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Street Build "Lucky" Sevens Talon

Year:
1997
Model/Trim:
Eagle Talon TSi AWD
  • Ownership Status:
    Currently Own
    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
    EVO 9 fuel pump
    Custom EGR block-off plate
    2.5" downpipe
    3" catback exhaust (2 resonators)
    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 BPR7ES plugs (.0275" gap)
    NGK wires
    Mods-EMS & Logging:
    Innovate LC2 wideband O2 sensor and DB gauge
    Standard boost gauge
    ELM327 mini-OBD2 reader (hey, it works!)
    Mods-Drivetrain:
    Competition 2100 Clutch kit
    Stock rear LSD
    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, E85
    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:
    13.43
    1/4 Mile MPH:
    99.7
    60' Time:
    1.80

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  1. Kryndon
    Got to thinking, this car has technically been to 11 countries and 2 continents.

    Built in the US, then first registered in Ontario, Canada. Then it made its way to Europe, where it spent most of its life in Romania. I bought it and took it home to Bulgaria. From there, I've traveled through Europe twice: Serbia -> Hungary -> Austria -> Germany -> The Netherlands -> Belgium -> England. And then back again!

    I really hope I can move it to the US one day. Need to complete the circle!
  2. 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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