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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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    It's all finished up. Looks good, sounds good, I like it. I finished the day off with a wash and a cruise. Hmmmmmm... what's for dinner?

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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

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    2009 Troy Bilt Bronco
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles
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  2. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Sorry for not having an up to date engine bay picture, but everything needs a wash first. It looks pretty good though. I might snatch a few tomorrow as well.
     

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    Road Race Build 3K  23

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

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    2009 Troy Bilt Bronco
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles
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  3. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Here's the engine bay pictures.

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    And the GoPro is mounted.

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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

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  4. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    Road Race Build 3K  23

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

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    2009 Troy Bilt Bronco
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles
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  5. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I picked up some more paint for the hood. Although it's winter, we've been having perfect painting weather here lately. The temp has been fluctuating between 30 and 70 degrees. If I can find another one of those 70 degree days that are dry I'll try to wrap up the sanding and painting.

    Other than that I don't have any real plans for the car until summer, for now I'm just trying to locate some local autocross events.

    Oh, I don't think I mentioned it on this thread, but the trans is coming out in March. I took off work for a whole week. I've got plans for a Southbend stage 1 kit, change trans fluid, input shaft bearing, check 1/2 synchro, and bleed the system to wrap it all up. I might paint the trans a new silver too, that just depends on how it looks after I clean it.
     

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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

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    2009 Troy Bilt Bronco
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles
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  6. silvreclips

    silvreclips Proven Member

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    Just a heads up, you will need a press to get the trans apart. The input and counter shaft are pressed into the bearing races. To change out 1st or 2nd gear synchro you will need 20 tons to get it apart. It's very exciting when the gears finally let go of the shaft.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  7. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Thanks for the info. Things like this are the reason I took a whole 7 days off work.
     

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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  8. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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

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  9. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    It was nearly 70 degrees today, so I got the hood painted. Typed simply, but not done simply.

    So.... I'm guessing that either my car has a factory defective paint job OR moisture has somehow made its way under the factory primer on 30% of the hood. I started sanding the bubbled up spots, and as soon as I did it just chipped right off to bare metal. And this "bare metal" was actually a rust coated metal. I was like WTF LOL. I had to sand a decent amount of the hood down to bare metal and keep sanding to get all the rust off. I got in a couple hours of sanding, at least. I also had to spray primer and wet sand that once it cured. So hopefully I'm done sanding this car forever! Here's some pics of that freaking rust. I'm still a little confused on how this happened, but I'm not stressing, it's over now. Sorry if the pics are are a little blurry, but 4k mode doesn't really work when there's sanding dust all over the place LOL.

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    Now, that it was all prepped an ready to go... The child inside me said "take a photoshoot" ROFL.

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    And now that I have loaded you up with information and pictures, here is the final result. It's not as great as I had hoped for, but it works well enough for a track car.

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    Thank you to everyone that has been following along this far! Leave any comments or questions that you may have for me here. I'm proud to own this car and always happy to show it off, even at times when it's not worth showing off LOL.
     

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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  10. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I think the build is slowing down until summer. I gotta save up for a GSX. Plus it sucks to work on a car in the cold.

    If anything happens I'll update, otherwise, I'll get back to you guys in May.
     

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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

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  11. Evolving_sti

    Evolving_sti Proven Member

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    Good luck. Hopefully you find a good one
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    211 whp · 268 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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