- Ownership Status:
- No Longer Own
- Turbo Type:
- Transmission Type:
- Build Type:
- Parts Wishlist:
- 14b Turbo, AWD Tranny, 4 Snow Tires, better lights, stock exhaust
- Here is a car resurrected from the dead from the remains of a totaled 94 Talon. I have another post titled Olivia (94 N/T FWD) that tells the story of the process I went through to get that car running. The story of that car can be found here: http://www.dsmtuners.com/dsm-profiles/olivia-94-n-t-talon-fwd.11767/
This is a car that I purchased from my brother as an alternative to putting snow tires on the gem I already own. The article for that car will be titled "Whitney (90 16g AWD)".
When my brother sold me the shell for $1000, it was relatively rust and rot free, but there was hardly anything on the car in original condition. He had already parted out the car, and everything from the interior was missing, as well as the engine and transmission.
I had to spend some time pulling a wiring harness from a completely scrapped shell and then install it into this shell. It wasn't terribly difficult and I may find the time to write about how I did it at some point, but for now I will just continue telling the story.
This car WAS an AWD Turbo car with an Automatic Transmission. Now it is a FWD non turbo car with a manual transmission.
This meant new holes had to be drilled for the shifting cables from a manual to fit. I also had to install a clutch pedal from a different car. Doing an AWD to FWD conversion is easy, just have to remove the drive shaft and plug the holes on the rear bumpkin.
The motor mounts in easily. The hardest part of this swap was fabricating the exhaust from a non turbo so that it doesn't drag while riding alongside the drive shaft.
The fact that I already had a running motor and trans out of a non turbo FWD is primarily the reason that the car despite being meant for winter daily driving, is non AWD. This spring though I hope to spend some time putting a 14b turbo from a 2g as well as a stock exhaust, putting in an AWD transmission including drive shaft, then buying four winter tires for next winter.
I should really show more pride in this car, but it truly lives up to the title "winter beater" that its meant for.
The pictures included hardly even do it justice because by the time I started taking pictures I had already begun installing the interior and the wiring harness was also installed.
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