1977 GD Galant racecar build. (on the cheap)

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1977 GD Galant racecar build. (on the cheap)

Postby JimmyG » Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:28 pm

Car arrived in a sorry state but was still in good condition by the most part. It had spent 5 years un-used and out in the rain.

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NA 4g63 6 bolt motor.
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The inside was no prity sight!
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And so the build began. :twisted:
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby JimmyG » Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:29 pm

Pulled her apart and found out what needed doing.
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Motor had burnt oil in 2 ports.
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Clean up the inside a bit while i waited for parts.

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Fit a huge IC :lol: ;)
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Motor well on its way.
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Custom inlet box built.
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby JimmyG » Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:29 pm

Insides looking the goods. :D
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As is the outside.
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So time to get the engine bay up to speed.

PLEASE NOTE.....DOING WIRING SUCKS KING KONG WANG! :evil:
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Custom turbo setup needed to clear the steering box.
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But as you can see ive got loads of room for all the pipe work now.
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Pipe work time!
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby stealth » Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:33 pm

how about some current pics of where shes at now 8-)
as its come a long way !
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby JimmyG » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:03 pm

Righto mate im on it. :D

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Still on the todo list is....
- water leak from the water pump
- oil cooler
- dump pipe and 38mm screemer pipe dump.
- Long list of blind side ass rape shit i never would have thought of till they happen.
- Dyno tune

Fingers crossed. :oops:
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby 81GL » Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:22 am

Looks mad, definitely come a long way.

Would you be able to grab a couple more pic's on that front sway bar set up too! looks interesting? any info on it?

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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby JimmyG » Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:59 pm

81GL wrote:Looks mad, definitely come a long way.

Would you be able to grab a couple more pic's on that front sway bar set up too! looks interesting? any info on it?

Cheers
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Best way to do it is get a second stock sway bar. Cut the ends off it and brace it to the standard unit in the car. The further along you join the cutoff ends the softer it will be.

Eg. Run the second bar under the stock bar and join them together with two brackets. Then cut the round bolt holes off the end of the new bar. Then build two more brackets to join the lower bar to the top bar. Test the car out with the bracket in diff spots till your happy with it. Then you can cut of the excess and tack weld the bracket to the bottom bar to stop it moving. If you dont want to weld it you can use 2 hose clamps per side, one each side of the bracket to hold it in place.

PS The harder/stiffer you make the front sway bar the sharper and more sure footed the initial turn in will be but the more understeer you will get mid and exit of the corner. You will need to play around with it till you find a setup you like. Later on you may want to look at a rear sway bar or stiffer rear springs to dial out some of the understeer.

Hope this helps. :)
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby Tj. » Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:22 pm

That's one trick looking gal.

I myself am at the moment considering an N/A 4G63 DOHC conversion for my galant, just to be a little different.
How exactly did you overcome the fact that the water pump exits the back of the motor. I can see some plumbing there but i'm just curious what exactly needs to be done.

I like your manifold setup too 8-) (mines a road car so i don't know how that'd go) besides that and the obvious things like mounts, what else needs to be done to get that engine into a galant?
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby JimmyG » Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:37 pm

Alot of pipes and hammer to firewall action when all i needed to do was click this link. :roll:

http://www.jayracing.com/index.php?main ... x&cPath=13

Lots of things i would do different if i could but seeing its all done now i best leave it.

Shoot me a PM anytime should you need more help.
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby panda » Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:14 am

Tj. wrote:I myself am at the moment considering an N/A 4G63 DOHC conversion for my galant, just to be a little different.
How exactly did you overcome the fact that the water pump exits the back of the motor. I can see some plumbing there but i'm just curious what exactly needs to be done.


Check out the Twin Cam Conversion section at http://www.austarion.com where someone is producing a right angle thermostat adapter for the back of the DOHC head.

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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby Tj. » Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:37 pm

I did see all the stuff at austarion. Plenty of info there.

Thanks for that link too jimmy. I've seen something similar on austarion too and i really dont want to massage the firewall. Wanna keep it straight and OEM ;)

I'm also interested in the idea of flipping the intake manifold upside down as opposed to cutting and shutting the TB. You've still gotta cut and reweld the flange but the up side is you get more clearance at the top of the motor.

Ultimately I'd like ITB's but my pockets aren't deep enough :lol:

Gotta find a donor car first.
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby TR11KY » Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:35 pm

Man thats an impressive galant for sure! How did it tune up? The custom plennum is an interesting addition. Why though? Was there no option already suited for the twin cam or were you looking to do something slightly different?
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby JimmyG » Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:09 am

TR11KY wrote:Man thats an impressive galant for sure! How did it tune up? The custom plennum is an interesting addition. Why though? Was there no option already suited for the twin cam or were you looking to do something slightly different?


Got married on the 3rd of this month so fun stuff like cars has been left to grow dust.

Good news is its back to car stuff right after i hit post so things are looking up. :D

Manifold was as much a fun thing to build as it will be useful ( i hope).

Not a clue what numbers it will pull but as i said, stay tuned coz its weeks away. :thumpsup:
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby driftforlife » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:56 pm

this car is very well done Jimmy :thumpsup:

you've got a pretty similar set-up to what i want to do if i don't keep mine original :think:
main thing that i'm unsure about is the gearbox to use. what gearbox have you got on there?

P.S. love the intake design :P and naked interior :$

damn good job man :thumpsup:






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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby JimmyG » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:32 pm

[quote="driftforlife"] what gearbox have you got on there?
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Due to costs a jap 5 speed atm. At some point a w55 is on the book for sure.
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby driftforlife » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:15 pm

narrow or wide block?

hope it's narrow because then i can get it with current saturn engine, and use same box for new engine :o
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby shuggy » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:26 pm

jap 5 speeds are narrow and wide mate :thumpsup: yess will fit with the saturn but its longer so will still need to get tailshaft shortenned i believe.. and the saturn will have fun holdin 100km/hr in 5th up a hill haha
you want a narrow one, way to tell is bottom 2 holes are about 310 apart, in a wide they about 330 mm i think
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby Pistol » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:51 pm

Hey Jimmy, that's looking bloody awesome mate, great job, keep it up!
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby JimmyG » Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:52 am

Pistol wrote:Hey Jimmy, that's looking bloody awesome mate, great job, keep it up!


Never know i may inspire you to send some love the lancer's
way after all this time. Poor lancer. :$
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby leoca » Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:34 pm

Looks great, but what are you doing about keeping it cool?
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby Pistol » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:44 am

Never know i may inspire you to send some love the lancer's
way after all this time. Poor lancer.


Haha yup, definently inspirational, infact, I'ma get my lazy ar*e outta bed and go give her some love right now....

Thanx for that....cheers! :thumpsup:
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby JimmyG » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:01 pm

leoca wrote:Looks great, but what are you doing about keeping it cool?


Ive got a 30 row oil cooler to go on it. Though at some point i would like to fit an alloy
radiator to it just to be safe.
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby Tj. » Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:13 pm

I'd love to hear if any more progress has been made with this car, I'm getting ever closer to fitting a 63 in mine.

Which uhh.... sheepishly brings me to my question. Do you still have the N/A extractors?? If so how well did they fit? I uhh... might know someone that may be interested in them. (A)
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby JimmyG » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:58 pm

Its had a basic tune of it runs. Still needs an air leak fixed, thermo fan fitted and the oil cooler and its sready to hit the dyno for it full tune. :D

Still got the extractors but you would need to make up a new plate to weld on the top as i cut it off and used it for the turbo manifold. If your still keen shoot me a PM and im sure we can work something out. ;-)
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby evilhighway » Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:32 am

Hey mr Jimmy G. Long time no see mate. congrats on on getting married man. Hows the ducks? your car has come along way since I last seen it. Is that the tdo5 you got from me on there. If so good to see it gone to good use. Anyhow keep up the awesome work. Might drop you a PM soon.
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby JimmyG » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:17 am

Hey buddy. :) Yep thats your td05. :thumpsup:

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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby JimmyG » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:14 am

Been awhile since the last update. The car's running with a base tune but im far from happy with it at this point. Even as is it lights up the rear wheels like nothing else though. :|

Changes being made are:

- the old version 3 wolf ecu has been dumped in favor of a laptop frendly version 4
- fitting a TPS
- upgrading the fuel system (injector's + pump)
- fixing a manifold air leak
- changing to E85!!!!!!!!!! :D
- change screamer pipe angle away from clutch cable
- back down to melb for a re-tune

Cant wait to see how the E85 works out. :twisted:
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby JimmyG » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:03 pm

Tuner just rang to say the old shit heap made 175kw (234hp) atw on 12 psi. Stuck with 12 psi for now as the shitty Chinese 38mm wastegate is playing up.

More info to follow as i lay my hands on it.
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby amgis_obrut » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:49 pm

JimmyG wrote:Tuner just rang to say the old shit heap made 175kw (234hp) atw on 12 psi. Stuck with 12 psi for now as the shitty Chinese 38mm wastegate is playing up.

More info to follow as i lay my hands on it.


thats plenty of motivation for a lil galant
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Re: 1977 GD Galant racecar build.

Postby 77galantv6 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:36 pm

any updates on this?
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