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#1 leesfer

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:31 PM

Bought this car for $600

The previous owner had no documentation at all and said that the clutch was bad and that it couldn't build boost.

The car was originally silver but someone at some point painted it with what seems to be white spray paint.

The interior is terrible.

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1986 Mitsubishi Starion: Holset HX35, BEP .63A/R hot side, Turbonetics T3 manifold, Magna MPI with 65mm TB, roller rockers and Screaming Banshee cam, MegaSquirt ECU, Turbosmart 38MM wastegate, TurboXS RFL blow off valve, 2.5" hard pipes, 4" *DM intercooler, SR20 aluminum radiator and fan shroud, MSD 6al and tach adapter, MSD Blaster 2 coil, NGK plugs and wires

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:33 PM

The next weekend I installed a new clutch which fixed the boost issue, too! Turns out it couldn't boost because it was slipping so badly

So now I have a fully running rust-free Starion for under $800 Suh-weet!

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1986 Mitsubishi Starion: Holset HX35, BEP .63A/R hot side, Turbonetics T3 manifold, Magna MPI with 65mm TB, roller rockers and Screaming Banshee cam, MegaSquirt ECU, Turbosmart 38MM wastegate, TurboXS RFL blow off valve, 2.5" hard pipes, 4" *DM intercooler, SR20 aluminum radiator and fan shroud, MSD 6al and tach adapter, MSD Blaster 2 coil, NGK plugs and wires

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:39 PM

Cool
When MY doors open up, they Open "UP" ......Im "Lambo'in" It!!
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:40 PM

Now let's open the hood and take a look at what we brought home

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Ew.

We need to fix this.  Clearly there was a radiator leak that no one bothered to fix and no one thought it would be a good idea to flush the rusty water out of it either.

It's time to start taking things apart, lots of this stuff needs to go... goodbye ABS, A/C, Cruise Control, etc and hello SR20 aluminum radiator

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A little wire tucking and 20 minutes with a pressure washer

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Edited by leesfer, 19 February 2012 - 08:47 PM.

1986 Mitsubishi Starion: Holset HX35, BEP .63A/R hot side, Turbonetics T3 manifold, Magna MPI with 65mm TB, roller rockers and Screaming Banshee cam, MegaSquirt ECU, Turbosmart 38MM wastegate, TurboXS RFL blow off valve, 2.5" hard pipes, 4" *DM intercooler, SR20 aluminum radiator and fan shroud, MSD 6al and tach adapter, MSD Blaster 2 coil, NGK plugs and wires

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:22 PM

Changed out the brake discs with some slotted and drilled rotors

and test painted a wheel

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Also got my new seats in around the same time!  (still haven't installed these yet, I need to have the brackets modified to fit)

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:23 PM

While I was inside tearing out the junk interior pieces, I found the original window sticker!

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:27 PM

A whole bunch of goodies

MSD 6al + tach adapter (these CARB legal if anyone was wondering!)
Blaster ignition coil (this is CARB legel, too!)
NGK wires
NGK spark plugs
Aeromotive AFPR
Walbro 255 fuel pump
MegaSquirt inside a modded stock ecu case (Thanks Scott87Star!)

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:47 PM

New 4" aluminum intercooler going in

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And 2.25" aluminum hard pipes

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Edited by leesfer, 20 February 2012 - 12:06 AM.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:49 PM

Alright so clearly this build is getting pretty hefty so we need some solid injectors and a larger TB than stock

BadToad was parting out his TBI build so I picked up a 52MM throttle body from him that came with Trilogy 650/950s

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Then I swapped out those Trilogy injectors with 1050/1050 Delphi injectors

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:51 PM

looking good.. have any nerf wars lately..
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:51 PM

Here's what we've all been waiting for (okay, at least I was waiting for it)

The turbo build that will be powering this Starion, a Holset HX35 with a BEP .63 A/R hotside and Turbosmart 38mm wastegate mounted on a  Turbonetics T3 manifold

I picked up the turbo from a Cummins forum for $115 shipped and got a rebuild kit for $40

I had it dropped off at a metal plating shop near me and they did a fantastic job on polishing the compressor housing! The pictures don't do it justice at all... it came out a lot better than I was expecting

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Edited by leesfer, 19 February 2012 - 09:54 PM.

1986 Mitsubishi Starion: Holset HX35, BEP .63A/R hot side, Turbonetics T3 manifold, Magna MPI with 65mm TB, roller rockers and Screaming Banshee cam, MegaSquirt ECU, Turbosmart 38MM wastegate, TurboXS RFL blow off valve, 2.5" hard pipes, 4" *DM intercooler, SR20 aluminum radiator and fan shroud, MSD 6al and tach adapter, MSD Blaster 2 coil, NGK plugs and wires

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:52 PM

 Starquest86, on 19 February 2012 - 09:51 PM, said:

looking good.. have any nerf wars lately..

Nerf wars are a way of life in this house ;)
1986 Mitsubishi Starion: Holset HX35, BEP .63A/R hot side, Turbonetics T3 manifold, Magna MPI with 65mm TB, roller rockers and Screaming Banshee cam, MegaSquirt ECU, Turbosmart 38MM wastegate, TurboXS RFL blow off valve, 2.5" hard pipes, 4" *DM intercooler, SR20 aluminum radiator and fan shroud, MSD 6al and tach adapter, MSD Blaster 2 coil, NGK plugs and wires

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:18 PM

as well as they should be

Thread jack over and out..

Edited by Starquest86, 19 February 2012 - 11:18 PM.

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1986 Dodge Conquest LO5 (sold) Trying to reacquire
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:26 PM

Went and got my oil pan baffled while it was off and had a 12an fitting welded in for the turbo oil return

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:03 PM

You know how to build a car -_-

Looking forward to seeing it come together!

-Justin

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:20 PM

 NudeLobster, on 22 February 2012 - 10:03 PM, said:

You know how to build a car -_-

Looking forward to seeing it come together!

-Justin

Thanks!

This is the first time I've done a project of this size so I am looking forward to it coming together, too
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:21 PM

do you have any pics on how you secured the bottom of the sr radiator?

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:29 PM

Just snapped these right now since I have the radiator out

I just had a simple bracket fabbed up with holes that match up to the stock ones and bolted it in

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:25 AM

Sweet that's pretty straight forward. Thanks man

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:04 PM

Big change:

I've sold the TBI intake to Crazy Quest and picked up an MPI manifold from Bag-O-Chips
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