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 Post subject: 75 Colt Galant Wagon
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:40 pm 
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Location: tumwater, WA
Mileage - 143k miles
4g32 with some pretty bad rod knock
KM110 4spd combo
Paint - Bright Red (code 055) faded to Red Orange
Lowered 2" with chopped front springs, though potentially done correctly, no extra play in front suspension, blocks on rear end (undecided about those or not)
Stock shifter was cut near the base and 2nd owner (i'll be the 4th) welded a 16" shifter to it lol
Working AM Radio
Shaved hatch, license plate relocated to rear bumper which is actually a front bumper I believe.
tail lights were rewired, so I with my amber tail lenses off the 77 will not be functioning as turn indicators rather than just extra parking lights lol.
Buick hubcaps on the stock 13s
Only rust is surface rust where the paint has chipped away in tiny patches, have been sprayed with clearcoat to prevent further rusting for now (temp fix).
Roof rack!
Comes with a Surfboard, 2nd owner had a Hawaiian theme going lol.
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that is the smog pump :lol:
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Some goodies that came with it, I'll scan them in later
Dealership Press Photos from 1975 (H)
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Sidedrafts to come and a header, then done :thumpsup:. Oh and swapping my Enkei 92s over too.

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 Post subject: Re: 75 Colt Galant Wagon
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:16 pm 
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Very cool. :tu: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: 75 Colt Galant Wagon
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:06 pm 
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scanning in a bunch of '75 Colt dealer docs and those photos right now!

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 Post subject: Re: 75 Colt Galant Wagon
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:42 am 
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i hope that's removable black vinyl tape revealing shiny og paint underneath? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: 75 Colt Galant Wagon
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:05 am 
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Nope it's matte black, but hey they filled the holes in the hood and trunk at least, before they painted. :)

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 Post subject: Re: 75 Colt Galant Wagon
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:20 pm 
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Nice all in all it is pretty clean.

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 Post subject: Re: 75 Colt Galant Wagon
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:58 pm 
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Waiting on the ferry (ferry + truck/trailer = rape $$), depending on time, I may not be taking the ferry back, and it will be a long haul back! Fml, but I'll have my Christmas present I bought myself lol. :mrgreen: 8)

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 Post subject: Re: 75 Colt Galant Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:44 pm 
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Wasted no time this weekend lol!
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Ironically the left fender and hood are originally blue beneath the red paint. The hood is matte black on top and red underneath, however some paint has chipped to reveal blue underneath that, and the fender shows bits of blue around the bolt holes. I'm thinking it wasn't recent that the hood and fender were replaced but probably back in the 80s-90s, because the faded paint is exactly the same on the rest of the car.
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Installing the 75's 4g32 into friend's Passenger seat of his Lancer lol.
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Colt Party! Lancer>Galant>Galant :lol:
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Things learned in the pulling of the 77's 4G52 yesterday.
- The 77's baby A904 3spd's torque converter was getting ready to explode (small chips all over the outside of the torque converter and starter plate. Stripped teeth on trans input shaft.
-Car did not have the right alternator, so they used 20 washers to make the one they had work
- transmission crossmember, serves better as pry bar or ramp than as structural support. Bolt holes on end were complete rotted that there are still two bolts attached to the car underneath. the transmission mount was really holding the crossmember in place.

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 Post subject: Re: 75 Colt Galant Wagon
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:36 pm 

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This exact car used to drive around in the town i grew up in...sweet car, ive always fancied wagons :)


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 Post subject: Re: 75 Colt Galant Wagon
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:26 am 
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I'd believe it, because you're over in Shelton right? The car came with some dealership press kit stuff, that had the original mailing envelope shows it was for a Shelton Dealership, which leads me to believe the car is originally from over there before it ended up in Poulsbo and now in my hands. :)

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 Post subject: Re: 75 Colt Galant Wagon
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:33 am 
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Never did update the pics, though these pics I'm posting are a bit old now too, the motor is all hooked up, hood is on, and the Enkeis are installed. However got to sort some carb issues before it can be driven. Running a D50 radiator now too so I should have ample cooling :). Also changed the shifter to a stock one, that tall one didn't work out well for when shifting to reverse and your hand hits the steering wheel.

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I actually like the 92s on this car more than when they were on the '77 and with the '75 being lowered, the 175/65s tires look better suited.

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 Post subject: Re: 75 Colt Galant Wagon
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:40 pm 
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8) :mrgreen: Finally!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ0vYS8Ewvg

Just got to fine tune that idle to not be pig rich.

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 Post subject: Re: 75 Colt Galant Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:30 pm 
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Badges! :mrgreen:
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 Post subject: Re: 75 Colt Galant Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:41 pm 
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wait whats with the badge(s) on the left? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: 75 Colt Galant Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:31 am 
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oh look ratsuns :lol:
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First long trip and was pretty successful since getting the car running and driving. Just had to replace the belt and as of right now need to check voltage on the charging system to make sure it's not overcharging and I just had a bad battery (smoking).

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 Post subject: Re: 75 Colt Galant Wagon
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:25 pm 
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Autopal H4 headlights installed.
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 Post subject: Re: 75 Colt Galant Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:48 pm 
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The surfboard that came with the car has just been collecting dust, so I decided to put it to good use, before I give it to a buddy that surfs.
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 Post subject: Re: 75 Colt Galant Wagon
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 12:44 am 
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Picked up a g54b shortblock today....the car will be much happier afterwards :).

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 Post subject: Re: 75 Colt Galant Wagon
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 11:59 am 
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Got a fuel pump and regulator yesterday, ordered the BSE kit new gaskets since I took apart the timing cover and everything. Shortblock has already been rebuilt before :) treasure find lol for cheap. Going to pull the wagon's head sometime this weekend, inspect it, clean it, and if it's good to use (no cracks) I'll throw it on, otherwise I do have a lead on a non-jet valve g52 head :).

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 Post subject: Re: 75 Colt Galant Wagon
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 3:31 pm 
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Picking up a set of dellorto 45s tonight! :mrgreen:

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