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Street Build "Lucky" 7s Talon

Year:
1997
Model/Trim:
Eagle Talon TSi AWD
  • Ownership Status:
    I own it
    Turbo Type:
    16g
    Drivetrain:
    AWD
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Build Type:
    • Street
    Mods-Bolt-on:
    Big EVO 3 16G turbo and O2 housing, ported to 65mm
    R33 Skyline BOV (recirc.)
    Custom 2.5" aluminium intercooler piping
    3.5" thick core FMIC
    K/N stockbox air filter
    Samco rad. hoses
    Custom EGR block-off plate
    2" downpipe
    3" catback exhaust
    Front/Rear/Driver side polyurethane engine mounts
    Mods-Engine:
    EVO 7 8.8CR pistons and rods
    ACL Race Series conrod bearings
    ACL AluGlide main bearings
    Ajusa Fibermax Headgasket
    Polished 2G head
    1G lifters
    G+H cams, 8.22mm lift
    NGK BPR6ES plugs (.0275" gap)
    NGK plug wires.
    Mods-EMS & Logging:
    ELM327 mini-OBD2 reader (hey, it works!)
    Standard boost gauge.
    Mods-Drivetrain:
    Competition 2100 Clutch kit
    Mods-Handling:
    Red KYB AGX dampers
    EVO 8 Enkei wheels (225/50/17 tires)
    3000GT VR-4 4 piston calipers and discs (313mm)[with custom CAD brackets], front
    Galant VR-4 284mm ventilated discs and calipers, rear
    Parts Wishlist:
    DSMLink, BorgWarner S366 Turbocharger
    Background:
    My first turbo-AWD DSM. I'm the 2nd owner. Got her in very bad condition, but I was getting it blindly so it didn't matter. Went to a neighbour country to get her with a flatbed. Car had 26,000 miles on the clock. It had sat for 15 years without being driven and it took 3 months to get her in somewhat good shape. The long-term plan is a full restoration and then upgrading to a mild street build (~300 AWHP).

    Reason for the Lucky 'Sevens' name is ironical. The VIN ends in "077777", a very unique number, full of sevens, but I had a lot of bad luck with the car in the beginning, hence the name.

    As of November 2018, the engine has been taken out, a new block bought and the project is underway for building it up and installing a Big E16G.
    UPDATE: First official start on the new rebuild was on March 12th, 2019. All went well!
  • 1/4 Mile E/T:
    14.769
    1/4 Mile MPH:
    92.22
    60' Time:
    2.044
    Timeslip Video Link:
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    Timeslip Details:
    [T-25] Stock weight, stock boost (12 psi), 100 octane mix, old summer tires, wet track with bad tarmac, little drag racing experience :D

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  1. dplakosh
    Good luck on the restoration. Nice to see people willing to bring problematic cars back to life.
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    1. Kryndon
      I appreciate the words man. It's been a long ride (even though so far it's just been a year). Just got the exhaust re-done today so all that's left is to rebuild the lil' turbo and that should be it!
      Kryndon, Jun 23, 2017
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