So about 10 years ago I built this car and did the initial build with a stock 4g63t from a rolled over 1990 talon tsi I bought. Over the next few years I did a few small mods (added fmic, 510cc evo 1 injectors, MAFT and 3" gm maf, Evo 3 exhaust manifold, 255HP walbro fuel pump). I ran the car at the track and a best 1/4 mile time was a 13.2 @ 108 MPH on street tires. This was using a stock unported 14b turbo and tuning it with the MAFT(haha) by the seat of my pants. All that time it was running the stock 1.5L transmission and a ebay stage 3 6 puck clutch. It went through a total of 4 transmissions in 20,000 km's of street/track driving and one actually blew into small pieces on the highway at 100+ MPH onetime ahah. Car has sat for around 6 or 7 years now unused in a garage. Well the time has come to resurrect this little purple beast and get it back on the road.
Stage 1 (2015 season ) This build will continue with the FWD, but the first step will be swapping in a more capable transmission. For this stage 1 I have a FWD turbo 2g transmission, and hydraulic pedal assembly from a 1.8L 4th gen colt in order to properly do the swap. From there I have a low km 6 bolt 1990 4g63t engine that I recently acquired that im ready to test out. I will be keeping the stock bottom end components, along with the balance shafts for now. For the head it will remain the 1G large port head, and stock 1g intake manifold along with the kiggly springs/retainers and GSC S3 cams. The turbo selection will be a evo 3 16g along with a evo 3 o2 housing (ported). I will be purchasing some slicks and be going for around 350 WHP.
In Stage 2 (2016) I will be going full Evo drivetrain swap with all the parts from a written off evo 1 chassis I acquired. This will include swapping over the rear floorpan and frame rails from the evo into the 2 door colt chassis (very similar). This will include all the mounts for the evo rear subframe/suspension and fuel tank and also the driveshaft carrier mounting as well as the complete evo front subframe (with rack mounts flipped to mount the LHD steering rack) Bolted to this will be the evo 1 transmission and tcase along with all evo mounts/axles/hubs/suspension and brakes. All of these parts should swap directly into the 4th gen colt chassis with ease. All said and done the swap should look like a evo 1-3 from underneath but a lightweight 2 door colt coupe chassis on the outside
Stage 3 (2016-2017) This stage of the build will be all out power. This will include a fully built bottom end (possible stroker or true 2.4 build). Included will be a 600+ whp turbo/manifold setup (thinking GT35R based setup) and built stage 3 or 4 transmission.
Wish me Luck!
Engine and Bolt ons
-'90 6 bolt w/ stock headbolts and gasket for now (see how much it will handle)
-evo 3 16g w/ J-pipe
-ebay FMIC (evo 1-3 kit kit)
-GSC S3 stage 3 cams
-Kiggly beehive springs/titanium retainers
-new revised lifters
-ARP flywheel bolts
-ARP cam gear bolts
-gates kevlar timing and balance belts w/ zaklee cover
-GMB water pump and component kit w/ all new seals
- 2.5" exhaust cutout back with flowmaster super 40 muffler
-2g oil dipstick
-Walbro 255HP w re-wire kit
-China Aeromotive Fuel press regulator
-780cc FIC injectors
-AEM v2 methanol injection kit
Cooling system and oil
-external 15 row oil cooler with 10AN lines/fittings
-1990 oil filter housing
-full aluminum mishimoto race radiator
-full silicone coolant hose kit
Management/Electrics and gauges
-90' 1g DSM Eprom ECU w/ ostrich running Sweedensity.
-3 bar GM MAP and GM IAT
- innovate MTX-L wideband kit
- autometer boost
-autometer electric oil temperature
-autometer mechanical oil pressure
-autometer electric coolant temp
-autometer full sweep 2000F* pyrometer with warning LED
-3" electric switch operated exhaust cutout kit
-lightweight AGM racing battery
-2g FWD turbo trans
-ACT 2100 w/ act 6 puck sprung
-ACT chromoly "Streetlight" FWD flywheel.
PIC of the colt that will be used in the build (pic from 5+ Years ago)
This is the parts evo I have sitting waiting to be torn apart. I also recently acquired the complete engine/drivetrain/subframes/suspension/wiring harness/ECU from another written off evo. I didn't keep the chassis on this one, but grabbed all the goodies and drivetrain parts so I have no shortage of spare parts for my build!