 2nd and 3rd gear crunch but otherwise it all seems good.

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123abc
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1048208 posted 01/26/12 12:48 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well, now that I lost my job, I have much more time to tinker with the Gaylant. Finally mounted the DSM ecu up where it should be in the Galant, ran the release cables for the trunk and the fuel door, also stole the latch off my Talon so now the fuel door is on. I took the stupid lawn mower battery out and put a real one in the trunk with all the stuff from the Talon. Bolted down the battery box, ran the cables. Fixed the non-working reverse lights.

Took a couple pics:





Engine bay is much easier to work in now. Also safer without the battery up there.

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123abc
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1048698 posted 01/28/12 11:51 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I was bored, so I painted the chrome trim around the 92-93 tail lights to black. I think it looks better than the chrome:


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123abc
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1048880 posted 01/30/12 09:36 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yay, more pics.





Went for an 80 mile drive yesterday with a couple friends. Car behaved like it should. Made some mudflaps for it Saturday and they worked well too. I have to trim the rears though, the suspension really settled a lot. Transmission is still holding up. I suppose if it were to break, it would've already. I was surprised it didn't break when I used the Galant to pull the Talon shell onto the trailer yesterday so we could take it to a new spot.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1052186 posted 02/17/12 03:56 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have the original rearend from this car, been quite awhile. It was barely a shell last time I saw it.

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123abc
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1052570 posted 02/20/12 08:50 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The car has been through a lot it seems. Do you have the original gas tank too then?


I bought myself a different intercooler from a friend of mine. It's about 28in wide, 10.5in tall, and 3.5in thick garret core. It was off his low 10 second 90 Talon, put down a little over 700 something to the wheels. I was very lucky as I didn't have to cut anything to get it to fit. Only had to drill two holes to mount it.



Only real issue is both the inlet and outlet are 3in in diameter, but the couplers solved that. Put it together, test drove it and it pulled harder than it ever has at 22 psi with that on it. When boost hits, I actually get planted in my seat.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1052614 posted 02/20/12 04:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Car looks like it coming along real nice. Sorry to hear about you losing your job, was it from working on the galant at work too much? Anyways like you said now you have more time to work on the galant. I have a feeling from what I have seen of your work on your that you wont be unemployed for too long, best of luck in finding a new job and keep up the good work man inspiring........

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123abc
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1053475 posted 02/26/12 04:58 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks man, I'm working at my old job that I use to have changing oil and detailing cars full time so I have income again. Just really feels like I took a step backwards in my career but whatever, I'm happy.

Sick of this so called "winter" season, and wasting my snow tires on dry pavement every day so I put the summer wheels on. I like the 18's on the Galant, I'm curious what others think. My guess is the general vote will be too big:





Yes, car is filthy. Now that I'm working back at my old quick-lube car wash job I'm going to wash it really good, wax it, and clean the inside tomorrow after work.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1053478 posted 02/26/12 05:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Good idea painting the tail light trim, i always hated how the 92's had that silver around them. just doesnt look right.



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

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1053557 posted 02/27/12 12:49 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Mad props. Very nice build

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1053599 posted 02/27/12 08:49 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting mechacode:

I have the original rearend from this car, been quite awhile. It was barely a shell last time I saw it.




I think you picked up that rear end the day before i picked up the shell. And no, he doesnt have the original gas tank. I took it off this car because i didnt want it getting surface rust inside it while it was sitting in the barn and i sold it about a month before you bought the shell.



1997 Eclipse GSX - sold
2004 Evo RS
1996 Eclipse Spyder AWD - sold
555/2000 NB - 286,000 miles - sold
713/1000 KG - sold
1945/2000 BG - sold
1803/2000 SW RHD - sold
1049/2000 - sold

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1053639 posted 02/27/12 02:43 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yes, that black stuff behind the bearing race was melted plastic. That used to be an oil guide of sorts.



92 GVR4 555/1000 11.41 @ 128.26mph
97 CBR900RR
2012 Hyundai Veloster

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123abc
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1056467 posted 03/14/12 09:29 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I found that out after taking mine apart. Things were hot, no doubt.

Took a couple pics after washing it at work. Finally had a chance to clean my garage up a bit with the nice weather.





I'm really needing DSMlink. I'm so damn sick of my knock sensor picking up every stupid little thing thats going on. That, and I need bigger injectors and don't want to tune with the translator anymore.

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123abc
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1062282 posted 04/14/12 10:09 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Took a couple more pics the other day after washing it:





The transmission I assembled is almost to 3000 miles but is making noises. Luckily I found a good trans/t-case combo for 125 so I'm just waiting on some Diaqueen trans fluid to arrive and then I'll swap it. Car is running okay, knock sensor still sucks. I'm rocking 20-22 psi but I'm running out of fuel at 22. A friend of mine has some 750's that I'll put in to take care of that issue. If not, then I'll have to get a 255 wally.

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123abc
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1064995 posted 04/29/12 07:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Was able to mount the tires I bought off of Cam, Nitto 555zr's 235/45/R17. Mounted them on my stealth TT rims that I just finished painting black. I like the new look, not nearly as flashy as the 18's and better grip.






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