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Thread: My '81 Scorpion

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    My '81 Scorpion

    Hi guys
    I figured it's about time I showed off my car, so here it is.

    One 1981 model Mitsubishi Scorpion. 4G54, 5-speed manual. Not exactly the cleanest example out there, but it's not too bad. Just needs some rust repairs and a spray job to look ok, plus some lowerage and decent 14's/15's and fender mirrors and I reckon it'll look great.
    Future plans mechanically are to drop in a fuel injected narrowblock 4G54B along with my good 5-speed as the current drivetrain is getting fairly tired.
    The car's going to be a daily/drift hack, so it'll be getting custom Starion front coilovers (8kg/mm springs, KYB AGX or similar inserts, otomoto coilover sleeve kit, spun standard strut tops), decent shocks and 5.5-6kg/mm springs in the rear, a 24mm front swaybar and a welded diff. Eventually I'll go with a 2-way equipped R31 Skyline diff.
    I'm currently running 14x6 Cheviot rims around +18 offset, but I'm looking at getting a set of those 15x8 +-0 Sportmax meshies for some dish
    anywho, there it is, my current daily driver/project. Hopefully it'll be done by the end of the year and I can get an AE86 Levin notchback to do up.

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    More pics

    it's actually a 5-speed but I'm a dopey bastard sometimes so I hooked up the reverse indicator in the dash so I don't forget lol



    Engine bay, as you can see it's a little untidy and dirty

    I don't have a cable for my phone, so the newer photos I've taken since I registered it will have to wait lol

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    nice to see different types of sapporo/scorpions out there

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    nice car. A bit of cleanup work and she will be looking great. I scored a set of those tails off a rxcorp in australia. I love em, but I wanna find the later model ones that always break.


    What are the plans for it?

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    How long til you get this rego'd Webby?

    You've got to make this cruise mate? I made it 3 months after the last one to hopefully get some more cars finished and turning up.

    Earn some cash mate. Mow lawns if you have too. I wan to see you there...

    Dave...

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    First post
    Mainly a daily with some drifting and circuit work thrown in. Might take it down the quarter for a laugh, though I don't really expect much with bugger-all power and a 3.308 diff lol
    For now plans are to get it running again (it spat a timing chain tensioner), take a grinder to the front springs so it matches the back (I could only afford a pair of proper springs lol), weld up a somewhat louder exhaust and drive it. When I can afford it I'm going to buy a couple tins of GMH black, rub it back and spray it so it looks like somewhat less of a bucket of shit lol
    I'm pretty much destitute at the moment (sucks being on the dole lol) so all the stuff in the first post is going to wait until I get a job

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75wagon
    How long til you get this rego'd Webby?

    You've got to make this cruise mate? I made it 3 months after the last one to hopefully get some more cars finished and turning up.

    Earn some cash mate. Mow lawns if you have too. I wan to see you there...

    Dave...
    it's been registered for about a month, but it chucked a tanty about a week back and stopped. Turns out the timing chain tensioner shat itself, there's about 3mm too much slack in the chain :roll:
    Hopefully that's all that's wrong, it was running like a bitch and now won't run at all so here's hoping there's nothing more serious lurking in the shadows
    I wanna make this one, I've been trying to get to an s-g cruise for the past six months lol
    Hopefully see ya there :tu:

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    Welcome aboard mate, looks like a good old Scorpion

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    Thanks, it would be if it ran :evil:
    Question: do the balance shaft eliminator kits you can get include everything ie timing chain, tensioner, seals, gaskets etc?

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    No updates, as it's still killing the grass on my front lawn. Here's some more recent photo's though
    New number plate, REGO!


    And sitting in a lake while it's pissing down rain

    I did this, but the rego man wouldn't pass it :P


    I need 20mm spacers for the front and 25mm for the back, and some shanked wheel nuts so I can put my other pair of rims on, then I need to take 2 coils out of the front and a coil out of the rear and it'll look pretty much how I want it

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