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Posted 16 March 2016 - 09:44 AM

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Posted Today, 10:12 AM
I had this old post from 2011 in which Shelby and Indiana clearly defined the differences in all of the years of the Starquests. Indiana did a hell of a job clearly defining the differences by Mitsu part nos. Here's a link to it below:

http://www.starquest...howtopic=121843

Here's an excerpt from Indiana's reply:

1984
Ignitor
MD071942

1985/86
Ignitor
MD071942
MD093767  "P" series

1987
Ignitor
MD109942

1988/89
Ignitor
MD125748

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1984
ECU
MD071084  Manual
MD084583  Auto

1985
ECU
MD084582  Manual
MD084583  Auto
MD090798  "P" series manual

1986
ECU
MD101175  Manual
MD101176  Auto
MD101177  after 10/85 w/intercooler

1987
ECU
MD111820  Manual/Auto
MD106394  w/intercooler

1988/89
ECU
MD120197  

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1984
Distributor
MD061593
Governor set
MD607784
Vac Adv Unit
MD607785

1985/86
Distributor
MD061593
MD093766  after 12-84  
Governor set
MD607784
MD611368  for 3766  
Vac Adv unit
MD607785
MD611360  for 3766  

1987
Distbibutor
MD109937
MD109938  w/intercooler
Governor set
MD607784 for 9937
MD611368 for 9938  
Vac Adv Unit
MD611360

1988/89
Distributor
MD119754
Governor set
MD611368
Vac Adv Unit
MD611769

As you can see, there were even diferences in the vacuum advances too.

PQ (Wayne) and I had some discussions about the differences in the distributors/year/drive train before he almost killed himself by passing out while repossessing a vehicle in the Arizona desert in the middle of summer. He had a distributor from all of the years and models that Starquests were made. He said that after this Arizona trip he was going to weight the flyweights in each different distributor; and he had access to a spring tensionometer to determine the different spring tensions per model distributor.

But when he got out of the hospital, he was in intensive care for about a month, after Arizona his giddy - up just wasn't there anymore. He had severe heart problems. Consequently he never did the project.

If you look at the '87/88 Starquests Parts catalog, page 8-36 & 37, it does show the different distributors and their internal part Nos.

Also remember that the G54b T engine's HP went from 176 (in '87) to 188 in '88. Engine torque also increased from 224 in '87 to 234 in '88. Mitsu didn't change the cam, head combustion chamber design, intake & exhaust manifolds, injectors or turbo's between these two years. SO how did they get the increases? BY tweeking the EFI ECU fuel maps and the distributor vacuum & centrifugal advances.

Hope that this helps.

For What It's Worth.

KEN

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