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  1. Hi, I see that most of you that responded to my Warning Points post think that I give good information in trying to help you out, but disagree with the way I come off in answering posts sometimes. O.K. I will try and be more compassionate when responding to posts as I hope others will be towards me. Thanks, Bill
    9 points
  2. http://i.imgur.com/ugqEBQl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/KFXH3NF.jpg I think they're cool. Can't wait to see them on the car!
    8 points
  3. me eather 23 like'd out of 37k posts waste of space
    7 points
  4. So this is a project 13 years in the waiting ... but I finally took to it this past week. At purchase, my car had a perfect rear cargo cover, which I was excited about b/c in all the other Quest sI had owned they were damaged. It was short-lived, b/c one month later a tree fell on my car, crushing the roof, hatch, ... and busting up my rear cargo cover. Well, that was 13 years ago already, so here's how I finally rebuilt it: Obviously remove the cover. You can see where the branches of the tree punctured the cover. I'm only repairing the lower section, but these steps could apply to rebuilding the whole thing if you needed to replace the fiberboard on the top section too. I started by peeling back the carpet on the left and right sides. Next, I flipped the cover over and peeled the carpet back. Oh look, all these years later still finding glass from the tree incident .... lol. Next, you'll need to drill out the rivets on the black hinge with a 3/16" bit. Once all the rivets are drilled out you'll have the hinge free. It still won't be free just yet though. Flip the cover back over and you'll find there's a material strip stapled to the cover. Grab your needle nose and pull the staples. Then the fiberboard material will finally be free. I had a scrap piece of 1/8 inch masonite laying around from a home project. It was just big enough to use a replacement piece. I simply used a sharpie and traced the outline on the masonite. These piece had some spray paint on it from other project, but I didn't care b/c I was going to be painting it black anyway. Next, use the hinge and mark the holes for the rivets. Not shown, but next I drill the holes and cut it out the shape on a bandsaw. I used some sandpaper on the edges quick just to smooth it over, but I didn't go crazy b/c there's no exposed edges of material, it's all covered by carpet. Now I threw some paint on. I quickly realized the black on the underside of the top section was not going to match anymore, so I tossed a coat of fresh black on the underside of that too so it all looked uniform. Now it's time to go back the other way. To reattach the carpet I purchased some Gorilla spray adhesive. I've also used 3M Super 77 for projects like this, and that works really well too, FYI. Don't start spraying things just yet though .... BEFORE you spray adhesive the carpet and put the board back on, you need to put screws through the holes you drilled b/c you won't be able to access them once it's adhered to the carpet. I just used simple machine screws to replace the rivets. Flip it over carefully so your screws don't fall out. Once you do that, spray the board and the back of the carpet and let it dry for a few seconds before putting it down. I quickly dropped on washers and loosely threaded nuts on the screws. Once the carpet is adhered well you can flip it upside down again and roll the remaining edges over. Spray everything down with adhesive and it'll stick nice. Lastly, re-attach the rubber gasket on the rear edge. It just presses on. Here it is re-installed in the car. Much better. Good luck. It's a pretty easy little project. You can do it.
    6 points
  5. You should make an SQ one that smells like broken dreams.
    6 points
  6. go to bed.... check wake up december 22..... check go about normal life..... check laugh at the dumb people who panicked.... check yeah, i can predict the future, thats what im doing
    6 points
  7. So as most of you know I've been killing myself to get my car ready for the race last weekend ( Ultimate Street Car Association/ Optima Batteries Qualifier @ Auto Club Speedway in Fontana) Long story short the hard work payed in full. The car was extremely competitive the whole weekend winning most events in all classes, let alone the gt2k (under 3k lbs class) The wider track, better tires and overall look of the car took it home. I beat the living hell out of it like always and it took it in strides. Couldn't be happier with her. Finally I got my ticket back to SEMA for another shot at the title of the Ultimate Street Car. Took first in all events except for the auto x by .3 secs to a nascar framed pickup (No Limit Racing C10) MONSTER haha There are 6 qualifier events left throughout the country, I GUARANTY you will have the most fun you've ever had in your car. Visit www.ultimatestreetcarassociation.com for the list. SIGN UP! On to pics. Video soon, got some editing to do. Thank you to all who have posted in the "going wider" thread, you guys really keep me motivated to continue pushing. I received TONS of coverage, TV, websites and prolly a few magazines in the process. The value of our cars is on the rise! http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w239/johnboy9788/DSC_3397_zpsbb1f43fd.jpg http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w239/johnboy9788/DSC_3420_zpsc3eab0d4.jpg http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w239/johnboy9788/DSC_3432_zps02ba9ada.jpg http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w239/johnboy9788/DSC_3447_zpse81c4053.jpg http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w239/johnboy9788/DSC_3488_zps97d9afd6.jpg http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w239/johnboy9788/DSC_3440_zpsc0b1fb67.jpg http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w239/johnboy9788/DSC_3459_zps3f828a21.jpg http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w239/johnboy9788/DSC_3527_zps26a3e741.jpg
    5 points
  8. I always got projects going on .. winter and every other season in between ... 😁 Some of you who have been around for a while will remember StarquestJoe, I purchased a Galant VR4 he had sitting in his backyard after a few years of asking him about it. My son was 10 at the time, and my thought was if we started restoration on it we could maybe be done by the time he was 16. So we have been working on that for the past 3 years. So far, most of the work has been just building the motor. We had to tear everything down, send it all out to be machined and cleaned and then put everything back together. In the meantime, the car has been in storage at my father-in-laws shop. At this point the motor is pretty much finished ready to go, so it's time to bring the physical car home and start working that. I want to go over the brakes, suspension and drop the gas tank and see what's going on there. That will be our winter project. To get started though I have to find a storage place to keep my Eclipse. I have a few leads on some garages, but it's been tough between work and weather to get the car dropped off and in storage. I have a 3 car garage, but I need to get rid of one car in order to bring his home and begin work on it. I hate to send the Starion out of my sight since I have so much into it, so Eclipse is the winter storage candidate. I've never stored a car before, and I'm finding it out it's not cheap. I have a fully detailed thread going on on DSM Tuners of the VR4 resto you can click through when you're bored here: Galant VR4 Restoration Here's a few pics though just to give you the idea. Thus far, I've enjoyed this project more than any other I've done in the last 25 years. Teaching my son and watching become passionate about the hobby and have his ideas and dreams has been really cool. This is what we started with. Supposedly Joe got this 4G63 from StarquestRescue, another name many of you will remember well. This a picture of the car the day after we picked it up and brought it back to the shop. The car itself has been and had been sitting for a while, so if it doesn't work out we can always buy a 1G, 2G or even another VR4 and drop our engine in. So we have options. It been a long road so far and the Eclipse and Station don't get as much attention right now, but this hopefully will worth it in the end.
    4 points
  9. "TURBO" Door handles are tough to find, and they are tougher to find in decent shape. If you like the look, and want the look, here's a cheap and easy way to create it. First, start by removing your door handles. I won't go over how to do that here, but there are posts you can find. I'll try to link one up later. Next, you'll need a set of the "TURBO" stickers. They are available on eBay, or, you can have your own made. I had a graphic artist friend make these for me. I think the ones on eBay are about $5. If you've ever seen a "real" set of turbo handles, they are perfectly smooth. Conversely, the "standard" handles are textured. They have what I call a knurling on them. You need to carefully sand that off smooth. I used my palm sander and rotated through 150, 220 and some 400 by hand. When you're done, it should look like this. Once you are this far the "black" on the handles will be kinda dull and flat looking. We need to bring that back to a shine to have a look correct. For this I grabbed some buffing compound and a buffing wheel. After some polishing you should be able to get the handles to look like this. Now we can sticker them up. Do some measuring and get everything centered up. Peel back the covering ... and ... ta-da! $5 TURBO door handles. Last thing I did to these that I didn't show was a took a can of clear spray paint and just gave them a light coating a day later to help prevent the stickers from peeling up.
    4 points
  10. I sent Ryddler a message and asked him to update the home screen. Jimmy
    4 points
  11. I'm actually restoring a Galant VR4 right now with my son. We're about 2 years in.
    4 points
  12. At the end of the last driving season, I noticed my antenna wasn't retracting all the way, so I figured it's time to dig in and see if we can fix this thing. First, you'll need to remove a few carpet panels in the rear trunk area. Once they are out of your way, you need to remove two nuts. The second one is under the rear deck support sheet metal. To get it out, you'll have to drop it down into the rear fender and snake the antenna part out first, It's a little tricky, but with some finagling you'll be able to sneak it out. Don't forget to remove the ground screw just below the upper nut too. Once you get it on your bench you can pop the on side off and you'll see all the gearing. On the other half you'll see the electrical connections. You can see there are contacts that ride on the metal surface as the gears spin. Clean up and re-lube the electrical side up with dielectric grease. That's all you need to do to that side. While you're at it, grab some White Lithium Grease too. If you don't have any make a trip to your local Auto Store. Give all the plastic gear a good cleaning, get all the dried up gunk off and re-coat everything with the White Lithium Grease. Next, flip the whole unit over and we'll move over to the mast. There is a plastic housing that has the retract tape inside. It's coiled in there like a snake in a can. Pop it off and will sorta burst out. Mine was nasty. It takes some time, but clean the tape entirely. I used Simple Green. Then re-lube the whole tape with a generous amount of White Lithium Grease. It's a bit tricky, but recoil it into the housing and put everything back together. Then reinstall in your car. Hold your breathe and give it shot. Here's a video link to mine working again! Starquest Rear Antenna Video
    4 points
  13. Just a few months ago I created a YouTube video on how to rebuild your rear brakes and the e-brake mechanism. I posted a link to the video on the club, but I forget where I posted it. Either the BS section or the VR. I'll see if I can find the link for you. Also you can still buy brake rebuild kits at Rock Auto. They only cost a few bucks.
    4 points
  14. It's been 2 years since we closed our shop. Many people continued to ask me about parts so Diane and I started Dads Engine Parts LLC we went online today. link below. Dad Dads Engine Parts Llc.
    4 points
  15. What does ruing mean? Oh it must be the word used for making something faster more reliable and far better than your car .... Yeah that sounds right.
    4 points
  16. I just like talking crap. Except for BOHO. Im 100% serious about the things I will do to his mouth! Most engines can suprise. Thats maybe what I like about the out dated, under powered, unsupported G54B. I was at a shop a day ago inquiring about using their dyno and when he asked what I had, I said, "just a crappy 4 banger" he laughed and said, "cant be that bad" he asked more and when I told him what it made and what it runs he laughed and said, thats better than 90% of the cars I see. talked about SRT-4's, Mustangs, Supras, 240's and other V8's. Then I told him it was a single stick 8 valve head and he laughed in amazement. All well built cars are cool as long as they are DIFFERENT.
    4 points
  17. I would have liked this twice if I could have.
    4 points
  18. I told my wife to put my ashes in the trunk of the car, that way if she gets stuck in the snow she can use it for traction. Dad
    4 points
  19. Stupid kids holding their iphone verticle to record video. I bet the hold their guns sideways too.
    4 points
  20. damn you and all your space... to park stuff...or sit..or run around..or do whatthe*********ever you want. damn you!
    4 points
  21. No one ever calls me. http://i1.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/003/619/Untitled-1.jpg
    4 points
  22. great, so even a chrysler engineer couldn't get it to run and gave up.
    4 points
  23. After a lot of thinking, I've decided against selling. My two kids said that I can't sell my "race car"
    3 points
  24. Hi I thought to share a couple of pictures I just took.. I got the fuel problem fixed... need to work on the ISC and TPS.... thanks for all your help...
    3 points
  25. I've been following about the development of these on IG as he's been posting about them. It's not for me, but I'm just glad someone out there is still developing stuff for this platform. I have more than a few Mookeeh parts on my car.
    3 points
  26. Hi Ya'll, Well I completed a cross country trip from Oakland Oregon to Nashville Tennessee in my car. 2600 miles. I managed to do it in 3 days. I stopped in Idaho and in Nebraska to stay the night. The car performed flawlessly. In fact it did not use any oil the entire trip. I had the oil changed the day before I left and after all those miles...still same amount. The car got pretty warm in Idaho but all the fans worked flawlessly and there was never any problem. I will say that the seat was not so comfortable for all those miles. Well I am living now in Nashville area.. wonder if there are any other members in this area.... ? Send me a message if you live near here maybe we meet up some time... Fionnbharre
    3 points
  27. Thought I'd post about this. Recently I had a shop try to do an alignment on my quest. Unfortunately, in an effort to fix the toe in the back, the monkeys ended up forcing the bolt over the edges of the rear subframe, bending the hell out of the cam bolt. They bent/ground it so bad I couldn't save it with a hammer. To replace it, I tried calling Mitsu dealers and even hitting up Amayama; no dice. At this point, I decided to get creative to see if I could find something off of another car that could fit. Lo and behold, I did find something. Another vintage Mitsubishi, you may ask? Perhaps some obscure 90's Hyundai whose parts availability is also on borrowed time? Nope, a current generation (specifically 2020) Toyota Rav4 AWD. "Toe adjustment cam sub-assembly" part number 48409-06010: "Camber adjustment cam" part number 48198-07010: Now obviously the little line marks on the cams don't match up to the originals, but anyone performing an alignment in the new millennia is using an alignment rack that spits out fancy numbers in real time, so they aren't needed anyway. For the record, the reason I chose the Rav4 AWD is because one of my coworkers had one I could match up the bolt to. If the bolt is actually different on the non-AWD models, I'm sure it'll fit fine as well.
    3 points
  28. I recently rebuilt my drivers side rear brake, so I decided to film myself doing it. This is meant to work hand-in-hand with the write-ups kev and obsolete did (I reference their write-ups in the video actually). So hopefully between the write-ups and video they should help anyone venturing to do this ... particularly the e-brake process. It's roughly 1/2 hour in total, but you can certain slide to whatever parts you may want to see. Here's the link to my video on YouTube: Starion Conquest Rear Brake Rebuild
    3 points
  29. I want to get a list of guys interested in these that are serious about purchasing. I am currently making them in very low numbers and have 2 sets almost ready to ship. The price is $2300 plus shipping. They will be trimmed long and will need to be professionally installed. They will be coming straight out of the molds. As of right now I'm looking to do 5 Sets.. $1000 deposit due immediately. Please let me know if your interested and serious. These are not for the faint of heart or the "purists" by any means. A LOT of cutting is required. These will make your car 6" wider overall and will allow for 335s in the rear, 315s up front, depending on your wheels. UPDATE! Those who have sent deposits, please send final payments as soon as possible, I will be ready to ship in the next few weeks and can provide quotes as soon as they are boxed up! As far as shipping: I am building frames inside the boxes to ensure strength and safety of the parts. They will be stamped fragile and insurance can be provided at your expense. I'm searching every shipping method available to make this as cheap as possible for you guys. If you have a business address to send them to, it will reduce the cost. http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w239/johnboy9788/DSC_3440_zpsc0b1fb67.jpg http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w239/johnboy9788/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG2164_zps8a05873d.jpg http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w239/johnboy9788/DSC_3459_zps3f828a21.jpg http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w239/johnboy9788/untitled-75-X3_zpsacf47935.jpg 1 Leefser------------Deposit sent 2 speedyquest 3 Tae ----------------Deposit sent 4 needsq------------Deposit sent I'm going to post these elsewhere in a few weeks, deposits will secure your set. Paypal is JLazorack@gmail.com
    3 points
  30. clean it up or remove it, WE DON'T NEED THIS DRAMA ON SQC ! take it else where...
    3 points
  31. Accepts constructive criticism with grace, appreciation and laughter?? We need more people like you in this world and less butt nuggets.
    3 points
  32. http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd23/19cturbo/MY%20CAR/mikiescar1_zpsd503a99f.jpg
    3 points
  33. My shetland is bone stock cept for clutch fan, egr delete, and secondary air can delete, All can be reversed, no wires spliced, only paint redo was front airdam and rear bumper, 78 on clock, air/ cruse factory radio work just fine, will be driving it to pF for 3rd time shortly, Rebuilt engine also. Only way i would get rid of it is an offer close to 10k hard to find another that is unmolested. Good luck with your search! http://www.enginemachineservice.com/shetland.jpg
    3 points
  34. http://distilleryimage10.ak.instagram.com/484ba79a978011e382550ae424ec91ba_8.jpg this is my set up with the coils at maximum height.
    3 points
  35. You mean Pickles could have turned his fans on in case the tech had to run the car??? wow. go figure, he drives in a construction zone, hits bumps, blames the contractor- I'm sure he was the only car that went there at 2:30 pm. Then has the front end checked and the shop is gonna pay for his head gasket job. Lucky sob is all i can say. Sure can manipulate the peeps.
    3 points
  36. Happy Veterans Day to my past and current brethren. Take some time off Drink a beer and revel In the glory of all that you have bled for.
    3 points
  37. I like that my daughter took her first steps last night. But I hate that she will be much more difficult to contain now LOL.
    3 points
  38. When will people open their eyes to the fact that we only invade countries to plunder their natural resources and give the rebuilding contracts to close associates. It has ZERO to do with anything remotely humanitarian. George Bush should be held accountable for what he has done to this country and this world. He is a lying, self-serving weasel and unfortunately only one name on a long list. They don't give two craps about us, why the heck would they care about someone halfway across the world.
    3 points
  39. "Are you telling me that this sucker, is nuclear?" At least in mine, the fusable links and ETACS will fry if you hit 'em with 1.21 Gigawatts! -N8 http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff408/n8tallica1/back-to-the-future-quest_zpsc89e0b9c.jpg
    3 points
  40. 3 points
  41. http://assets0.ordienetworks.com/images/user_photos/1098190/GOP_Lynch_Mob_fullsize.jpg?6b7af3dd
    3 points
  42. I'll try to find others from the event, they are poping up all over now.
    3 points
  43. "Then God looked over all that he had made, and behold, it was good. And evening passed and morning came, marking the sixth day. Thus the Heavens and the Earth were completed in their vast array." Then God took a day off...just long enough for the serpent to convince the builder of this car that it was actually a good idea.
    3 points
  44. Engine swap is for those who don't have the skills to keep their 2.6 running well enough to not blow up. What you need for reliability is more than just correct parts but the ability and knowledge to do the required maintenance, build/install the engine and components correctly, and especially a proper tune. Quite a few members have done this very well, others were missing parts of the equation and blamed the car. -Robert
    3 points
  45. Newbie Question and Answer Guidelines: 1. SEARCH FIRST, please be respectful of the members here by searching first to see if your question has already been asked/answered. Members devote their time and knowledge for free to you, to help you keep your car on the road. A keyword search should be done first before posting a new question. *Click here to start a keyword search* 2. Familiarize yourself with the location of pertinent information "pinned" at the top of this section, such as the FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions), or the link to download the FSM (Factory Service Manual) 3. Only make a new thread if the search has not solved your issue. When making a new thread give detailed information about your problem and be sure to include the following: year of your car, 5spd or auto, and any modifications. Model years that are similar are: 83, 84-86, 87-89, so someone's issue with a similar year car will likely apply to yours. 4. We encourage a helpful atmosphere and will not tolerate abusive/unhelpful posts. If you see an abusive post, notify a moderator by using the "Report" button at the bottom right corner of the post, or by sending a PM (Send a Private Message) to a moderator (The Moderating Team). -Robert
    3 points
  46. Welcome to StarQuestClub.com!! Please orient yourself with the Site Policy and be sure to follow it. If you have any questions about the policy or membership, you can PM (Send a Private Message) to a moderator (The Moderating Team). In order to get you started here at StarQuestClub, we have created the newbie section. New members are limited in posting in other sections until 10 posts, because posting in the newbie section is encouraged. Just follow these three easy steps: 1. The first thing you should do is create an introduction thread to say hello (yes, it's you we're looking for) so we can welcome you. Be sure to post pictures of your car if you have them so that we may enjoy it too. Add yourself to the Member Locator Map as well. 2. The second thing you should do is download the FSM (Factory Service Manual) and familiarize yourself with it as well as the location of other pertinent information, such as the FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions), "pinned" at the top of the Newbie Q&A forum section. 3. The third thing you should know is we are here to help you, but please be respectful of the members here by searching first to see if your question has already been asked/answered. Members devote their time and knowledge for free to you, to help you keep your car on the road. A keyword search should be done first before posting a new question. *Click here to start a keyword search* -Robert
    3 points
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