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#1900 - 'GOLFBALL' build - 2.4-AUTO-NITROUS.... Street car?


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 830356 posted 09/16/09 12:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
UPDATE: Feb 15th 2013

BUILT 2.4
BUILT 2g AUTO
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E85
40psi
NITROUS on the way



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hey everybody names Josh and i finally got me a vr4 project.

saved it from a field outside dallas texas.....

Code Name is Project Golfball - due to being white and lots of hail damage dents.

I MUST WARN YOU.... THE FOLOWING PICS ARE NOT PRETTY AND MAY SADDEN YOU....



























Backstory is it has unfortunately been sitting for about 6 years.... after a lot of work we got er loaded up....

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forgot to get outta the car befor we loaded it and i got stuck.... it was interesting gettin out....



anyways got big plans for this car....

the interior is in really good shape because they had it all covered but everything else is really rough.


Edited by GolfBall (02/15/13 01:45 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 830357 posted 09/16/09 12:27 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Goals:

Number one goal is i wanna make it fast
then i wanna make it look good.

going for e-85, 1000cc injectors, walbro fuel pump, dsm link, prolly a t67 turbo, front mount.

Looks wise im gonna try my best to fix all these dents, pop em out, bondo em smooth, repaint the whole car.


Sadly since it has been sitting so long everythings got a nice heathy layer of RUST..... which sucks. the biggest victim so far seems to be the brakes.


WHAT brakes will swap into the vr4????



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 830362 posted 09/16/09 12:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Welcome to the board. The first step should be getting it running, making sure everything is sound, change the timing belt, do a compression test and fix the brakes. The stock brakes are pretty good. There are people here that make brackets for 3000 gt calipers and pretty much you name it, you can put on these if you have enough skill to make your own brackets and a big enough offset on your wheels.

Just get it running and drive around for awhile and enjoy it. Don't over do it and get in over your head. Just make small changes at first and get used to the car.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 830363 posted 09/16/09 12:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I suggest trying to find a cheap non rusted 1g awd parts car, just a shell without motor/trans would be great. you will find it very handy if the suspension, subframes, bolts, and such are all rusted up on this car.

Plus you can snag all the parts needed for 5lug hubs, 4WS removal, abs removal and those type of typical mods that many dragstrip oriented vr4's end up with. Get the larger rear swaybar, full set of brakes, and maybe even a good rear & axles.

good luck with the rebuild. Keep posting pics as you dig into it.

Any ideas on the condition of the original drivetrain?



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Edited by NateCrisman (09/16/09 12:39 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 830366 posted 09/16/09 12:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Also a T67 turbo is super old school. They make alot better turbo's these days that will make much more power and spool twice as fast.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 830367 posted 09/16/09 12:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
More Okies... if you need help with anything let me know. I've been playing with these cars for 10 years now.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 830404 posted 09/16/09 02:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looks and sounds like it is in close to the same shape as my second one a year ago. After 4 months of hard work, I had a shiny coat of paint and a running car. I trusted the car to a 6 hour maiden voyage in 20* temps.

I hope you have the same luck I did



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 830414 posted 09/16/09 02:35 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
$5 says the ECU is a mess. Get that thing capped and repaired straight away.

You might have better luck replacing those body panels than pushing out so many dents. I know someone in IA who has a modified hood (white)...



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 830418 posted 09/16/09 02:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Not to mention saving the weight of 20lb of body filler!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 830490 posted 09/16/09 04:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Woot, a Vigrin!! (I mean the car, unmolested)

Welcome.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 830504 posted 09/16/09 05:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
How many miles? Hard to tell, but looks like driver's seat doesn't have the typical wear on the bolster; i'd say low mileage?

Did it go thru a hailstorm(s) or something? hood is easy to replace, hows the roof and trunklid. anyhow, looks like it has potential and good luck on it. As mentioned above, do all the basics first and get a solid foundation going then the mods are the easy and fun part

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 830520 posted 09/16/09 06:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I think I remember seeing that car listed here a while back. Wasn't it a soldier's car or something? I want to say I remember those pictures (or pictures like them) and the seller was talking about how it didn't run and had been hit by several hail storms while parked outside over the years.

Thanks for saving one! It's always good to hear stories like this.

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GolfBall
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 830521 posted 09/16/09 06:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
yeah i guess i could have gave a little more detail.... i tried to post this up befor i went to work....


IM a huge car guy and have plently of mechanical and fabrication skill to take this car pretty much any direction i wanna go....

i did a full custom turbo setup on my 97 jetta vr6 AKA the screen name.... so im still trying to decide what direction i wanna take this galant.


AS FOR THE CAR....

got it home sunday night about 830pm.... got home from work monday about 6 and had the car up and driving around the block by about 11.....

seems the drivetrains ok... tranny is really difficult to shift... hear thats pretty common with 1g's....
motor sounds really strong... OH has 170,000 ish miles....



when i took the valve cover off to check everything and pour oil and what not all over so i could start it up it all looked spotless....






POWER STEERING IS GONE..... i believe the pump is fine, pulled spins true and free but i found two of the lines going under the bottom back side of the engine bay are toast and leaked all over my driveway as soon as i tried to back out and turn the wheel....

i wanna just delete the rear steer and all that stuff and just run new lines for the front.


BRAKES: Not sure what the brakes are gonna take, im fine with using stock brakes but i have a feeling the calipers are pretty trashed.... it stops fine but doesn't let off when you release the pedal.


BODY: the car went through a really bad hail storm i was told... there is hail damage on pretty much every single pannel... hahahah... SAD THOUGH. im gonna try and just replace hood and trunk but the roofs gonna have to get some lovin....

Interior is deff nice.... im really glad they covered it all up befor it got parked....






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Edited by fastjetta (09/16/09 07:52 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 830542 posted 09/16/09 07:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
i also have a white vr4 ....they are kool cars ...lol

p.s the white ones always go faster lmao

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 830638 posted 09/16/09 10:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The interior looks nice for sure, but the seats still look like the leather could use some conditioning. That back seat upright part should be wrinkly and soft. I suggest some leatherique, stat. www.leatherique.com



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 830644 posted 09/16/09 10:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I second the ECU repair ASAP.

Don't make a $300 mistake.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 830671 posted 09/17/09 12:37 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting Hertz:

$5 says the ECU is a mess. Get that thing capped and repaired straight away.

You might have better luck replacing those body panels than pushing out so many dents. I know someone in IA who has a modified hood (white)...




Quote:

I second the ECU repair ASAP.

Don't make a $300 mistake.[/qoute]


what yall talking about.... if my ecu was trashed wouldn't it not run and drive.... is this a specific to galant issue?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 830673 posted 09/17/09 12:58 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yes, it's a gvr4 specific issue. If it hasn't had new capacitors installed, the old ones are ticking time bombs just waiting to leak acid on the board and ruin it. Or they already have but it hasn't eaten through any traces yet. Best to get it sorted and cleaned up before any issues.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 830761 posted 09/17/09 10:43 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice find! Its not that bad, it will just take a lot of time and patience to make it what it could be. As everyone has already said, do the maintenance stuff first....timing belt, tensioners, ecu caps, etc. then once you have something solid and issue free, start modding. It helps to ask the people here how to attain your goals and what steps to take to get there. Whatever your goals are, someone here has done it.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 830765 posted 09/17/09 10:53 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I should be able to help you out with parts since I have a parts car. I can do your caps for you as well. Even have a spare non-eprom ECU if you need to use it for a little while. Although I'll still be busy with my car the next few weeks.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 830789 posted 09/17/09 12:06 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The ECU issues is a 1G issue as well. Same with the auto tranny guys. They need replaced as well.

I have even started doing BMW climate control units for the same issue.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 831133 posted 09/18/09 11:30 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah i guess i deff need to get on top of fixing that ECU problem.....


here are some more progress pics.... started taking stuff apart and diggin into the engine bay to see what i got goin on in there....



made a little EGR block off plate.... my egr was nasty dirty, im surprised if it even worked....





Pulled the charcoal filter out.... i disconnected it here i hope thats ok.... not sure where the other tube runs off too....





Pulled all the factory air box stuff out to clear some space....
If anyone see's anything that can be removed just point it out to me... .HAHAHA....












man these stock td05 turbo's are SMAAAAAAALLLL hahaha.... esp when i compare it to my jetta's t70....



my index finger bout clogges the intake....


Edited by fastjetta (09/18/09 11:41 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 831272 posted 09/18/09 07:56 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
i dont know if you thought of this but might hava good pdr guy (paintless dent repair) look at it and give you a estimate to repair the hail could be cheaper. just a thought. good luck bro!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 832158 posted 09/21/09 09:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
i need input on what kinda turbo to go with....

thinking dsm link
60-1 maybe....
1000cc injectors
big front mount
act 2600

then new pads and rotors all around.
new tires.

then go from there and drive it to see how she holds up....



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 832160 posted 09/21/09 09:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
We need to know your goals before we help you decide on a turbo. "Wanna make it fast" is a bit vague.



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Edited by turbowop (09/21/09 09:41 PM)

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