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Now I've been working on this car off and on. I've raced it and taken it to shows. This is my baby. I've driven it hard and broke it at 168,000 miles by blowing a piston ring and a head gasket on it about 2 yrs ago.
Since then I've gotten my 95 escort pony and am having fun with that project, but now I've made up my mind on what I'm going to do with my Baby. I'm going to rebuild it to it's formal glory.
This is it's story. Seven years ago I purchased the GT at a used auto lot with the idea to build a Civic killer, and in time I was successful.





You know with the normal upgrades( intake, exhaust, header, etc.)
Then I pushed it a little further with cams and a clutch upgrade along with a lightened flywheel. This made me faster and was beginning to beat civics and other imports in street races. This was great but I wanted more.
so I got upgraded injectors, and had the head ported and polished, stepped up the suspension a little and beefed up my brakes.
This was much better than before, but I still wanted (needed) more.
Well the hard I pushed the vehicle the more likely something was going to brake. Two years ago, it happened, and it's been sitting there in my yard calling me and begging me to open that hood and get it running again.
This is her story:
Tear down!







The new rebuilt head:






My new ported and polished intake manifold:



My new pistons, rings, cam bearings, main bearings, NGK spark plugs,
head bolts, timing belt:







All I need is a new head gasket, and then I'm on my way! WOOT!
Here's my two babies together:


 

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Sweet! Got to love resurrections! You might get more out of the intake if you remove the bar in the VICS chamber and open it up. Going to run a B code or K code hybrid VAF/VAM?
 

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Sweet! Got to love resurrections! You might get more out of the intake if you remove the bar in the VICS chamber and open it up. Going to run a B code or K code hybrid VAF/VAM?
I'm not familiar^^^ More info please!
 

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LOWETGT said:
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The cut intake is essentially a port job and removal of restrictions in the VICS chamber. You can get details at clubprotege...if you pay.
OK, this may sound stupid but If I get a 1st gen probes air flow box thing,
Do I need to take the stuf out of the probes air flow box and put my factory inards and put them into the probes unit?
When I do that what am I turning 4-5 clicks. In pictures I couldn't exactly figure it out. Sorry I have a learning disability and can only learn by watching and physically doing it myself. In other words I can't comprehend what I read! Please help!
 

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Car is on temporary hold for my friend to beable to assist me in rebuiling my motor. Unless there is someone here with experience in rebuilding bottom ends and is somewhat local to Harrisburg PA.
 

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Project back on! My buddy is going to be down in the area this weekend and we're going to set it up for either next week or the week after, depending on his work scheduale.
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Update: The whole thing with my buddy helping me fell through, so car is still sitting until my over time at work is over.
Until then I've been able to get a few thing taken care of to get me ready to tear in to it.

Got the new pistons together:

Also installed my new valves:

I still need to install the rings yet. Will take care of that tomarrow.
Also still waiting on the MOMO steering hub, floor brace, and the wheel spacers I ordered.
I'll be updating more after April 15th. :eek:
 

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The rings went in like butter. Hell if I knew it was going to be that easy I would have done it sooner, instead of sikeing myself out.
 

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Update with pics soon to follow.

Over the weekend I was able to get the block totally tore down, If I wouldn't have run out of daylight, the new pistons and bearings woul have been put in.
It's been raining off and on almost the whole week, tomarrow maybe if everthing works out and the grounds not to soggy. Da%# rain!
 

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Got the new honing tool today. My buddy will be honing the block hopefully next weekend if all goes well with his job.
Have the head completetly reassembled. Took off the transmission today and found that I need to replace the rear main seal. (OH JOY!)
While I'm at it I'm going to order a new clutch. :eek:
It's always something with this car! By the time I'm done it's going to be a new car! LOL :lol:
 

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Rear main isn't too hard, esp. with motor out. What clutch are you getting? You know the 94 Probe GT 2.5L clutch is larger, holds more, and in PnP?
 

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Rear main isn't too hard, esp. with motor out. What clutch are you getting? You know the 94 Probe GT 2.5L clutch is larger, holds more, and in PnP?
No I didn't know that! Thats good to know. It'll fit without to much moddifications?
 

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Is it only in the 94 or is it in the other years of the 2nd gen?
 

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All BPs with the G series trans. I am 99.9% sure any 2nd gen 2.5L GT Probe clutch kit will work. I got mine for a '94; that I know works. Bigger disc; fits fine. Same throw-out and pilot bearings. I have had zero issues even on the Fidanza flywheel. Be sure to have flywheel surfaced for max grip and life. The stock PGT clutch I used comes with lifetime warranty and was cheaper than the one for the EGT.
 

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It's nice to know that there's still budget mods available! Thanx for the info.
 

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Well it took longer than I wanted, but the block cylinder walls are now honed! Yeah! Will be putting the pistons in the next couple of days along with the new bearings!
I got the head all ready to go back in, cams are torqued to spec.
All ready, can't wait to get this car back on the road especially since the pony went down. DOH!
 

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Well today My friend and I got alot done and almost to the first engine fire up in 2.5 yrs.
I didn't have enough oil and found some dry rot on some hoses and 2 of my sensor wires were ripped out of their harnesses.
So I have to run to the junk yard and get the needed crap necessary to fire this car up.
1. Fan temp sensor
2. fuel sensor I think.
3. Top radiator hose.
4. 2 intake manifold hoses
I'm also in need of a new battery.

Anyways this is what we were able to get done today:








Everything is all hooked minus the list up above. The timing is set, everything is torqued to spec, new plugs and wires are installed, new distributor is installed.
ALMOST THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Sweet! I'm catching up; just brought my spare BP home and stripped it down so I can muscle it onto the stand for a good cleaning to start. Love the BP, she turned over by hand after sitting for 8 years.
 
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