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Re: My restoration and build of #1444/2000 - lots of pics and video!


the_underdog
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1171797 posted 05/13/14 05:59 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting presterone:

Its funny how a lot of galant and DSM people also have a thing for the Buick gnx




I have seen this too. At the time when the Grand National and Mitsu turbo cars were just coming out I was very intrigued by them not only by how they performed, but how they went about it. Up until that point in my life, I was told by everyone around me that a big V8 was the single way to achieve performance. Cars like the 1989 Plymouth Laser FWD and the Grand National were incredible performers and went about it in a very unothordox way back then. They put all of the mainstream performance cars on notice and I thought that was just mind blowing back then.



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the_underdog
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1171798 posted 05/13/14 06:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting Alpha Male:

I dig that exhaust set up. I really wonder how the valve will sound.




Thanks Joshua, I wonder too!



-Tom
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the_underdog
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1171802 posted 05/13/14 06:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting BpuVR4:

the day i went to go buy my first vr4, was an on the spot moment to drive to Des Moines to get the VR4 for 4500, or Detroit to get a 87GN for 8k. I didn't decide until I was almost in the car. I still wonder to this day what would've happened if I just went to get the GN like i originally planned, but both of these cars were my "dream" choices all through high school.




That's pretty wild! Can't go wrong either way, but I would say that (condition being the same between the two) the VR4 is a much nicer car to drive on a regular basis. Driving the GN feels like sitting on a couch in a living room from the 80s - a couch that goes sideways when you punch it at 50mph though, mind you.



-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1171803 posted 05/13/14 06:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting 4G63_GSR:

awesome vids.

btw if your name is tom what's the deal with the "matt" name tag? LOL! JK...




Thanks man!



-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1171804 posted 05/13/14 06:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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It wasn't that long ago that I thought the Buick GN and the GVR4 were both ugly cars and really didn't see what anyone saw in them. Then all of a sudden cars like these just grew on me and I'd gladly pimp either one. I guess they have an acquired taste.




I can relate, I don't feel like either car is the end-all, but I respect them as a complete package and what they mean historically. In regards to the VR-4 specifically, in my eyes it perfectly captures a time when an automaker entered the market with an incredible lineup of cars just chock full of innovation and performance.



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000


Edited by the_underdog (05/13/14 06:19 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1171852 posted 05/14/14 06:58 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That's because they're a rolling contradiction.

They're sporty, but they're not. They're ugly, but they're good looking. They are, wait a minute is that an intercooler? What is that thing?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1173151 posted 05/23/14 10:33 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hi Everyone,

Here's the latest update on the Galant, thanks as always for checking it out! Oh and I got my new floor mats and they are AWESOME! Pics to come!

Project Street Sleeper: Air and Fuel Upgrades | YouTube



-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1173157 posted 05/23/14 10:53 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looking good, as always, Tom!
I cant wait to see what kind of numbers this sleeper is capable of putting out. Should be interesting.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1173171 posted 05/23/14 12:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
sweet maf setup



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1173291 posted 05/23/14 10:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I want to incorporate my evo maf and pig tail the same exact way on my next CSM swap. Good work as always, keep it coming!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1173308 posted 05/24/14 12:24 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting MellowVR4:

sweet maf setup




i gotta say i was surprised by this. was so betting on SD setup with all map/iat/etc hidden. and just running a gutted MAF/K&N filter.

but i do like. keeping it simple for tuning. please continue sir.



also. when i was watching this most recent video im not sure what triggered it, probably the shitty OEM injector seals, but you havent mentioned a boost leak test or throttle body rebuild?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1173339 posted 05/24/14 11:11 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I was thinking hidden speed density setup too ha! Can't wait to see how much power you get. My girlfriend said she was surprised you didn't clean out the fuel pump area Awesome work Tom, keep it up.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1173497 posted 05/25/14 02:42 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting strokin4dr:

Looking good, as always, Tom!
I cant wait to see what kind of numbers this sleeper is capable of putting out. Should be interesting.




Thank you Ryan, me too!



-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1173498 posted 05/25/14 02:44 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting MellowVR4:

sweet maf setup




Thanks man! I spent so much time on many different instances on that darn thing. I really should have video'd the process as everyone in the video comments, etc. really loves it. I figured folks couldn't care less about how I stuck that maf/filter in there.



-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1173499 posted 05/25/14 02:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting Fiascoxl:

I want to incorporate my evo maf and pig tail the same exact way on my next CSM swap. Good work as always, keep it coming!




Thank you and that'll be cool!



-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1173500 posted 05/25/14 02:48 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting turbohf:

i gotta say i was surprised by this. was so betting on SD setup with all map/iat/etc hidden. and just running a gutted MAF/K&N filter.

but i do like. keeping it simple for tuning. please continue sir.

also. when i was watching this most recent video im not sure what triggered it, probably the shitty OEM injector seals, but you havent mentioned a boost leak test or throttle body rebuild?




Thank you Dustin! I came very close to running speed density, but the allure of the MAF was too strong. Boost leak test and other odds and ends will likely appear in a future video. Still got lots to do, ugh!



-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1173501 posted 05/25/14 02:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting 92_talon_awd:

I was thinking hidden speed density setup too ha! Can't wait to see how much power you get. My girlfriend said she was surprised you didn't clean out the fuel pump area Awesome work Tom, keep it up.




Thanks Dan, I'm real curious too! I'm not expecting anything crazy at this level given the conservative mods, but I'm hoping it'll be easy to tune and reliable. Regarding the gas tank, I really wish I had the time to go through everything like BobDole did in his build thread. Maybe someday! Hope all is well with your car!



-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1173529 posted 05/25/14 05:58 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Another awesome video! I'd like to know the process of putting the mas in these are my plans too!!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1173639 posted 05/26/14 05:47 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Cant wait to see more of this!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1173654 posted 05/26/14 07:43 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Let's see these floor mats.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1173719 posted 05/27/14 12:35 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Great vid tom ..."what u know about being sneaky " Your the master !!!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1174104 posted 05/29/14 07:21 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting faqinshiet:

Another awesome video! I'd like to know the process of putting the mas in these are my plans too!!




Thank you sir, glad that you enjoyed it! Since I didn't record the process and everyone got a big kick out of that, I'll have to whip up a simple description or how-to of some sort.



-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1174105 posted 05/29/14 07:22 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting AZN87DSM:

Cant wait to see more of this!




Thanks man!



-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1174107 posted 05/29/14 07:22 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting xuberantz:

Let's see these floor mats.




Haha, I'll try to snap some pics in the next couple days. They look fantastic and the fit is perfect.



-Tom
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Edited by the_underdog (05/29/14 07:23 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1174108 posted 05/29/14 07:24 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Quoting Steve885:

Great vid tom ..."what u know about being sneaky " Your the master !!!




Thank you sir!



-Tom
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