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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:57 pm  Reply with quote
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I have a 1974 dodge Colt rally car that I bought 3 years ago. It was built into SCCA rally use in 1987, and is somewhat of an anomoly in that it has a conundrum of parts on it.

The current powerplant (in pieces - again !) is a 4G54 that was destroked using a crank from a 4G52. Using Mahle aircooled VW pistons, they zero decked in the block nicely. The head was mildly ported and it breathed through a set of downdraft 48mm Webers sitting on a custom manifold.

The transmission is the KM132 which as you guys know, doesn't handle torque to well (At least the ones I've had didn't).

The car has been sitting since 2006, waiting for me to get around to it.

It's been very unreliable since I've owned it (but beating the crap out of it on stage rallies probably doesn't help.

I'm looking to swap a relaible engine making 280 or so HP and lbs. of torque, linked to a reliable and strong transmission. (I posted in the bell housing thread and it sounds like the W55 is a good bet).

My mechanical knowledge is not great but I'm learing. My friend is a millwright and he'll do what ever fabbing he can. I basically need advice and help with the project, and this forum seems helpful without the drama and bullshit of other forums.

I'm concerned about clearance issues :

The car has a Saab sterring rack mounted on the back of the cross member. There's been a fair bit of fabbing on the front end, which could cause clearance problems.

I'll try and post some pics (I hope this works) :

[img]http://www.we-todd-did-racing.com/public/view/12561[/img]

[img]http://www.we-todd-did-racing.com/public/view/12562[/img]

[img]http://www.we-todd-did-racing.com/public/view/12563[/img]

[img]http://www.we-todd-did-racing.com/public/view/12564[img/]

Any help you guys can provide as far as clearance issues before I get to far into it would be great. If you need more pics or measurements then just let me know and I'll post em.

Thanks !

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Shit !

Why didn't the pics post ?

Well I'm off to a great start ! Very Happy

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Trying to post pics again :








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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:18 pm  Reply with quote
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there are so many early colts on here. that is a great looking race car Morten! Let me know if i can be of any help since our cars are so similar.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:47 am  Reply with quote
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The truck g63/64 pan is a front sump as well. You should be good in that area.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:48 pm  Reply with quote
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well there will be a small clearnce problem... is there any way you can move that rack down a little
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:44 am  Reply with quote
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Where do you think the clearance issue will be ?

The pics are of a G54, which correct if I'm wrong shares the same bellhousing pattern that fits the G63 as well as motor mount location.

Another area of concern is the steering linkage to the rack (I'll post pics of this in the next couple of days).

For clearance since the car was built around the G54, how different dimentionally is the G63 ?

What do you do for clearance of the cam sensor ? Shop rag on a hammer and then whack the firewall ? Or is there a more estute way ? Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:25 pm  Reply with quote
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what kind of brakes are you using and from what
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The front rotors are a from a saab 900 turbo with toyota 4x4 4 pot calipers (the steering is a 2.1 turn lock to lock saab rack)

The rears calipers / rotors are from a volvo turbo (the diff. is a 5 link dana 30 from a volvo)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:23 pm  Reply with quote
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I like your style.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:53 pm  Reply with quote
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DJpowerHaus wrote:
I like your style.
I'd have to 2nd that, sounds very interesting. Anyone get the pics to work?

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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 6:50 pm  Reply with quote
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so how is this going .. id love to se some pictures
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updates...pics
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me too i would like to see pics, the red x isnt going to do
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