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Project Log: #594 - 600-650 awhp or BUST!!!


DarylNilsen
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972070 posted 02/23/11 02:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
-To start this off: I just sold my EVO about a month back for a few reasons. I wanted to make an all out race car and i refused to do it with a car that i was still paying a decent car payment on, and also because they started popping up everywhere and i like having something a little different than everyone else. So i ended up with a 1992 Summit White Galant VR-4 (#594 of 1000). Its nothing new to see a 600-700hp EVO, but a 6-700hp Galant seemed like a unique idea for me, and it still has the main characteristics which i loved about my EVO (4 door, 4g63, awd).

- As of now the car is basically stock, has some minor bs done to it, and it is decently clean for what it is. Over the next year or two the car will be completely built (motor, wheels, suspension, seats) so bear with me, as i will include pics of everything that is being done to the car. The motor/trans/turbo kit will be done first, and the swap will begin within the next 2 weeks. I have always wanted to learn how to detail a car, so i went out and bought a wheel and a whole bunch of cleaning products. Since i didn't completely massacre the paint i feel like i did a pretty good job for a first timer with a wheel.

- The motor/turbo kit/trans are being purchased from a friend of mine. He built and fabbed up everything so far, and he will also be doing the majority of the work on this car. Il start this with a list of what the motor/trubo/trans is comprised of.

::::MOTOR SPECS:::: 2.3
- 4g63 shortblock (machined, bored, deck, line honed, hot tanked/baked, balanced)
- 4g64 100mm crank
- Eagle Rods
- Custom Diamond pistons (10:1 compression)
- Clevite H main bearings
- Clevite H rod bearings
- ARP main studs
- New OEM water pump
- New OEM oil pump
- Balance shaft eliminated

::::Cylinder Head::::
- Cometic head gasket
- Ported head
- 1mm over sized valves (Intake/Exhaust)
- Super Tech dual spring kit, titanium retainers, seals, locks, locaters
- Valve job
- Kelford 272 cams
- 3mm No tick lifters
- HKS Cam gears
- HKS Timing belt
- Decked Head
- Custom Sheet metal intake manifold
- 75mm throttle body
- AEM fuel rail with 1000cc precision injectors

::::Turbo/Exhaust::::
- Custom Borg Warner S 366 T4
- Custom tubular manifold
- Synapse 44 mg wastegate
- Tial BOV
- 3.5" downpipe (V-Band)
- 3.5" exhaust (SS V-Band)
- 4" SS Intake with K&N filter
- Intercooler 32"x12.5"x3.5"

::::Transmission/Clutch::::
- TRE Stage 3 AWD 5 speed
- Clutch Masters twin disk with billet aluminum flywheel
- Bronze shifter bushings

::::Electronics::::
- ECM link/DSM link V:3
- AEM serial gauges (Boost, wideband, oil pressure)
- Dual 255 walbro
- AEM meth kit

::::Wheel/suspension::::
- 18x9 xxr 521
- 245/40/18 drag radials
- d2 coilovers

::::Exterior::::
- CF wingless trunk
- 93 style headlights
- JDM RS hood with vents
- AMG flat side pannels
- New rear doglegs
- JDM front and rear bumpers
- Cutout vents in front bumper for FMIC (Later a jdm front and rear bumper)

::::Pics of Motor/Turbo setup::::
- These pics are taken from the 1g that this motor was originally in. I will have more pics of the setup as the prject gets under way. It made 500 on the Speed industries dyno with very low boost and waste gate issues.




Im sure i am forgetting a bunch of stuff, if you have any questions about anything il do me best to answer them.


Edited by DarylNilsen (02/23/11 04:58 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972074 posted 02/23/11 02:59 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
:::: First step in the project: Exterior Detail::::
- So far i have basically completed detailing the exterior of the car, all i need do do is wax it and the exterior will be done. Next i will be detailing the interior. My friend just dropped off his bissell carpet cleaner, which is desperately needed. After the interior is done i am going to tackle the engine bay and all door jams and hard to reach places.
::::Before and afters detail pics::::
-Right side washed and clayed, Left side rubbing compound/polished


::::Before::::

::::After::::

::::Before::::

::::After::::

::::Left side clayed and wheeled, Right side clayed::::


::::Before: Rock ships:::

::::After: Rubbing compound::::


:::Afters: Still without Wax:::







- Within the next couple of days i will be tackling the interior and under the hood, as well as the door jambs and hard to reach places. Like i said the motor/trans swap will begin with the next two weeks, and i will be documenting everything. I dont make that much money, so hang in there with me, thanks for looking, Daryl.


Edited by DarylNilsen (02/25/11 01:44 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972077 posted 02/23/11 03:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looking good. The magic of clay!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972098 posted 02/23/11 04:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice. Good to see that you got out of the Evo game. GVR4 looks like a winner. Evo guys are dicks.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972107 posted 02/23/11 04:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
awesome! keep us updated.

How come White GVR4s always end up having high hp?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972108 posted 02/23/11 04:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I started steam cleaning the drivers side carpet, because the carpet in the entire car is completely disgusting. Im still not finished yet but the carpet is starting to look alot better. Im off to work, when i get home i will try and finish up the carpet and post some before and afters. This little Bissell carpet cleaner my friend let me borrow is awesome!!!

This is the water that came from the drivers side carpet!!


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972111 posted 02/23/11 04:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting Terrance362:

Nice. Good to see that you got out of the Evo game. GVR4 looks like a winner. Evo guys are dicks.



- Hahaha yeaa some of the time. Im not a dick, i can assure you that. Im 23 and also a full time college student, so the payments and insurance were not fun.

Quoting 2of9:

awesome! keep us updated.

How come White GVR4s always end up having high hp?




- Hahah not really sure, im pretty new to this site, but i have been lurking around for the past couple of weeks. Iv seen some pretty nasty fast ones, which is awesome motivation.


Edited by DarylNilsen (02/23/11 04:57 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972349 posted 02/24/11 12:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
More updates... NOW!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972400 posted 02/24/11 03:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hahaha i want updates just as much as you do. As of now im tackling the carpets, they're disgusting. Within the next two weeks there will be some legit updates. The motor will be pulled and il have pics of the new setup going in. Il post some before/afters of the carpet tonight.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972526 posted 02/25/11 12:24 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Good work man, always nice to see people dive headfirst into these cars, it is awesome.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972530 posted 02/25/11 01:18 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks man. This is honestly the first car that iv ever really had to work on myself. The evo was pretty much an all bolt on car (minus cams/springs), so it wasn't really much to get 500 out of it. The interior and paint were perfect when i purchased it, so i only had to do regular washings and waxes to make it look nice. Im kind of disappointed that this car was treated so poorly. I didn't think the paint was that bad when i bought it, but it took about 3 days of work to get it looking the way it is now, and i still haven't waxed it yet. The carpet is really nasty, so im doing my best to bring it back to life. I just received my 5 lug hubs from JSchleim18, so if your reading this thanks again. I probably wont be using the hubs till late summer/fall, because i think im going to be spending a little more than i had initially planned getting the car up and running.
-It currently has the 3 bolt rear in it, will this hold up on the dyno so that i can get it tuned? or will it destroy axles even from a roll or dyno pull. Im expecting at least 600awhp. I am trying to get a 4 bolt rear with lsd within the next couple of days, but the problem is i don't have a set of 5 lug rims to throw on the car. Maybe i can borrow an extra set of evo rims from a friend.

- Minor update: Cleaned driver side carpet, and received my 5 lug front hubs.
They're a little rusty, nothing a little sanding/sandblasting cant fix.



-Carpet-
Unfortunately i don't have any befores of the drivers side carpet, but i can assure you that it was absolutely disgusting.

These are the Afters, keep in mind that i have another session of steaming and scrubbing on this side before i move onto the passenger side. It may not look to much better from the pics, but i can assure you that in person it is 100% better, and it helped to remove the funk smell from the interior.

- Well here is a sort of before, i had already started cleaning under the dash before i took this pic.



- After: Under drivers side dash.



- Before of drivers side rear-




- After drivers side, still needs 1 more cleaning session-






- For some reason the carpet still looks dirty in the after pictures, but honestly its not. Depending on the angle i take the pics it makes it look like there's still dirty spots in some areas, when in real life it looks completely clean, i don't know what the deal is.


Edited by DarylNilsen (02/25/11 01:27 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972532 posted 02/25/11 01:23 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Please post some pics when you get the xxr 521's on. I love those wheels.


Edited by steverussell (02/25/11 01:24 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972534 posted 02/25/11 01:30 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yea i cant wait for that day. I think im just going to start ordering a rim hear and there, until i have all four. Its just going to suck if i put them on with the stock suspension, i think it will look a little goofy. I still haven't decided on the size i want to run yet. If i do 18x10's then the car is getting flares, which im up in the air about. As much as i hate to say this, the wheels/suspension probably wont happen till end of summer. I don't make that much money (still a full time college student), and the only reason the motor setup is nice is because i am getting an insane deal on it.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972539 posted 02/25/11 02:35 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Best/easiest way to clean the carpet is to pull it out of the car and take it to a self service carwash and just pressure wash it all clean. Vacuum out the majority of the water and let it dry for a couple of days outside, or in the garage if it's during winter. Even after shampooing or steam cleaning, you'd be surprised at how much brown, nasty water comes out with a pressure washer.

BTW, it's usually good to pull the carpet out anyway, as you can clean underneath it and you may find some surprises under there, or at least some spare change.



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Edited by turbowop (02/25/11 02:39 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972552 posted 02/25/11 03:36 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Its looking like i might just go that route tomorrow. Do you just spray water when you pressure wash them, or would you recommend using soap too?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972553 posted 02/25/11 03:40 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I spray the whole carpet down lightly with Simple Green, then just spray the whole thing down at close range with the pressure washer nozzle in side to side strokes working my way up the carpet until I don't see brown coming out anymore. It'll probably take awhile before the water starts coming out clean.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972554 posted 02/25/11 04:31 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Alright awesome. Im going to wake up early and spend a lot of time on the carpet, and if all else fails il be pulling it out. I also need to address the jams tomorrow, and then the engine bay, which i don't even want to think about doing.

- Does anyone have any recommendations for what i can put on the hinges of the door to make them open/close smoother? All of the OEM substance (sorry for sounding so stupid about not knowing what this grease type substance actually is) is worn/gone from the hinges.

-Another small update: I just ordered a new set of floor mats for the car. The car came with 2 filthy Grey mats up front, which im pretty sure are not stock, and 2 black mats in the rear. I have always liked the look of the old JDM checkered mats, and i found a set that's measurements looked like they would fit pretty nicely. I already know that some people are going to hate on these mats, and that's fine with me.

- I also plan on trying to find a place that sells black suede, because i plan on possibly wrapping suede to the center counsel, b pillars, and some other odds and ends that will give it a subtle look, don't worry im not going to overdue it. I feel i have pretty good judgment to what looks good and what just doesn't fit or looks rice (although some may think the mats i ordered are rice).

This is what i ordered: The description said they were black and Grey, but they look black and white to me. I would like either color, but if they are black and Grey i hope the Grey is the same shade of Grey as the natural color of the carpet.


Edited by DarylNilsen (02/25/11 04:42 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972581 posted 02/25/11 10:17 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The suede looks good. You can do a search under mine and Cheekychimp's name to see it. I did headliners and visors or should I say my old next door neighbor did. But the logistics was just to much. Then I had him do Paul's C pillars, had to be cut and sewn, as well as armrest, custom e brake cover and shift boot. Then I wrapped the top rails and the b pillars for him.

As for the carpet. I had my neighbor down the street use her steam clean van on the carpet. She used about a gallon of the commercial grade stuff on it and it came out spotless but I cleaned up my wife's carpet from her xterra with a couple gallons of "totally awesome" ( you can buy it at dollar general market) and a pressure washer and I think it came out better than what the steam cleaner did on mine. After I let it dry in the sun I reinstalled and then put a dehumidifier in the truck for day to get everything 100% dry.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972673 posted 02/25/11 05:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
- Sorry for the lack of legitimate updates, i swear within the next week or two there will be some real updates.

- I decided to pull out the center counsel today, which was held in by like 3 screws, and missing about 20. I was able to fix/adjust the E-Brake cable, so now it actually works. The wiring was a complete cluster fuck, with some of it pieced together with multiple 6" pieces of wire, held together with electrical tape. I will be removing all of that unnecessary orange wire, because all that it does is power the 2 gauges which are worthless (No sending units).

- Also discovered some big bumps under the passenger seat, im hoping that this car will hit the hardest on the block!!!

Here is what iv got from today, i still need to clean the passenger side carpets.

::::MESS:::: Some random wires connecting to nothing.





::::Custom 15's under the seat::::



::::Super loose E-Brake cable::::



:::::Random unplugged electronics (power mirrors)



::::And here is how the car sits now, i am probably going to wrap the entire center council in black suede, along with the headliner, and A/B pillars. The seats i will be running are black suede, so i think everything will come together nicely.


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972679 posted 02/25/11 06:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
We had a big group buy on custom floor mats through a member here (I think turboflanagan, but I'd have to search to confirm). They came in a variety of colors with custom embroidery if wanted. I have black ones in 503 and grey in 1051. as far as I know he can still get them made and they fit perfectly.

*edit* Sure enough, here is the thread: click

The grey matches the factory carpet pretty well, IMO:




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Edited by turbowop (02/25/11 06:28 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972689 posted 02/25/11 07:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yea i actually saw this thread a while back. I kind of like the checker board ones, and they were only $40.00 shipped, but im sure the quality and fitment will be terrible. If i hate the checkered ones i will definitely invest in a set of those, thanks for providing that thread. Im a big fan of your car by the way, love that thing.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972876 posted 02/26/11 10:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Minor update:
- Went and bought some half assed suede fabric, since this is the first time i have ever attempted to wrap anything i figured it would probably be a better idea to ruin the cheaper stuff. Anyways, i finished the drivers side of the car, and i think it turned out alright. The center console is going to be tough, im not too sure if i can do it, but il give it a shot. A good friend of mine does upholstery and interior work on super cars, so if i biff the center console il probably ship it to him. Tomorrow i will finish the passenger side and install everything, and maybe try the center console, well see.

::::Here is what i started with (you cant really tell in the original pics, but the a and b pillars are pretty scratched up, which is why i decided to wrap them).


::::In the process::::




::::Finished product:::: Pics kinda suck, you cant really see the material




Edited by DarylNilsen (02/26/11 10:38 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972948 posted 02/27/11 12:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
looking good boss. keep them pics coming.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 972981 posted 02/27/11 03:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks man, its builds like yours and a few others that inspire me to dive into things. This is the first car of mine that i have ever personally worked on. I was too afraid of messing up my evo, its a great learning experience though. I was afraid that i was posting too many pics of stupid things, but i guess il just continue doing what im doing.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 973031 posted 02/27/11 06:44 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
The suede setup is EXACTLY what I'm going to be doing to 808 this summer. Looks awesome. Excited to see more pictures and progress!



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