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6870 Build or Bust

Year
1990
Model/Trim
Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

1cleangsx

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Sep 28, 2013
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Today’s the day! I finally have a “built” motor LOL, can’t wait to get this thing in the car with the new trans:D.
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1cleangsx

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Sep 28, 2013
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Moving right along, yesterday I finished up the balance shaft delete, got my ole trusty special tool out I used a few years ago on stock rebuild for the balancer bearings.
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Makes installation pretty simple.
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Also installed the front cover, and “modified” my brand new oil pan by beating it with a hammer to fit with the kiggly girdle:toobad:.
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Next up I grabbed the “right stuff” and went to town!
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Boom.
 

1cleangsx

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277
Sep 28, 2013
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Finally got my fancy pants Athena HG, basically identical to the SCE Vulcan gasket.
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Feels good to get the head on and see this motor coming together:rocks:
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Next I bolted on my used fidanza cam gears, along with my valve cover.
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1cleangsx

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Sep 28, 2013
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Hey guys little Sunday update! I re sprayed my water pipe and got in on:thumb:
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Then I bolted on the jmf smim, the GEM.
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Next I bolted on the motor mounts but no pics, my new timing belt tensioner/idler pulley show up Tuesday, then I’ll get her all timed up and get the timing cover on, after that I’m just waiting on my clutch kit and the motor/trans goes back in the car!:rocks::rocks::rocks:
 

1990TSIAWDTALON

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7,737
3,745
Nov 14, 2013
Independence, Kansas
That old car does purr. All stock, hit the key once and she fires right up. Very special car. Gets all kinds of attention when she is out! ;)
 

1cleangsx

Proven Member
466
277
Sep 28, 2013
Cheyenne, Wyoming
I bet! There’s something about those cars from era, my brother has a 69 cutlass convertible, I feel like I’m in a movie when we’re cruising in that thing with the top down LOL
 
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