1983 Plymouth Sopporo $200 wonder
Posted 08 November 2018 - 01:17 PM
Will have pics up later today! Might even update my Starion story while I'm at it...
Posted 08 November 2018 - 05:16 PM
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, Hallman boost controller
Posted 09 November 2018 - 01:25 AM
About a month ago bam it was on fb marketplace again and this time it was $200. I was just starting to move into another apartment with a huge garage and thought hell yeah I got room for another forklift-engine turd! Lied to the car dolly rental guys and said it was front wheel drive and pulled it home. Two friends and I pushed it up the street and got a running start and got it up the driveway into the garage in one try, sketchy.
Interior had a layer of hay. wt..... Pretty sure an animal died on the roof from the weird spot of stuck on hair that was there. .22 and .308 shells in the center console. Whatever because I got a title. Cam sprocket was broken off. Of course AKnorthstar had one so I popped the cam caps off to see what the heck was going on. Well the #3 cam cap was seized to the cam from I'm guessing the same ancient oil sludge that clogged my Starion oil cooler. Popped a bore scope down all the cylinders and couldn't really see much but nothing was grenaded. Took a good look at the cam and it was IDENTICAL to the the '87 Starin cam that came out of my car. Got the gool 'ol sand paper out and smoothed out the new found oil grooves in the cam journals and then torqued down my old Starquest cam. Turned over free, and hey now it has performance oil grooves. Maybe a whole 2 hours of work and the 51 series battery out of my Starion and BAM! Well it at least rolled over. No fuel at the carb. Did some sucking at the fuel line and I got fuel up to the carb in no time so hey the pump must not work. Oh hey this has a mechanical pump that is bolted to the head where that little plate on our cars is. Starion cam even has the cam to run the fuel pump. Remember where I said the cam was EXACTLY the same. Grabbed a new in-stock (in Alaska) fuel pump from O-O-O Rieleys and a few seconds of cranking and that sum beotch fired right up. Changed oil and filter and hey look at that oil pressure is up above half baby.
Edited by Hairyion, 09 November 2018 - 02:06 AM.
Posted 09 November 2018 - 02:12 AM
Carb installed pretty easy and came with a cool dvd on Weber info and the best aftermarket instructions I've ever seen. Just one thing... it had a different throttle cable from the D50 pickup so a little work and bam I got it rigged up legit. CAR FIRED UP IN ABOUT 3 SECONDS AND RAN GREAT. Pulled the thing outside, let it warm up to temp and did a little tinkering on the carb and boom it runs fuggin' great. WAY better response. Part I left out was I actually drove it about 3 miles with the stock carb which it really wasn't bad but then it started idled like poop so I broke down and got the Weber. Took the ol' gal out for a spin and Jesus Mary and Joseph it really did run better. More response, idled great and pulled so much mo' betta.
Now why the heck is the clutch so dang hard to push? Way hard.
Posted 09 November 2018 - 02:31 AM
One thing that I'm still kind of baffled about (huh huh) is the Secondary Air System that injects air into the exhaust after the first catalytic converter but before the second. That's that huge circle thingy in the pics. I guess the trucks had the same deal but I didn't do the research. I'm a motorcycle tech and know about the SAS deal because they still use it on bikes. This one is funky because its a huge diaphragm under the intake that sucks air from a hose going to the original air filter housing and is pumped using pressure from the crankcase to then pump the fresh air into the pipe. Uhh the manual shows a crazy film diaphragm above the oil pan also along with the 2 huge pipes that go to the pump. I don't really want to know what that is all about. Put a little filter on the sucking pipe and am going to run the exhaust portion to air for the time being and see what happens.
Posted 09 November 2018 - 06:11 AM
Edited by croquest87, 09 November 2018 - 06:44 AM.
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