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15psi88
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1161255 posted 02/25/14 09:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I will come back and update this later, when I get pictures and everything else organized. For now, I wanted to show my wheel and tire fitment I FINALLY fitted up tonight.
It's taken far too long for this, but I LOVE it!
I was forced to take a break from this car for a bit, but I've been working on it steadily now. I should have plenty of updates quickly..





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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1161256 posted 02/25/14 09:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice wheel choice. What are they?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1161258 posted 02/25/14 09:43 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Kind of look like my Work Equips, but the angle of the lip where they are bolted together looks deferent.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1161259 posted 02/25/14 09:44 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looks good, I think that sidewall is too tall though. Will probably rub.



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15psi88
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1161263 posted 02/25/14 10:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
They're old Stern wheels. They came on early Saleen Mustangs. The lips are redrilled HRE pieces. RUB? Yeah, I'll keep an eye out

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1161487 posted 02/27/14 11:08 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
These are in no particular order, but some of you may appreciate it. I like seeing what everyone else is up to, so I thought I'd contribute. Yes these pictures suck. Yes all I have is a cell phone camera.






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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1161897 posted 03/02/14 10:27 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looks great! Some very enviable pieces on the car too. Good Luck!



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15psi88
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1161930 posted 03/03/14 10:41 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It's really hard for me to make a proper build thread. Once I get working I don't stop for much. Got some done over the weekend, including welding jackstands to dollies. Now I'm super JSB. Able to remove the subframes and still move the car around the shop:)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1162369 posted 03/07/14 10:20 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Some neat stuff going on here, keep posting whatever snippets of this. Brake fluid reservoir in the cowl?



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2001 Prelude
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Edited by ApexHunter (03/07/14 10:22 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1162435 posted 03/07/14 06:35 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
what kind of intercooler would that be? whole thing looks amazing!



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15psi88
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1162438 posted 03/07/14 07:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The brake fluid reservoir is actually built into the bottom of the steel plate, and it mounts strictly by the stainless hardware seen around the perimeter. The top plate still needs the flush mount cap welded in, but it will be painless to fill it. Been fighting with myself to powder coat the fabricated pieces wrinkle black, or paint them white when I do the bay. Whatever I do, I'll wish I did the opposite.
The intercooler is a Treadstone piece. Can be found here
I'm hoping to have the radiator mounted and have the left side of the intercooler finally bolted to something.
If I can produce something half as cool as what I have planned out in my minds eye I'll be stoked. Stay tuned..

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1163507 posted 03/17/14 08:33 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
As always, two steps forward 4 steps back.
Getting things sorted to mount the radiator.



Turns out I can't fit a -20 fitting between the hot pipe and the front cross member. Never was a big fan of running a silicone coupler off the turbo, but at the time it suited my needs. Something I knew was going to need updated in the future...Well the future is, now. I've now got a 2.5" cast elbow to weld on the compressor housing and will be using 2.5" tubing rather than 3".
I think with the tighter radius of the weld on elbow, and using a smaller diameter tubing I can sneak the big ass fitting past. Time will tell. Ran out of argon welding up my wheels over the weekend so progress stopped.
The wheels used to have a stainless 90* valve stem that came out through the face of the wheel. My OCD radar did not approve. So, now I have completely hidden valve stems. When I finally assemble the wheels I will orient a spoke to cover the valve stem.



In other news, I ordered a powdercoat setup, 50lbs of soda media for the blasting cabinet, and a bead roller. Hopefully I can keep some decent momentum and have this pig ready for the shootout.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1163622 posted 03/18/14 07:15 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Right on. What are the specs of the Sterns? (size and offset)



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Edited by turbo99 (03/18/14 07:15 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1163628 posted 03/18/14 08:26 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
17x7.5 +32

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1163632 posted 03/18/14 08:55 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Did you build them to those specs?

I looked for Sterns or reverse mount sterns for a while and could never find a square set. They were always staggered.



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1999 Eclipse GSX - *Magic 7 bolt* 11.696 @120.19 Driveway ornament (broken) S362 powered.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1163668 posted 03/18/14 05:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah, I bought them staggered. Built them to spec. Honestly, the most frustrating task I've taken on this whole project. Safe to say, I'll be buried with them.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1164352 posted 03/23/14 09:25 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      



The fitting fits!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1166477 posted 04/06/14 11:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Is that a powder coat, or a paint?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1166491 posted 04/07/14 06:07 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It's paint. The centers will be powder. Hoping to get at least one done this week.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1172042 posted 05/15/14 12:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looking great so far is that a 3in down pipe? ohh yea and what's up that spaghetti farm inside your car what's happening there



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1172058 posted 05/15/14 01:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting 15psi88:








I bought my FP turbine housing used from a guy who blew up his 3065 and i was wondering why it was "green". I assumed the previous owner had it coated or something. However, it looks like yours is the same color. Is this some coating they were doing back in the day or what?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1172063 posted 05/15/14 03:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
The exact routing of the factory chassis wiring harness escapes me now but, the reason for the spaghetti farm is that the harness used to run out the drivers side a pillar, across the front under the radiator, and over to the original fuse block mounted on the shock tower. I moved the fuse box behind the glove box. "Phase 1" so to speak, I lengthened the harness and ran it inside the passenger side a pillar. Ultimately the wiring harness did a large loop the whole way around the engine bay and back into the passenger compartment.
I removed the dash to remove the HVAC equipment and decided I would shorten the harness.
At this point, two separate harnesses run inside each fender well to (L/R) headlights/cooling fans etc. MUCH cleaner, much more simple.


The PO of the turbo I know had the compressor cover powder coated, but no mention was ever made of ceramic coating of the hot parts. I would guess that it was factory FP applied.
I will be ceramic coating all my hot parts in black anyway, which is why I never thought much about it.
The downpipe is 3.5" btw.

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