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  1. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    So first off I got tired of this shitSo I finished the catbackIt got really, really quiet... kinda nice but I may take it off for track days when Im feelin froggy. Then I was seeing some uneven compression/starting. Compression was 160/160/55/60 and it was all going out the valves, so I...
  2. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    Tonight on unsolved mysteries!!! UPDATE!!! haha tourettes guy reference... So I set myself up for what I like to call a hell weekend...where I have a thousand things to do, and barely enough time to do it. I drove the GVR4 to the shop friday night to start on the next set of upgrades, it took...
  3. GSXftw

    Twin scroll hx35 spool results.

    They are the same size, it has to do with the collector and the angle they meet.
  4. GSXftw

    Twin scroll hx35 spool results.

    Thank you for this. Im researching to build my first TS mani and was wondering about this vid I had seen as well. I didn't know what the real difference was but the collector angles make total sense.
  5. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    So tonight heres where we are at- I had to tidy up the bottom end with an oil pan gasket, and to decide whether I could use the crank scraper or not with the main girdle.It turned out I could use part of it with a little modding. I had to do some trimming, but it will definitely help and be...
  6. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    So tonight I torqued the head down, got the cams installed/torqued, water pump, most of the timing components, intake mani, and did some throttle body work.I'll be taking the cam gears/cover off the other engine, and getting a kevlar belt, so hit my roadblock for the night on that. The...
  7. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    You're like setting the plot for each build update its amazing... haha tonight Ill be torquing the head and doing the top end. Its a JMF race mani, which should fit the engine well since Im planning on a 9k+ redline. The farthest I had the engine was 7k last time, but I can tell you I was having...
  8. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    Alright, got the block back from the machine shop! So I went on through it with the normal assembly routine. It was really nice not having to file rings since it was already done and on the pistons. First step was making sure the main clearances looked goodNow if you didnt see this engines...
  9. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    Thank you brother, keep at it. These cars usually pay you back in the long run when youre really stubborn and dont give up.
  10. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    The head is actually already done since it got all its mods the last time this combo was together and thats one part I didnt skimp on. Im supposed to get the block back tomorrow and then can start reassembly. The 2G is much better for a street car I think, the 1G head with cyclone gave great off...
  11. GSXftw

    1G Sufficient or restrictive? Ic, wg, etc (long post).. 600ish hp guys HELP

    My buddy makes 641whp on a single 450 on stock feed/return lines, 38 psi boost on E85. KISS=Keep it simple stupid. Do a filter to rail with a rewired 450 and youre golden for 600whp.
  12. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    So update time, I ran the car a few more times at the track until it was closing time, it did well for what it is with more high 11s at the low 120s. Its best was [email protected] with a lame 1.8 60ft (traction) the car has about 600 miles on it since being put together, and 3500 miles on the engine...
  13. GSXftw

    Hydraulic Release Bearing

    I am drooling over this mod, must know part numbers, please fill us in!
  14. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    So where are we now....I upgraded to a slightly better alternator, it was another $56 over the one that went bad, since all in all this was the third one I have blown in my dsm life. Put that in and did some runs in around town before I took another go at the track. First pass it spun a lot...
  15. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    So still keepin on with this one... after its passes at the track I was getting some spark blowout, so did new BPR7s gapped down to .02, and ran it around on pump gas for a while to keep it on the road while I worked on it. I had to address some exhaust leaks, here you will notice the turbine...
  16. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    Well her first track day went great. I took the feed line off, pumped out the gas, put in E85, and just like my 1G would it put me to E45 with the remaining stuff in the tank. I turned up boost slightly, and headed to the track. Here is a vid of the nights events.The car was around 25 psi the...
  17. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    So I was maxed on boost at the 20psi so I pulled the wastegate off, thinking I needed more spring, saw this plug with the thread sealant on it was missing, so I had a big boost leak at the wastegate that was venting pressure at the top of the spring. I didnt change springs just fixed the leak...
  18. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    Thanks man! Ill do the driveline stuff soon and then it should be all sorted I think. Sounds sweet though good luck!Yeah Its becoming quite the little book LOL. Definitely didnt expect it to go this way since when I got it was planning on high 12s on stock drivetrain, but oh well...
  19. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    So I am absolutely exhausted at this point, its sunday, and I spent the entire weekend at the shop including friday. Went until 3am tonight, 5am yesterday, 3am the day before. Its absolutely amazing seeing the car taking shape though, and Ive got a friend who has been a total trooper helping...
  20. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    Yeah the delta (HKS) 272s purr nice, but it doesnt help the sleeper attitude I was going for lol. I hope to get the forged engine with the Kelfords back together and in someday, they sounded even better! Ironic isnt it... As Im trying to play with a stock engine, I have a fully built one just...
  21. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    Did a lot of everything tonight, mostly welding. I welded up the battery tie down, tacked up an exhaust flange and extended the exhaust to the rear end, realized no parts stores have U bends in stock, so stopped there, hung it all on the hangers, and dropped it to finish weld it all. Also took...
  22. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    Thanks bro! Wait till Im doing pulls and hurting feelings!First order of business tonight, was fixing this AC plug, the wires were badly frayed and exposed, so solder, heatshrink.Then since I figured I had a rack I could do some exhaust work, but quickly realized I needed a flange where...
  23. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    Well I was amazed I got so much done last night, with two of my buddies helping we were able to knock out a lot of things on the list! While I did wiring on the gauges, my buddy did rear seatbelts, and another did wire mesh for a radiator guard as well as upper support. I'm equally amazed I only...
  24. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    Thanks man!So for this offering, I made a summit order, got the aeromotive -8 filter glass element, that filters down to 6 micron, with adapters down to -6, that way if I ever go to -8 in the future I wont need another filter. Still need to fab up a mount bracket for it.After researching...
  25. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    Sorry for not an update for a bit... I kinda decided to cheat on the galant for a weekend, my supra has been on a stock turbo, and if you know anything about the CT26 you would understand my pain, think of a T25. So I threw together another Holset setup for it, went with an HX35 this time...
  26. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    Wow thats a good price for one. There are ones that randomly pop up for sale and disappear as kind of the norm with these :) Keep your eyes open youre sure to find one.So tonight was a lot more of the same...Running wires, I ran the 00ga and 10ga through the firewall, I picked a bracket for...
  27. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    Big things tonight! First of all, the 2G is gone to a good home, and my summer stimulus package is in effect! So I bought some windshield polyurethane, scraped all the old glue off the old window, and glued that thing in. Next, I installed the trunk lid. Unfortunately, even with the springs put...
  28. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    So my Talon is selling, I had to wash it for the new owner. Figured I would go ahead and wash the front of the GVR4 too and get some pics together. It was SOOOO bad!That moment youre washing your car but the ground looks like youre wet sanding! hahaIts nice to have two running...
  29. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    I expected something major in the rear wiring for it to just not have anything work, first thing I jumped to was fuses/relays, they are good but I wasnt seeing power at the actual tail lights when I had them on, I checked a few grounds and they were good. Was limited on what I could do since the...
  30. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    So I made some progress, but I still feel like this update is full of fail. I wanted to make the deadline of getting the car running for our cruise week stuff, wasnt trying for finished, just running/driving, so went nuts trying to get friends together to make it happen, then came to grips that...
  31. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    My daily thread bump lol. I light sanded parts of the sealer with 800, sprayed base, then I ran out of clear, at the worst possible time (money wise) if this talon doesn't sell soon Im gonna be in trouble. If anyone wants this clean ass Talon please give me a holler! I literally took change...
  32. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    I didnt realize until now how big the rear bumper is...So much surface area...so many nooks and crannies... ug... Prepped all that out along with the spoiler.Primer sealerContinued to work on the trunk lid while that dried...was fighting fisheye a bit but its coming out
  33. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    Thank you! Its coming along, but I still wont be real fired up until I can actually drive it. For now Im just plugging away...So it was trunk lid stuff tonight. Worked over the dentPrimer surfacerI wanted to sand this down and do at least primer sealer tonight, but the surfacer was...
  34. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    So my offerings this time around... I had some runs on the right quarter, and I knew they'd be a bit of a pain on not breaking through sanding them down, so I had to reclear a bit on the sharp edges. I waited until I was actually painting something to do this part. I got to work on the trunk...
  35. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    So yeah my eyes were playing tricks on me...The quarter was right the first time. So I took the bondo back down, more primer surfacer.Then I did a final bit of sanding everywhere and got it ready for sprayI waited until early in the morning when conditions would be better and got to it...
  36. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    So...I kind of hit a roadblock on the car. I had it in primer surfacer, which would be a water barrier, but I couldn't sand into it until I was ready for primer sealer, and after sealer I only have a 2 day window before painting, which I couldn't afford paint yet. So I jumped onto my 2G Talon...
  37. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    Thanks man, Yeah the tar was bubbled a little is all, no worries there. Most of the stuff Im stripping on the inside is just to not have a smell come back. My worst fear is to open the car with it sitting in the summer time and smelling a fire car. Its gotten better over the year and a half of...
  38. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    Naw... If you saw how body shops shrink metal on dents like I have it wouldn't be a thing... They'll get an area glowing red with a torch, then hit it with a wet rag. Most of the parts that got hot aren't structural, the trunk weatherstripping area, rear deck, ect. All of those areas are just...
  39. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    Thanks for the encouragement everyone, it really helps get me fired up to get this thing moving! Spring is already here and I need to get my ass in gear. Car has sat long enough I say!So today was finish up the inside of the car and do the last of the rattlecan action. Anything with any soot...
  40. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    Todays offering to *THAT ASS* I painted the top of the deck area, so naturally the underside came next. This was more of a chore as you can imagine. Heat goes up so a lot of this stuff is rusty and full of soot. I just had to dive in and make it happen.Then I got tired of...
  41. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    So here is the moment you've all been waiting for! I title this thread update, **THAT ASS** So, I drove it out the shop, across the street, and onto the trailer. It actually almost got to operating temp the first time through all this. The temp gauge works so thats good.Trailered the thing...
  42. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    So first off, todays update is a small one because 80% of it was painting on the talon! Thing is almost done being sprayed though.I didnt have a rack open at the shop, but what I did manage to do was I went ahead and painted the expanded metal to the front grill. BEFOREand I brought...
  43. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    Hello! So todays update. I did the plug where the temp sensor was going to go, and installed the radiator in for good this time.Theres my new location for the temp switchThen I got onto some exhaust workThe stock stuff had to goI cut off the mounting brackets, and took the tips off...
  44. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    Hello everyone! Been a while I know. Been doing school full time, had some side-jobs come up, and just waiting for the weather to come around before I sandblast the back of the car. I slacked a little too far behind on the car and missed the opening track day at the drags, but there were about 5...
  45. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    Did a few more random things... Air filter, coolant overflow, upper timing cover, and the biggest bonus, the AC system holds vacuum! should be good to charge.Got a cheap little portable blaster, air chuck, gun, aluminum oxide, self etching primer, ect.Should be able to bring the thing...
  46. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    Did some AC things tonight... Pulled off the drier, got a new one, replaced seals thereThen did the seals at the compressor, it already had the PAG oil in it (I was thinking ahead :) Did a flush, and got as near as I could to the 8.75 oz of oil it called for.I got a R134 retrofit kit, but...
  47. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    Happy valentines day! Starting to really get charged about this thing. I went to my first race of the year, got to meet farmtruck and azn from street outlaws, they were there for the tracks season opener. Super nice guys, stayed there all weekend, did the winners circle and a few arm drop races...
  48. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    Did some radiator things today. First order of business was grinding off the mounting tabs on the side that would be against the condenser.Then it was drilling/threading this plug, and using it to adapt the fan switchDoorjamb sealHere it is next to the honda half radiator Im trying to...
  49. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    Thanks man! Yeah its a really good little click the GVR4s give, definitely a neat little niche. Im looking forward to vids too!So todays update- first, I plumbed the Cyclone mani and extended wires for the FPS to actuate it. Pretty standard stuff there. Then I went to work on the shifter...
  50. GSXftw

    1722/2000 burn victim rescue/sleeper

    Progress!! I was in class and made the "to do list" and put it all on paper. It seemed long, but when I got to the money part of it, its only a couple hundred, which is helpful. Its just a lot of time. So tonight I chipped away at some things. I drilled/tacked for a wideband bung, real happy...
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