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  1. iceguru1114

    1992 VR4 #71/1000

    Thanks man, really appreciate the support. I've said it a few times in this thread, but having the community rooting me on has definitely kept me going sometimes when I wonder if it's worth it.
  2. iceguru1114

    ISO Vehicle CAD Data

    Hi Folks,I've searched GrabCAD.com and Thingiverse without much luck finding 1G DSM or GVR4 vehicles. Does anyone have a line on a potential supplier with a GVR4 vehicle CAD model. It doesn't have to be extremely accurate; I'm just looking for something rough I can start with to play around...
  3. iceguru1114

    1992 VR4 #71/1000

    I thought this photo deserved its own, dedicated post. I added some choice clothing to my wardrobe and took this photo to summarize DSM ownership.Owning a functional DSM is an awful lot of work, but you do it anyway because you’re the type of moron who buys clothing depicting his shitbox...
  4. iceguru1114

    1992 VR4 #71/1000

    Big milestone completed on the brakes; all lines have been completed!!! To finish this up, I started by running a line to the rear to create a t-junction back there:After attempting my first flare on the line to the rear right, my flaring tool gave up and I had to perform some surgery to...
  5. iceguru1114

    1992 VR4 #71/1000

    As I suspected, the rear lines, while much simpler to route, had their own challenges to overcome because FUBAR. I had to drill out several bolts and chase some threads to preserve the original line routing bosses. I did this about 4 or 5 times:I was not too happy about my routing options in...
  6. iceguru1114

    1992 VR4 #71/1000

    I finally got the front brakes completely done. The last line was definitely the toughest. I had to start by cleaning, drying, and mounting the firewall cover because that's a critical system interaction for the line that runs across the engine bay. It's a delicate piece, so dish soap and the...
  7. iceguru1114

    1992 VR4 #71/1000

    I'll give you one guess about an upcoming modification to the car:It rhymes with shalance baft and it's required to make the engine DSP legal. BTW, I probably should have hoarded parts for this car about 5 years ago. Mitsubishi is discontinuing a lot of stuff.Now that the brake system finish...
  8. iceguru1114

    1992 VR4 #71/1000

    The discerning observer will notice a mistake here:Although you can find a few pictures on the web kinda sorta detailing this area, if I'd have just thought about Bernoulli's law for a second, it'd have been a no-brainer. Anyway, I had to redo the line going to the prop valve, this time...
  9. iceguru1114

    1992 VR4 #71/1000

    I made more progress than I expected today. I've now run 5 of the 9 hard lines I'll need to finish the job. Started with the t-junction for the front calipers:Ran this buster to the front left:Ran the jumper between flex lines at the front left:Ran the jumper at the front right...
  10. iceguru1114

    1992 VR4 #71/1000

    Well, after taking 1.5 hours to run the first hard line, I'm really hoping the other 8 I still have to run take a little less time. Now that I have some practice with the tools under my belt the crimps may go a little faster, but I doubt the routing will... we'll see.I had to practice a few...
  11. iceguru1114

    1992 VR4 #71/1000

    Had a decent couple of days of progress recently. I started by ordering some new parts from JNZ (flex lines, EBC pads, and Hawk pads.. yes the brand mixing was intentional; coefficient of friction/sourcing combo of issues there). I had to buzz the paint off the EBC pads to make them fit. I also...
  12. iceguru1114

    Impact Guns and Zinc Plating?

    This is another good point you raise regarding stock pieces. Since I'm doing the fuel system almost from scratch, maybe it would be worth the cash to go ahead and splurge on an aftermarket anodized fuel rail... I think with my original plan the fuel rail would have been the only OEM piece left...
  13. iceguru1114

    Impact Guns and Zinc Plating?

    Good to know that some stuff may come out black. I'm generally ok with whatever color anodized parts come out to be. I'm much more interested in functional protection of the aluminum in the fuel system from ethanol than I am about aesthetics.Are there alternative aluminum surface prep...
  14. iceguru1114

    Impact Guns and Zinc Plating?

    Good point. I'll take a quick look on Craiglist for the high quality stuff before I make a new purchase.
  15. iceguru1114

    Impact Guns and Zinc Plating?

    Holy cow. You, sir, just won this thread! Thanks so so much for putting in so much effort. Gotta love the DSM community; very helpful bunch :D
  16. iceguru1114

    Impact Guns and Zinc Plating?

    You're right, that looks pretty much like an unbranded Aircat at nearly half the price. Veeeery interesting :hmm:
  17. iceguru1114

    Impact Guns and Zinc Plating?

    Awesome feedback. Thank you!
  18. iceguru1114

    Impact Guns and Zinc Plating?

    Cool cool. Well you got me thing about the whole build/buy/purchase differently now, which is good because I sometimes get stuck in a complete DIY literally everything all the time rut. I'll look into local shops to see if they can quote me costs for larger parts... sounds like the fasteners are...
  19. iceguru1114

    Impact Guns and Zinc Plating?

    Much appreciate the input. For the zinc plating, right now it's limited to a lot of the OEM nuts and bolts, and a handful of steel brackets throughout the car that I'm currently refurbishing. Many of them have enough oxidation that it's hard to tell whether or not they were originally zinc...
  20. iceguru1114

    Impact Guns and Zinc Plating?

    Good info! Have you ever had them prep and plate larger items like bracket or mounts? If so, was the cost on those pretty minimal as well?
  21. iceguru1114

    Impact Guns and Zinc Plating?

    I did a quick search and found a 9 year chat about impact gun preferences (they've changed a bit since then), and couldn't find much on zinc plating so I'm starting a new thread to ask around about preferences and/or experience. Google searches are filled with commercial influence biased...
  22. iceguru1114

    1992 VR4 #71/1000

    Once again, can't stress how much of a time saver the blast cabinet and parts washer are. If you're on the fence, just go get some... they're awesome.For the brake booster, from the outside it was looking pretty terrible. It's obvious that the brake fluid sat on that outer surface for quite...
  23. iceguru1114

    1992 VR4 #71/1000

    As with everything on this damn car, the first step tend to be cleanup, rust removal, or both. The pedal assembly was certainly no exception. Assessed the filth on the workbench:Tore everything down:Did some sand blasting in the new cabinet while thanking myself profusely for making that...
  24. iceguru1114

    1992 VR4 #71/1000

    The factory lines were completely shot, as were the old aftermarket lines on the car:For the flex lines (and pads for that matter), I have stuff in the mail right now from JNZ (damn good company to do business with thus far). However, to "connect the dots", so to speak, I have to get both ends...
  25. iceguru1114

    1992 VR4 #71/1000

    Brake System ConstructionI finally got some new parts in the mail and did some work on the car. After playing some games having things shipped to a friend in Texas, then here, because Colorado and Rock Auto are currently in a fight with one another, I was able to get all the calipers...
  26. iceguru1114

    WANTED: OEM Part Vendor Recommendation

    Thanks for the suggestions, folks! That Amayama is clutch and I'll probably be using that in the future at some point. This time around I phoned a friend in Texas to receive a Rock Auto shipment and he will ship the parts along to me.
  27. iceguru1114

    WANTED: OEM Part Vendor Recommendation

    I just had a pretty terrible experience with Parts Geek and, unfortunately, Rock Auto does not ship to Colorado.Does anyone have recommendations for a solid OEM parts vendor that has the same wide variety of OEM parts as Rock Auto and Parts Geek?
  28. iceguru1114

    Resolved Smoke after rebuild block

    Not sure what you're saying about the manifold, but everything you are sharing points to a textbook case of a block to head sealing issue. Low compression, white smoke, fluid mixture in your coolant between oil and coolant, a leaking coolant system... that's all classic head to block sealing...
  29. iceguru1114

    Resolved Smoke after rebuild block

    95% sure you have a cylinder head to block sealing issue. Likely culprits include: bad machining on head, bad machining on block, bad head gasket, not enough bolt preload to seal up the head.Good luck with it.
  30. iceguru1114

    1992 VR4 #71/1000

    Brake System EngineeringI finally did some ACTUAL work on FUBAR again, for the first time in a long time. Granted, the majority of this work is engineering and Bill of Materials work, but it still counts because it has put a $1000 worth of part on my purchase list about 10 days from now.I've...
  31. iceguru1114

    1992 VR4 #71/1000

    I'm finally about to return to work on FUBAR, which is very exciting, indeed. Leading up to this point has involved quite a bit of final garage prep. Because I'm me, that work snowballed into a bunch of sub-projects.The first step was freeing up space and organizing all of FUBAR's parts a bit...
  32. iceguru1114

    1992 VR4 #71/1000

    This project continues to transpire in waves. I wanted to wait to update the thread until after my first vehicle-related update but that's probably another month or so out so I'm gonna throw in some intermediate garage updates.The garage, as it sat, was a complete mess and also needed...
  33. iceguru1114

    2G [SOLVED] Evo3 16G rebuild not going as planned

    This comment is really concerning. This could mean that you either have a bent shaft, or an overly tight tolerance between something that's rotating and something that's stationary, ie) back of comp wheel and thrust collar or something similar.Regarding the rebuild technique, take a look here...
  34. iceguru1114

    1992 VR4 #71/1000

    Seriously appreciate the encouragement. Support from my fellow DSMers is what's kept the project alive for this long.
  35. iceguru1114

    1992 VR4 #71/1000

    I'm trying to build some momentum on the build again here. FUBAR has been all emptied out, which has twice now been quite a chore. Before:After:FUBAR's contents in temporary storage:I've also started shuffling things around in the garage and making the "must have" repairs to have a...
  36. iceguru1114

    1992 VR4 #71/1000

    Haha. Appreciate the patience, sir. I'm really hopeful to get something going after the holiday festivities are over... the new garage update should be fun, kind of like what I did back in Atlanta.
  37. iceguru1114

    1992 VR4 #71/1000

    Intermission 2 - Another Cross Country MoveIt's been well over a year since my last update on this build. Life happens. Career ambitions, time invested in motorcycle racing, poor personal project facilities, the list goes on... but FUBAR has not even been on the radar lately.Anyway, got...
  38. iceguru1114

    GVR-4 1g/gvr4 intake manifolds are there any differences between the years?

    The cyclone is technically a 1G manifold with variable runner lengths, but that's not a USDM product; as the Fonz said, assuming you're talking about the USDM, they're all the same.
  39. iceguru1114

    1G 9.1:1 vs 8.5:1 Compression

    Given your stated desire to stick with 91 octane fuel, combined with your power targets, it seems like 8.5:1 is a no-brainer if you want to have more knock margin. That being said, if you're going be revving the engine up high to make your power and you're ok with knock limited ignition timing...
  40. iceguru1114

    WHY are 1G's better than 2G's????

    I saw "GVR4" on Craiglist. I saw that it was not wrecked and it came with a bunch of spares, but it wasn't running either. I rented a uhaul trailer after work that same day, hooked it up the 4Runner and drove two hours north to the middle of f***ing nowhere. The place looked like they "cooked"...
  41. iceguru1114

    WHY are 1G's better than 2G's????

    Occasionally they can be found frozen to the ground in the middle of winter during a polar vortex year in the middle of the night in the middle of a cornfield being sold for $1000 by questionable individuals.... not that I've had a personal experience with this or anything. Lessons learned: take...
  42. iceguru1114

    420A Transmission Pops out of 5th Gear (and sometimes 4th)

    The transmission that I was referencing was an 02J from VW which had shims under the roller bearing races (between bearings and housing). TSI1990 is right in citing gear spacing, however it is handled. It's done with shims under the shaft bearing races on most transmissions, I assumed it was the...
  43. iceguru1114

    420A Transmission Pops out of 5th Gear (and sometimes 4th)

    I second the notion that it sounds like a shim problem. I had the same issue many years ago on a pretty much new transmission that I swapped a fancy differential into. It popped out of 4th and 5th due to the output shaft spacing being off. It's a pain to fix because you have to assemble...
  44. iceguru1114

    2G Water line position

    I'm not deeply familiar with the center housing on MHI turbos, but some turbos have a siphoning feature to allow coolant to continue flow through the bearing housing after a hot shutdown to avoid oil coking. My advise would be to run the stock routing just in case MHI has a similar architecture.
  45. iceguru1114

    WHY are 1G's better than 2G's????

    The 2G is a stripper car, so depending on your point of view that either makes it the clear winner or the reason you had to spend your memorial day weekend in 2006 getting penicillin shots in unpleasant places :ohdamn:
  46. iceguru1114

    Show me your clean engine bays

    In 34 pages, I'm sure I'm not the first smartass to do this, but, I win:
  47. iceguru1114

    1G Stripped Hole in block

    He wanted an option for fixing without removing the transmission and a helicoil is the best bet if that is the desire. Thread sert or time sert are good, robust solutions, but would absolutely would require transmission removal. The other proposed solution, going up a size in thread with a...
  48. iceguru1114

    1G Stripped Hole in block

    You can properly repair a thread with helicoil to comparable to original strength without uninstalling anything. If the damage is really bad, you may have to jump up to a threadsert which will require transmission removal. Google search both of those key words to get a feel for which one best...
  49. iceguru1114

    General Extremely High Idle

    I found this, maybe it will help you out: https://www.dsmtuners.com/threads/dsm-isc-motor-testing-replacement.386663/If the ISC is not the issue, the symptom basically sounds like too much air is making it into the cylinders at idle. Think about everything that could possibly allow air to...
  50. iceguru1114

    1992 VR4 #71/1000

    I used an HVLP gravity feed gun from Harbor Freight. The booth was ventilated with fans on either end of the booth. The entire garage is/was heated... guessing mid 70s.
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