AF Message System
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We have just finished the AWD conversion on the project GST. This article contains a complete walkthrough of how to perform the AWD conversion on a 2nd gen DSM.
Jan 27, 2005, 00:37 - [ Discuss this story ]
AWD Conversion: Picking up the AWD Shell
On Friday, October 8th 2004, myself and Vlad Sushko, representing the AutomotiveForums.com staff packed up and heading to Baltimore, Maryland to pick up the newest component for the Project Eclipse. What were we going to get? A 1995 AWD Eagle Talon shell to convert the project GS-T to AWD.
Oct 12, 2004, 23:08 - [ Discuss this story ]
Heat Wrap Install
While we had the car apart for a while, we went ahead and purchased the Thermo-Tec aluminized tape and header wrap that you see below. We had always wondered if this stuff helped to keep the heat in the exhaust system and out of the intake system and for the relatively low cost it seemed like now would be a good time to experiment.
Oct 12, 2004, 10:09 - [ Discuss this story ]
Fabrication of Radiator Ducting
One of the final steps we took to help cool the DSM engine was the fabrication and installation of ducting around the intercooler. This duct work would make sure all the air entering the "big mouth" bumper opening would be directed through the IC core first and then through to the radiator.
Oct 10, 2004, 22:07 - [ Discuss this story ]
C&R Radiator Install
In continuing efforts to combat the overheating problems in our project DSM, we purchased a nice aluminum C&R radiator with an integral 12" Spal slim line fan. Our first reaction was wow.
Oct 10, 2004, 21:57 - [ Discuss this story ]
Oil Cooler Install
Since the Eclipse was having some problems with overheating, as most DSM's do when a front mount IC is placed in front of the AC heat exchanger which is placed in front of the radiator, we decided to upgrade the factory water/oil cooler to a more efficient better cooling air/oil setup.
Oct 10, 2004, 21:54 - [ Discuss this story ]
2G DSM Project Car Intro
This factory green 1997 Eclipse GS-T has already been extensively modified by its owner. Stay tuned as we turn this stock appearing street beast into capable road racing machine putting down a dyno proven 400+ pump gas horsepower!
Jul 18, 2004, 15:56 - [ Discuss this story ]