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Re: DSG Time Attack VR4 build *Tons of Pics**


crankwalk
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 431057 posted 01/17/07 12:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Keep it green!

Looks like good progress so far.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 431078 posted 01/17/07 12:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
AC 4ws and ABS are all gone already. We're going to keep the power steering. Maybe gutting the hood spines to lighten the hood up.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 431105 posted 01/17/07 01:46 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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Keep it green!

Looks like good progress so far.




yuck - white powah!



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CP
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 431110 posted 01/17/07 01:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Just get a NASCAR hood for it I don't know how they can withstand a 200mph breeze blowing over them. Those things weigh next to nothing, and are flimsy as hell (no bracing that I've ever seen). Why not just cut a piece of aluminum using the stock hood as a template, add a few braces and you're done.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 431112 posted 01/17/07 01:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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Keep it green!

Looks like good progress so far.




yuck - white powah!




I mean I have a white one so I keep it white. I would keep that one green since it started life that way and there were only 3 other color choices lol. Thats just me though.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 431114 posted 01/17/07 01:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
it makes sense tho flying the "cooperate colors" tho...


Edited by JB (01/18/07 06:40 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 431135 posted 01/17/07 02:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Holy crap you guys aren't wasting any time. Keep it up & keep us posted. Why did you have to move the cage that far back? Is is due to seating position?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 431139 posted 01/17/07 02:25 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Garfield, we're tall and to get the space between the seat back and the harness bars that we're adding that's where it has to be. My car is the same way. Bill's main hoop is over his rear bumper.. tall bastard that he is. (6'7)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 431161 posted 01/17/07 02:43 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Going to the shop is like going to a f'ing giant convention! It looks really good and it seems you've got the path you want to take pretty well sorted out.

Removing the condensor DEFINITELY made a difference in my car. Just cruising on the highway in cool weather it dropped coolant temps on the logger by about 10*F.

John



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 431175 posted 01/17/07 03:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Alright, now you've got me searching for the "AC delete" thread in the How To section Maybe I can spend a day on that later this month instead of trying to scrape funds together for a $400 radiator that I'd rather spend on some cams or my next set of summer tires.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 431310 posted 01/17/07 07:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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The cooling system should be OK for now. I know these cars can run hot, but after having talked to Alex about this, it should be OK. I know another DSMer who does COM events and with a couple of holes drilled in the thermostat his GSX never gets over 185 degrees. So there are some cheap options I have before shelling out the money for a Koyo or Fluidyne.




Bill could probably TIG up a custom rad for you with oversized end tanks for less dough than a Koyo and it would work better for hillclimbs or the three or four lap runs you'll be making.

Cheers, Ted



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 431316 posted 01/17/07 08:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looks awesome. Keep on taking the pics; we love looking at that stuff.

And ohh yeah, POR15 does rule!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 431453 posted 01/18/07 07:52 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Will something like POR keep rust from coming back through the paint on a crossmember or other parts like that? I have cleaned and painted parts like that, but eventually the rust (surface, appearance rust, not structural) will come back through. Looking for something to stop that.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 431454 posted 01/18/07 07:53 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yes, they claim it will. If you completely coat whatever it is. It completely seals the metal.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 431497 posted 01/18/07 09:44 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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Will something like POR keep rust from coming back through the paint on a crossmember or other parts like that? I have cleaned and painted parts like that, but eventually the rust (surface, appearance rust, not structural) will come back through. Looking for something to stop that.




I think part of the reason por15 is supposed to stop rust over regular paint is because it creates a much harder surface. I can't say how well it actually prevents rust, as I just used it a few months ago for the first time. We'll see though.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 431510 posted 01/18/07 10:11 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I used to use some stuff on my Explorer about a decade ago. There was a seam below both rear doors on the rocker panel that typically rusted out on those trucks. After a thorough sanding, I applied some goopy stuff that actually ate the rust and dried black in color. I want to say it was called Restore, but I think that's what I was putting in the engine at each oil change. Sorry I forgot the name of it but it's out there and easy to find.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 431527 posted 01/18/07 10:39 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I always wondered this as well:

for example: If a quarter panel is rusting and a section is fixed - will applying POR over it prevent any more rusting?

Also, with it being thick (goopy) and all - Is there any sound insulation properties? I wonder how well it will work for door panels etc...



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 431565 posted 01/18/07 12:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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Bill could probably TIG up a custom rad for you with oversized end tanks for less dough than a Koyo and it would work better for hillclimbs or the three or four lap runs you'll be making.

Cheers, Ted





In due time maybe. Id like to see how it does before going "all out" on everything.




And as far as you guys asking about the POR 15 paint. Polish had it pretty much nailed. When it dries, it seals up the metal, (given you covered the whole area) and when its does, its really hard to chip or crack it. Alex lives by this stuff, and he got me hooked too. Everything I take off of the car, if I know that its going to have time to dry, Ill paint it. Its perfect for repaired metal, as some one had mentioned.

http://www.por15.com/

Also, Blacksheep, its not very "goopy" when its in the can. Once it starts to dry it gets much thicker. But the when you're actaully painting something it goes on rather smoothly.


Edited by FWDdrifter (01/18/07 12:19 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 431575 posted 01/18/07 12:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It's not goopy at all, it's just like paint. I don't know how much it would help with noise though. It does look nice if you paint it cleanly on. It will pretty much self level and dry to a nice smooth finish.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 431590 posted 01/18/07 01:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Which is exactly what you don't want when you're driving a wet session and you're feet won't stay in front of the pedals. I'm sure you could mix some sand in for a bit of traction for shoes.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 431606 posted 01/18/07 01:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That could be solved with a bit of spray on undercoating around the pedals.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 431610 posted 01/18/07 01:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Diamond plate floor mats FTW



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 431611 posted 01/18/07 01:46 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
We're just going to use adhesive backed grip tape.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 431620 posted 01/18/07 02:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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Which is exactly what you don't want when you're driving a wet session and you're feet won't stay in front of the pedals. I'm sure you could mix some sand in for a bit of traction for shoes.





That, Ive found, can be solved with a bit of grip tape, similar to the stuff on skateboards. I started to get it under the pedals, but I never got around to finishing it. A textured paint would work also I'd think.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 431719 posted 01/18/07 05:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
if i remember correctly the POR 15, or maybe a similar product by the same company??, works best with a part that was rusted to some degree, i believe the chemicals react with the oxidation to for a hardened layer that seals the part. we did an old nova with that stuff about 10 yrs ago, and after the wash, the parts look like they did the day it was painted. mind you it does not get driven too often, but often enough to warrant rust in other places that had to be taken care of...



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