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Street Build I Love Lucy

Rating:
5/5,
Year:
1999
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  1. Vegas smith

    Vegas smith Proven Member

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    Damn, looks good.
     

    Street Build 4K  10

    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 1G DSM
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  2. teamevolution2

    teamevolution2 Supporting Member

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    Looking good. Keep up the quality work.
     

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    1990 Nissan Skyline
    awd · manual · Misc Vehicles

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM
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  3. ishnish

    ishnish Proven Member

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    Modesto, California
    You guys are awesome! It's compliments like these that keep me going LOL
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  4. Dave2g

    Dave2g Probationary Member

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    Its crazy how different your bay looks now compared to the first page. Love the attention to detail and how you're learning as you go along. In for updates!
     

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 2G DSM
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  5. ishnish

    ishnish Proven Member

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    Thank you very much! Yeah, it has definitely been a learning process. I also cannot help but be proud looking back at the dramatic changes LOL
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  6. ishnish

    ishnish Proven Member

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    Modesto, California
    Well I FINALLY got around to changing ALL of my old coolant hoses on my car with new black silicone ones! What sucks is that I wasn't even able to take pics of the new ones before putting them on due to me having to rush since I was using a friend's garage and was restricted to a minimal time frame -_____-
    But while I was at it, I decided to finally change out my stock radiator as well! With..... A stock radiator replacement! LOL
    Due to funds, I figure I'm better off spending less than $50 on an OE replacement that's works very well anyway.
    Old:
    IMG_20190430_113211.jpg

    Look at that freaken' end tank... OMG
    IMG_20190430_110947.jpg

    Also, my manifold that I coated with high temp paint really didn't do much I think.. and not only that, but it ended up building some rust over the course of the winter which looked hideous :barf:
    IMG_20190430_113406.jpg

    As you can see by the thermostat housing, three last owner definitely used tap water in my coolant system and I've really been paying the price. Think I've went through 5 bottles of coolant flush/cleaner so far and the water still comes out brown.. not only that, but I flushed the block for like 45 minutes with the car at idle and a garden hose fed into the thermostat housing.. then, did it AGAIN after the install of new parts. Still running brown... :banghead:
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  7. ishnish

    ishnish Proven Member

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    Anyway, regarding the manifold and what not, decided to toss the stock heat shielding and throw on some custom made manifold, turbo blanket, and o2 housing blanket I got done by Levi at Turbo Performance Products! Sorry I only got a shot of the manifold blanket.. but check out the titanium color :sneaky:
    IMG_20190430_193923.jpg

    New radiator and my stocks fans all cleaned up and ready to go in:
    IMG_20190501_084706.jpg

    Decided to also finally throw these babies on:
    IMG_20190501_090558.jpg

    Also, credit to turbosax2, I bought some heat reflective radiator hose sleeves for my new silicone hoses because I figure it wouldn't hurt. Finished product of everything put back together:
    IMG_20190502_190149.jpg
    A better look at the blankets:
    IMG_20190502_190503.jpg

    Excited to see what kind of a difference this all makes AFTER I successfully flush out all the crap from the coolant system AND will be doing some ducting work in the next few weeks..
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  8. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    Your under hood temps should be much better. I like the stock setup, it won't heat soak as much as an aftermarket aluminum one! :thumb:
     

    Street Build 4K  29

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    14.74 @ 117.04 · 1G DSM

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    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 1G DSM

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    1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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    1998 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    13.620 @ 108.460 · 1G DSM
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  9. ishnish

    ishnish Proven Member

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    I couldn't agree more with ya' buddy! If only there was an easy way to take out that water pipe. I'd love to wrap it in some heat reflective tape..
     

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  10. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    It does help alot. I was surprised.
     

    Street Build 4K  29

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    14.74 @ 117.04 · 1G DSM

    1K  14

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 1G DSM

    712  18

    1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 974  7

    1998 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    13.620 @ 108.460 · 1G DSM
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  11. EVLGSX

    EVLGSX Proven Member

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    Was just skimming through this and saw post #31. Thats my engine bay, literally my car, from a photo I posted in the past.

    I dont really care, but I found it odd that the poster went on to take credit for my work.......that I do not like.



    Heres another pic from that time period. And I have dozens more.
    20180203_145233.jpg



    This is more recent:
    20190425_003529.jpg

    and heres this too:

    https://www.dsmtuners.com/threads/f...evoiii-intake-manifold.515941/#post-153677900
     

    Street Build 2K  15

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  12. tunernewb92

    tunernewb92 Proven Member

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    You should really re-read that post. He says that he dropped his off for shaving, HOWEVER there is another picture on the website with a shaved intake manifold and then he posts a picture to show what it looks like shaved. There is no part where he claims it his.
     

    Street Build 452  1

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    manual · 2G DSM
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  13. EVLGSX

    EVLGSX Proven Member

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    ok.............. I re read it and I see what your saying.............. It still looks bad form to me......... even after a second time through.

    maybe it was the part where the threads OP said how great it looked and asked how long it took to do that fooled me.

    whatever.............maybe im just crazy. Im cool with that too.

    sweet whip ishnish.

    enjoy it.
     

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

    ishnish Proven Member

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    Wish I could say I have been LOL I haven't driven the car in months because of school and re-locating. Funds are tight but now that I have my boost controller installed, I think my next goal is to do a remote tune for 91 and e85 here in Cali. Trying to be focused on priorities though... So sad seeing her sit :cry:
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  15. ishnish

    ishnish Proven Member

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    Little update:
    Was having fuel pressure issues as my AFPR base fuel pressure was set at 43psi but at idle with vacuum line attached, fuel pressure did not drop. Ended up removing the old stock 1/4" fuel line with new 3/8" return line. Pain in the butt to do but I REALLY prefer the hard line over the SS braided line!
    WAY cheaper and gives me more peace of mind.
     

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  16. 1cleangsx

    1cleangsx Proven Member

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    Awesome build man and such a BEAUTIFUL car!:hellyeah:
     

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    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    13.2 @ 104.64 · 1G DSM
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  17. ishnish

    ishnish Proven Member

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    Thank you sir! I'll have more updates possibly soon. Thanks to you that is ;)
     

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