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181/1000 the half-a$$ rally car


mountaineerjeff
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1035519 posted 11/22/11 09:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
well I picked up number 181 as an alternative to running my jeep everywhere. I figured the gas savings alone would be beneficial. well like 4 days later it jumped time. well thats when the money pit started. once the head was pulled the valves were all smashed, and the pistons were nicked up. so the motor got pulled and I picked a 1g donor. the donor motor got stripped down, and completely rebuilt.
all new gaskets, BSE kit, new composite hg, arps, new valve cover, cyclone intake with a phenolic spacer, ported 2g exhaust manifold.

well when we went as pulled the motor, I decided to pull it all together. when the axles needed to come out I couldnt get them out of the knuckles without pulling the ball-joint. then I decided to replace the control arms since there was rust on the arms, and new arms come with ball joints. well when the old arms came out, the mounts were all rusted so thats when I decided that 181 would become a little more hardcore. no point in keeping a vr4 nice that has been rust repaired. so once I decided it would be a half-a$$ rally car we deleted the AC, cruise, PS, and ABS. the entire front sub-frame got replaced with new, new control arms, new brakes and suspension, prothane motor mounts.

then I went ahead and replaced the trans with a shorter throw 90' trans, act flywheel, new stage something PP and full face clutch, SS clutch line, with new cylinder, and new oem axles, and tcase.

with everything else the front went 5lug. with new bearings and the steering rack switched out.

after I got it.



begin the tear down.


begin of rust repair, and can see the partial damage.









We didnt start the fire! Billy Joel:E39A expert
181/1000 half-a$$ rally-fart
1630/2000 Ballin!
1844/2000 unwillingly put in 'storage'
mirage turbo sold to a guy who will wreck it
2012 EVO, too bad its not a Mitsubishi

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mountaineerjeff
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1035520 posted 11/22/11 09:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
reassembled motor




motor/trans/tcase all installed.



We didnt start the fire! Billy Joel:E39A expert
181/1000 half-a$$ rally-fart
1630/2000 Ballin!
1844/2000 unwillingly put in 'storage'
mirage turbo sold to a guy who will wreck it
2012 EVO, too bad its not a Mitsubishi

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GSX_TC
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1035522 posted 11/22/11 09:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I like how you matched the intake manifold with the valve cover. Never seen that before, very nice.



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mountaineerjeff
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1035523 posted 11/22/11 09:25 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
oil pan


kyb/agx/eibach new mounts. they got cleaned then painted black



We didnt start the fire! Billy Joel:E39A expert
181/1000 half-a$$ rally-fart
1630/2000 Ballin!
1844/2000 unwillingly put in 'storage'
mirage turbo sold to a guy who will wreck it
2012 EVO, too bad its not a Mitsubishi

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mountaineerjeff
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1035525 posted 11/22/11 09:33 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting GSX_TC:

I like how you matched the intake manifold with the valve cover. Never seen that before, very nice.




thanks alot, I like to keep the flow.

heres the first move. we zipped it up together real quick to move it across town to the garage with the lift.
with and without my garage partner. you can see my new CF hood, and how its still 4-lug in the rear.








We didnt start the fire! Billy Joel:E39A expert
181/1000 half-a$$ rally-fart
1630/2000 Ballin!
1844/2000 unwillingly put in 'storage'
mirage turbo sold to a guy who will wreck it
2012 EVO, too bad its not a Mitsubishi

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mountaineerjeff
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1035526 posted 11/22/11 09:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
rear sub-frame dropped out.


new rear everything, with gsx stuff to delete the 4ws completely. along with the 5-lug, rear kyb/eibach


here it is under its own weight. with rear strut bar. blacked out markers, and antenna delete



We didnt start the fire! Billy Joel:E39A expert
181/1000 half-a$$ rally-fart
1630/2000 Ballin!
1844/2000 unwillingly put in 'storage'
mirage turbo sold to a guy who will wreck it
2012 EVO, too bad its not a Mitsubishi

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mountaineerjeff
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1035528 posted 11/22/11 09:44 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
front view. I think that it should be dropped some. it was already dropped one inch, but it looks higher than stock with all the weight I have pulled out.

there are a lot more mods under the hood, but I havent been too worried with pictures. I have a mishimoto rad, a braille battery, hood latch delete, all non-abs lines with galant abd proportioning valve.





We didnt start the fire! Billy Joel:E39A expert
181/1000 half-a$$ rally-fart
1630/2000 Ballin!
1844/2000 unwillingly put in 'storage'
mirage turbo sold to a guy who will wreck it
2012 EVO, too bad its not a Mitsubishi

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GSX_TC
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1035530 posted 11/22/11 09:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Sweet, I see a 90 External oil cooler



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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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mountaineerjeff
<3 NJ
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1035532 posted 11/22/11 10:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
yea, there are hundreds of little mods like that. external oil cooler, huge FMIC, blacked corners, and turn signals. everything unnecessary removed and deleted. just waterpump,oilpump, and alternator are teh only things left.

it also has the jmf heat shield ceramic coated, along with the o2 and intake and exhaust mani being coated as well. for temporary I have a 2g,560s and a keydiver. but I need to get a new chip for the cyclone, my evo8 mafs, and bigger injectors. I have a an in cabin mbc, aem uego, and boost gauge, along with a palm for data logging.

things that are getting done before the weekend, is the wiring harness being stripped, radio delete, ac core delete, and probably have the interior slimmed down. hopefully getting my piping done, and the front end reassembled.



We didnt start the fire! Billy Joel:E39A expert
181/1000 half-a$$ rally-fart
1630/2000 Ballin!
1844/2000 unwillingly put in 'storage'
mirage turbo sold to a guy who will wreck it
2012 EVO, too bad its not a Mitsubishi

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Terry Posten
Old Balls
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1035534 posted 11/22/11 10:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I was told that the 1990 trans were weaker internally. Can't recall but I think it has to do with less renforcement webbing or something or the other.

Has anybody else heard that?



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mountaineerjeff
<3 NJ
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1844/2000
181/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1035536 posted 11/22/11 10:29 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
its a moot point as far as my build is concerned. it provides a smooth short shift, without changing my shifter height. as far as power, Im positive it will hold a 16g just fine, especially during the winter, when my weakest link is traction. by the time the trans could be an issue, it will get a built trans that will handle bigger numbers. right now its in winter beater mode.



We didnt start the fire! Billy Joel:E39A expert
181/1000 half-a$$ rally-fart
1630/2000 Ballin!
1844/2000 unwillingly put in 'storage'
mirage turbo sold to a guy who will wreck it
2012 EVO, too bad its not a Mitsubishi

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1035573 posted 11/23/11 02:53 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting Terry Posten:

I was told that the 1990 trans were weaker internally. Can't recall but I think it has to do with less renforcement webbing or something or the other.

Has anybody else heard that?




I thought the only real difference was crappy synchros.



-Jeff
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mountaineerjeff
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1036913 posted 11/30/11 12:10 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
well I have gotten some more work done, but its all been done late at night, so the pics are too dark, but I moved the fuse box to the firewall, along with mounting my braille to the firewall as well. made some new wire ends and grounds. and started on the intercooler and piping. the wiring was moved on the inside of the 'frame' rails, the the headlight supports were 'modified' and the radiator mounts moved to allow the intercooler piping to run on each side of the rad.

most of the sound deadening has been pulled from the trunk, and the seats have been pulled, and are going in #1630. Ill try and get some of the crappy pics loaded.








and a little bit of a teaser, its not quite done yet, and the pics are super dark, but you get the idea




We didnt start the fire! Billy Joel:E39A expert
181/1000 half-a$$ rally-fart
1630/2000 Ballin!
1844/2000 unwillingly put in 'storage'
mirage turbo sold to a guy who will wreck it
2012 EVO, too bad its not a Mitsubishi

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mountaineerjeff
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1037202 posted 12/01/11 05:15 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
well I got some major progress for once. got the rear seats in and bolted down. not as picky as some on here, but they are secure and comfy. front still WIP.








We didnt start the fire! Billy Joel:E39A expert
181/1000 half-a$$ rally-fart
1630/2000 Ballin!
1844/2000 unwillingly put in 'storage'
mirage turbo sold to a guy who will wreck it
2012 EVO, too bad its not a Mitsubishi

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mountaineerjeff
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1037305 posted 12/01/11 04:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I also got the end tank on the intercooler welded up, Ill get some pics of the work today, but all I have now is it test fitted on the car.



the 'sweet' "3VOM" is coming off, though. its not in my taste, but luckily it cant be seen with the bumper on. it will eventually get anodized.



We didnt start the fire! Billy Joel:E39A expert
181/1000 half-a$$ rally-fart
1630/2000 Ballin!
1844/2000 unwillingly put in 'storage'
mirage turbo sold to a guy who will wreck it
2012 EVO, too bad its not a Mitsubishi

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1037309 posted 12/01/11 04:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
all buttoned up.







We didnt start the fire! Billy Joel:E39A expert
181/1000 half-a$$ rally-fart
1630/2000 Ballin!
1844/2000 unwillingly put in 'storage'
mirage turbo sold to a guy who will wreck it
2012 EVO, too bad its not a Mitsubishi

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1037351 posted 12/01/11 07:46 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
All buttoned up.

Quoting GSX_TC:

I like how you matched the intake manifold with the valve cover. Never seen that before, very nice.



For maximum effect, also paint the exhaust heat shields to match. (Welcome to 2007, a few months prior to The Kia Incident.)




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mountaineerjeff
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1037470 posted 12/02/11 04:25 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
for a bit of a side by side comparison brian. JIC you missed the fact that the exhaust is already black.




mine. before I finished the bit of a wire mess on the firewall.



We didnt start the fire! Billy Joel:E39A expert
181/1000 half-a$$ rally-fart
1630/2000 Ballin!
1844/2000 unwillingly put in 'storage'
mirage turbo sold to a guy who will wreck it
2012 EVO, too bad its not a Mitsubishi


Edited by mountaineerjeff (12/02/11 04:27 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1037472 posted 12/02/11 04:31 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
getting a little bit closer to being a full fledged RallyFart








I think its centered pretty well.




If they seem a little crooked, this was during the first 'test' fit. AKA just tossing them in.



We didnt start the fire! Billy Joel:E39A expert
181/1000 half-a$$ rally-fart
1630/2000 Ballin!
1844/2000 unwillingly put in 'storage'
mirage turbo sold to a guy who will wreck it
2012 EVO, too bad its not a Mitsubishi

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DR1665
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1037542 posted 12/02/11 03:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting mountaineerjeff:

for a bit of a side by side comparison brian. JIC you missed the fact that the exhaust is already black.



I am a retard.



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mountaineerjeff
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1037554 posted 12/02/11 03:44 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
no prob. I still have to wait on the pipes to be done so I can coat them s well. Im also thinkin about a spark plug cover, but IDK.



We didnt start the fire! Billy Joel:E39A expert
181/1000 half-a$$ rally-fart
1630/2000 Ballin!
1844/2000 unwillingly put in 'storage'
mirage turbo sold to a guy who will wreck it
2012 EVO, too bad its not a Mitsubishi

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1038217 posted 12/06/11 08:05 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
well the ricers here are out of control, so I decides that stuff needed to get a little more serious and chose to go ahead and gut the interior. I pulled the seats again. then started beating all the sound deadening out





We didnt start the fire! Billy Joel:E39A expert
181/1000 half-a$$ rally-fart
1630/2000 Ballin!
1844/2000 unwillingly put in 'storage'
mirage turbo sold to a guy who will wreck it
2012 EVO, too bad its not a Mitsubishi

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1038218 posted 12/06/11 08:13 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
some rust repair, then primer.


seat bracket






We didnt start the fire! Billy Joel:E39A expert
181/1000 half-a$$ rally-fart
1630/2000 Ballin!
1844/2000 unwillingly put in 'storage'
mirage turbo sold to a guy who will wreck it
2012 EVO, too bad its not a Mitsubishi

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1038239 posted 12/06/11 11:26 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
passenger side cleanup



seats are in for good.



we pretty much got the interior finished for now.I still have some more advanced plans for it down the line, but being broke doesnt help. just need to make a gauge pod and ill be good.



We didnt start the fire! Billy Joel:E39A expert
181/1000 half-a$$ rally-fart
1630/2000 Ballin!
1844/2000 unwillingly put in 'storage'
mirage turbo sold to a guy who will wreck it
2012 EVO, too bad its not a Mitsubishi

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1038251 posted 12/06/11 01:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
I never would have thought Morgantown would have ricers.



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