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NWHTanK's Eclipse GST (AWD swap)

fourgsixty3

15+ Year Contributor
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Sep 28, 2003
chicago, Illinois
So I'm in the same boat basically. FWD to AWD conversion. Dog box, transfer case and rear differential from Tim. Need a DSS driveshaft and rear axles. Will use an OEM rear subframe until Volk is ready to take my money. Have most of the suspension pieces from Bobby and Volk, just need the front upper arms. Front subframe ordered from Bobby. Build the motor, paint engine bay and body. Haltech, OHM Racing harnesses, etc etc.
Good times.
 

NWHTanK

10+ Year Contributor
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Apr 23, 2011
Odessa, Missouri
I look at it this way. If I did come across the Adelia or the TRE 5th at least they can be installed by removing the transmission side cover and not tearing apart the entire transmision.
 

ec17pse

Freelancer
5,575
2,863
Nov 1, 2008
London, UK, Europe
Good thing to do a mock up and get things settled before final assembly. 2 issues. 1 this motor had the old school 7 bolt oil pump in a 6 bolt, so I need to track down a 6 bolt tensioner arm. 2 the bung on the remote filter housing is to close to the fluid damper, so going to change it out to 8orb banjo fitting and hopefully that should give me the clearance.

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Confusing this is so can you clear it up for me please. as 7 bolt pumps can only use a 7 bolt tensioners but your using a 6 bolt tensioner but say its a 7 bolt pump? How does that work out? I thought the bolt pattern was different so could not be done that way?
 

NWHTanK

10+ Year Contributor
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Apr 23, 2011
Odessa, Missouri
The red motor from a rust buck is a 6bolt with a 7bolt oil pump . It was the first way (roughly) to do a 6bolt in a 2g so you could retain your crank sensor. Things have come a long way.
 

NWHTanK

10+ Year Contributor
1,465
374
Apr 23, 2011
Odessa, Missouri
I seen a question about tubing benders and was like I didn't take a pick of mine finished. Wood fab bender with swag off road mounts for a harbor freight air operated ram. Then mounted on a harbor freight engine stand.

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NWHTanK

10+ Year Contributor
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374
Apr 23, 2011
Odessa, Missouri
So I just got word back on the block . The jay racing billet caps will cost a additional 1,500 bucks to machine on top of the regular machine work for the block. So they are getting 🪓 and I am bringing him down the original caps.
 

NWHTanK

10+ Year Contributor
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374
Apr 23, 2011
Odessa, Missouri
Borrowed a diff from a friend and installing and checking fit every thing chromoly from upper and low arms to subframe. Getting ride hieght established and relocating the sway bar before powder coat.

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NWHTanK

10+ Year Contributor
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374
Apr 23, 2011
Odessa, Missouri
With the destruction of certian drive line parts this build thread will end and a new one will begin. I will be posting up on Facebook and tuners certain parts that will be for sale. Time for plan uh C? Going RWD. ;)
 

fourgsixty3

15+ Year Contributor
242
186
Sep 28, 2003
chicago, Illinois
Trust me 7 years of planing, buying and this hit me hard and no way was I going back FWD with a aluminum long rod motor.
I hear you Tank. I just got back into planning and buying parts after a long long break so this was a major gut punch. It wouldn't be as bad if sourcing parts wasn't so damn impossible. For the past few days I've been reaching out all over trying to find another EVO3 gearbox. I think I had the last factory new unit in the world but i can't even find a used one. I'm still going PPG so I'll have to settle for a 2g unit and go from there and once Tim is up to it I'll have him help me with the rest.
 
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