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 Post subject: Jetto's 1982 Mitsubishi Lancer A173A Sedan
PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:38 am 

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Location: Manila , Philippines
Hello :D !

Im Jetto from the Philippine Islands.

Just like to share my Dad's 1982 Mitsubishi Lancer A173A Sedan.

First of all, this car was purchased by my dad brand new from the dealership on April 1982. It was originally a Dominican Brown colored Lancer SL spec car, with factory 13 inch steel rims on 175/ 70 series Firestone Wide Oval tires, has factory airconditioning, a Sony cassete/radio, 4 speed manual tranny. With a sticker price of P66,000.00 Philippine Pesos. ( $1= Php15.00 during those times I guess)

He used this car on Sundays and out-of -town trips, since he has 2 other cars for daily use. Eventually it became an everyday car, driving us to school, him to work. When I was in college this became my car.
The car experienced occasional drag races on friday or saturday nights, and once raced legally ( Drag racing sponsored by the PDRF ) 1996 Stock street category. Popular places then were at the White Plains, Ortigas Greenhills Area and Lagro at Quezon City.

The paint you see here was the first and only repaint done on it ever since. It was painted Jet Black using Anzahl Urethane ( BASF Germany) Paint system. The painting and body works were done at a shop here called PROJECTION ( now closed) in 1995. All four doors and trunk were replaced with JDM panels. Hood and fenders still original. It took 9 months to build.

The interior : ORIGINAL dashboard, door sidings panels, seats, back board , and ceiling. never reupholstered.

The engine 4G33 SOHC was reconditioned in 1996, built by Phil Gulfin ( a popular engine tuner here , Gulf speed Racing). the 1400 cc 4G33 engine was brought to 1600 standard specs, heads were port matched and polished.
Carburation then was Single Side Weber 40's. Now its back to stock. It sports a 4-1 steel headers by Nodalos ( a popular muffler shop then) with a Fujitsubo Giken R JDM chambered (JASMA) Muffler at the end.

Suspension : Stock Springs , KYB gas shocks all around.
Brakes: Stock Front Disc, Stock rear Drums.

Interior Upgrades: Willans 4 point harness, Nardi Classic 310mm steering wheel. Hoshino Impul racing Shiftknobs. Murakami Rear View Mirror, Fizz Chotto interior mirror ( Got no side mirrors ). Razo Titanium Pedals.

Wheels & tires : Original ADVAN Rally 13X6 light weight rims ( polished, period correct 1982 production date) wrapped with Falken 175/60/13 Z1-EX tires.

At present the car has 150,000++ kms on the clock. Starts once everytime its needed. Very Reliable...Still strong.

I hope you enjoy the pics! :D

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Interior. All Original. Never Re-upholstered
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Exterior details . Wheel/Tires . Etc
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Details of the Rear.
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Engine Bay.
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Last Shot!
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Now its a sunday car. Or is it friday nights only car when Old Schooler Club meets are scheduled.
I still got more upgrades to do like installing the JDM A175 gauge panel with dimmer switch for gauge illumination, rewire the digital dash clock, install twin webers, install the body mouldings....so much to do so little time.

Enjoy your Japanese Retro Car! Drive! And More power to JNC!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:21 pm 
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Man, that's one clean box. Welcome to JNC!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:52 am 
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Wow! I just wet my pants! :mrgreen:

Nice box type fellow Islander! See you one of these days and welcome to JNC! Just keep posting! :tu:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:59 am 
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Another nice lancer. Man I hate you guys. Why the hell didnt we get those stateside.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:26 pm 
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haha :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: interior upgrade
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:41 pm 

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Just replaced the Steering Wheel with a Nardi Classic , Black on Black 350mm size steering wheel. This is bigger than the previous ( 310mm diameter, silver spokes )

Shift knob by Razo RA-102 Lightweight Black resin Japan Rally inspired.

Which is better: the previous set up or this one?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:33 pm 
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nice just needs a drop

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:11 pm 
Sweet interior. I love the race-style seatbelt as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Jetto's 1982 Mitsubishi Lancer A173A Sedan
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:31 am 

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Location: malaysia
Details of the Rear.
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wer can i get the red lens for the bumper?? how much is it?? thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Turbo Lense
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:03 pm 

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Those are OEM Mitsubishi Turbo Lenses.

They light up when the turbo kicks in ( If it's the original Turbo Lancer)

They are also very hard to find these days. But i found one selling a brand new piece for US$110.00

If you want one, ill just check out the store to see if they still have it.

These items are very rare so its quite expensive and because a lot of guys are restoring Lancers these days, these items get sold very quickly.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:02 am 

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waaa....so much. u sure wen the turbo kicks in den it light up>>??? wonder how the wiring is connected. didnt know about this. nice car bro.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:46 pm 
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wow if it has lights that lightup when the car boosts, that is so freaken awesome. Must go off the electric boostgauge or something?

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88 starion x2, 83 starion
88 cordia turbo
87 Montero swb turbo, 1987 Minicab van Supercharged
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73 galant coupe
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:02 pm 

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I once had a friend who drove a turbo lancer in the late 80's.

Driving behind him, i noticed that the turbo lense turns on and off whenever he accelerates and deccelerates.

Since there were no turbo lancers then to compare it with. i thought maybe it was factory set up. Coz the local boys here install the turbo lights tapped to the tail lights.

upon inspection, i noticed that a mechanical switch is installed to the throttle linkage. the switch ( looks like a rear brake switch of a motorcycle) when it gets pulled activates the lights.

So it lits up whenever the pedal is depressed.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:27 am 
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@Jetto - speaking of the turbo lense..

I believe that during the 80's, specifically in the Greenhills area, parking your car with the turbo lens on, is a 'secret signal' that you are looking for a sprint challenger. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:07 am 

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I will disagree with the idea: Turbo lense "on" to signal intention to race in the 80's.

I was there during those times. I hang out there at greenhills a far as 1985 during my high school. Every Saturday night with older cousins. we arrive there around 10 - 11 PM and go home around 4AM next day. Even Quezon Ave. seen illegal drag races. Ortigas Ave. and White plains.

races were set up at the car park. and are finalized at shell oasis along ortigas ave or dunkin dougnuts shop at ortigas to select venue of the race. then everyone would convoy to the scene.

guys with their cars cruise the car park for potential competitors. they would normally rev their engines or do short burn outs to show off. everybody knows everybody. Coz during those time only kids belonging to the upper bracket of society could afford racing cars.

Box type lancers were not popular drag race cars during those times. 1976 to 1979 lancers and 71 galants were the ones on the scene ( since they were lighter) up against sprinters, levins,celicas, mantas, geminis, escorts and lotus cortinas.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:52 pm 
nice! the wheels seem kind of small, but I digress


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:22 am 
Jetto

Nice car!!!!

Any idea where I can get those centre caps you have on your car. Cant get them anywhere overhere.

Cheers


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 Post subject: Advan Center caps
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:17 am 

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Center caps for ADVANs are very rare. No longer in production. If you got a friend there who has one, a fiberglass copy could be made from it.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:36 am 
I have an original set of group 4 rally wheels from advan. I have never seen them in europe on a car. Only on cars in Asia (unfortunately).

Bad luck I think


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:58 am 

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here's a close up of the wheel.
i had these wheels ordered from japan. a friend of mine who went there bought it from a scrap yard in yokohama.

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