I'll take it that when you said "being in a transmission shop" means you work in one, that's cool. If that's the case then you should've seen every part I've bought many times before I bought them. However I showed the pictures here for those who don't work in a tranny shop and don't know what the parts look like but more importantly I showed them because I document everything and to put an end to all the talk that was going on at that time. Someone needed to finally step up so I decided to do so. About cutting the bellhousings in half, hmmmm well I'll let you think that. No offense taken, your post just made me scratch my head. As far as what's been done, well nothing major has been done since I had the bellhousing made. That's why these bumps are a headscratcher, if something new comes up Greg or myself will post it. I never said my source was the only one that could do it, that would be crazy. I know this though, he did do it and he didn't mess up having to go through more than one bellhousing to do it. You think you could do it, then by all means do so, I could guarantee you you will have to go through more than one maybe even two to three bellhousings to get it right. The way you're thinking about going at it isn't good. My undies aren't in a bunch and trust me you don't understand what the hell was done. You think you do and the reason there isn't any post of the finished product is because the product which is my 3G is not finished. If it was Greg and I would've said so which brings me to the point of this whole matter and I'm just going to tell it like it is:I have had a couple of discussions privately with Greg and read the thread. I might not own the parts personally but have seen the parts and devised that cutting the 2 bell halves in half and welding them together would make the Evo 5 spd bolt up to the 6g7x series engines. I am in a transmission shop and I have personally had my hands on the 04 Evo trans and a 02 3g 5spd so I know what parts are interchangeable. As for the secrets, I ran some options of AWD past Greg 2+ years ago about viable parts and told me to keep my answers to myself for the time being. Being in a transmission shop, I have a pretty good knowlege base at my disposal. Not to mention the vendors from all over the country supplying damn near every part for every transmission. I wasn't trying to offend anyone here. I was simply stating that there had not been a post stating what was done. And it was that your "source" was the only source that could cut 2 halves in half and TIG them together. I was simply stating that I could do it, with the parts in hand. As for your comments on building the awd. I would be happy to if I could find the parts needed at a reasonable price in a reasonably close proximity. You guys get your undies all bound up because I understand what the hell was done even though there is not any posts or pics of this finished product. Don't get me wrong, I don't have one myself nor do I have the thousands of dollars to blow like Charles has to get the parts. I do build my own stuff. If I don't know something or come across a problem, I go find the answer.
If you or anyone else want to see this conversion done so bad and can't wait until my car is done then by all means go ahead and do it then. I'm not in a race or competition with anyone here. All this talk about I know what to do, I know what was done, I've done my research, blah blah blah but the parts aren't close and I don't have the money is excuse talk. Having the money is the key to the whole deal so if you don't have that then you have nothing and therefore nothing to say on the matter quite honestly.
My second paragraph applies here also.And for the record, the gts 5 speed and the evo are identical internally, obviously minus the transfer case. I'm in the same boat though, no cash to support the journey.
And that is exactly why I asked Charles to NOT post pictures of the modified bell housing because you are incorrect. Nuff said.
Actually, they aren't identical internally. There are several KEY differences internally. How do I know? I only have like 5 EVO trans at my shop and have rebuilt who knows how many. Go buy your parts because your research = fail.
Oh and the 8G Galant VR4 subframe will not work BTW. But hey, what the fuck do I know?
The impatience is getting really rediculous.