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Street Build The DSM of Theseus

Year:
1992
Model/Trim:
Plymouth Laser RS Turbo AWD
  • Ownership Status:
    Currently Own
    Turbo Type:
    GT35 Variant
    Drivetrain:
    AWD
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Build Type:
    • Land Speed
    Mods-Bolt-on:
    FP Super99 ball bearing turbo, Shearer tubular factory-mount header, full Buschur 3.5" exhaust, Tial wastegate, 4" turbo intake and K&N filter, custom RIX intake manifold with extra FIC fuel rail running 450cc and on the head 1200cc FICs, dual Bosch style 340lph out of tank pumps, JMF 10gal alum. fuel cell (not anondized), AEM fuel regulator, AN fittings all around, in line washable filters, factory sending unit in tank for fuel gauge, new oil pump gear and cover, new water pump, rebuilt power steering pump, kevlar timing belt, Jay's alternator relocation, JMF coil bracket, Mishimoto radiator, custom 2" through intercooler, etc.
    Mods-Engine:
    HKS 272 cams, BC retainers and springs, Ferrara valves (nitride intake and inconel exhaust), no tick lifters, aftermarket valve cover, Eagle h-beam alum. forged rods, steel floating wrist pin, CP pistons 9.0:1 with Hellfire rings, machined crank, oil clearances checked and all parts blueprinted and dynamically balanced, bored 0.020" over, ACL aluglide rod and tri-metal main bearings, Spectre oil pan and 2g pickup, new squirters, ARP head studs, "prothane" mounts, fluidampr crank dampener/pulley, new idler pulley, new tensioner, cometic layered head gasket, other cometic gaskets, oil filter relocation, etc.
    Mods-EMS & Logging:
    Haltech Elite 2500 (for all 8 injectors...), AEM "smart coils", Cobb boost control solenoid, factory chassis wiring, AEM oil pressure sensor and gauge, AFR gauge, boost gauge etc.
    Mods-Drivetrain:
    '90 transmission, 22 spline transfer case, ACT 6puck sprung clutch with 2600lb pressure plate, short throw shifter with STM bearings in place of bushings, XACT Streetlite Flywheel with ARP fasteners, that's about it
    Mods-Handling:
    Some old aftermarket adjustable dampening shocks, 17" rims with 225 tires, just what came with the car.
    Parts Wishlist:
    Eventually want to go for more rally build - beefier suspension with longer travel, new gearbox, maybe a snorkel lol I don't want a monster truck miata but something that'll clear a curb or a log.
    Background:
    Back in February of 2019 I bought it, it was "built" by Buschur many years before that and had a simple fuel leak that once fixed got the car running. Ended up bottoming the pan out on a brick while driving, engine spat some squirters out into the pan and oil starved the cylinders from pickup being smashed into pan which led to a complete engine rebuild; machine shop was supposed to assemble, but after getting jerked around for more than a whole year I just had em finish the machine work and my buddy and I assembled it from there. Hopefully will be all done by the new year!

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