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Road Race Build Solomon's 2GNT Build ('98 RS)

Year:
1998
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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  1. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I got the new seal overhaul kit installed on the tranny. I also got the inside of it cleaned as best as I could, and scraped the magnet clean. Also did some major degreasing in the lower engine bay where the tranny sits. Everything is almost ready to go back in.

    Now, yesterday the gears decided they didn't want to let loose. So I located a shop with a 40 ton press, and they still didn't want to let loose. I've got to figure something out. These things are stuck on there!!
     

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    141  6

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles
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  2. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Brass synchro is in. Time for reassembly.

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    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    100  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    141  6

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles
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  3. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Gearstacks and shift forks are back in...

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    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    100  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    141  6

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles
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  4. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Running into a few interuptions with the tranny. It will go smoothly for an hour, and rough for the next two.

    Right not these 2 case bearings are what's holding me up. The one for the output shaft just doesn't want to go in straight. And I literally cannot provide a valid reason as to why the one for the input shaft won't go in. It is less than a millimeter away from letting me put the snap ring in.

    I'll get it figured out at some point, but for now it's annoying me.

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    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    141  6

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles
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  5. ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ

    ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ Proven Member

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    Yep, still scares me
     

    Street Build 118  4

    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 277  16

    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  6. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    The only way to overcome your fears is to expose yourself to them.
     

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    100  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    141  6

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles
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  7. ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ

    ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ Proven Member

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    I’m going to with the 420a I think. Do a full tear down since I have the GST to drive.
     

    Street Build 118  4

    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 277  16

    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  8. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I am in absolute relief.

    Upon first assembly, it wouldn't go into first gear. I went pale faced for a moment. Tore it back apart, and found that I forgot to reconnect the reverse idler pin. It was getting hung up on the selector preventing it from raising to 1st. Fixed that, threw it back together, and woo hoo we have 1st.

    Typed in 2 minutes, done in 2 hours.

    And yes, I did get those bearings installed straight and the snap rings on. Time to put the tranny back in the car... And my back already hurts.
     

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    100  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    141  6

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles
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  9. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    My triceps are jelly, and my transmission is back in the car. Bench pressing and wobbling is what it took.

    The ass pain is almost over. Just need to put shift cables and battery back in.

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    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    100  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    141  6

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles
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  10. ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ

    ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ Proven Member

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    Savannah, Georgia
    Awesome progress. And that engine bay looks great
     

    Street Build 118  4

    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 277  16

    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  11. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    Independence, Kansas
    Great Job Solomon!!!!!! :thumb:
     

    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

    709  18

    1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 972  7

    1998 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 6K  13  25

    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    13.620 @ 108.460 · 1G DSM
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  12. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I got everything installed and trest drove it. Immediately I noticed the difference in the clutch pedal. Before it would press all the way down with minimal effort. But now, it's super stiff and I can actually feel when it engages and disengages. No more slipping either. So far 2nd gear works better than ever.

    I wish I could get the 500 miles done this month, but with this quarantine stuff going on it could next month or the month after.

    To say the least, I am very satisfied with where the build is. Still more to come in the future, but for now there's nothing else I could even ask for. It's the best 90's car I've ever driven.
     

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    100  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    141  6

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles
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  13. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Not a build update, but this may affect the next week or so of the build.

    Fingernail peeled half way off. Shut the door on it just a few minutes ago. I would show you guys a picture of my actual finger, but trust me you dont want to see that.

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    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    100  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    141  6

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles
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  14. silvreclips

    silvreclips Proven Member

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    What type of disc is that clutch? If it's just an organic disc, they don't really have a break in period. You can beat on them from the beginning. The only disc that really requires a break in, is a kevlar disc, you have to wear the fuzz off or you can glaze the disc
     

    Autocross Build 515  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  15. midwestmopar

    midwestmopar Proven Member

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    Any updates man? surely you have 500 miles on that trans by now haha.
     

    Autocross Build 333  3

    1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  16. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Nope. Still about 250 on it. Been building a Nissan KA24DE and a racind go kart.

    Gonna be really busy and might not stop by the forums for a long time. We'll see though.
     

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    100  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    141  6

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles
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  17. midwestmopar

    midwestmopar Proven Member

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    I'm in the same boat, every since my car turned out to be a heartbreaker its been pushed outside and ive been working on other stuff, it had been about 3 weeks since id been on here so i figured id check out what everyone had accomplished.
     

    Autocross Build 333  3

    1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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