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 Post subject: Mitsubishi Sapporo project
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:45 pm 

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Apologies for photo quality

Decided to snap this up, was too cheap, and the owner was just gonna scrap it.

Has IRS, discs all round, pillarless coupe. Bit of rust but nothing terminal.

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4G63, either DOHC N/A, or more likely, SOHC turbo for lack of certification need. Wind up boost a little
Get spare locker diff or LSD if I can find one cheap (unlikely).
Adjustable suspension
Clean up rust on front guards and RHS sill, but keep it rugged, not too fussed
Sticker her up
Rip out all interior I can, decent fixed back for race/manji day
Get headlight wipers working
Nardi wheel, or something nice
Long ass shifter with novelty knob
Some sweet rims for the front
Some other shit probably


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:29 pm 
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Im starting to really dig those sapporo's, go Dohc + side draughts and you better finish this one! :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:09 am 
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Oooh... super potential! Keep us posted on this one.

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That will be cool once done


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:48 pm 

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It's already cool!

Currently trying to obtain 2x 4G63Ts I know of, which would be perfect, build one good one. Add a big wheeled TD05, couple of ecu-tricking kits and decent intake+exhaust and I should get good power.

Looking into widening some steels for cruising, with a seperate set for drift/track days


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:59 pm 

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divine wind made me laugh. dont paint it silver eliot


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:08 pm 

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Who dat?

Who said I was painting it silver? Or painting it at all?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:32 pm 

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broccoli

I never said you were painting it silver. just dont do it


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 9:14 pm 
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CSP wrote:
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I never said you were painting it silver. just dont do it


Carrots.

I agree, that color is part of its retro charm

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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 8:57 am 

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yes more sapporos!

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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 11:19 am 
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So thathas the starion irs eh/ Nice ride. I'm getting close to being finished with my biuld. I'm taking a break on itthis week though.

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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 3:53 pm 

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Where it lives is quite cramped I'm afraid, but it is very dry and warm, so it's alright really, just hard to take photos in. Bit of a lame update, just scratching around to see how bad the rust is at this stage.

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Wanted guards off to survey damage of rust. Front right came off okay. Knew it was pretty hammered, but was glad to see nothing too yuck behind it, short of what's shown.

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This rust is right behind the internal wheel arch, and goes through to the engine bay, just so you can figure out where based on a crap photo
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Figured it would be wise to have a squiz under the battery tray as it looked a bit crusty
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Looks okay, but as I didn't have a socket set with me, I couldn't take that out to have a really good look. Fingers crossed it isn't too bad.

Speaking of bad, time for the FL guard. I knew there was gonna be some worries here, as I put my finger straight through it when I picked her up. I was just hoping the sill wasn't going to be gone. Anyway, one of the bolts holding the guard on the sill was stuck, and I didn't want to start spraying CRC around. One for next time. However, it soon became obvious some dodginess had gone down, as this...
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came out of here...
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Not good. I can't tell if it's there due to the hole in the guard, due to a mean dent/smash in the sill, or due to holes in both guard and sill. Latter is unlikely as there appears to be slightly crusty sill in there. No biggy anyway, cut it and shut it etc

In closing, my headlight wipers, pure 80s
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Divine Wind wrote:
Figured it would be wise to have a squiz under the battery tray as it looked a bit crusty
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Looks okay, but as I didn't have a socket set with me, I couldn't take that out to have a really good look. Fingers crossed it isn't too bad.



this is pretty normal looking to me my Star/quest is the same.
if there is anything more than surface rust here I will be surprised

another place to check is under the brake master... likelyhood here is there is no paint and a fair amount of rust.

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 2:21 am 

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Yeah, I'll pull it out anyway and give it a douse of fish oil anyway

I remember my old Celeste had a bad spot under the brake master, thanks for the reminder. Will check next time


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:16 am 

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GAHHHHH

Haven't done much on this, short of collect bits. I study full time, and work two jobs, so I haven't had time lately. I'm now on holidays for the next month from my studies so will likely be getting into this thing.

Took starter, inlet manifold, carb and dizzy off to give them a clean and fit some fresh bits, as well as a test for the starter.
As a note, water blasters rule for cleaning anything. Mine dominated the really built up crap on the starter and inlet manifold

Starter came up well, took ages to clean. Was really gunked up. Warmed it up with a hair dryer, hit it with degreaser, let it sit for a few minutes, then smashed it with waterblaster
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Manifold was straight forward
I took the carb to bits and cleaned it by hand. Blew out the jets, checked all the linkages, and gave them a squirt of WD40. Seems to be happy.
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Found my valve cover
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Also bought a new dizzy cap and rotor for the dizzy. The leads are 10mm items, so I'll keep them as they seem to be sweet.

Threw some paint on manifold. Is fuel/heat etc resistant. Looks balls in photo, is actually alright
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As the 4G63 had a "blown head gasket", I whipped head off, and no wonder. The back four head bolts were way too easy to undo, clearly not torqued up right.

Bores looks good, though this pic is quite average. Can see honing which is usually a good sign, and no scoring which is a relief.
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Figure I may as well give the ports a tidy up while it's out. Basically just want to remove the casting marks, which you can see quite clearly here, and maybe look at where the airflow hits after it passes the valve. I actually really like this picture.
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Further to the rust issues on the front left guard, I managed to get one more cunty bolt out today, and pull the guard away from the sill. The fucking chrome trim literally fell off, along with a hunk of the guard. Yeah, pretty fucked :doubt:
However, sill looks solid enough, if crusty. Will slam it with angle grinder at home when it's driveable and rust-proof it
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Not good :?
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Decided to take radiator out, due to BHG. I was also concerned at possibility of rust underneath, as the Celeste had a bit there. Luckily it was all clear, if a bit yuck. (ongoing theme of this car).
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Radiator looks mint. No bent fins of note, cap looks new also, and good coloured water came out. Fucking choice. Will flush it out and check for leaks with my trusty waterblaster, as I should be able to get some pressure up with it
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Cleaned up and blew out fuel pump
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Here's the HG and where it blew I reckon

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Took to head to bits and water blasted it.
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One weird and possibly worrying aspect is this welding
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As it touches on the cam lobe seat
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I figure it's been sweet thusfar, I'll slam it in and see what happens

Picked up some belts and shit. Just gotta go pickup the gasket kit and I'll be almost ready. Just need the head to be checked for trueness
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Also have a bunch of fuel lines, vacuum lines, battery cabling I made up and new head, inlet, exhaust and rocker cover gaskets, as well as a near new timing cover.

Made the mistake of playing with my distributor, and lost a couple bits, so will have to track another one down now :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:55 am 
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That welding is quite weird. I wonder what the hell that is all about. I dont know about jhead rarity there, btu thye are quite common here and I would be swapping that head out with another.

The rust doesnt seem too bad. Man I would kill for a set of those bumpers.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:27 am 

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Likely it's a repair from the past.

I'm not planning on keeping this engine in there I don't think, though if I did it'd likely get a set of itbs or motorbike carbs eventually, so I don't want to spend too much on it. A decent head will cost anywhere from very little to a lot, it's just hard to find the cheap ones. Spose I;m in no rush though, the turbo examples are impossible to find for a decent price thesedays


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