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    Hey guys! Gots a 79 Galant

    http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/ctd/3300304780.html

    Check it out! Just wanted to say hello in the Mitsu Garage.
    Picked her up Wednesday from a dealer whom asked me where my tow truck was hahaha. Drove her till today when the front caliper blew. 80,000 miles and has been sitting for the last 3 years. Owned a ton of imports but this is my first time owning this year challenger/galant.

    I'll be bouncing around in the next few days in my spare time asking for aannnnyyy spare knowledge someone can lend to me about this car. I'd hate to admit it but this is one import I do not know much about, aside from the 2.6L since I owned a plethora of starquests.

    Problems thus far,
    Blown caliper, horrible throttle response, verrryyyy floaty feeling, no FM RADIO?!, but hey the heat works.

    I figure belts, hoses, shocks, new brake system, and carb and she should be relatively safe. ( Heck I drove her home with just the handbrake 9 miles today) Any good carb suggestions?

    Thanks in advance,
    Nick

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    Re: Hey guys! Gots a 79 Galant

    -Matt

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    Re: Hey guys! Gots a 79 Galant

    L-l-lambda!

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    Re: Hey guys! Gots a 79 Galant

    hehe these things have become really popular lately 8)
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    Re: Hey guys! Gots a 79 Galant

    So popular that I gotta wait till monday for a caliper :/ I got a good laugh though he said the cardone warehouse has 50 in stock HAHA. So if anyone needs a caliper give me pm.

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    Re: Hey guys! Gots a 79 Galant

    what 50 of one side only?! :P
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    Re: Hey guys! Gots a 79 Galant

    Quote Originally Posted by Garant
    hehe these things have become really popular lately 8)
    Mitsu Garage is making a comeback!

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    Re: Hey guys! Gots a 79 Galant

    Quote Originally Posted by Garant
    what 50 of one side only?! :P
    Oh wow I didn't even think about that! Heres an update (If anyone cares lol) Took apart the brakes out of impatience, very unique brake clip system to say the least. Blown caliper due to the piston extending too far.. because it had NO BRAKES AT ALL ON IT. I thought the noise was rust for the first day. I was riding on straight caliper to rotor!!

    I couldn't find one but is there a specific lambda forum that anyone knows of? I'm trying to learn this car inside and out, so I get the most bang for my buck. I know by the end of my starions life I had a camaro alternator on it, a mustang throttle body, and a dodge caravan head and without the help of sqc that would of never been possible.

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    Re: Hey guys! Gots a 79 Galant

    ok, here are the two other old school mitsu forums:
    sigma-galant.com
    classic colt forumcircle

    so the 1st is the oz based and has a lot of info for you, but most of it is archived and you must SEARCH. the knowledgeable guys have been members for years, and don't bother with faq's
    (hint: your car was badged as a scorpion there)

    the 2nd is a usa but doesn't get much traffic, so it's more of a "lite" forum, and i don't even know if any lambda owners go on there
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    Re: Hey guys! Gots a 79 Galant

    Quote Originally Posted by Garant
    ok, here are the two other old school mitsu forums:
    sigma-galant.com
    classic colt forumcircle
    Thanks bud, already got a ton of carb info that I wanted.

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