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Deric’s 91 GS-T

Dericsh

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Pearl River, Louisiana
The car has been down for a year this month. I got engine pulled out last weekend. A few more parts and a lot of time needed to get the rebuild going.
 

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Dericsh

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Nov 25, 2002
Pearl River, Louisiana
After getting the engine on a stand a couple weeks ago I finally had a few minutes to pull the pan. What I found was no surprise, the rear balance shaft bearing was looking right at me.

I’ll continue to disassemble and inspect things at a turtles pace. One thing different about my DSM journey this time around, money isn’t what’s holding me up, it’s freeing up the time to be able to work on it.
 

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JeffGS-T97

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Absolutely! I have the same problem I just finished my 97 Gst build recently, it took a little over 2 years before i drove it regularly. I like the GST make the best, I put a closed LSD in mine, besides the bigger turbo that was my favorite mod.
 

Dericsh

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Nov 25, 2002
Pearl River, Louisiana
I had the house to myself today, so I continued my tear down. One of the head bolts stripped out, but I had this huge extractor that worked perfectly. After I got the head off I flipped the engine over, got coolant in my shoe, and took a photo of the damaged caused by the failed balance shaft bearing. I wanted to get the pistons out today but it didn’t happen. I keep looking for another reason that could have caused oil starvation that caused the balance shaft bearing to spin. Oh well, we will see how bad the rest of the bearings look soon.
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Dericsh

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Nov 25, 2002
Pearl River, Louisiana
I just realized that I needed to share this to the build thread, here’s the trashed cam journal that I found when I was attempting to install 3g lifters prematurely. I think the same weekend, I was working on the timing belt and that’s when I realized that The oil pump was locking up and I was going to be doing a full rebuild on this. Honestly the longer it takes I have been tempted to just find a running engine somewhere and get it back together. I wanna drive this thing!!!!
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Dericsh

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Pearl River, Louisiana
Well, in my last post I mentioned just finding an engine to get the car going. I had been expecting a weekend road trip to Texas or further, but luckily a long block popped up just about an hour away and I jumped on it. Really cool to meet a “local” DSMer and get a fast forward button to getting this car on the road.

In other news—I suppose this is related to my build—My biggest update lately is that I visited my towns permit office last week and turned in plans to have a detached garage installed at my home. Trying to make dreams come true over here!
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Dericsh

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Nov 25, 2002
Pearl River, Louisiana
This poor car saw the sun for the first time in a couple years this week. I have been working on getting this new shop building together very slowly. Unfortunately I’ve had to resort to just throwing things in there to deal with them later as I’ve got a newborn baby girl and some unexpected issues with my house that need immediate repair (of course right? After refinancing and spending all the equity money on building this shop!).

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Dericsh

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Pearl River, Louisiana
Oof, 3 years down.

I’ve gotten a lot of things squared away with my home and we are settling in nicely with my second daughter who is turning 1 in July. Only a few things left to deal with plus getting my mess cleaned up and organized so I can think straight.

It’s certainly been a whirlwind of one thing after another, which I am sure any homeowner has experienced at some point.

I’ve been thinking more and more about the path for this project, and with the way things are kind of going right now, I think I’m just going to get the gaskets and belts replaced one day soon (I hope) and get this engine back in. So it would be mostly stock, but with ecmlink since I already got that and maybe some hard pipes to the s16g since all the rubber is in really bad shape.

This would do two things:

1) Get the car back up faster, maybe more reliable as well, and give me some much needed seat time.

2) Save some gas $$$. Even with the difference between regular and premium, my tundra needing a full tank every 4 days is eating my extra money up pretty quickly.

I know it’s not a great car to haul kids around in, but with the longer days (I’ve noticed it breaking daylight before I leave home for work this week) I would love to take this thing to work 2-3 times a week when I’m by myself.

That’s where I’m at everyone. Maybe I get the ball rolling before I’m making a year 4 update right below this.
 

Dericsh

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Nov 25, 2002
Pearl River, Louisiana
My oldest daughter had dance finals out of state this week (yesterday, they WON small group for 12 and under!), so I took a couple days off to myself and put in some sweat therapy. After I pressure washed outside and cleaned the whole inside of the house, I figured I could have some guilt free garage time.

I called one of those “we buy junk cars” guys and he came and got this E60 that was a failed partout project. I learned to stick with what I know from now on.

Now I have so much room for activities!

Shop doesn’t look like much but I picked up and organized for 12 hours straight yesterday. Put together my HF 20 ton press that I bought in MARCH. Still got some hours to put in for organizing tools, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel for getting wrenches turning again on the DSM.

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JeffGS-T97

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Mar 22, 2019
Muncie, Indiana
My oldest daughter had dance finals out of state this week (yesterday, they WON small group for 12 and under!), so I took a couple days off to myself and put in some sweat therapy. After I pressure washed outside and cleaned the whole inside of the house, I figured I could have some guilt free garage time.

I called one of those “we buy junk cars” guys and he came and got this E60 that was a failed partout project. I learned to stick with what I know from now on.

Now I have so much room for activities!

Shop doesn’t look like much but I picked up and organized for 12 hours straight yesterday. Put together my HF 20 ton press that I bought in MARCH. Still got some hours to put in for organizing tools, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel for getting wrenches turning again on the DSM.

A little before and after:

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Man that is awesome i got 3 princesses myself all involved with sports 5, 5, and 10. Very nice set up you got there.
I do the guilt free garage time thing too😁
 

DreamChaser7

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Jul 18, 2019
Valrico, Florida
Oof, 3 years down.

I’ve gotten a lot of things squared away with my home and we are settling in nicely with my second daughter who is turning 1 in July. Only a few things left to deal with plus getting my mess cleaned up and organized so I can think straight.

It’s certainly been a whirlwind of one thing after another, which I am sure any homeowner has experienced at some point.

I’ve been thinking more and more about the path for this project, and with the way things are kind of going right now, I think I’m just going to get the gaskets and belts replaced one day soon (I hope) and get this engine back in. So it would be mostly stock, but with ecmlink since I already got that and maybe some hard pipes to the s16g since all the rubber is in really bad shape.

This would do two things:

1) Get the car back up faster, maybe more reliable as well, and give me some much needed seat time.

2) Save some gas $$$. Even with the difference between regular and premium, my tundra needing a full tank every 4 days is eating my extra money up pretty quickly.

I know it’s not a great car to haul kids around in, but with the longer days (I’ve noticed it breaking daylight before I leave home for work this week) I would love to take this thing to work 2-3 times a week when I’m by myself.

That’s where I’m at everyone. Maybe I get the ball rolling before I’m making a year 4 update right below
Homeowner problems are literally never ending and money consuming. Add in the family dynamics, I commend you sir. Nothing worth having or being proud of came over night.
 

Dericsh

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Nov 25, 2002
Pearl River, Louisiana
Homeowner problems are literally never ending and money consuming. Add in the family dynamics, I commend you sir. Nothing worth having or being proud of came over night.
All of that is so true! I have a “DSM day” on the schedule for September, cooler weather maybe. Hope to post some progress then.
 

1cleangsx

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Sep 28, 2013
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Dude! Beautiful shop and congrats on the dance finals LOL, I just have 1 “princess” who’s turning 11 this year that also did dance back in the day:). I just wanna say hope all the plans with the car work out, your 91 looks just like my 90 from the rear LOL,
 
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