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Re: 1517 update


Justin
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1024858 posted 10/10/11 11:42 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Worked some more on the I/C piping. It actually worked out nice to eliminate two more couplers instead of just one more. Now comes the fun of polishing the entire piping system from from turbo to engine. That is going to take a full day at least.

I also took a trip down to the local big block speed shop (because they are the only people I know that keep these in stock) to get some -4 AN hardware to reconfigure my water feed to the wastegate. Haven't gotten around to assembling it yet, but I can't imagine that I'll have any more leaks from that line once I'm done.

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Justin
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1025934 posted 10/15/11 01:20 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Made my new water line tonight. I effing hate -4 AN, FYI. It seems like the smaller you go, the harder it is to assemble. But it looks clean, and it matches all of the rest of my AN perfectly. It would have really pissed me off if I would have had to use the red/blue fittings instead of the black/silver fittings.

I'm also seriously contemplating not polishing this damn IC piping. It'll look tits when it's done but it takes so long. Seems like more of a pain in the ass than its worth.

Also need to fix my pedal assembly. It is amazing how mis-informed I was into thinking mine was ok. I will be contacting SHEP for some pedal shaft bushings shortly and will weld it all together. Hopefully I will have finally licked the stupid engagement issues I've been dealing with for years.

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Justin
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1028629 posted 10/25/11 12:44 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Lots of little things have been happening to 1517 lately. I performed the DIY amber corner mod, polished all of my IC piping, made a hood latch support since the factory one was cut to accommodate my IC, and I went ahead and mounted up a PS cooler. I also relocated my remotely mounted oil pressure sender, plumbed new lines for the windshield washer nozzles, and I also ordered the replacement clutch pedal rod bushings. Once I have those, I'll weld that assembly up.

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Justin
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1029998 posted 10/30/11 12:30 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Finally put my bumper back on tonight. It totally changed the attitude of my car. My ride was so pissed off before, giant FMIC, no bumper, exposed piping and exposed oil cooler and exposed air filter (deisgned for a 7.3 powerstroke), and now it looks... self confident. It looks awesome really. Not to mention, I have driven it the last two days (it has been atleast a month) and when it walks out on dry pavement, it has given me a hard on.

Yeah, I said it.

What really has me going is that my mom could drive this beast. As long as she doesn't bury the throttle. Otherwise she'd end up peeing herself. Just saying.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1030000 posted 10/30/11 12:37 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Now all of this sounds good... how about some video!
~Brian A. Moreno



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Justin
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1030003 posted 10/30/11 12:48 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The problem with video, is that I'll end up wrecking it because I'll be trying too hard to show off.

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Diego
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1030004 posted 10/30/11 12:52 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That's where I come into play as co-pilot!



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Justin
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1030005 posted 10/30/11 12:56 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Diego, you are always welcome to rock "navigator", in fact, I'd be honored.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1030136 posted 10/30/11 07:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting galant1517:

The problem with video, is that I'll end up wrecking it because I'll be trying too hard to show off.




But then you get lots more views on youtube

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Justin
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1033246 posted 11/13/11 03:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Finally getting around to working on the pedal assembly. I have a spare assembly from 465/2000 that I installed the Shep bushings into, and then tig welded the arm in place. I still have to pull the one out of 1517, but I think that will be fairly simple.

I went to the junkyard this morning. (Pull 'N' Save, 33rd & Peoria for the locals) and there is some gold sitting out there. Saw a widebody Starquest (99% complete), an old turbo Datsun (280?, looked mechanically complete), an RX-7 Turbo II, a single turbo 300zx. I scored a black top CAS, a cam gear cover, and an intake mani with coil pack and PT. The best part is that didn't take a single tool with me.

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Okayplayer
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1033291 posted 11/13/11 05:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Sounds like some good hunting over there. I will have to check them out. I usually go to u pull and pay and it always seemed picked by the time I get to it.



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Justin
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1033418 posted 11/13/11 09:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
All the posts that I read that say the pedal assembly comes out in about 45-60 minutes can kiss my ass. I hate my car right now.

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Okayplayer
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1033420 posted 11/13/11 09:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Perhaps a bigger hammer, establish dominance...



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Diego
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1033425 posted 11/13/11 09:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Just go all "Diego" on it.



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Justin
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1033454 posted 11/13/11 10:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well atleast I got it out. It is a good thing too, as I am going to get about an inch of pedal travel back with this other assembly. What a giant PITA though. Now tomorrow night is going to be filled with reinstallation, instead of enjoying a decent pedal feel. Plus, I need to change the oil and try out the black top CAS that I picked up. The plan for the intake manifold is to get it cleaned and surfaced, after which I'll drill and tap some extra ports into the plenum for boost reference. I need to fix my boost controller, and I think the problem is related to poor signal. That is a back burner project though because I also need to rebuild my TB (leaky shaft seals), and I think my best bet will be to order a 63mm one from www.throttlebodys.com, and I need more money.


Edited by galant1517 (11/13/11 11:02 PM)

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Justin
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1034902 posted 11/19/11 10:44 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting galant1517:

I hate my car right now.




Not anymore!

The pedal feel has never been better in this car... ever... and I do mean since this car was new. I got the car with 122k, and I am confident that it hasn't been this good even before I owned it. I have been fighting this for years. That means I have adjusted, and replaced, replaced some more, bled, adjusted, bled, bled again, adjusted some more, replaced, bled, repaired, rebuilt, bled, and replaced every gawddamned part even slighty related to the clutch on my car. Before I owned the car, I even put a stock replacement clutch in it, and it was still in there when I bought it. It seems ironic really, because a certain reputable shop has driven, adjusted, and checked my car, and told me that my pedal assembly was just fine, and their test method = fail. I had to disassemble a spare set of pedals to figure out exactly how they work, how they fail, and how to properly test them. Maybe my car is just special, and the so-called pedal test works fine on other cars. (Yeah right.) Anyhow, I'm glad it is fixed, and I recommend that any and everyone of you with any sort of clutch issue look real hard at your pedal assembly.

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Diego
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1038179 posted 12/06/11 12:36 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Holy rocketship Batman! @$"*POW
This car has some power!

-Robin



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Justin
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1042988 posted 12/31/11 10:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting galant1517:

and when it walks out on dry pavement, it has given me a hard on.

Yeah, I said it.






Turns out that I just had some crappy tires. I was forced to upgrade right before Christmas, and mounted up a set of Goodyear Eagle GT 235/45/17 97V all seasons. These new tires are grippy, which is nice, and also disappointing. It felt a lot cooler to be able to get the tires spinning on an AWD car. I feel much safer now, however, because the tires are actually capable of keeping up with the car.

Other than that, there isn't much to update. Rolled out to the local junkyard with another member today, as they were having a 50% off sale. Got a couple good things, but we missed out on what he really needed.

I need the weather to smooth out some so I don't freeze my arse in the garage and there will be some more updates.

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Justin
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1043006 posted 01/01/12 01:15 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Here are some more pics:


Here is a pic of the new rubber.




A pic of my car next to a friend's 351W powered replica. My car is way faster, as his only weighs 1960 lbs.



And these are some newer pics of the outside of the car(complete with a totally custom license plate cover ):





















Edited by galant1517 (01/01/12 01:34 AM)

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Okayplayer
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1043233 posted 01/02/12 03:32 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Lookin good Justin, so what's next for it? Paint? Suspension? You need to take a ride in my car to see if you like the Evo 8 setup.



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Justin
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1044366 posted 01/07/12 08:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yes I do Dez, but I'm sure the E8 stuff is worlds better than the GVR4 stuff.

As for what's next, I have figured out why the lowest boost pressure I was able to run was 20-21 psi. When I ordered my wastegate, MAP said that they would set it to whatever boost pressure that I wanted. I requested that they set it to .7 bar. Well, I took the top off of it and found springs in there for 1.3 bar. Shame on them for giving me the wrong setting. Shame on me for not double checking it.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1044368 posted 01/07/12 08:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
@ the rag over the license plate.



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Justin
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1044435 posted 01/08/12 02:34 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I just got done with modifying the I/C piping and the intake pipe some more. I had my neighbor weld some aluminum blocks to both pieces so I could drill and tap them for some brass barb fittings. I needed a port in the intake pipe to run the valvecover breather hose, and I added two ports to the I/c piping for a proper boost reference for both my wastegate and my boost controller. Once I get the pipes cleaned out tomorrow, I'll put it all back together and see if my boost is actually at a more reasonable level.

Quoting turbowop:

@ the rag over the license plate.




Thanks Wop, I took those pics to post onto FB, and didn't want some random people figuring out where I lived. Most of the active CO peeps have already seen the car and/or been to my house, so I am not too worried this group of guys.


Edited by galant1517 (01/08/12 02:44 AM)

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turbowop
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1044440 posted 01/08/12 04:59 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I just thought it was funny because most people just photoshop out the plate.



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Justin
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1044465 posted 01/08/12 12:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Most have far more home technology than I as well. I don't even own a computer, although I am working on that. The funny thing is that hanging a rag over the plate is much easier and accomplishes the same thing. It takes two seconds to hang a rag, and then you take all the pics you want. I have never photoshopped anything, but I'll bet it takes longer than two seconds, and you have to do it to each pic.

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