1977 GD Galant racecar build. (on the cheap)

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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby JimmyG » Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:52 pm

Sorry for the overdue update. The old girl made it to the winton fun day!

On the most part all went well. The stock brakes where useless as expected and the stock diff and gearbox
had to be looked after so they didnt end up over the track.
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So im now looking to fit a
- T5 gearbox
- Uprated brakes
- Stronger diff
- Nice set of tires
- Endless list that will never stop. LOL
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby GLANT » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:32 pm

well done mate! :thumpsup: :thumpsup: :thumpsup: :thumpsup:
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby A112H » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:37 pm

Very nice, was it a timed event? I be the old girl turned a head or three
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby Tj. » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:52 pm

Awesome!

It's cool to see someone has their work ute out there too :lol:
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby JimmyG » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:27 am

It was a non timed event but i was doing prity slow times anyway. Rough timing had me at 1min 55sec mark. Nothing fancy
but better than dropping gearbox or diff oil all over the track. LOL
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby JimmyG » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:54 am

Was back at winton on the 21st of Jan and i had a ball!!! Very hot day is the first thing that comes to mind! Managed to get into the mid to high 1:40"s on the long track though. YAY!!! That's almost 10 seconds with just a tire and brake change. :)

Tires are second hand 205/50/15 AO48 yoky's i got for $100 and the brakes are magna discs and subaru 2 spot calipers. Nothing fancy.
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The heat ment cooling was an on going stress all day as was an odd drop in boost and power. Once i got home and things cooled down i found the reason. Exhaust leak due to a missing wastegate bolt. Doh!!
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No more over heating for me!!!!! :D :D
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So the job list is......
Fit my new W55 gearbox and bell housing (thanks to Bill Hincher in the US for an awsome price on the BH).
Bolt in my new radiator.
Fix the wastegate
Crank the boost up to 18psi and a re-tune. :thumpsup:

Busy busy.
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build. (on the cheap)

Postby A112H » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:49 pm

Don't suppose you have the N/A extractors laying around? I am interested in buying them if you do.
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build. (on the cheap)

Postby orangelancer » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:33 pm

whered you get that radiator from?
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build. (on the cheap)

Postby JimmyG » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:56 pm

A112H - You have a Pm.

OrangeLancer - Custom built buy a guy here in Bendigo. It was not cheap but the quality is amazing. Dimple tubes, super high number of fins per area (forget the number but it was as high as i could get), 4mm thick plate for the end tanks. Guy who built it when i told him the size i wanted said it was mass overkill and would be enough to keep a big block cool! I said good the motor wont over heat then! :lol:
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build. (on the cheap)

Postby JimmyG » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:56 am

Update.

Made it to the dyno at long last. Now running 17psi and pump e85 for safety. Was smooth sailing other than the dump pipe restricting flow so that was a nice change.

Tuner was Rob at Sabbadin automotive who did an amazing job. My cheap ass cars can be PITA to work on so im glad he didn't kill it with fire in a fit of rage. LOL

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Next stop winton fun day for a test run and then I can step it up to sprints etc.
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build. (on the cheap)

Postby JimmyG » Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:00 am

Update 2

I made it to Winton for a test run again. Car would not get close to hooking up until 3rd gear which was fun. :lol:

Anyway got a few pics and a couple of video's for you to enjoy. :thumpsup:
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Short clip of an rx7 coming of second best.
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Lap taken from the front bumper.
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build. (on the cheap)

Postby Pistol » Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:47 pm

I went our for the Winton fun day with JimmyG, and I'm not usually one to be lost for words, but after a ride in that thing, I was just stunned, i mean, I own a 6.0L VZ clubsport, so I know what grunt is, but that Galant would eat the clubby for a snack.

NOTHING on the track that day gained an inch on it, BMW M3 & 5, pfft, bye bye, R34 Skylines etc, lol, we'll be lapping you again shortly. The boost comes on, your brain nearly gets pushed through the back of your head, Jesus it's got some STANK.....

Now I've started hastily stripping the unnecessary parts off my evo motor, to get it in my beast ASAP.
Thanx again Jimmy, VERY inspirational.

Ps, sorry about leaving skid marks on your passenger seat :$ ;-)
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build. (on the cheap)

Postby JimmyG » Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:34 am

Glad to see your working on your car. (H)
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build. (on the cheap)

Postby hengagc75 » Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:49 pm

Any news on this?
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build. (on the cheap)

Postby JimmyG » Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:40 pm

Its up on jack stands getting a w57 gearbox fitted ready for the new years racing. I've got some new Dunlop semi's ready to go and with luck will be ready to race post xmas.

Fingers crossed to hydrolic clutch change over is a smooth one. :roll:
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build. (on the cheap)

Postby 75wagon » Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:16 pm

Just curious, what bellhousing are you going to be using? Borg warner or something else?

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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build. (on the cheap)

Postby stealth » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:33 pm

I belive its a bill hinchner w-series from
project zero !
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build. (on the cheap)

Postby JimmyG » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:48 pm

Yep that's the one. :)
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build. (on the cheap)

Postby Pistol » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:29 pm

Look how clean the shed WAS!!!! hahaha..... :facepalm:
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build. (on the cheap)

Postby JimmyG » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:42 pm

Stop fucking around in my thread and hurry up and finish your car! Lol
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build. (on the cheap)

Postby Pistol » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:55 pm

Hahaha!! THERE'S BEEN PROGRESS!!!! (Believe it or not!?!)
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build. (on the cheap)

Postby Scorpma82 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:41 pm

Pics or it didn't happen lol
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build. (on the cheap)

Postby Pistol » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:02 pm

Hahahaha, Il'l post some pics up on my thread tonight...


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