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#1 Mach 5

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 11:40 PM

so..... this is how everything went down.. Ive been acquiring parts for this for the past 2 years.. I decided to build Beast Quest and ran in to issues with the engine. after realizing the g54b blocks have issues with cracking I decided to take the entire setup I had for this, sell the mpi setup, and use the motor turbo/ header setup and stay TBI on Beast Quest.. This in turn left me with no engine to build this car.. Formerly known as "The Shredder".. I ran in to a problem on my 1989 Turbo Grand Prix "Mach 5" dropped a valve and tore everything up.. That's where the turbo is from. I had originally planned on building that and upgrading the gt3076r I had on it with the 3582 you see pictured.. I had to back track and make realization of my dreams and goals... something reliable. The RB was always a fav. second in line to the 355f1 v8 engine...which is completely unrealistic.. so I decided to work at it and save everything I have to make this happen. The RB has an engine note.. almost orgasmic and a powerband that's endless.. This must be used to build my dream car.. 1987 Mitsubishi Starion.... Please Stay Tuned! I am working endlessly to make this happen and I will like to share to all..-Jarek   been holding off posting this for a while. Its a long process building this car. changed plans... so now..Build: Midnight Star1987 StarionNitto RB28 strokerZ33 6 speed transGTX3582r T4 twinD2 CoilsGNT bushingsrest soon to follow....chassis going out end of week for cage... then out for paintthis will be a full interior/ac etc. street/ strip carEDIT!!!- change of plans... engine is acquired. and it not an RB or g54b or even a 1 or 2jz... and body is finally being worked onnew title... Midnight Star- A TOP SECRET POWERED 1987 Mitsubishi Starion "At a certain time of night the Midnight Star tears up the roads.. a blue streak of light passing before your eyes. at speeds deemed crazy.. only to be dreamed. some say only a sound can be heard but not seen... "..

Edited by Mach 5, 04 May 2018 - 10:07 PM.

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-1987 Starion -Midnight Star - Build Progress see link
http://www.starquest...howtopic=152434
-1989 Chrysler Conquest-Track Beast Mode gtx3071r TBI 365hp 407tq @20psi- RIP
http://www.starquest...ic=151885&st=40
-1989 Pontiac Grand Prix Turbo SE- 3.1 gt4088r getrag284 Tilton twin disc
-1991 Toyota Hilux Pickup 1uz itb cp pistons kelford cams TripleR head porting/ long tubes
-1990 McLaren Turbo Grand Prix sold...
-1985 AE86 20v.. 171hp@ 8200rpm RIP





#2 TheDemon

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 12:11 AM

don tease like this unless you got some pictures to make us all drool
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#3 Mach 5

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 12:14 AM

no engine/ trans yet.. as soon as I am able to get the body done. I do have the turbo for it and the rest to build it. power plant after body comes back from Kansas.
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http://www.starquest...howtopic=152434
-1989 Chrysler Conquest-Track Beast Mode gtx3071r TBI 365hp 407tq @20psi- RIP
http://www.starquest...ic=151885&st=40
-1989 Pontiac Grand Prix Turbo SE- 3.1 gt4088r getrag284 Tilton twin disc
-1991 Toyota Hilux Pickup 1uz itb cp pistons kelford cams TripleR head porting/ long tubes
-1990 McLaren Turbo Grand Prix sold...
-1985 AE86 20v.. 171hp@ 8200rpm RIP

#4 Mach 5

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 12:30 AM

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Owner and Founder of Triple R Motors aka Radical Rev Race Mods- Jarek-
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-1987 Starion -Midnight Star - Build Progress see link
http://www.starquest...howtopic=152434
-1989 Chrysler Conquest-Track Beast Mode gtx3071r TBI 365hp 407tq @20psi- RIP
http://www.starquest...ic=151885&st=40
-1989 Pontiac Grand Prix Turbo SE- 3.1 gt4088r getrag284 Tilton twin disc
-1991 Toyota Hilux Pickup 1uz itb cp pistons kelford cams TripleR head porting/ long tubes
-1990 McLaren Turbo Grand Prix sold...
-1985 AE86 20v.. 171hp@ 8200rpm RIP

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 12:36 AM

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pic of the seats is not my pic but from the ebay listing I bought them from... should match the exterior nicely when its all done

Edited by Mach 5, 07 November 2016 - 12:37 AM.

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-1987 Starion -Midnight Star - Build Progress see link
http://www.starquest...howtopic=152434
-1989 Chrysler Conquest-Track Beast Mode gtx3071r TBI 365hp 407tq @20psi- RIP
http://www.starquest...ic=151885&st=40
-1989 Pontiac Grand Prix Turbo SE- 3.1 gt4088r getrag284 Tilton twin disc
-1991 Toyota Hilux Pickup 1uz itb cp pistons kelford cams TripleR head porting/ long tubes
-1990 McLaren Turbo Grand Prix sold...
-1985 AE86 20v.. 171hp@ 8200rpm RIP

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 12:51 AM

before build videos

http://www.youtube....h?v=XuERTzkidKY



http://www.youtube....h?v=isNiiuVTggQ


Edited by importwarrior, 08 November 2016 - 05:28 AM.

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-1987 Starion -Midnight Star - Build Progress see link
http://www.starquest...howtopic=152434
-1989 Chrysler Conquest-Track Beast Mode gtx3071r TBI 365hp 407tq @20psi- RIP
http://www.starquest...ic=151885&st=40
-1989 Pontiac Grand Prix Turbo SE- 3.1 gt4088r getrag284 Tilton twin disc
-1991 Toyota Hilux Pickup 1uz itb cp pistons kelford cams TripleR head porting/ long tubes
-1990 McLaren Turbo Grand Prix sold...
-1985 AE86 20v.. 171hp@ 8200rpm RIP

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 05:56 AM

Nice hope to see it running!!!

when posting videos,
you see the HTTPS you posted above.

delete the S and your videos will look like below.



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#8 Mach 5

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 07:18 AM

ahh that's pretty neat!! Thanks fer the tip Ill have to do just that!

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-1987 Starion -Midnight Star - Build Progress see link
http://www.starquest...howtopic=152434
-1989 Chrysler Conquest-Track Beast Mode gtx3071r TBI 365hp 407tq @20psi- RIP
http://www.starquest...ic=151885&st=40
-1989 Pontiac Grand Prix Turbo SE- 3.1 gt4088r getrag284 Tilton twin disc
-1991 Toyota Hilux Pickup 1uz itb cp pistons kelford cams TripleR head porting/ long tubes
-1990 McLaren Turbo Grand Prix sold...
-1985 AE86 20v.. 171hp@ 8200rpm RIP

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 12:18 PM

is that the car with the gas tank I sold u ????

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 12:23 PM

yes it is!!!!!!!
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-1987 Starion -Midnight Star - Build Progress see link
http://www.starquest...howtopic=152434
-1989 Chrysler Conquest-Track Beast Mode gtx3071r TBI 365hp 407tq @20psi- RIP
http://www.starquest...ic=151885&st=40
-1989 Pontiac Grand Prix Turbo SE- 3.1 gt4088r getrag284 Tilton twin disc
-1991 Toyota Hilux Pickup 1uz itb cp pistons kelford cams TripleR head porting/ long tubes
-1990 McLaren Turbo Grand Prix sold...
-1985 AE86 20v.. 171hp@ 8200rpm RIP

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 01:36 PM

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and a powerband that's endless..
no they don't.... RB's just another "decent" motor. Got their issues as well
Most 'hot' RB builds around here, seem to eventually go JZ swap

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 01:49 PM

View PostMach 5, on 07 November 2016 - 12:36 AM, said:

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What's the increase in engine weight?  You may need to make specific adjustments to your front D2s.

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 03:06 PM

honestly...  no idea..? Rb's aren't huge engines. but good point I will have to look in to.
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-1987 Starion -Midnight Star - Build Progress see link
http://www.starquest...howtopic=152434
-1989 Chrysler Conquest-Track Beast Mode gtx3071r TBI 365hp 407tq @20psi- RIP
http://www.starquest...ic=151885&st=40
-1989 Pontiac Grand Prix Turbo SE- 3.1 gt4088r getrag284 Tilton twin disc
-1991 Toyota Hilux Pickup 1uz itb cp pistons kelford cams TripleR head porting/ long tubes
-1990 McLaren Turbo Grand Prix sold...
-1985 AE86 20v.. 171hp@ 8200rpm RIP

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 03:08 PM

I  just tried to remove the s and it did nothing.. not sure how to fix it to the way you did.. importwarrior... :/
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-1987 Starion -Midnight Star - Build Progress see link
http://www.starquest...howtopic=152434
-1989 Chrysler Conquest-Track Beast Mode gtx3071r TBI 365hp 407tq @20psi- RIP
http://www.starquest...ic=151885&st=40
-1989 Pontiac Grand Prix Turbo SE- 3.1 gt4088r getrag284 Tilton twin disc
-1991 Toyota Hilux Pickup 1uz itb cp pistons kelford cams TripleR head porting/ long tubes
-1990 McLaren Turbo Grand Prix sold...
-1985 AE86 20v.. 171hp@ 8200rpm RIP

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 09:38 PM

Awesome build plans dude. I haven't seen an RB swap in one of these. Pretty much every other motor swap has been done.
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my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 04:03 AM

RB starquests r about https://www.youtube....h?v=fLDzW6qBXK0
A few 'discussion' threads on SQC
rb25 not as available, torquey or stong as a 1J for instance.... prolly why far less popular
Best of 'em, is swapping "to be different". Cool motors tho

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 05:25 AM

View PostMach 5, on 07 November 2016 - 03:08 PM, said:

I  just tried to remove the s and it did nothing.. not sure how to fix it to the way you did.. importwarrior... :/

Sorry you need to repost the entire link... for each. with out that S Dont edit the current inks.
for some unknown reason the links sometimes break when edited.

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 05:28 AM


B-71 87 TSI ~ RIP

Black 87 Starion ~ Mess SOLD!!!

Proud New 89 slightly Rusted Fiji Owner !!!




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Posted 08 November 2016 - 12:24 PM

Thank You for editing my post. I think I got the hang of it last night.


Rb25's I believe were more common and cheaper.. Rb26 has a better head.. but all are weak due to the oiling system.. needs to be addressed. Toyota 1 and 2jz's have a much better pump setup and stronger bottom without building..

The engine I will be building is a Brian Crower Stroker.. to a 2.8L ha longer rods and a higher rev limit. I will be swapping to a Tomei oil pump.. much larger and wider.. oil restrictor to the cyl head and extra oil drains. Ill prob build the plenum myself and maybe a header... not sure about that just yet.. Ive always loved the sound and powerband of the rb why its my motor of choice...

as a point made earlier on here.. I have looked up the weight difference. Surprisingly enough its not much different than the G54b.. hopefully the weight offset from position in the engine bay don't affect too badly..
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-1987 Starion -Midnight Star - Build Progress see link
http://www.starquest...howtopic=152434
-1989 Chrysler Conquest-Track Beast Mode gtx3071r TBI 365hp 407tq @20psi- RIP
http://www.starquest...ic=151885&st=40
-1989 Pontiac Grand Prix Turbo SE- 3.1 gt4088r getrag284 Tilton twin disc
-1991 Toyota Hilux Pickup 1uz itb cp pistons kelford cams TripleR head porting/ long tubes
-1990 McLaren Turbo Grand Prix sold...
-1985 AE86 20v.. 171hp@ 8200rpm RIP

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 06:38 PM

I just posted on Preludedude's post about his '88 Conquest-H84 Grace Silver....
It's given me an idea to post every one of my Starion/ Conquest I have ever owned and see if they may still be out there still or anyone has any follow up info?
For example, I sold an '87 Starion on eBay about 14 years ago just like this one...I'll post up some pics soon.




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