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Posted 24 April 2010 - 06:02 PM

icon14.gif The effort totally paid off. Now for the even harder bit... lol.gif

At least once it's all painted you'll have a flawless EVO exterior.

I assume the alloys stick out further than the donut up front, or are you going to need some spacers?

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 06:00 AM

The front end really pops with the amber corner lenses installed. This will be looking damn good with some paint.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 07:11 PM

The front wheels fill out the arches well. Going to swap them eventually for the wheels shown in my sig. image.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 10:47 PM Edited by Drunk Russian 9, 10 May 2010 - 10:49 PM.

Is the bumper on right? It seems that the grill is not meeting with the hood. There and at the wheel arch it seems off.

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Here it seems better, but there's a gap under the light. Hmm.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 01:30 AM

It sags down because I haven't fabricated a bumper support yet, it's held on by 4 plastic ties right now. The metal brace will keep it in the right position.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 04:35 PM

Not trying to throw you, but I like the wheels it's wearing now. biggrin.gif

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 10:26 PM

QUOTE (BCspeed34 @ May 10 2010, 21:30)
It sags down because I haven't fabricated a bumper support yet, it's held on by 4 plastic ties right now. The metal brace will keep it in the right position.

Oh cool, makes sense. I was just hopin that you didn't have to custom fab the actual bumper, you know? tounge2.gif

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 10:20 PM

Update!

Rear wiper installed as well as JDM rear window.

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Extensive photoshopping on the last one, obviously.

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 10:38 PM

Did you use anything besides Photoshop? I've always been a fan of HDR photography.

Oh and nice progress dude! Btw, do you have a facebook account?

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 10:47 PM

QUOTE (Black-hawk @ Jun 3 2010, 14:38)
Did you use anything besides Photoshop? I've always been a fan of HDR photography.

Oh and nice progress dude! Btw, do you have a facebook account?

Yeah I also used Essential-HDR. There was a watermark but PS helped out with that. I used to have Photomatix, but I had to wipe my PC due to viruses.

And yeah I've got a Facebook, just search up BCspeed34.

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 10:51 PM

Request sent! Now I'll stalk you on Facebook or something. Shifty41s_beerhatsmilie2.gif

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 11:26 PM

I probably said this before, but you should drop a SBC 350 in it. Would take A LOT of effort and time, but it would be badass as f*ck.

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#433

Posted 04 June 2010 - 12:12 AM

QUOTE (leik oh em jeez! @ Jun 3 2010, 18:26)
I probably said this before, but you should drop a SBC 350 in it. Would take A LOT of effort and time, but it would be badass as f*ck.

As much as I like the idea of putting that engine in vehicles, I honestly think that a terrible idea in this case.

I'd keep it Mitsubishi all the way and AWD it.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 12:59 AM

But just imagine the AWD with the torque and badass sound of a V8.
Both a suspension lift and taller hood might be necesarry to make room for an axle under the V8 though...
Now of course only an inch or so lift would be possible without making it look retarded.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 07:39 AM

QUOTE (leik oh em jeez! @ Jun 4 2010, 00:59)
But just imagine the AWD with the torque and badass sound of a V8.
Both a suspension lift and taller hood might be necesarry to make room for an axle under the V8 though...
Now of course only an inch or so lift would be possible without making it look retarded.

A few reasons you can't and shouldn't do it.

1) It won't fit. Remember, the engine in an Evo is transverse, and almost all small-blocks are longitudinal and due to the gearbox being attached directly to the back it's longer than the width of the car. In order to fit it longditudinally, you'd have to move the firewall back and tube-frame the front end- mega big work.
2) Oddly, it's actually cheaper to get big power out of the 4G63 than it is a small-block. Map, filter and exhaust = 350+bhp and shedloads of torque. 600bhp capable on standard internals.
3) It would require so much work on the axels, AWD system, bodywork ect. Theres a reason why it's comparatively rare to see engine transplants in AWD format cars- and that's because of how complicated AWD drivetrains are- unlike with 2WD cars, you can't just bolt on a spacer to make a gearbox fit- not unless you want to destroy the input shaft anyway.
4) Just why?

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 04:11 PM

QUOTE (leik oh em jeez! @ Jun 3 2010, 19:59)
But just imagine the AWD with the torque and badass sound of a V8.
Both a suspension lift and taller hood might be necesarry to make room for an axle under the V8 though...
Now of course only an inch or so lift would be possible without making it look retarded.

Ok please explain to me why someone would go through all the trouble to recreate an authentic car from the headlights down to the wiper blades, only to put in a blasphemously unaccommodating engine? That's like spending 100k$ on an aluminum shelby cobra body/interior to put a skyline engine in it.


If BC wanted an AWD V8 monster he would have been done by now by simply choosing another car.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 10:50 PM

Forget a 350 V8, Dodge Viper swap:

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 05:42 AM

Too big, too heavy, and won't rev up as quickly as a SB V8.

I just love SB conversions, seen them in a number of RX-7s and BMWs.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 03:37 PM

QUOTE (leik oh em jeez! @ Jun 5 2010, 05:42)
Too big, too heavy, and won't rev up as quickly as a SB V8.

I just love SB conversions, seen them in a number of RX-7s and BMWs.

Too big- like an SB
Won't rev- like an SB

Self-defeating much? Don't the Viper V10's have a much higher rev limit than the Chevy motors anyway? That would indicate they pick up faster.


SB converted BM's is pretty stupid, you can get absurd power out of the S50 and S38 motors (north of 1000bhp) without all that much work. Bolt-on turbo kits are good for 500bhp and if you keep the torque down you can (just about) do that on standard rods. Same goes for Rexes. By all means dump them in the front of an S13, they're ten a penny, but don't go messing with already interesting stuff.

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 12:23 AM

Any progress on the project? It would be nice to know if you've done anything else to the car lately. smile.gif

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 10:14 PM

It's been a while, thought you guys might like to know where I am right now. I have an engine now and am currently working on the swap. It's a 4G63T from an Evo 4 with the stock 16G turbo. Working on wiring right now, and in a few weeks should be started on the AWD conversion.

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Stay tuned.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 10:23 PM

Are you doing the conversion or are you outsourcing the motor swap and rear subframe installation?

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 10:26 PM

Well...

Thats pretty nice... youre going to use Evo diffs as well?

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 02:25 AM

I like where this is going. biggrin.gif

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 04:51 AM

QUOTE (κενιη @ Feb 4 2011, 14:23)
Are you doing the conversion or are you outsourcing the motor swap and rear subframe installation?

I have done everything apart from a few instances involving paint and welding by myself. I will outsource some help when it comes to welding and cutting the chassis for AWD but apart from that, I do anything and everything you see.

And yes AWD is coming. I was going to run FWD but that would require me to modify the transmissions internals. I had planned on going FWD then converting to AWD down the road, but I figured now would be the best time to get started.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 07:00 PM

Really liking where it's going now. sh*t's picking up.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 08:02 PM

Fancy doing a running commentry on the installation and setting up of the engine? Would make some interesting viewing/reading- how different are the existing block and gearbox and their replacements in terms of mountings et cetera?

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 12:05 AM

Awesome to see this progressing. Looks good! smile.gif

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#449

Posted 21 February 2011 - 03:35 AM

Hey BC.Nice Mirage you got here.Looks a lot like lancer. Im wondering where did you get that sexy steering wheel from. I want one for my Vectra as it would match up with the colors inside my car. Hope for update soon.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 12:56 AM

I'll do a complete and extensive video once the swap is completed, discussing anything and everything there is to know about the swap. Also, I got the steering wheel from an Evo 6. They can easily be sourced in the UK on eBay motors.

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