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

Year:
1998
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Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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  1. dsmcrzy

    dsmcrzy Proven Member

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    1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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  2. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Sounds good to me. I'd hate to starve a freshly built head.
     

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  3. midwestmopar

    midwestmopar Proven Member

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    Sup man, I also took a small hiatus as well, looks live you've began a nice stock pile of parts while I have neglected my eclipse in that time haha. I didn't see any updates on autocross stuff. did you run this year at all? I'm excited to see what this new engine has instore for you.
     

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    1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
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  4. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    Make sure to "dress" the return oil holes in your block for optimum return of the oil in the top end. I don't know if you have thought of it, but on my Small Block Chevy motors, I try to smooth the casting area for good oil return and I also paint the lifter galley (it is slanted on a SBC) so the oil rolls right back into the pan as soon as possible. I have never had any paint flake or any issues internally as long as it is prepped just like a good paint job and using engine enamel. On the 420 I don't know if paint internally is needed but it is some of the stuff I do to other engines.
    Good luck and good progress Solomon!
     

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  5. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I did not. There were no local events at a decent price, and there's no way I would spend hundreds of dollars on an event when I knew I would just slide all over the place because I need softer tires.
     

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  6. midwestmopar

    midwestmopar Proven Member

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    that's a shame, indy and cinci is trying to get all there runs in late in the year now, but I have no car to go with. hopefully next year for both of us haha
     

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  7. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    More engine goodies arrived.

    Modern Performance (mpx) underdrive pulley, ARP rod bolts, PT lifters...

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  8. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I made room in the garage and started tearing her down tonight. After pulling my heavy hood and heavy battery, my back told me it was time to quit. I need an easy day at work so I can spend 6 hours on the car and have the engine out.

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  9. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    The engine and trans will be out this weekend. All that's left is pulling the axles and mounts.

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  10. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I must say, pulling this engine was harder than any others I have done. There just isn't enough clearance. It's ok though. I'm very glad to have made this much progress today.


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  11. dsmcrzy

    dsmcrzy Proven Member

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    I have found it to be much easier to drop both out the bottom.
     

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  12. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    That's the plan if I ever have to do it again. It almost looks like it was designed to be done that way.
     

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  13. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I removed a bunch of extra junk from the engine bay and cleaned it up a lot and saved weight. Got the engine bay and a few of the accesories painted. Look at how clean the strut towers came out!
    The engine is almost completely back together.

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  14. dsmcrzy

    dsmcrzy Proven Member

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    Perfect time to do a wire tuck.... just sayin. Looks great man!
     

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  15. streetraceboi

    streetraceboi Proven Member

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    For being a non-turbo. Ive sure loved this thread! Keep it up man!
     
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  16. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Slowly but surely. Hoping to snag an MS soon and things will seriously change then.
     

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  17. dsmcrzy

    dsmcrzy Proven Member

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    Diyautotune is having a 10% off sale right now... just sayin LOL

    The wire tuck on my car was much easier once I had the MS.
     

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  18. BLACK'98DSM

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  19. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Got the 02 bung welded into the downpipe. Finished hooking everything up and it started good after priming the fuel pump a few times. AFR is around 14.9 to 15 at idle. That's really close to where it needs to be. Feels like the engine makes good power. Lugs up hills much better than it used to and decelerates pretty hard. I got the first batch of oil changed, running the second and will be changing it possibly next week. I'm so excited to go do some pulls. I'll probably run out of pump but I have a high flow fuel filter and Wablro 255 pump that I want to put in. Here's the final engine pic before it got dropped in. There's a pretty big show on Saturday so I'll snag some good pics then and hopefully some videos will be posted from the strip soon.

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  20. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    Looking good Solomon! Keep us posted on the show and how the car is running. :thumb:
     

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  21. BLACK'98DSM

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    Got my upper engine mount replaced. The center was about to fall out of it. Also snapped a couple decent pics from the show this morning. Can't wait for it to be broken in.

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  22. Dusty Landrum

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    Hell yeah man, looking good!! Don't see too many people doing this much work to a NA car but its still an Eclipse so more power to you. Keep it up man.
     

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  23. BLACK'98DSM

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    Changed the oil and filter again. It's properly broken in. Did some pulls. It's still not as fast as I want it to be but I don't know what else to do at this point. And I'm a little annoyed right now because my main seal started dripping. So i'm going to have to pull the engine out yet again to replace the seal.

    On another note, I ordered a new rack and pinion unit. I've had suspicions about it leaking for about a year and recently it popped and leaked all the fluid out on the floor.

    I just feel like the car will never stop leaking. I can't remember a single day that I've driven the car in the past 3 years that it wasn't leaking something from somewhere. It always tricks me. I replace the leaking seal, and it's dry for a few minutes before another seal blows out. I try different types of oil, different types of sealant. I fix leaks one at a time until there's none left, then I make full circle.

    I'm not giving up on the car though. I'll be with it till the end.
     

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  24. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    At least it sounds good though. Pretty responsive too.

     

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  25. Dusty Landrum

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    Welcome to owning a dsm LOL! One of the best quotes I read early on was, “ DSMs, could leak oil out of the tires if they wanted to.” It is so freaking true. You can also tell whenever a group of DSMs have been together by the huge oil spot left in the parking area.
     

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