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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:20 pm 
I love the rear windscreen.

Would this wraparound glass offers better visibility when backing the car?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:12 am 

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Yeah I guess it does, but the C pillar is quite large so it kinda negates the wrap around glass. Think it's more of a style thing rather than functionality

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:40 pm 
Fuel,would it be possible to post apic of the dood ornament of your starion?
its amazing how many these cars had in the years!!!!!!
i definitly like your grill and headlights better than my flushmounted ones on my sapporo!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:12 am 

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from my Starion?? I'll post some from my Eterna:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:37 am 
Fuel,sorry my bad!!! i meant your Eterna!!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:02 pm 
is the hoodornament still available new?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:22 am 

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no idea sorry, I wouldn't imagine so.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:16 am 
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Fuel,

Sorry - haven't had time to post in a while... I love your Eterna -- that's awesome! :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:58 pm 

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Thanks mate I really appreciate it.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:14 am 

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one more piece of the twin cam jig saw puzzle arrived, a pretty big piece at that

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:28 am 
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What DOHC heads can you bolt on to the G63B block? are parts interchangeable between the 4g series engines and the G63B? Sorry but im not too knowledgeable about Mitsubishi motors.

Also love the SSR reverse formula mesh rims (one of my favourite rims) :tu:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:37 am 

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G63B = 4G63, it's just the earlier naming convention.

there's two flavours of 4G63s, early 6 bolt crank (E39A VR-4 and below) and later 7 bolt crank (evo 1 onwards). Evo 4+ is like a different flavour engine altogether but we'll ignore them.

Either VR-4 or evo head will bolt to SOHC block, but you'll need to change pistons to 16V ones, and if using an evo head you'll need to drill out headbolt holes 1mm. You'll also need all the twin cam front cover and timing bits.

And those wheels are Rays engineering Volk mesh rims

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:22 am 
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Cheers for the info, and :oops: about the rims but its hard some times to tell the two apart, still reckon they'll look good with a gloss black or gold against the yellow of the starion.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:36 am 

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Starion???

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:42 am 

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progress!

pulled rear suspension apart to clean up and replace bushes, fix diff leak etc

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and dismantled it all

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going to be coated with

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need to sort out shortening the struts and fitting inserts and adapting the coilover sleeves before chucking it back together

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:48 am 
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anyone have a broschure that talks about a non turbo starion. I jsut cant believe they made one.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:02 am 

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It was called the Starion GX and was the absolute base model in Japan, it was discontinued in 1983 due to poor sales.

a jap commercial which mentions the '2000GX' at the end - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zs2uyjnPeE

some links which mention and talk about the GX model:

http://listing-index.ebay.com/cars/Mits ... arion.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_Starion
http://jalopnik.com/cars/retro/a-brief- ... 144369.php
http://www.histomobile.com/dvd_histomob ... 9/1536.asp


Just because it didn't come to the US market doesn't mean it never existed :P

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:15 pm 

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Hi fuel

Good to see that old girl coming together. As you can see in the sig, I have a Jap Galant (Sigma) Turbo. Still trying to figure out whether to save her or sell her. I like what you're doing though.

Out of interest, where did you run the pipes for that front mount and did you remove anything to get it to fit? I know those are a similar front end makeup to mine, and have been wanting to intercool it for some time. Also, did you replace the main rear sub frame bushes? Mine are totally cactus but don't know what I can please them with.

Cheers
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:52 pm 

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Hey mate I'm sure I've seen your car somewhere before, just can't remember where!

As for the intercooler plumbing I didn't take any after pics as I was in a bit of a hurry to do it, but here's the only pics I have:

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Here you can see the pipes in the engine bay, the pipe comes out of the turbo (TC06 with rotated cover) goes along the air box and then through a hole cut below the headlamps, then the piping goes to the intercooler and out the other side through another hole below the headlamps (but much further down). I had to remove the headlamp washer pump and reseviour but that's ok because it didn't work anyway

As for the bushes my front crossmember bushes were still solid as with no signs of cracking so I didn't replace them - I don't think you could get replacements anyway (well not easily) as they don't seem to be listed in parts catalogues. They look to be pressed in jobs too so a bit of a mission to replace.

I like the rims on your Galant, they really suit the era of our cars.

I realised I haven't put up anymore progress pics, I only have one of the near finished sub-frame:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:29 pm 

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Thanks for the info on the piping route. Will have to take a closer look if/when I decide to do something with her.

As for the rims, they're pretty amazing. They're real Panasport Formula One's. Very very light weight items. I just wish they were a little bigger ;) Just an inch or so with maybe another -5 on the offset.

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