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Street Build Dodo

Year:
1997
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  1. SpankyStokes

    SpankyStokes Proven Member

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    San Antonio, Texas

    Street Build 266  1

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  2. SpankyStokes

    SpankyStokes Proven Member

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    San Antonio, Texas
    I bought the car about 2 years ago as a shell and sourced everything to get it in running condition. It still needs work and I will be pulling the engine soon for a complete rebuild.

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    Street Build 266  1

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  3. Sjd6795

    Sjd6795 Proven Member

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    Wilsonville, Oregon
    Looks good man, I still have some work to do on my body. But good to know mine will look very similar to this!
     

    Street Build 440  11

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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    Street Build 1K  0

    1991 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 1G DSM
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  4. tlikethedrink

    tlikethedrink Proven Member

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    Joined Sep 11, 2007
    ABQ, New Mexico
    Damn that looks clean. Good job so far.
     

    Street Build 334  10

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  5. midwestmopar

    midwestmopar Proven Member

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    Commiskey, Indiana
    Nice color! sweet work man. keep it up.
     

    Autocross Build 336  3

    1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  6. SpankyStokes

    SpankyStokes Proven Member

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    San Antonio, Texas
    The interior was originally gray with a touch of red spray paint from a previous owner. Slowly working my way to black interior. I just came across these local front seats and decided to replace the cloth seats.


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    Street Build 266  1

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  7. SpankyStokes

    SpankyStokes Proven Member

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    Joined Oct 15, 2019
    San Antonio, Texas
    Not much of an update but I pulled the engine to get ready for a overhaul. 17AEE96C-A891-4A66-B304-5D678E93A8F0.jpeg CE281458-173F-4899-A6A1-73C25579B8D5.jpeg
     

    Street Build 266  1

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  8. TK's9d2TSi

    TK's9d2TSi Supporting Member

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    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Looks great but it was painted. Clean nonetheless :thumb:
     

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    2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport - Classic
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    373  4

    93 Civic 4 Door -sold-
    fwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 3K  6

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.625 @ 111.42 · 1G DSM
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  9. SpankyStokes

    SpankyStokes Proven Member

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    Joined Oct 15, 2019
    San Antonio, Texas
    7587EBB2-3F0D-403A-B53F-972F117B7EB4.jpeg People paint cars? Jk but here’s a pic years ago. It has dulled since and needs some polishing.
     

    Street Build 266  1

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  10. TK's9d2TSi

    TK's9d2TSi Supporting Member

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    Cincinnati, Ohio
    A cut and buff always looks sweet! :thumb:
     

    350  3

    2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport - Classic
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    373  4

    93 Civic 4 Door -sold-
    fwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 3K  6

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.625 @ 111.42 · 1G DSM
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  11. SpankyStokes

    SpankyStokes Proven Member

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    San Antonio, Texas
    Finally took the block and crankshaft to the machine shop for servicing. Boring over and crankshaft polish.

    On a separate thread I posted my cylinder block had ribbed cylinder walls on cylinder 2 and 3. This is what I found.
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    I had ordered new balance shaft bearings prior to the tear down but will no longer be keeping the balance shafts.

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    Street Build 266  1

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  12. SpankyStokes

    SpankyStokes Proven Member

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    Joined Oct 15, 2019
    San Antonio, Texas
    Had some varnish build up from old fuel so I dropped the tank to give it some maintenance. Sooo many dead spiders on this thing. It’s a great opportunity to give the undercarriage a nice cleaning.

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    Street Build 266  1

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  13. SpankyStokes

    SpankyStokes Proven Member

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    Joined Oct 15, 2019
    San Antonio, Texas
    Gas tank cleaned inside n out and re installed.
    I got my block back from the machine shop yesterday and will be ordering everything I need by today. Had to go .040 over on the pistons to get everything cleaned up but excited to get this thing finished soon.
    Crankshaft remained at standard spec. 00F4659D-45E5-458E-85FA-E5C051FB3B6D.jpeg
     

    Street Build 266  1

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  14. SpankyStokes

    SpankyStokes Proven Member

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    San Antonio, Texas
    I almost didn’t get the eagle rods as I’m planning on just enjoying the car the way it is but figured I might as well in case plans change and we all know how it always goes.

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    Street Build 266  1

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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