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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:24 pm 

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Nice find!

G54B motor - do the starion turbo swap!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:19 pm 
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Nah man, no turbo, put on a header and a Weber and you'll be set!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:19 pm 

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...unfortunately, I'm trying to keep this thing 'smoggable' (remember, I'm in california!)

...anyways, dropped the tank & patched it, cobbled together an exhaust system, and found some steering parts in need of replacement...

http://vimeo.com/9077987

....and what's with the track width/body geometry? a 0mm offset 15x8 looks dead flush up front, and sunken in by an inch and a half (35+mm) in the rear!? (looks like I need a +15 15x8 in the front and a -25 15x9 in the rear!...wish the thing was IRS, it would be much more forgiving for tucking radical offsets)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:53 pm 

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Take some more vids of the voice box!! I see that you have a fancy black rubber mistu key too, nice!! Is that the original key??

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I actually FOUND a hide-a-key the original owner had duct-taped under the rear bumper!! IT'S AN ORIGINAL MITSU KEY! I'm having a good time (and good luck) with this thing...

...sometimes these simple projects are a real breath of fresh air compared to fabricating elaborate systems/components.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:41 am 
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man that thing is insanely clean.

A weber and header is probably fun, but once you toss a turbo g54b in one of thse.. man it's sooo much better :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:30 am 

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hillbillyhector wrote:
I actually FOUND a hide-a-key the original owner had duct-taped under the rear bumper!! IT'S AN ORIGINAL MITSU KEY! I'm having a good time (and good luck) with this thing...

...sometimes these simple projects are a real breath of fresh air compared to fabricating elaborate systems/components.


Haha, I found my original key hanging on a nail tucked behind my rear license plate. I think the second owner missed this... I was elated when I found it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:40 am 
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Found the original Chrysler Imports key for my car tucked away in a compartment in the glovebox.

I did once find a Pearl Jam cassette hidden behind some sheetmetal in the trunk.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:35 am 
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Very nice project. I owned an ORANGE Dodge Challenger. That is a heavy car though.

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hillbillyhector wrote:
...unfortunately, I'm trying to keep this thing 'smoggable' (remember, I'm in california!)


You could still throw in a newer G54B from an 84-up Starquest and get it BARed and smog legal :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:58 am 
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heavy? They are like 2700lbs or so. COnsidering the size, it's pretty damn light.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:55 pm 

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I'm gonna go ahead and agree on the weight problem...(simply because my recent expectations of a 'performance/race' car have been in the sub-ton category)...not that a bit of forced induction wouldn't make the thing fun to drive... but the base platform is quite lacking in potential (without major weight reduction/stiffening/suspension geometry & drivetrain modifications)

that said, I will admit, the original Carb setup is truly horrible. had a leaky fuel pump and what it required to remove the damn thing (removing the carb from the intake, along with all the smog-vacuum nightmare) has me pretty quickly jumping on the EFI bandwagon...although my 'budget minded approach' to the thing is starting to slip... with a load of cheap donor starion/conquest parts....hmmm

anyways...I've got a question about a reliable source for parts, and how to find the mechanical fuel pup that I believe may be specific to the 'extra valve' head design in '83...

...and after some investigation (leaking fuel pump internals) I've found that the pump arm (pushrod) just barely squeezes between the head bolt and the extra valve... so the aftermarket "replacement" pump (that looks VERY similar...but not quite the same arm bend) does not clear. it is beyond modifying or trying to swap the old arm onto the new pump. I just need a new FACTORY replacement pump.

if there is a good (inexpensive) online source for factory parts, or if anyone knows the correct Mitsubishi part # to order, it would be greatly appreciated!

Please help me locate the correct part! thanks in advance for the input!


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...and to an extent, my fuel pump question has been answered by another trip to the salvage yard...I saw a couple aftermarket pumps installed into the same head (on the early eighties Dodge D-50 trucks)... and BOTH of them had been clearanced (ground down via die-grinder) to squeeze in....obviously compromising the integrity of the arm...but apparently not enough for either of them to fail.

but I still would love to have a good source for inexpensive factory mitsu parts!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:59 am 

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Yeah, that fuel pump is a BITCH to get in there. You could bend the arm a tad to help. Make sure the cam lobe is in the correct position to give it more room.

I gave up, and left my brand new stock replacement pump on the shelf... haha. I bought an electric fuel pump from Autozone with a lifetime warranty. It's an Airtex brand... and should be mounted back at the tank. I have it mounted under the hood and I've had two pumps die on me... someday I'll switch it.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:15 pm 
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never had a issue with aftermarket pumps not fitting. You can only install them when the cam is in the non pumping position.

Look at all the cars now days and find a light sports car. Even in the 90s. For the 80s they were int he general weight range.

That and that really wasnt a sport version of the car. The true sport version was the eterna and came with a intercooled turbo charged 4g63 with starion rear suspension.

Any 70s car is gonna be light, but it's also a cracker box. My friends 510 just got tboned back passenger side, and his door sheared and went all the way into the trans tunnel, and pushed the centerin a bit. Probably a death blow for both passenger side passengers if there was any.

Then about the carb setups. mitsubishi enver released a sporty carbed version period. All we got are single crappy emissions carbs.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:11 pm 
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This has to be one of the coolest cars I've seen on here. I love the little digitized voice reminders and just the whole retro vibe of the interior. I want more pics and updates!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:37 pm 

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maiden voyage was a success! digital dash works!... I've tightened up some front end bits and pieces & replaced bushings, swapped out belts, and had the leaky radiator patched and flushed... tweaked on the carb a bit after re-installing it (must be removed to swap fuel pump!)

...and now I'm on to wheels. the offsets required to get wheels flush front and rear on this thing? retarded! it wants to run a 15x7 +10 in the front (and that almost sticks out too much) and a 15x8 -15 in the rear! wow. I'm thinking of running a three piece 15x7 +20 & flipping the barrels on the rears for a -20 out back!

(I've already bought a set of SSR formula mesh 15x7 +0/15x7.5 -8 that may not be aggressive enough, without spacers)

posting more pics soon... I swear!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:48 pm 
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hillbillyhector wrote:
posting more pics soon... I swear!


You better! ;) I can't wait to see what this looks like with wheels on it. :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:08 pm 

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I just pulled the Sapporo out of the shop for this shot literally five minutes ago

test fit the SSR formula mesh 15x7.5... verdict? This thing needs a 5 inch drop!!

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so yes, next order of business is definitely suspension mods. lower. a lot lower. and I've been debating the approach for aero parts. I want a front lip (air-dam, chin-spoiler... whatever)... as well as a small tasteful lip on the trunk lid. (not a "WING!").. these parts are eluding me. I may make FRP one-offs. damn it. this thing was supposed to be cheap.

(also received my new shift lever handle in the mail as well! Sapporo Christmas morning!)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:15 pm 
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Nice car, Hector! I like it so far. You know I want this thing...I always imagined it with a drop and polished/red Advan A3Es.

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