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#1 DJpowerHaus

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 01:34 PM

1987 Conquest
VIN: JJ3CC54N5HZ002713
69,400 miles
Location: Baltimore, MD

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I bought this clean low mileage car 8 years ago because I wanted to do the perfect Starion 4G6x swap.  I had done 4 other swaps and helped with dozens of others on the website I created to help everyone do RWD 4G63 swaps: www.ProjectZeroG.com .  My vision was "How Mitsubishi would have built a DOHC Starion... with a bit of polish"

This is the culmination of everything I've learned over 15 years working on Starion 4G63 swaps.  There is so much tiny details done on this it's hard to describe.  Lots of OEM parts from different makes / models / cars / trucks / international models that tie it all together.  This was intended to be my masterpiece.  

I really don't want to sell my masterpiece, but I can't really work on it here in Baltimore City as it's only street parking.  I could put it in a garage for $200 / month, but then what would I actually make when I sold it one day?  I also can't insure it for what I feel its worth because I don't have a 2nd vehicle nor a garage.  This is a bigger liability for me than it is an asset.  This is what is leading me to this sale.

I've been driving it to work recently and it starts and runs without fail.  I haven't gone over 7psi yet as I'm still buttoning it up, but the same basic build in my racecar made 340hp at 14psi.  Full boost by 3000rpm.  Should be able to do 20psi once broken in and shaken down.


Body:
L47 Athens Olive Green paint (1973 Galant / FTO paint) (originally silver)
Maroon Interior
88 Starion tail lights
Starion badges, black grill,
Tubed front fenders for the crazy steering (See handling below)
Amazingly rust free.  Frame rails are a little crushed though.
Remote battery (trunk) with cutoff switch.

Engine:
2.4L 4G64 wideblock (1G 6 bolt)
Wiseco forged pistons
Scat forged rods
100mm forged crank (oem)
DOHC 1G head
Custom "2400 DOHC" valve cover with -10AN breathers to catch can
Brian Crower springs + titanium
Forced Performance FP3 cams (Specifically developed for 2.4L turbo)
Water modifications front and rear for better water flow in RWD application
Cometic MLS headgasket w/ extra holes punched for front water exit
ARP head studs
Custom front exit water neck welded in w/ DSM thermostat housing
Customized RWD water pump for DOHC
RWD 2.0 Starion turbo oil filter housing
RWD D50 oil pan
Custom front mounted CAS
Setrab Oil Cooler w/ -18AN steel braided lines

Turbo:
HX35 Turbo
Bullseye Performance .55 A/R turbine housing for DSM
Forced Performance Cast exhaust manifold
35mm External Wastegate
2.5" custom intercooler pipes w/ silicone couplers.
27x12x3" CX Racing Intercooler
3" *DM full exhaust w/ custom v-band downpipe
Turbo XS RFL Blow Off Valve
Boost Controller

Engine Management:
Autronic SMC full standalone ECU (autotune / 4 channel ignition / 4 channel injection / rally antilag)
M&W Pro-14 4 channel CDI w/ T1 racing harness + CBR coils
1000cc FIC injectors
Walboro GSL392 w/ -8AN lines 1/2" aluminum hardlines
Aeromotive A1000 fuel pressure regulator
-6AN lines to and from fuel rail
HKS super oldschool Boost and EGT gauges (orange on black)
Innovate LC-1 Wideband O2
Serial -> USB adapter + Cable
DELL mini10 LAPTOP WITH TUNING SOFTWARE AND DOCUMENTATION

Drivetrain:
RX7 Turbo II (S5) Transmission
Short Shifter with monster aluminum bar stock shifter
87 B2600 bellhousing (very rare)
Fidanza Starion 240mm flywheel
Competition Clutch Stage 4 - Sprung hub 6 puck
Custom Driveshaft
6 bolt rear end

Handling:
Stedebani Urethane Suspension bushings
6 bolt Diff + axles
Trust Stut tower bar
S13 240SX HICAS (faster rate) Steering Rack on modified Starion crossmember
Starion oil cooler used as power steering cooler w/ -6 steel braided lines
S14 5 lub Hubs "Awesometron 5000" steering knuckles by MA-Motorsports
300ZX 4 piston front brakes with custom steel braided lines
Tein HA coilovers up front - *DM coilovers rear.
Long NASCAR studs up front for using a spacer to clear the front brakes
45mm spacers rear
4x SHP 9" polished wheels with Nexen N5000 245/45 Z R16 tires
DSM steering wheel

BONUS INCLUDED PARTS:
Spare RX7 Turbo II transmission
Spare good '88 Torque Tube
Spare 6 bolt differential
Bent and rusty 83 hood if you want to restore it
2 "Turbo" Starion rear hatch glass pieces
Black 88 Dash in decent shape
2x Brand new Nexen N5000 245/45 Z R16 tires
Spare HX35 turbo

$8500

Price will go up as I button up things.  Right now the center console is out as I'm about to swap in the spare transmission w/ the relocated shifter.  I'll be installing the spares over the next 6 months and I'll bump the price up each time.  Also on the docket is heater core hoses, lifters, torque tube.

Save money now and do that work yourself if you want.  I'll work with you.  I'll probably give you lots and lots of other SQ and performance parts as I'm trying to clear out my decades long collection of parts.

Willing to trade for a late model Dodge/Mercedes Sprinter van

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Edited by DJpowerHaus, 27 February 2019 - 01:36 PM.


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Posted 27 February 2019 - 04:41 PM

This car is just....

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 04:44 PM

Amazing.


Wish I had 8K

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 12:17 PM

I am loving this car.  Post some interior pictures please.

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 10:13 AM

crazy cool car.  good price for all the work that was done.

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 12:48 PM

That car is truly a masterpiece. I'm very sorry you have to sell it.
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Zoom clutch, Fidanza flywheel, Stedebani shifter, KSport coilovers, ST swaybars, abs delete, a/c delete, cruise delete, JVE, BSEK, TEP steel brake lines, LSP braided cooler lines, CX Racing radiator,  MK1 silicone hoses, MK1 pullies, *DM hard pipes & intercooler,14G turbo, ported exh. manifold, MAF Translator, 3.5" GM maf, Turbo XS RFL bov, *DM 3" exhaust, Cusco front strut bar, TEP rear strut bar, Enkei 92's, HKS turbo timer, AEM wideband, AEM boost gauge, AEM oil pressure gauge, SPA fuel regulator, Hallman boost controller
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View PostJohnnyWadd, on 04 March 2010 - 10:01 PM, said:

my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 04:23 PM

someone is going to get a helluva deal on a KILLER QUEST !
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Posted 03 March 2019 - 11:17 AM

Interior Picks Update Below!

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 02:21 PM

That maroon dash is probably the one thing between me and a divorce :lol:   Swapped one long ago and swore I'd never do it again.  Loving the car though.

Finished up a 4G64 build for Brandon Martin (Pr4mnceman.....miss seeing him around) years ago and it was consistent 11's car with drag radials and FP Red turbo.  Said I'd own one eventually but alas never happened.
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Posted 04 March 2019 - 03:33 PM

View Postjonboyb, on 04 March 2019 - 02:21 PM, said:

That maroon dash is probably the one thing between me and a divorce :lol:   Swapped one long ago and swore I'd never do it again.  Loving the car though.

He did say he'd swap it over lol

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 08:01 AM

I had it 90% out to restore the heater box internals, but because I had to drive the thing to work 6 hours later, I opted to save that dash swap for later.  Part of me just wants to put a fuzzy dash over over it, but I can't bring myself to sell a car for 5 figures with a covered up problem.

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 01:14 PM

This cars amazing, I cant believe someone hasn't bought it yet.

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 05:32 PM

I want it really bad. Trying to get cash up.

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 06:29 PM

Check your PM.
Fist of the North Starion.
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Posted 04 June 2019 - 01:56 PM

Finally got around to swapping transmissions and moving the shifter forward so it fits in with the stock center console and boot.  Also added a few layers of rubber, aluminum, and insulation and it keeps the sound from coming in through the trans tunnel.  Now it's just a mean MEAN bark from the tailpipe... and wastegate dump :-D.

It is nice to have it all back together finally.  Haven't really gotten to rip on it with the old transmission, but this one I can rev to the moon without vibration.  Old trans had a bad input bearing if the buyer wants it for a rebuild, it is included.

Here are some pics with the interior back together.

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Passenger seat has one seam that is popped.  And the dash is pretty sun damaged, but I am including a spare black dash which I plan on using to make a black/maroon 2 tone look.  Get it before I do that work and save some money.

As I said in the first post, as I put things back together, the price goes up.  Price as it sits now is $10,000.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 06:03 PM

Listed on the CL: https://baltimore.cr...6904813827.html

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