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The build of 1078. Yes it's auto swapped, no I'm not sorry.


Boost4U
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1017550 posted 09/11/11 06:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Picked up this car from Ren a few months ago. It is a pretty clean rust free car and mostly all there minus the obvious motor/trans/ and all that. The quick of it is, I swapped out the entire suspension, subframes, rear end, engine, trans, fuel system, intercooler and radiator out of my Laser. I is an Auto now and from what I understand one of very few said auto swapped VR4s. I had to drill out the factor welds on the lower radiator mounts and slide them about an inch and a half to the drivers side so the intercooler could pass through the core support. I have also relocated the alternator to the back so I had more room for intercooler pipping. It's going to be powered by a ball bearing GT3088, 1200cc injectors, managed with AEM EMS, and probably running on E85. It should be a lot of fun to drive when I'm done. It's getting really close. I have to decide what wheels I want to run, I have a few options one of which is a set of 16 inch rota slips in gunmetal. I have to make a list of what's left to do and start chipping away. Now on to what you all came here for, I'll let the pictures tell the story better than I ever could.
Here it is the day I got it.




















fuse box









fog light hole covers



Pure sex right here ladies and gentlemen...

almost forgot

now let the bashing begin!!!


Edited by Boost4U (09/11/11 06:35 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1017556 posted 09/11/11 06:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
She's gonna be pretty consistent at the track, lookin good



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1017563 posted 09/11/11 07:05 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hahaha no Edward, I think he was offended by the sticker that said www.hondassuck.com on the back. Lol And I always make fun of his Lamborghini doors.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1017567 posted 09/11/11 07:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I would sell my child for a hta 68, it would be the icing on the sleeper cake that is my VR4... Auto grandma car with "stock" turbo. Honda boys wont know what hit them. Then I need to get a meth kit too. well maybe not on e85
monster truck indeed



90 GSX, 91 Mustang Lx 5.0 Turbo
Jack Stand Racing Inc.


Edited by Boost4U (09/11/11 07:19 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1017574 posted 09/11/11 07:43 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
93 is much more attainable but those 68s love the e85. That would be great. After I get done with this 6 bolt swat for this guy I'll start on your car trying to figure out where your short is and throw that green on it. you should get a car cover for it before you leave. it will keep that stupid tree from dropping those crappy little pink flowers on it.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1017588 posted 09/11/11 08:58 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
love the cars!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1017591 posted 09/11/11 09:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Why thank you sir. Cherrod there is a e85 pumP at Norfolk naval base. It's only 17 miles and I'll be working out that way anyways soon.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1017603 posted 09/11/11 09:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
no reason to apologize, auto swaps are great. If i ever set up another galant for drag, it will be auto.

currently setting up a full auto laser for the hell of it with my best friend.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1017608 posted 09/11/11 10:07 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
With a 30 series turbo and E85, 1200cc injectors may not be enough, depending on whether or not you want to push the turbo.

Looks like a great build!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1017614 posted 09/11/11 10:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
When you say "Ren" are we talking about Turboren?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1017627 posted 09/11/11 11:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have my concerns about the injectors, for now if need be I can run higher fuel pressure until I get some bigger injectors but I want to be sure that's what I really want to do first. I should add that I will be running a dual 255 setup as well just have to finish building it. Ultimately like Cherrod said my plan is to get a hta68 and with that turbo I should have plenty of injector with the 1200s. Once the car is all together I'm going to get it tuned with a pretty tame tune so I can save it from my destructive ways and maybe keep it together for a while. In that time I will start building a motor. As far as what motor I'm kind of on the fence about staying 2.0 or going stroker. I would love to have a torquey motor so lately I have kind of been thinking more along those lines. Probably get some different cams too. I have a set of comp cams now. I like the fp cams but still need to do some more research and figure all this out. When all is said and done, should be a good car to take my daughter to school in and get some groceries. To the auto laser guy, all this car out of my auto laser...



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Edited by Boost4U (09/11/11 11:12 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1017634 posted 09/11/11 11:25 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting FavNumber:

Yes, Paul.




Lol, thought that area looked familiar. Say "hi" to Ren for me, it was way too short of a visit last time. Met him in some sort of disused parking lot and he told me to leave my car and get into his (it was like a shady drugs deal!). I hadn't been in the States long so I got in the 'passenger' side which of course is your driving seat and the next thing I know he tells me to get on the slip road to the highway and give the Evo 3 16G a workout. Gave me a bed for the night, breakfast, some t-shirts (which I paid for!) and I left about 5am the next morning as he was on his way to work and headed over to Tennessee if I recall correctly.

Paul



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1017675 posted 09/12/11 01:47 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looks good. I'm not a huge auto fan myself but it should be pretty consistent at the track. At any rate you do good work.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1017686 posted 09/12/11 02:29 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well thank you. It has certainly been a testing and learning ordeal.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1017884 posted 09/12/11 10:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well the rear end has to come back out, I have a very big clean puddle of differential fluid where ever I put the car. my luck sucks.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1018747 posted 09/17/11 03:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It's rainy out today so I figured I would fab up my gauge pod and radio.


What do you think?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1018769 posted 09/17/11 06:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
needs a little more cardboard...



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1018778 posted 09/17/11 06:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Cardboard is just to get the shape, fiberglass will replace it.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1018782 posted 09/17/11 07:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Curtis makes one exactly that orientation.

I had one, still may but I went with a 5 gauge setup and a hidden amp and an iPod cable.

Check my members ride post (link is in my sig at bottom) if you want to see it. It is in the older interior shots, I just flipped mine.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1018785 posted 09/17/11 07:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Super clean car. Very nice



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1018840 posted 09/18/11 01:52 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
nice man, auto FTW.

how'd you do your shifter, just pull it from a stock auto car?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1018843 posted 09/18/11 02:02 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Right now I have a dsm shifter but it sits too high so I'm going to look into it her shifter options. I was thinking a b&m hammer.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1018877 posted 09/18/11 09:37 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I love that it's auto. Get the tranny setup dialed in and you should be able to just drive the thing, instead of worrying about rebuilding transmissions all the time.

Love it!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1018880 posted 09/18/11 10:33 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It should be pretty reliable when im done. Hopefully finish it up this winter.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1018924 posted 09/18/11 01:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   

Here it is, got the gauge pod fabbed up. Still need to add a few more layers of fiber glass and it will be done. I need to make the cut out for the radio. The options for gauges in the galant suck. I don't like where the gauges have to be but with the gauges angled up it makes is a little better.



That makes five layers of fiber glass. Should be plenty strong enough to hold the radio. But just to be on cautious side I'll make some reenforcement once I have the cut out done.

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