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    sicdakota

    Registration date : 2009-02-13
    Age : 31
    Location : NY
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    Project Seabiscuit

    Post  sicdakota on Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:17 pm

    Here it is Project Seabiscuit, my 1992 Plymouth Laser RS 4G63T AWD 4/6bolt. I'm hoping to document my progress here, and post up some photos of what I've got so far, and as it comes along. So administrators let me know who's willing to host the pics.

    I trailered the car home 2 weeks ago Sunday August 30th 2009. Since have put about 15 to 20 hours total work into it. Today Sunday September 13th I pulled out the engine and transmission.

    The plans:
    Full bottom end build with forged rods and pistons
    Light weight flywheel and ACT 2600 clutch
    Stock head and cams with complete rebuild
    Larger injectors
    Evo III 16g Turbo
    Front mount intercooler
    DSMlink tuning including socketed EPROM ECU
    Complete tranny build with Evo III close ratio gears
    Rebuild transfer case, rear differential and entire front end
    3" exhaust with no cat and magnaflow muffler.
    theres a whole lot more, but thats all I can think of for now.

    This will more than likely be a 1-2 year project depending on available funds, but so far it's off to a great start.
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    sicaccord

    Registration date : 2009-02-13
    Age : 32
    Location : New York
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    Re: Project Seabiscuit

    Post  sicaccord on Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:25 am

    this sounds like it can be interesting. would yo mind if i run this by my teachers to see if they have any suggestions?
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    1sickat

    Registration date : 2009-02-13
    Age : 39
    Location : Florida
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    Re: Project Seabiscuit

    Post  1sickat on Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:46 pm

    nice list i will take one of everything also...for the pictures send them to me and i will get them posted or try asking ed he has done this before i am not really sure how to do this.
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    sicdakota

    Registration date : 2009-02-13
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    Location : NY
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    Re: Project Seabiscuit

    Post  sicdakota on Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:47 pm

    Yeah run it by them, it's a fairly simple build. The entire car is already set up for the stock turbo so it's pretty much just throwing forged pistons (which I'm getting 2nd week of October) in so that the detonation I get at higher boost levels on 93 octane doesn't blow them to pieces. Other than the pistons the lower end is pretty bullet proof up to 600+HP. Then bolting on the larger turbo, bigger injectors, Front mount intercooler, and a decent tuning program (DSMlink seems to be the end all for my car). I measured the cylinders, and they are well within spec (at 86k miles they actually still have the factory crosshatching visible on the cylinder walls) so I don't even need to bore it out, just a decent hone job, and hot tanking and the block is ready for new bearings, rings, pistons, and the other new goodies I'm putting in.
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    1sickat

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    Re: Project Seabiscuit

    Post  1sickat on Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:16 pm

    nice all sounds good cant wait to see this thing in action. and i will be there soon to help and lend a hand
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    sicdakota

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    August 30th 2009 pictures first day home

    Post  sicdakota on Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:32 pm

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    sicdakota

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    September 13 2009 Engine removal

    Post  sicdakota on Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:41 pm

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    sicdakota

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    September 16th 2009 engine tear down

    Post  sicdakota on Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:59 pm






    Engine build is expected to be done by Halloween. Then it's on to the tranny build, with turbo and engine management to follow. Twisted Evil
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    1sickat

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    Re: Project Seabiscuit

    Post  1sickat on Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:58 am

    nice nice nice looks great...glad to see you were able to get the pics on there
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    sicstang

    Registration date : 2009-02-13
    Age : 31
    Location : Lake Worth, FL
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    Re: Project Seabiscuit

    Post  sicstang on Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:41 pm

    dude, looks sic
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    sicstang

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    Re: Project Seabiscuit

    Post  sicstang on Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:47 pm

    quick question...once you have everything completed, you planning on running it at the track?
    Can't wait to see that thing completed.
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    sicdakota

    Registration date : 2009-02-13
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    Re: Project Seabiscuit

    Post  sicdakota on Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:52 pm

    Yup the plan is to have her at the track running low 12's while also being completely streetable. Really anything under a 12.6s 1/4 mile and I'll be happy. For now I'm working on the GO factor and once thats stable I'll start working in the show area.
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    sicdakota

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    Re: Project Seabiscuit

    Post  sicdakota on Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:59 pm

    and heres an update on progress. I have decided to scrap the idea of using forged pistons, and stick with the stock pistons. I cleaned them up the other day, and they are in great shape, and are proven to hold more abuse than I plan on throwing at them. So the motor will now be stock crank, rods, and pistons. Nippon piston rings, ACL race bearings, all new gaskets, new waterpump, and balance shaft eliminator install. it's just about 11pm and I am in the middle of painting the block because we got a nice warm not too humid night to do it, and being locked up in the shed with a can of paint and no ventilation I think I'm high as fuck hah. This weekend is time to hone the block, and start assembly.
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    sicstang

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    Re: Project Seabiscuit

    Post  sicstang on Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:04 pm

    that would be sweet. I was asking around at work and the closest track around here is supposedly down in Daytona. Eventually, i will make it down there. I really wish I would have made it to the track in Lake Worth. Owell, atleast I'll have better numbers now.
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    sicstang

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    Re: Project Seabiscuit

    Post  sicstang on Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:11 pm

    hey, at least you will be saving some money using the OEM parts...and as long as they can hold the power like you said you should be golden.

    sure as hell wish i was there to help...i would have a chance to learn a lot. i have always wanted to buy and rebuild a car...hopefully at one point of my life i will be able to without having Anais kill me lol.
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    1sickat

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    Re: Project Seabiscuit

    Post  1sickat on Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:52 am

    i wish we would have made it to the track also ... project looks great cant wait to see it back on the road
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    sicdakota

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    Re: Project Seabiscuit

    Post  sicdakota on Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:08 pm

    The bottom end is done, and should have the head on first or second week of NOV. so things are moving along.
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    1sickat

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    Re: Project Seabiscuit

    Post  1sickat on Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:53 pm

    the progress is awesome cant wait to see it on the road
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    sicdakota

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    November 8th 2009 Bottom end build wrapping up and KERMIT GREEN

    Post  sicdakota on Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:38 pm


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    sicaccord

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    Re: Project Seabiscuit

    Post  sicaccord on Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:05 pm

    pretty!!!
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    sicdakota

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    Re: Project Seabiscuit

    Post  sicdakota on Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:08 pm

    So the head came back from the machine shop, I'll post a few pics sometime maybe next week, but a little progress is better than no progress right? Things are slowing down for the winter, I'll either be dropping the motor in before december, or not till late february at earliest. and the tranny build is going to be the major winter project.
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    sicaccord

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    Re: Project Seabiscuit

    Post  sicaccord on Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:33 pm

    maybe i'll be able to help you ove rmy winter break. it starts mid-december. You gotta manual or auto tranny?
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    sicdakota

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    Re: Project Seabiscuit

    Post  sicdakota on Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:25 pm

    Manual thank god, I dont touch auto trans, too many little pieces hah.
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    1sickat

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    Re: Project Seabiscuit

    Post  1sickat on Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:18 pm

    why you got to be prejudice against transmissions
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    sicdakota

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    Re: Project Seabiscuit

    Post  sicdakota on Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:01 pm

    As of the beginning of March this year 2010 Project seabiscuit is a complete road ready vehicle. With the help of an extended credit limit and some serious overtime the motor and tranny went in and everything has been tied up and tuned to make it fully streetable. Due to my recent move I am not driving it today, but plan on flying back up to NY and driving it down sometime closer to the Fall. Of Course I didn't have the budget to fully build the car as I intended so here are some of the things I was able to do with it.

    Engine: Stock rebuild with stock bore, NPR rings, ACL race bearings, Balance shaft elemination kit installed, Neoprene Engine mounts, Stock rebuilt head with new intake and exhaust valves, and 3g lifters, Cruise control has been eliminated, and ALL emissions related equipment has been removed

    Everything else: 2 1/2" turbo back cat-less exhaust, 7lb flywheel and 2100 lbs clutch pressure plate with street clutch disc, extended clutch slave cylinder rod, Aluminum shifter base bushings, Brass shift cable bushings

    Next steps: Fuel upgrades, 255lph fuel pump, fuel pump rewire kit, 550cc fuel injectors, adjustable fuel pressure regulator, Manifold Absolute Pressure fuel metering system install, Tuning by use of DSM Link.

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