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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 #: 1176451 posted 06/14/14 04:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting SSGdave:

dear sweet baby jesus... I NEED A SET OF THESE!




Oh definitely, they're super nice. Now I'll look like a real dummy- kicking my feet together for a minute or so to make sure that I don't soil my awesome new floor mats.



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1177786 posted 06/27/14 09:22 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hi Everyone,

Here's the latest video update, thank you for checking it out!

Project Street Sleeper Engine Management & First Drive | YouTube.com



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1177789 posted 06/27/14 09:39 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks for another great video! These are so cool to watch!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1177793 posted 06/27/14 09:49 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
car came together great and is amazing, can't wait to see dyno and 1/4 mile numbers

edit: how do you like those kumho autocross/street tires you have in the garage? i just recently put them on my car and so far im extremely impressed.



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Edited by transparentdsm (06/27/14 09:50 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1177830 posted 06/27/14 03:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
As always, great job, Tom. Remind me; do you have a WB installed?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1177836 posted 06/27/14 04:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Great vid.
Just a fyi. I have broken in a act clutch per their instructions and also put one in and never did their break in. Took the car right to the track about 2hrs after install. Both clutches lasted me the same amount of time. After that I no longer break in a clutch. I just bolt it in and go. Never have had a issue.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1177845 posted 06/27/14 05:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Car looks great rolling down the road!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1177848 posted 06/27/14 06:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Love watching your video's Tom. Thanks for taking the time to make them.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1177849 posted 06/27/14 06:06 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Great stuff. I wish I could afford ECMlink at this time, it seems so useful, even for a mostly stock car like mine.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1177944 posted 06/28/14 02:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Great video, can't wait to hear how that valve sounds opened up.

I've got the same set up in mind, a little less powerful, but very much stock appearing and sounding, retain all my creature comforts and still be a fun car.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1178047 posted 06/29/14 02:18 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting GSX_TC:

Thanks for another great video! These are so cool to watch!




Thank you Mike, I appreciate that. See ya soon!



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1178048 posted 06/29/14 02:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting transparentdsm:

car came together great and is amazing, can't wait to see dyno and 1/4 mile numbers

edit: how do you like those kumho autocross/street tires you have in the garage? i just recently put them on my car and so far im extremely impressed.




Thank you sir, I appreciate that and I can't wait either! I've tried to go to the track for the last two weeks but it's poured rain each time. Regarding those Kuhmos, they're for my Grand National and compared to regular street tires, I agree that they are very impressive, especially if they can make that wobbly 80s GM albatross of a chassis handle.



-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1178050 posted 06/29/14 02:25 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting GSTwithPSI:

As always, great job, Tom. Remind me; do you have a WB installed?




Thank you sir! I do not currently have a wideband, but will likely install one in the future. For now I'm tuning the old fashioned way - using the old knock sensor. I know folks are critical of that these days, but it never failed me in the past.



-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1178052 posted 06/29/14 02:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting Brianawd:

Great vid.
Just a fyi. I have broken in a act clutch per their instructions and also put one in and never did their break in. Took the car right to the track about 2hrs after install. Both clutches lasted me the same amount of time. After that I no longer break in a clutch. I just bolt it in and go. Never have had a issue.




Thanks Brian! Yes, I've done that in the past too and didn't see much difference either. I just wanted to give this clutch the best possible shot at a decent, non-chattery life given the type of driving that I'll typically be doing- which is very grandma-ish.



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000


Edited by the_underdog (06/29/14 02:32 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1178053 posted 06/29/14 02:34 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting turbowop:

Car looks great rolling down the road!




Thank you Mark! Whenever I didn't feel like wrenching at 4:30am before everyone woke up or at 11pm once everyone went to bed, I would check out some pics of your car to keep me moving. So thanks for that!



-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1178054 posted 06/29/14 02:35 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting bobdole:

Love watching your video's Tom. Thanks for taking the time to make them.




Thank you my friend, I'm glad to hear it and I appreciate the support!



-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1178055 posted 06/29/14 02:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting coyotes:

Great stuff. I wish I could afford ECMlink at this time, it seems so useful, even for a mostly stock car like mine.




Thank you! Yes, it's definitely a sizable investment in the scheme of things, but definitely worth it if you plan on owning a 4G63 powered car for the long haul. That said, I've seen some screaming deals on used setups that pop up on the dsm forums classifieds.



-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1178056 posted 06/29/14 02:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting Alpha Male:

Great video, can't wait to hear how that valve sounds opened up.

I've got the same set up in mind, a little less powerful, but very much stock appearing and sounding, retain all my creature comforts and still be a fun car.




Thank you Joshua and good luck with your car!



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1179561 posted 07/08/14 06:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
This car makes a pretty decent kid hauler! The back seat really is roomy and the doors open nice and wide which makes it easy for the kids to crawl in and out. This car is a much better kid transporter than my IS-F, which has a back seat like a cave. I'm sure the IS-F is 10,000% safer though.




-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1179603 posted 07/08/14 11:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It's amazing what space the back seat and trunk has. I went with a buddy to watch him race at VIR with his Evo X. He could not load up half the stuff he had brought with him. I ended up with everything he had in the trunk and the pop up canopy laying in the floor board of the rear seats.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1179883 posted 07/11/14 08:40 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quote:

It's amazing what space the back seat and trunk has. I went with a buddy to watch him race at VIR with his Evo X. He could not load up half the stuff he had brought with him. I ended up with everything he had in the trunk and the pop up canopy laying in the floor board of the rear seats.




Yes, the Evo X has a ridiculously small trunk and some other issues that make it an impractical "all-around" car. I was going to pick one up when they first came out, but the tiny trunk and undersized gas tank turned me away.



-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1179894 posted 07/11/14 11:10 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Those are the same reasons he traded his in on a Focus ST.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1179931 posted 07/11/14 05:27 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'm rockin a baby seat in the back of mine too! lol And I agree tons of room, easy getting in and out. My daughter always wants to ride in it. She actually got mad because she had to ride in the wifes Vdub, she kept screaming I want to ride In daddy's car lol. She also tells me to go faster and she will yell "make boost daddy" lol! She loves it makes her giggle like I do.

Good to see the car coming along nicely. We have done very similiar mods so far so its been cool to watch ya step by step. Keep up the good work and cool videos bro!! I'll make a video of mine soon once I'm done with all the mods and maybe have it painted. Lucky my friends paint shop is right next to my shop. So getting it done won't be a issue at all. Just not sure if I should paint it the stock BG or something else, wanna keep it stealth looking lol.



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Edited by GVR4kauai (07/11/14 05:32 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1182578 posted 08/01/14 09:01 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hi Everyone,

Here's the latest update on the old Galant:

Project Street Sleeper- Update and Performance Test | YouTube.com

Thank you as always for checking it out!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1182589 posted 08/01/14 10:42 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Great update video!



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