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 Post subject: 81 EX Lancer - NZ style
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:18 am 

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been building this one up for a few years now, its come a long way since i got it and theres still a wee way to go yet :D

here it is the day i picked it up from the wreckers for $200

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first up was to remove the dirty leaky 4G11 powerhouse

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and shit as 4 speed

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which made room for the NA 4G63 and sigma 5 speed

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a couple modifications were needed to make it fit and work nicely..

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pushed a small section of the firewall back a a bit to make room for the cas and water outlet.


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swapped the end over on the inlet manifold

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made this to go on the existing water pump

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in goes the engine

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WIRING

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made up a surge tank and bracket for fuel pumps in the boot

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once the engine was in and running it was off to the painters after my hours and hours of preparation

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only spots of rust were at the bottom of the front pillars. i think i got very lucky with this car having so little rust! 8) also it was really straight considering how old it is

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shiney! 8)

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luckily right about this time i found another very rusty EX out on a farm, which i used for parts to replace anything on mine that was missing, broken or had been lost during the 6-7 months it was at the painters. also this model had more chrome trim than my other door handles inside and out and also the dash cluster which had a tacho where the other didn't.

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after a few nights in the garage it was back together (outside the garage actually) :D

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now that its looking good its time to get it low 8)


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this was achieved with some shorter shocks and compressed springs ^ these are the back ones compared to stock

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pretty low indeed :lol:

got the dash recovered as the brown and cracked one wasn't doing it for me

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now the interior is all miss matched :shock: but thats a job for another day...

from here i went through a couple different wheel choices

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Till i settled on the 14" SSR longchamps - 7" front and 8" rear :D

LOVE these wheels!


so thats pretty much where im at with it today.

soon though i will be putting this into it...

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it came out of an RVR turbo sport wagon, was just a standard engine with about 130thousand kms on it so as soon as funds allow i will be stripping it down and rebuilding it. so in the mean time i've just been collecting parts for it, BOV, wastegate, t3t4 turbo, manifolds etc etc. i will probably end up running an aftermarket ecu but at this stage i don't know what.

i also got very lucky and picked up this wreck a week or so ago

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Factory turbo EX GSR :D :D these are like rocking horse poo over here!
so when it comes to the engine swap ill be taking from it this;
diff
front struts
brakes
brake booster
gearbox internals
sway bar

and will be able to sort out my gross interior if these seats n carpets clean up alright..

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hopefully wont be too long before all this happens so stay tuned. ill try update regularly.


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 Post subject: Re: 81 EX Lancer - NZ style
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:27 pm 

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you're.....so f***** amazing bro.... :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: 81 EX Lancer - NZ style
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:50 am 
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Great build!

I love the color scheme and wheel choice. keep up the good work.

Also, great job on the water pipe!

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 Post subject: Re: 81 EX Lancer - NZ style
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:10 am 

Joined: Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:26 am
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cheers guys, i will keep it up :D here's todays efforts


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couple mins after this pic it started pissing down and hailing! :evil: :evil:

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dog wanted to get in and cover it in hair asap
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out of 3 cars worth of plastics i finally have a full set of mint unbroken panels and trim, clips and all! used mostly the grey bits from the gsr but still had to use a couple of brown bits i had so i just painted most of the bits black.
Still need to paint a couple more bits but already looks approximately 1205931 times better than this
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 Post subject: Re: 81 EX Lancer - NZ style
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:55 am 
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Looking good! Keep up the good work!

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