be4vers 4G63/4G63T EX Lancer 1981
Posted 21 June 2011 - 12:53 AM
well i thought it would be a good time to make one of these threads since theres nothing good on tv.
here is where it started, found this wee gem at the local wreckers and subsequently brought the shit out of it!
nearly fell over when they said $200!!
must have been a write off..
cost almost the same amount to replace the guard and lights as it did to buy the whole car haha.
Got it revinned and registered and drove it round for a year or so then took it off the road and got stuck in to it!
think there was a wee oil leak..
cleaned up alright
brought a premade exhaust off an ex off trade me,3" and goes right up to the firewall
scored some cheap rims care of the wreckers again, might paint them black!
got an n/a rvr engine since thats as far as the funds would stretch at the time. seems in pretty good nik tho!
cut and shut the manifold
made this crazed thing for the water pump
this is what i done with the back water outlet, no the most space efficient but i'm gunna box the firewall anyway so there will be heaps of room
had mad issues trying to find a rwd 7 bolt flywheel for it tho, im told they exist but i got impatient and gave up looking and instead got a mate to chop the gearbox to suit the fwd flywheel, so i ended up with a evo 3 flywheel with an rvr clutch plate and cover.
as you can see this was a dam mission and i would not recommend doing it this way!
not only was it a shit to get the starter lined up properly but the clutch plate was hitting too, nothing an angle grinder couldn't fix tho
with that all sorted i could finally put it in the hole, but first i made another hole! just to make life a little easier down the track the dash was already out so wasn't too much of a biggie
now put the engine in!
i originally was using a sigma crossmember but after a trial fit with that i found it sits the engine back too far so tracked down a 1600 ex one and that was perfect!
fuel system. over kill for this engine i know but it should be a turbo some time!
relined the boot and picked up some mint plastic mouldings
recovered the door cards, and other bits n pieces, looks way better than poo brown!
now to start on making it run!
Found this lurking on trademe and snapped it up!
been sitting for two years and wouldn't go.. had a seized fuel pump and stale fuel, so drained that shit out, got a pump and boom it started right up, sounds mint, no noisy tappets, clean oil and drives sweet! score!
only cost $600 aswell!!!!!
so now this will hopefully find its way into my ex in the not too distant future! so stay tuned!
Posted 21 June 2011 - 11:19 PM
proper bracket for water pump thingo, this cunt ain't goin nowhere!
got all the water pipes and crap done too. has like a million joins but they seem to be holding up so far...
Also got the exhaust joined up to the extractors and all mounted proper, must say it sounds f ing mint. but way too loud, deff wont be getting a WOF like that!
Posted 26 June 2011 - 12:25 PM
ended up getting just one guard primed but should have the whole car done by the end of next week.
some dickhole thought it be a good idea to glue the light gasket thing in with some super hard no more nails type shit
got some wrx seats off trademe! $53 for the pair! they are a bit rough and one smells of cat piss but they were quite easy to modify to fit the ex. probly gunna get them recovered at some point.
Posted 03 July 2011 - 07:04 PM
as you can see it got increasingly tedious as the day went on and on and on
after searching for months for some plugs to fit the 1600 dash cluster i got i gave up and just "customized" some plugs i found in an old mirage. it was pretty much the same and the couple contacts that didnt line up werent even used on the lancer dash.
just had to trim the lock tab a wee bit and swap a couple pins around
Posted 18 July 2011 - 10:21 PM
Heres some shitcunt news... theres f ing rust in the pillar!dont know how i never noticed. someones had a go at bogging it up at some point.
Its such a small amount but it needs fixing and that means taking the window out god dammit!
Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:02 PM
got a nice wee intercooler the other day too fits alright, will need some tricky piping made up as its a touch wider than i would have liked but it was cheap so i guess thats what ya get
Posted 19 August 2011 - 09:48 PM
also i got my ute stuck on the grass when it snowed and i had to get back to work somehow ha ha so i chucked the plates off the ex on it and did a dodgy wee drive to work in the snow in it.
got this the other day too woop woop!
that is all for now.
car may or may not be painted soon...
Posted 23 August 2011 - 09:11 PM
and to top it off, once i had the engine dangling above the car the crane decided it would jam up and wouldn't budge from where it was so i had to clear some room behind the dam car and just push it away from under it so i could put it on the engine stand
Posted 24 September 2011 - 10:53 AM
its worth it tho! look at this, is it wrong to get a semi over some car parts?
heard of another complete turbo ex somewhere out on a farm too! just waiting to hear from a mate of a mate who may or may not want to part with it. fingers crossed they dont know what its worth/ its not full of rust
Posted 12 December 2011 - 09:06 PM
oh and paint getting put on tomorrow!!!
so tonight and yesterday just had a scrub up on the bare metal that's been showing for the last few months and gave it a good blow down.
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