Hi mate - I have just seen your post. I've got a few Lancers too. Just working on one - hoping you could give me some advice. I see you are using a VR4 engine - which gear box are you using? Are you using an adaptor plate? Any help you could give me would be great as I'm looking to put an Evo III engine into my Lancer -
I'm using a sigma 2l narrow block gearbox, evo engines are harder to mount because they don't have castings for rwd mounts, thats why I used a vr4 engine so I wouldnt have to drill into the block and weaken it.
Hi mate - any chance of a picture of the Sigma you got the gearbox from? Reason I ask is that the Sigma's here in the UK are all 4WD so wouldn't fit the Lancer. Am I right in thinking the VR4 engine is the same as an Evo III engine? Any photos of your gearbox and engine would be great - I've been trying to get this project going for ages and this would be a great help. Cheema.
While the Evo III and E39A VR-4 engines are both 4G63s, the VR-4 engine has castings for RWD mounts while the Evo engines don't - also Evo engines have 7 bolt cranks as opposed to 6 bolt of the VR-4, seperate thrust washers from the centre main bearing, smaller bearing journals, thinner rods, higher compression pistons, smaller ports in the head etc. Evo III is 270hp vs 220hp of the VR-4 - but that's mainly due to the larger turbo, larger injectors etc.
thats my lightweight crankcase breather system ;D I got some big pipes welded to the rocker cover to reduce blowby when its on high boost and I havent got around to mounting a proper catchcan........... as you can see I am lacking room in the bay somewhat.
HC got it - The moment this place becomes about naming cars by sticking chrome letters on the back I'm off. I'd also love* to see an example of a 'just cool' car that's been made 'sub zero' by the addition of a f'ing stuffed robin