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Thread: 1987 mitsubishi mirage turbo rebuild

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    1987 mitsubishi mirage turbo rebuild

    Musta lost my previous topic, but anyhow, I picked up a way overpriced 1987 mirage turbo awhile back. It was a original turbo car swapped iwith a 4g63, and the work was so bad, I decided to pull the entire engine and trans along with the wiring harness.

    This is is basically a rebuild thread of the 63 swap cleaned up and done proper without melted wires and oil and spheghetti wiring everywhere.

    PIcked the car up for waaaaaay too much, but I really wanted a second gen 87 mirage turb body, so I bought it.

    Had a galant vr4 swapped engine, with a chinese 20g, a safc, and some chipped ecu. Everything in the engine bay is coatedwith oil, the car ran like complete shit, throwing codes etc... It has more silicone couplings on the intercooler piping than the govt has conspiracy theories....

    Nice lot of random wiring and misc melted wires... typical hack job these days I guess.

    After troubleshooting the mess a bit, decided th engine needed t bepuld, and baialy rebuilt, along with a complete rewire with a new wiring harness, and real mitsubishi parts.

    First step was to pick up a real mhi evo 3 16g. It should be perfect for a 1800lbs fwd car.

    Second step, pull the engine and trans, which is where I currently am.







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    Re: 1987 mitsubishi mirage turbo rebuild

    a bit of progress today, but still no engine out. I forgot to drain some of my oil catch pans, so to avoid a mess, I will go buy new ones tomorrow.

    I did find a cool discovery.. Drivers side spring was literally broken. Cut and broken lol.

    Aldo I will give a shout out to hf for their 72 bin bolt rack. fucking thing is amazing for working on cars. Everyone should have one.




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    Re: 1987 mitsubishi mirage turbo rebuild

    Love it, certainly on the someday bucket list of cars. Got to love those turbo script seats! Looking forward to seeing this one finished up.

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    Re: 1987 mitsubishi mirage turbo rebuild

    Engine is out, engine bay has it's first wave of cleaning, and now I am concentrating on the engine. I will probably fully tear apart and hot tank the block, paint, and reassemble. Lots of ghettoness. missing intake bolts stripped exhaust manifold bolts, all not original bolts. I cant take it. No 13,, headed bolts will be on this car lol.


    Nice n greasy





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    Re: 1987 mitsubishi mirage turbo rebuild

    Be careful when re-tapping some of those exhaust manifold bolt holes, doesn't take much to find a oil galley lol.

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    Re: 1987 mitsubishi mirage turbo rebuild

    I'm pretty pro and tapping n reaming these days lol.

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    Re: 1987 mitsubishi mirage turbo rebuild

    FULL


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    WIN!

    Fantastic, I'll be on this like white on rice! I really really want a Mirage next :tu: :tu: :tu:

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    Re: 1987 mitsubishi mirage turbo rebuild

    I'm a huge Mirage fan, and saw this on 4g61t.org for sale awhile back. Looks like you are breathing new life into. Going to follow this thread.

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    Re: 1987 mitsubishi mirage turbo rebuild

    Where did these seats come from!? I GOTTA track down some!

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    Re: 1987 mitsubishi mirage turbo rebuild

    Good luck lol. They are stick 87/88 mirage turbo seats. Only som

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