Landis’s EP82 Build… Part 2

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Back with another installment in Landis’s EP82 build series. The ReWeld built manifold was now complete along with the downpipe and wastegate dump tube; Landis was now ready to move onto the next phase. Unfortunately he would be struck with some bad luck; while trying to work-in the motor in preparation for tuning, the guys discovered a few issues. Sadly, this would force him to take a few steps back where he would need to revisit the engine build.

Even with this major setback, Landis was still in good spirits and tried to get everything resolved as quickly as possible. We’ll be taking a look at some of the additional changes Landis made while rebuilding the motor along with some photos of the setup after completion.

 

For those who may want to view this build from the start I’ve provided the links below:

Landis’s EP82 Build… Introduction

Landis’s EP82 Build… Part 1 

 

After sourcing the necessary parts for the rebuild, Landis dropped the car over at DCR Motorsport to have the work done. In having to tear the motor apart, Landis saw this as an opportunity to pay closer attention to his head package and make some adjustments. Initially Landis wanted to have the head ported but being cramped for time it wasn’t possible. However, with the car already at DCR Motorsport and the rebuild in motion, he decided to use this to his advantage and had it done…

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A look at the torn apart 4E-FTE head in preparation for the port job…

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As previously mentioned, Landis purchased as set of Speedvision 270/280 camshafts for the build. After reviewing the setup, DCR performed their street / strip port job with special attention towards the cam specs…

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A few shots of the intake and exhaust ports after the job had been completed…

 

The bottom end was completely pulled apart and rebuilt with careful consideration to the power goals in mind for this setup. The head was then fully assembled and mated to the short block…

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A look at the motor after receiving the intake and exhaust manifolds along with the all the necessary ancillaries…

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DCR Motorsport successfully completed the rebuild process and carried out the necessary checks to ensure everything was working as it should. With this out of the way, the car was finally able to make its way onto the next stage to have the ECU installed…

 

While it was there I had a chance to take some detailed shots of the car for you guys…

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The front bumper was missing due to ease of access while working on the car…

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The previous owner of the car had the factory tail lights smoked which over time started to grow on Landis…

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And ultimately led to the addition of black accents like the rear spoiler, roof, hood and grille…

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Landis had the car fitted with a set of Traklite Gear wheels in a 15×7 +35 sizing…

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The wheels on the front end received a pair of 205/50 Toyo Tm1 Proxes…

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Which fit the front end with a significant amount of clearance…

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On the rear, Landis went with a pair of Kumho Ecsta V720 in the same width and profile as the front end…

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A look at the fitment in the rear…

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Interesting enough, the color choice Landis made flowed perfect with the material on the door panel…

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A quick view from the driver’s side, Landis is still running the factory GT Turbo steering wheel for the moment…

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Focused on covering the basics necessary to have the car running, Landis still needed to install the upgraded Walbro fuel pump…

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Additionally, to add a bit more safety, a Cooling Mist methanol injection kit was acquired. This system will aid with lowering intake air temps while increasing octane level and ultimately allowing Landis to run a more aggressive ignition map…

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Speaking of tuning, a Greddy Ultimate was picked up to aid with dialing the car accurately to accommodate for the host of modifications Landis made to the 4E-FTE motor…

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A few shots of how the car sat…

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This intercooler came over from a previous build that Landis was working on and possibly will be upgraded in the future. His current goal is to have the car up and running to ensure everything is working as it should…

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With the front bumper off, I couldn’t help but snap a few close ups of the Garrett GTX2867 Gen II turbo mated to the ReWeld forward facing manifold…

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To aid in the cooling department and also being mindful of the space available, Landis went with a half sized triple core radiator…

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A few close ups on the ReWeld turbo manifold…

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A first look at the partially completed engine bay; being in a rush to have the car on the road, Landis opted to leave the engine bay in the previous colour…

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In relation to boost control, Landis chose to keep it simple and went with a manual controller…

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Carrying over simplicity and reliability, a Tial blow off valve was selected for this build…

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Varying angles of the engine bay to give you guys and idea of just how neat the clearances needed to be…

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I’ll close out today’s post with a final shot of the front end. Thanks for taking a look at another installment in Landis’s EP82 build, stay tuned for more to come in this series…

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