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Re: my vr-4. The pikes peak one. story and build


Ben
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 954299 posted 12/02/10 10:52 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
sweet.

EDIT: that was supposed to say "FD wheels", not fwd wheels.

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Ben
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 954450 posted 12/02/10 10:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I am finding out that I really haven't a clue how to weld. Haha. Not that I ever knew to begin with.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 954786 posted 12/04/10 01:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hey get about a million shots of the cage, the cage in that car I heard is so badass. and distance shots ain't working.



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Ben
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 954815 posted 12/04/10 03:30 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Will do. It will be dark by the time I get off work tonight. I'll do it tomorrow.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 955304 posted 12/06/10 01:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Wow. Through the firewall to the turret without losing the brake booster. Nice!

I also like the way the rear turrets are tied into the main hoop/harness bar by way of that box section.

Gonna be nice to finally have a cage in mine.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 955383 posted 12/06/10 05:42 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
There's something about roll cages that make me weak at the knees

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Ben
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 957066 posted 12/12/10 10:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I love this picture: click

I'v been trying to get my fuel cell mounted in the car and have not been successful. The square tubing I have was not wanting to stick to the trunk floor, or it would just blow a hole through the body. I took some samples by a dirt track chassis building shop to ask em why I couldn't get my welds to stick to the boby. He took one look at it and asked if I was using flux core wire. Yup. He said that's your problem. I just bought this welder and that's what came with it so I was going to use it up. Guess I'm not now. He said they use 25/75 gas there so that's what I'm going to start with getting. I'm driving to Cal(from Tx) with my dad this week and with xmas around the corner, I cant get a tank setup til Jan. I was sure to buy a welder that would take gas. It came with the hose and regulator.

I'm thinking about getting my Talon running first though.... I originally bought this car for the engine/turbo/dsmlink and some other stuff to put in the galant. It had another twin disk for me and a wes hess rebuilt trans. For what I would pay for an IC setup on the Galant, I could get that Talon running. haha and be pretty quick too! Things I would lack: mitsu mls gasket, gasket set, cast t3 manifold, 5 bolt o2 housing, one comp 272 cam, rebuild a trans a have, keydiver chip and have this turbo rebuilt. I have everything else needed. This car would have an act 2600, ported 60 trim(that was Wes Hess's also) pte 1000cc injectors, adjustable frp, large SBR fmic, gm maf, comp 272s, manley springs/retainers, walbro 255, wiesco/eagle bottom end, and my meth kit if I want to go that route. That should make a 400 or so HP car I think. I have literally everything else. I could even put a 4 bolt and 92+ brakes in it if I wanted! I don't think I would though, I want to keep em as spares. I'd put this car together, drive it a bit, then sell it. Tax season is comming around..... It's just hard to sell something like this in a smaller town. I'd have to find a buyer in DFW. I really want this shell(and many other parts) out of my shop and this is the best way to get the most money for it. I think.....
I could get the Talon together fairly quick too. Nothing to fab. All straight foward install.

We will see.

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Ben
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 962669 posted 01/10/11 09:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      










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Ben
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 965867 posted 01/27/11 11:46 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
lol, the picture above are showing up odd. Not the ones I posted. haha

Big step last night. I was able to turn the key on and get dsmlink connected. I started changing some settings.
I lack finishing my fuel system, installing the downpipe and wideband.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 966693 posted 02/01/11 12:44 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah you will need to go back and repost your pictures. Addressing of images got messed up during the change over of the server at the beginning of the year. I think a lot of images uploaded between the beginning of the year and the 22nd January have been subject to this. Small price to pay for the awesome new server so just edit your post and re-upload the correct images.

Awesome car by the way. So glad that someone is keeping it alive.



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Ben
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 966742 posted 02/01/11 09:02 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I should be able to attempt to srart it this weekend!! I can't wait!
I just lack some fuel lines/fitting and wiring/mounting the fuel pumps.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 966770 posted 02/01/11 11:45 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That car is just pure SEX! Love it. That cage is very nice. Came a long way haven't you?

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Ben
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 966911 posted 02/01/11 08:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
yes. I had no idea how much it took to put a car toegther when all you have is an empty shell! I had a 1g AWD that I had the engine out to rebuild and had a bunch of aftermarket parts(still stockish overall) and I thought I had a good idea of what was in store for me for the galant. I was wrong!
I am oh so close. I get a little close each time I go to my shop. I stayed out there too late last night and I'm tired now. I'm going to go to bed early tonight and rest up so I can get after it again tomrrow after work.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 966984 posted 02/02/11 07:33 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Tiring but rewarding.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 967085 posted 02/02/11 03:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That cage is indeed amazing! Seems you are so very close to finishing



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Ben
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 967090 posted 02/02/11 04:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I need to post some more recent pics. Then you can see just how close i am! One good work session and its ready. Just waiting on the final parts to arrive.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 967171 posted 02/02/11 10:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Definitely on the pic update. This is one interesting vr4. Lots of work put into this one.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 967299 posted 02/03/11 12:59 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Anyone interested in replacing a power steering pump that is driven by the flywheel on a v10 diesel touareg? The snout of it drives the snout of the a/c compressor. haha. That's the first time that engine table has ever been used.



got a lot going on with my oil filter housing.





I wasn't intending on both tials being in the pic, but it looks kinda cool








Some pics of my shop










I havn't really looked at those pics, so we'll see if I left anything embarrassing out. haha

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 967310 posted 02/03/11 01:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I got all the fuel feed lines made and mounted the fuel pumps. All fittings but one should be here today. Once they get here, the feed will be finished after I wire the fuel pumps. One last fitting will be here tomorrow to finish the return side. I should have the return lines made today when the hose gets here. Then I have to wire my wideband output to my ecm. I'm going to have dsmlink simiulate a narrowband signal to make the ecm happy. Then I need to wire up my cooling fan.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 968605 posted 02/08/11 09:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Enough fittings finally arrived yesterday to get one of the fuel pumps plumbed in. I attemped to start it with little luck. It ran(very poorly) for a few minutes. Off to the link forums!!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 969200 posted 02/11/11 02:07 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I drove it home from my shop today for the first time!!! Got it running alright for now. I'm so excited. I need to get new pics up of it with the stickers removed and lexan buffed.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1037121 posted 11/30/11 09:18 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
So I lifted my head on the dyno which I talked about in another thread. I didn't know the head had to be machined by a special machine that gets the head surface super smooth. I got a loaded bottom end and head from Class One in the Chicago area. SUPER place to deal with. Terry was SO very helpful. If you don't know, they build engines for Mike Reichen and Yusuf Begic. Both have very cool white Evo 2s and both kinda fast
This past sunday I ordered new head studs, head gasket, tbelt and many other misc gaskets to get the engine together and put it back in the car. So hopefully I'll be driving it again before too long.

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