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97 eclipse gst

Dsm2Nv

Proven Member
183
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Dec 27, 2007
toronto, ON_Canada
So i have had this car for about 6 years now and just wanted to post its progress threw this long jorney! Here is a couple of pictures of when i first got her.

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At this point i drove the car for about 2 months with out a single issue. But then it all started first thing to go was my driver side axle, followed by my passenger side axle and then all my brakes started to seize at this point i thought the worse was over having no mechanical knowledge everything was paid for out of pocket and being 17 years old working part time wasn't much of help. So after everything was fixed i started to drive the car again and it started to overheat about 4 days into driving it brought it back to a mechanic to find out it had blown the head gasket and they wanted about $2,000 to fix it at this point with no funds left and with out a car i decided to park it and start to buy parts slowly to put a 6 bolt motor into it and build it faster and stronger so it begins !



This is what i had done to the engine.

Disassemble Engine and inspectio

Engine head rebuild and resurface

Bore/hone cylinders walls plus wash and replace frost plugs

Resurface block deck

Balance rotating assembly

Align hone main bore

Micro polish crankshaft

Assemble bottom end/set ring gaps

Assemble long block assembly


Parts Used For This Build.

Ross Racing forged pistons 9.1 comp
Eagle H-Beam Connecting Rods
Arp Main studs
Topline Oil Pump Assembly
Topline Waterpump
Topline complete gasket kit
Mitsu Timming belt
Mitsu Hydrulic Tensioner
Mitsu Idler and Tensioner pulleys
brian crower springs,valves,retainers
Mitsu 4 layer MLS headgakset
Arp Head studs
ACL Race Main Bearing set:
ACL Race Rod Bearing set:
Topline revised lifters
40 mm tial wastegate
vict performance 02 housing
vict performance external dump
greddy timming belt
aem wideband
stewart warner boost gauge
hks full exhaust
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At this point it was spring time and i send her off to a local machine shop to start the work needless to say i was impressed with there work. Leading up to this point i had been reading alot on tuners and my local dsm board ca.dsm.org also helped some local menbers threw winter with there build witch tought me alot about my own car. So it was time to build her with help from a local menber we got the motor done here is some pictures of the motor being put together and build threw the spring.
 
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Dsm2Nv

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Dec 27, 2007
toronto, ON_Canada
Here she is Some before and after shots of the motor enjoy !


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Dsm2Nv

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Dec 27, 2007
toronto, ON_Canada
So it was june 2007 when i put the motor in. brought the car to a friends place and after about 3 weeks of work she was done and ready to drive again.
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Set and done drove her for about a month braking in the motor it drove like a new car. So after a couple of months of driving her we had a local dsm meet at the track the plan was to drive up with some friends from the local board to watch them race. I got a bite from the boost bug and i decided i would take her down the track still only running stock boost i figured it couldn't hurt, well was i wrong first pass down the track was like something i had never experienced before (wheel hop). The car spun and hoped off the line and just went bang before i knew it my transmission was gone and the car out again !

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Dsm2Nv

Proven Member
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Dec 27, 2007
toronto, ON_Canada
So after blowing transmission winter was around the corner so i decided to park her and get her ready once again for spring. Im from Ontario and a fwd dsm transmission here is impossible to find, i whent all winter with out finding one so i ended up picking up one from the us, the guy had crashed his car and it had about 45 thousand miles on it. After some messaging back and forth i decided to pick it up and had her running once again.Since there was still snow on the floor i decided to get the car painted and ready to go for spring.

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So at this point i decided to sell the 60 trim set up and wanted to upgrade to something bigger so i toke it apart and sold it. Couple of weeks later came across a good deal that i picked up it was a comp turbo the thing was massive from what i remember it was comparable to a gt42. Had that for a while and was trying to fit everything and get her done for the 2011 dsm shootout witch didn't happen. It was 3 weeks from the shootout and the car was still apart, there was no way i was missing another one of these so i threw the turbo on the forum and got it sold.Threw on a greddy 18g turbo that i had laying around and got her finished in time for the shoot out ! What an amazing time first shoot out ever and never going to miss one again ! Anyone that has not had the chance to make it up there seriously has to make some time and get there you wont regret it. Enjoy some more pictures!

Comp tubo

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Greddy 18g

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And the only two pictures of my car at the shootout

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Dsm2Nv

Proven Member
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Dec 27, 2007
toronto, ON_Canada
So now its the start of a new year and with the car being parked i figured i would do a new set up, and ended up picking up a bran new holset hx40 with billet wheel Thanks to Justin i got exactly what i needed ! thanks once again Justin for the amazing new turbo.
Now just have to order the Manifold for this turbo!

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Dsm2Nv

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Dec 27, 2007
toronto, ON_Canada
So today was a nice day decided to start doing my motor, transmission mounts also just picked up my Bep t3 .70 housing thanks to rtmracing.com, Cant wait to get this thing running.

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Brittonprice

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Apr 2, 2012
Basehor, Kansas
Love the build!!! You'll have to look mine up when I post pictures this weekend! Great job!
 

Dsm2Nv

Proven Member
183
7
Dec 27, 2007
toronto, ON_Canada
Manifold is in along with the new tial 38mm wastegate ! check out the new pics guys


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And here is the straight line specialties manifold . What a Beauty !


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Dsm2Nv

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Dec 27, 2007
toronto, ON_Canada
And she is almost ready !
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Dsm2Nv

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Dec 27, 2007
toronto, ON_Canada
A video and some pics of the car at the 2012 dsm shoot out!

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