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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. TK's9d2TSi

    TK's9d2TSi Supporting Member

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    Cincinnati, Ohio
    It came in handy for me when oil leaked out from the center manifold stud and onto my turbo which caught fire when I stopped. The only time I used it but sure glad I had it.
     

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

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

    Street Build 3K  6

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.2 @ 120 · 1G DSM
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  2. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Hoover, Alabama
    I've seen a couple engine fires. It's never pretty.
     

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

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

    151  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    187  6

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles
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  3. 609DSM

    609DSM Proven Member

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    Langhorne, Pennsylvania
    I've seen one car on fire. Was on I-81, very random. Looked to my left and entire thing was on fire. I was like WTF LOL. Saw someone flip a 4 banger truck on 51 one time too. This was when I lived in WV. Crazy times. Also saw multiple car that decided to drive off mountain sides or roads that had extremely steep hills.
     

    Street Build 256  2

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 396  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  4. ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ

    ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ Proven Member

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    Joined Oct 10, 2019
    Savannah, Georgia
    As a firefighter I’ve seen way too many vehicle fires. And you’re right, it’s never pretty
     

    Street Build 140  4

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

    Street Build 297  16

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

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Hoover, Alabama
    120 grit at 3000 rpm's for 3 hours straight. I can't feel my right hand. OMG The paint on the trunk is the harshest paint I've ever sanded in my life. I don't know what the deal is, but it sucked. I'm glad It's done now, moving on to the primer stage. I will post a bunch of pictures when I am finished.
     

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

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

    151  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    187  6

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

    ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ Proven Member

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    Joined Oct 10, 2019
    Savannah, Georgia
    When I run into that, I just use aircraft pain stripper, strip it completely and then start with bare metal to prime
     

    Street Build 140  4

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

    Street Build 297  16

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

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Hoover, Alabama
    I've been doing a ton of work lately. I have definitely learned a lot too. The car is currently up on jackstands in the garage with the engine only half assembled and parts all over the floor.

    So I started this "small" project only planning to replace the 2 intake manifold gaskets and the throttle body gasket. But as soon as I started taking things apart I noticed more and more problems and generated more new ideas.

    Very first thing I did is sprayed the inside of the manifold with brake cleaner, that sh** was nasty. Then I took my Dremel and ported out the intake mani a little bit, removing extra grit, and opening the ports all the way up to a gasket match, hoping for some better airflow. Then I sanded the outside of it to make it completely smooth and laid that beautiful metallic paint on it.

    I then went back to my bay to pull the lower mani and realized that my fuel rail looked absolutely nasty! So I checked my box, and yep, I still had some high-heat gloss black! I removed the wiring harness, a little wire wheeling, masking, then I sprayed it up real nice.

    So now I crawl under the car to remove the lower bolts on the lower mani, and I see a black box in the way. I remove it. And then I realize this box has 2 hoses coming off of it. Both of which go to the manifold as vacuum hoses. But wait, they both go to the manifold, so this box was just recirculating vacuum? Or at least I thought so until I looked and the box was split wide open! So I had a large vacuum leak! I deleted this box and capped off the ports on the intake mani. I used the diagram under the hood for proper referencing.

    So I spent an hour figuring out all of the vacuum stuff. At least I understand it all now.

    I proceeded to do the same thing with the lower mani, Dremel porting. No paint for it because I ran out of time, but it's not like it can be seen from the bay anyway.

    All I need to do now in re-install everything with the new paints and parts and proper setup, taking a bunch of pictures along the way. Then I will start it up and do some pulls to see how much power I have regained and added!
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2020

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

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

    151  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    187  6

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

    ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ Proven Member

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    Joined Oct 10, 2019
    Savannah, Georgia
    Awesome man. Can’t wait for updates. As far as mine the interior is completely stripped, installing the non-broken black dash today, cleaning mold and grime from the floor and spraying it with rubberized undercoating.
     

    Street Build 140  4

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

    Street Build 297  16

    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  9. Kai Hefner

    Kai Hefner Freelancer

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    Calgary, AB, Canada
    That's funny I'm actually doing the same thing to my GSX. Be wary though, in my experience undercoating only masks the problem. I'd reccommend you sand down the spots decently and put down some rust paint. Rust paint has rust inhibitors mixed in that makes them ideal for this kind of job. I'm even considering using the rust paint to the underside of the eclipse instead of undercoating.
     

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    1990 Nissan 240sx
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    Road Race Build 912  2

    1998 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  10. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Hoover, Alabama
    Rear bumper painted, spoiler installed.
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    Full manifold removed.
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    Newly painted and bored manifold.
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    My busted "black box".
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    My newly painted fuel rail.
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    Here's a better shot of the paint on the manifold.
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    Also I finally installed the custom side marker lights.
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    Last edited: Oct 21, 2019

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

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

    151  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    187  6

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

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Finally got the lights hooked up, wheel well covers installed, engine bay assembled and cleaned up, swept the shop floor etc etc. The car is looking great, I can't wait to continue with it.

    I started it up in the driveway, and immediately the engine settled down to the 800 rpm idle like its supposed to. No more idle surging. There's still a slight loping, but I like it since it's mild. I took it on a little cruise. I decided to take it on the interstate this evening to see how much better it is. Man it had me laughing. It runs so much smoother now. Throttle response is awesome. No more sputtering. I really enjoyed myself and the car this evening. I can't explain how damn good it feels to know that I put this thing together. And that it works like a charm. It's not that much faster, but it is more smooth and fun to drive regardless.

    I think I can sleep tight tonight, I've worked my ass off the past couple of years. All I really need now is a Megasquirt and some larger injectors... And whatever other performance things I decide on...
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2020

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

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

    151  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    187  6

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

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Hoover, Alabama
    Here's some eye candy:

    bestrear.jpg bestfront.jpg
     

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

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

    151  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

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

    ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ Proven Member

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    Savannah, Georgia
    Looking real nice. And the fact it’s running so well from fixing vacuum leaks gives me hope for mine. Lol
     

    Street Build 140  4

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

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

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Hoover, Alabama
    2 vacuum leaks and an improperly routed egr. Glad that's over now!

    Does your engine run ok?
     

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

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

    151  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles
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  15. Dusty Landrum

    Dusty Landrum Supporting VIP

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    San Francisco, California
    How much for the mustang in the background LOL? 65 or 66 I am thinking from what I can see? Great build man and looking good!
     

    Street Build 559  3

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  16. ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ

    ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ Proven Member

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    I’ve only had it cranked up a few times, it has good throttle response, but idles erratically. And usually around the 1800-2200 range
     

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

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

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Throttle cable might be too tight, that'd be an easy check and fix.
     

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

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

    151  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
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  18. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Hoover, Alabama
    Thanks man!

    It's a 1965 with 302 crate engine. But that car's not gonna be here long, come pick it up if you want to drive this far!
     

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

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

    151  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
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  19. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    It might be a little while before I purchase these things since I don't have a ton of cash in-hand, but I wanted to go ahead and take note. This is sort of my wishlist, I figure if I type it here it's a way to remember and remind me.

    First, I'm getting a GoPro Hero (6 or 7). I will use this to do timelapse videos of the project, slow motion shots, and all the other cool stuff and then I'll put it on Youtube.

    Second, I'm getting a full catback system. I currently have everything pre-cat, and an aftermarket muffler. But I want to have the full system modified for top power gains and a better sound.

    Third, I'm getting a 3 gauge cluster. I find it a necessity to monitor my oil pressure, especially since I didn't replace the oil pump :sosad:. I also want a voltage gauge, to ensure my alternator is still working. Not sure about the third gauge yet, but I'll figure it out.

    Fourth, I plan to get a rear strut bar. The one I put on the front made a slight difference. Enough of a difference that I'm willing to spend the $90 or less to have one on the rear as well.

    Fifth, or this should have been first on the list, but whatever. Full detail inside and out of the car. I might just strip the full interior down to clean every square inch. And there's still some dirty parts underneath the car that need de-greasing and possibly coating. I'm not trying to go show car status, but I want to be damn close!

    And I know good and well that there's something or many things that I'm forgetting here. But good things come in time, I must be patient.
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2019

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

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

    151  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
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  20. ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ

    ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ Proven Member

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    My next step after just getting it running right is paint. I will have full photos of that process, and also I want the GoPro for video steps of it, the iPhone just doesn’t do the quality. Going for clean daily driver here. But really damn clean. Lol. I have an aftermarket exhaust on it now, but also picked up a 3” turbo back exhaust I will be bolting on once it’s road ready
     

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

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

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Hoover, Alabama
    Update your build thread man! I wanna see!
     

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

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

    151  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
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  22. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Hoover, Alabama
    Did another compression test today. Averaged 190psi.
     

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

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

    151  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
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  23. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Hoover, Alabama

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

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

    151  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    187  6

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
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  24. ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ

    ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ Proven Member

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    Savannah, Georgia
    I’m in Southside.
     

    Street Build 140  4

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

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

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Hoover, Alabama
    I stayed up in Tybee Island back in early August. I ate at most of the little food joints in Savannah. It was pretty cool.
     

    Road Race Build 3K  10  25

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

    151  3

    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    187  6

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