- Jun 30, 2005
- Farmington, Connecticut
- 99' Infiniti Q45t, 89 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo
I will be posting alot of pics in here. This is what has been completed so far. Any questions just ask. I copied all of these from my posts on another forum.
As some of you know, who frequent this forum, I have a rare 1989 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo. Last year I had a shit ton of problems with it and decided I had enough and pulled the motor. This was before winter, so Fall 07'. It has been sitting in my backyard under a cover since them and have only recently pulled it out.
My plan was to do a simple set up and only do about 400-450 wheel horsepower. I hope to achieve this by the end of July. Driving it on my birthday would be great, but who knows.
As of now I have a few things to do:
1. Weld split in lower radiator support.
2. Paint engine bay. I shall paint it Gold.
3. Paint new motor. I am painting it in pastel colors. So, Mary Kay pink, Mint green, Robin's Egg blue and Banana yellow. All to keep up with the 80's.
4. Drop in motor.
5. Redesign exhaust system. Including new o2 housing and external wastegate dump.
6. Weld a set of intercooler pipes.
7. Go over entire wiring in the dash and engine.
8. Get it to pass emissions. God help me.
I have picked up a new motor for the car. I got a great deal on it from someone who needed the cash. It has 4,000 miles on it and the specs are as follows:
ARP all around
block was decked
3 layer metal HG
1G head untouched
1G intake untouched
I picked it up for $1,060 plus I got a boost controller, extrnal oil cooler, throttle body and some other random bits.
Now for some current pics:
My (parents) Garage:
Several shelves of parts and spare engines/transmissions:
New engine on the stand:
Starded to degrease and strip old dark green paint:
Image dump from today. Just did some stripping on the otherside of the block. I have to finish it up tomorrow.
Picture dump from today. I primered. That is all.
Oh and fucking the paint I was going to paint the block is all fucked up. It won't spray. So I don't know if I can paint it tomorrow. Unless I some how find some place local that carries the color I want. Who knows. Penis.
No your eyes do not decieve you. This is the color combination. I wanted to also add mint green and banana yellow into the combo, but I could not find it in engine enamel. So it is what it is. The lettering on the valve cover will be pink. Also the intake manifold needs to be primered and painted baby blue. And I am doing the fuel rail pink also.
Now for pics: