#767 of 5000 (GT4RC RIP: 09/91 - 02/08)

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#767 of 5000 (GT4RC RIP: 09/91 - 02/08)

Postby GT4RC » Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:59 am

Hey guys, I figured now that I actually have a couple things installed on my baby that it's time.

I'll start with the first post in my project thread being dedicated to pics of the car.

Here are the first pics I ever received while shopping with importing companies.
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First thing I did was put my summer rims from my '91 GTS on the RC and OZ's on the GTS. This was to be a temporary solution as I was planning to paint the OZ's a dark grey. Unfortunately I curbed 2 of them and sold the remaining 2 :cry:
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Next thing I did was repaint the grill mesh. Didn't do much for quite a while after, except for a home made MBC. And took a hell of a lot of pics.
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Took a trip to vancouver to attend Driven to Perform. Theres an entire album of these pics.
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Briefly met up with schweizerceli in alberta in a random road trip this summer.
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My roommate finally gets his Sileighty conversion with full SR20 swap completed and thus calls for some pics of JDM hotness.
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Heres a link to my photobucket folder for my RC. You should be able to find all the subfolders of my car's pics in here as well.
http://s193.photobucket.com/albums/z256/gt4rc/My%20Cars/GT4RC/
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Postby GT4RC » Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:00 am

Okay, time for the mods.

Made myself an MBC!
Cost me 12 bucks to make 2 of them, following the directions here:
http://www.geocities.com/chmwatson/FAQs/mbc.html
At this stage of the game the car was still very sluggish, and couldn't boost more than 11psi with the MBC pinned....
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Next came the downpipe.
Bought a KO 2.5" DP and was down to the last bolt to remove the 16 year old obstruction and stripped the left cat support bracket bolt. Got pissed off and put it back together for a shop to deal with. During this process I discovered a full 2.5" mandrel bent catless exhaust from the downpipe back!

THIS MADE A HUGE IMPROVEMENT. First suggestion I can have for anyone buying an older car is do something about that old-ass cat. First run with the DP installed was frightening as the boost spiked to nearly double anything I had previously experienced. pulled over right away and turned the boost right down and tweaked it over a few days back up to 13-14 psi.

Synapse Engineering Synchronic BOV
Cost me roughly 250 bucks shipped, and appears to be a quality unit. I chose this over the SSQV for a few reasons:
-Lack of diaphraghm is appealing
-Proposed future support for electronic overboost control.
-While in a recirculated setup, runs with the valve open under vacuum, then closes when pressure is present. This supposedly improves throttle response because it allows air to bypass the turbo. I have yet to recirculate it so we will see I guess.

Just so you know the fitting they send you works perfectly if you sleeve a 1" piece of stainless inside it and have it welded. Otherwise you have to piss around with an HKS style fitting and then a perrin style t-hose adapter.
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Heres pics of it all assembled and after the fitting was welded.
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Pics of it installed:
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It is VERY responsive at low boost, to the point where if I am reversing in a parking lot and don't keep the engine revved it will stall. I do not suggest running it vented to atmosphere. I have yet to adjust the preload on it to see if it helps with stalling, but in the meantime I can just deal with it, it's not that bad.

EDIT: Video added
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Mods to come
Colder plugs and thermostat
Straight intake with recirculated BOV.
Twin disc clutch in the new year.(needs a throwout bearing and could use a better clutch anyways.)
Brake upgrade. (would prefer a st205 setup once an installation solution has been found.)
Water Injection

This car probably won't see more than bolt on's in it's life.
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Postby GT4RC » Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:00 am

Last but not least:

Last week I discovered my car had been hit and run.... mother f***. :shoots:
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Well I guess that's why I pay for all the goods when it comes to insurance. $300 deductible and no fault to me. Getting 3 days in the bodyshop on dec 12th. Hopefully able to swing a nice rental during that time....

Good news is I'll get my black bordered RC side decals out of it, and free touchups with the leftover paint from the job to all the shipping damage.

Best news out of it all is it's just under declarable damage: $874
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Postby smog7 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:07 am

beautiful looking car! that bov is huge, first of that kind that I have seen. where did you get your samco t-hose from?

***found a video of the bov:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ffj01k64 ... om/forums/
sounds good
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Postby GT4RC » Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:38 am

smog7 wrote:beautiful looking car! that bov is huge, first of that kind that I have seen. where did you get your samco t-hose from?

***found a video of the bov:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ffj01k64 ... om/forums/
sounds good

Yeah, it turned out to be a little larger than anticipated, but fits. barely :P

Picked up the T-hose from a board member here in BC for 50 bucks shipped IIRC

I'm uploading videos clips now for you guys, and will be linking them in the mods post.
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Postby Puffy » Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:45 am

Love the car, Hate the BOV.
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Postby Corey » Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:50 pm

Nice Car Glen, ouch about the hit and run, especially on that section of the car :doh:

I love that vancouver backdrop picture. :)

That BOV is massive lol!
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Postby GT4RC » Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:23 am

Corey Darling wrote:Nice Car Glen, ouch about the hit and run, especially on that section of the car :doh:

I love that vancouver backdrop picture. :)

That BOV is massive lol!


Yeah, I was a little choked about the damage myself. Oh well.

It couldn't have been a better day for that picture. I kinda went crazy with the pics though. took a ton of em if you happened to look in the album.

It's a LOT bigger than I had thought for sure...
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Postby Meurz » Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:34 pm

Video doesn't work? :shrug:

OMG, that bov! :D
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Postby GT4RC » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:43 am

Meurz wrote:Video doesn't work? :shrug:

OMG, that bov! :D

Heh, my bad.

I edited the 4 videos into 1 in photobucket, so i figured I could just delete the original 4 clips. wrong. I'll put em back up tonight.

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Video is back up: Click me
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Postby GT4RC » Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:46 am

So I have a set of photos to upload..... the final set...




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And for the second set.....

At 10:00am wednesday morning I was struck by an '85 F-150 while making a left turn.






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At 8:58am on saturday, I was informed it was a total loss. :cry:
At least I'm here to tell about it. I was uninjured.
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Postby WarTowels » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:04 am

Omg...

That's so hard to look at.

What will become of your car? :cry:

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Postby smog7 » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:06 am

damn... I really liked this car too. at least you came out ok.
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Postby toayoztan » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:25 am

Holy mother of God!

That really sucks man. Declared a total loss, but are you buying it back from the insurance?

It may sound far fetched, but could you replace the door and have a new rear quarter panel welded in?

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Postby syko says » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:28 am

oh man that really is hard to look at! when i read "and for the second set" I thought i was going to see a lot more beautiful pictures. It is the least beautiful I have seen thus far for your car. :cry: That hurts just looking at the damage.
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