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90 GSX (Talon conversion)

Year:
1990
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  1. Rick_4g63

    Rick_4g63 Previously JediMindBlazZin

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    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    488 whp · 389 lb/ft · 1G DSM

    37  2

    1998 Mitsubishi Montero (Winter Package)
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles
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  2. Rick_4g63

    Rick_4g63 Previously JediMindBlazZin

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    So I been away from this site, and dsm for a few years hence why I'm still a probationary member since 2012. (LOL)
    I decide to get back on the forum life and contribute what I know.
    This is what I've been up to since 2011

    98GS
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    97 GSX
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    (90 GSX donor car)
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    EVO 9
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    EVO 8
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    Fiesta ST
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    Ap2 S2000
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    And now this 90 GSX
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    Last edited: Jul 28, 2020

    1K  7

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    488 whp · 389 lb/ft · 1G DSM

    37  2

    1998 Mitsubishi Montero (Winter Package)
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles
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  3. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

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    Thanks for posting your vehicle profile Rick, car looks great!
     

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    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD (sold)
    manual · 2G DSM

    Road Race Build 8K  10  23

    1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    435.0 whp · 399.2 lb/ft · 1G DSM
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  4. Rick_4g63

    Rick_4g63 Previously JediMindBlazZin

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    Thank you Chris!
    Just trying to be as detailed as possible for those that have similar goals. And using this vehicle profile link helps me from having to type my mods every single time someone asks. ROFL

    Hopefully it also encourages people to make a profile and keep the site running strong :thumb:
     

    1K  7

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    488 whp · 389 lb/ft · 1G DSM

    37  2

    1998 Mitsubishi Montero (Winter Package)
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles
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  5. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

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    Now where have I heard that before? :D
     

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    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD (sold)
    manual · 2G DSM

    Road Race Build 8K  10  23

    1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    435.0 whp · 399.2 lb/ft · 1G DSM
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  6. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

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    Roseville, California
    Feel free to post some photos from the build if you have any... many would love to read about it here in your build thread.
     

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    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD (sold)
    manual · 2G DSM

    Road Race Build 8K  10  23

    1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    435.0 whp · 399.2 lb/ft · 1G DSM
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  7. Rick_4g63

    Rick_4g63 Previously JediMindBlazZin

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    I figured the photos tab would be enough but ill definitely add some
     

    1K  7

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    488 whp · 389 lb/ft · 1G DSM

    37  2

    1998 Mitsubishi Montero (Winter Package)
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles
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  8. Rick_4g63

    Rick_4g63 Previously JediMindBlazZin

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    pics of current set up after the tune. PARTS updated
    RRE EBC
    RC 1200 (low impedance)
    4" k&N Filter
    AEM 340lph FP
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    Last edited: Jul 28, 2020

    1K  7

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    488 whp · 389 lb/ft · 1G DSM

    37  2

    1998 Mitsubishi Montero (Winter Package)
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles
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  9. Rick_4g63

    Rick_4g63 Previously JediMindBlazZin

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    Well it seems like the HG is gone since coolant is coming out from above the Water Pump. Ill post pics of the tear down.
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    I also started to clean all the oil thats been building up over time.

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    1K  7

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    488 whp · 389 lb/ft · 1G DSM

    37  2

    1998 Mitsubishi Montero (Winter Package)
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles
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  10. Scotty_R8

    Scotty_R8 Supporting Member

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    very nice! you wouldn't happen to be on IG are you? My wife was mentioning about a guy with a 1g eclipse with a talon conversion.
     

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    2008 Audi R8 V8
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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    2007 Trailblazer SS
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 1G DSM
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  11. iugrad92turbo

    iugrad92turbo Supporting Member

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    People like me keep up the nice work following, many of us have been where you are at some point.
     

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi
    awd · manual · 1G DSM
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  12. Rick_4g63

    Rick_4g63 Previously JediMindBlazZin

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    Yes siirrrrrr. I know exactly who you're talking about. I'll add you back
     

    1K  7

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    488 whp · 389 lb/ft · 1G DSM

    37  2

    1998 Mitsubishi Montero (Winter Package)
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles
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  13. Rick_4g63

    Rick_4g63 Previously JediMindBlazZin

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    Continuing today I cleaned for hours before deciding it was time to pull the head.
    I also painted some stuff black cause I really don't like chrome

    I post all updates on Instagram btw @rick_4g63 i talk etc.
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    1K  7

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    488 whp · 389 lb/ft · 1G DSM

    37  2

    1998 Mitsubishi Montero (Winter Package)
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles
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  14. Rick_4g63

    Rick_4g63 Previously JediMindBlazZin

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    More cleaning, and I went ahead and started to put everything back together. I'll post how the car looks with the black painted parts 20200926_193801.jpg 20200926_202031.jpg IMG_20200927_124923_181.jpg
     

    1K  7

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    488 whp · 389 lb/ft · 1G DSM

    37  2

    1998 Mitsubishi Montero (Winter Package)
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles
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  15. Rick_4g63

    Rick_4g63 Previously JediMindBlazZin

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    The car is done now. It's washed and I cleaned the bay after getting dirty and greasy.
    So here's the "newish" look.
    All the intercooler piping, the o2 housing, the fuel rail, and the wastegate are now black. The only thing I changed completely was the way the Electric boost controller was routed. It used to be by the passenger side and i re-routed it to the driver side so the vacuum lines aren't exposed.
    Also, I need a new manifold blanket. This one has got to go.
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    Last edited: Sep 28, 2020

    1K  7

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    488 whp · 389 lb/ft · 1G DSM

    37  2

    1998 Mitsubishi Montero (Winter Package)
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles
    Loading...
  16. ErikTande

    ErikTande Supporting Member

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    Gorgeous!!
     

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    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    13.2 @ 105 · 1G DSM
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  17. Rick_4g63

    Rick_4g63 Previously JediMindBlazZin

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    Thank you!
     

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    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    488 whp · 389 lb/ft · 1G DSM

    37  2

    1998 Mitsubishi Montero (Winter Package)
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles
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  18. Rick_4g63

    Rick_4g63 Previously JediMindBlazZin

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    Ever since I did the head gasket nothing has really happened besides me swapping out the Mitsubishi VC cause its cracked. Now I'm back to the lame "16 valve" VC :notgood:. So heres a pic of that small process, and just a random pic of the 1g at my buddies alignment/tire shop in Monrovia CA

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    1K  7

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    488 whp · 389 lb/ft · 1G DSM

    37  2

    1998 Mitsubishi Montero (Winter Package)
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles
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  19. Rick_4g63

    Rick_4g63 Previously JediMindBlazZin

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    Just a little update: I received my new "carbon" manifold blanket, and secondary fan. But like a noob I blindly ordered a fan, and it turns out that I can't fit a 14" with my current set up :ohdamn:. So I just decided to trim the oem fan and make it fit. Now my temps never go above 206°.

    Currently the car is wired to have the fans running all the time, but on Friday I'm planning on adding a relay to have both fans kick via temp switch.
    I'm not experienced with any sort of electrical work, so I'm having my electrical engineer buddy help me with that. Only because the wiring was hacked by the P.O and I have no idea what he did. :confused:

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    1K  7

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    488 whp · 389 lb/ft · 1G DSM

    37  2

    1998 Mitsubishi Montero (Winter Package)
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles
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  20. awdmonster1904

    awdmonster1904 Proven Member

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    Fantastic job Rick
     

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    10.410 @ 137.9 · 1G DSM

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    awd · manual · 1G DSM
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  21. Rick_4g63

    Rick_4g63 Previously JediMindBlazZin

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    Update:

    Yesterday I got my buddy to help figure out the engine harness I have, and wire up a relay to power both fan via temp sensor.
    The kit i bought said it actuates at 175-185°F and when I hit 190° the fans did not turn on. I turned the car off to avoid it getting any hotter since the fans did not turn on. We started to trouble shoot everything, and tested all the wires. We were stumped since everything checked out. It was getting late, about 7pm so there was hardly any light out.
    We just said screw it, and agreed to let the car run, but that 210° would be the highest temp I'd let the car get to.
    So, there I go, I turn the car on, it hits 190° and no fans, and once it hits 200° we hear the fans kick and I just get the biggest smile! All that troubleshooting for nothing. If I wouldve been just a little more patient, I could've avoided the troubleshooting.
    So with the wiring done and working, we decided to call it a night.
    I was ecstatic to know that I no longer have fans running 24/7.

    So fast forward to today. I decided to clean up the wiring and make it look more presentable. Here are the before and after pictures.
    As well as the wiring set up we used. I am no longer using the switch on the bottom of the radiator.


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    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    488 whp · 389 lb/ft · 1G DSM

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    1998 Mitsubishi Montero (Winter Package)
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