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Road Race Build Solomon's RS

Year:
1998
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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  1. ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ

    ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ Probationary Member

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    Savannah, Georgia
    I’m in Southside.
     

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
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  2. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    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.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
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  3. ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ

    ṳṆḊḕṙḉṏṼḕṙ ṖṙṏḊḭḠẏ Probationary Member

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    Takes me about 15 min to get to the beach (without summer traffic). It’s a pretty chill place mostly around here
     

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
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  4. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Just having some fun with my camera today.
     

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  5. Solaire

    Solaire Probationary Member

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM
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  6. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Thank you for your support man! I appreciate it!

    I am using an HVLP spray gun (Central Pneumatic) on a commercial air compressor (Craftsman) with a moisture remover filter. Sprayed at 30 psi.

    Any specific questions you have? Or did that cover it?
     

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  7. Solaire

    Solaire Probationary Member

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    Only Question is What grit did you wet sand with ect. Iv read and watched 1000 videos about it and the grits change from video to video
     

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  8. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    To remove old paint, clear, and rust, 220 on an electric sander dry works well. Then spray primer. After primer is cured wet sand with 600 to remove imperfections. Then spray paint. Wait a couple weeks, then wet sand with 2500, then 3000 before buffing.

    I left out many steps of the painting process here of course, I was only covering the sanding stages.
     

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  9. Solaire

    Solaire Probationary Member

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    Im pretty decent painting but i still wanted to ask about the sanding
     

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  10. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Just take your time. Be patient. Skipping steps can mess the whole thing up.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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  11. Solaire

    Solaire Probationary Member

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    Thanks for the advice boss
     

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  12. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    At this point I have probably over $300 worth of parts and materials laying around waiting to be used. I might get some work done tonight, tomorrow night, and Saturday.

    Parts include:
    - camshaft position sensor
    - crank angle sensor
    - MAP sensor
    - manifold air charge temperature sensor (IAT)
    - Castrol Edge Gold Performance oil
    - K&N Gold Performance oil filter
    - fuel system treatment
    - new air filter
    - extra vacuum hoses

    And as of last Saturday, my DSM has outlived my brother's '99 Subaru and '08 Honda. Happy and sad about this LOL
     
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  13. Salty-Seagull

    Salty-Seagull Probationary Member

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    Man, you have made a ton of progress on your car and it looks amazing. Your attention to detail, and frankly your entire build, is inspirational to me. It is exciting to see someone as passionate about their 420A Eclipse as I am. Our builds may be in different directions, but the genuine joy of owning one of these cars seems to be much the same. Keep up the great work!
     

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  14. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    If I can find a lower mileage car then I will restore it. But this one has been abused over the years, and I figured what the heck lets make it fast and custom. I've done well on the custom part, but still working on the fast part LOL. You're absolutely right though. I'm attached to these things now.

    I have a feeling I will stick with these cars for the rest of my life.
     

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  15. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    And thank you.
     

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  16. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    So tonight I replaced the oil pan gasket, MAP sensor, CAS, and camshaft position sensor. The oil pan leaked before, but now it is sealed properly. Some new oil and a new oil filter to top it off.

    When I had the oil pan off I happily noticed that my piston are shiny and new looking. Rods are in good shape too.

    On a side note I also replaced the wiper blades with Michelin, since my old ones are falling apart.

    Here's a few pics I took:

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  17. Salty-Seagull

    Salty-Seagull Probationary Member

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    Haha same here.

    I hear you on the condition too, but to be honest, personally, I'm glad that I don't have a gem mint collectors item-- I wouldn't want to drive it and I would be too afraid of "ruining" it to really enjoy it.. I realize that everybody is different, but that's just not for me. I've always found the pursuit of perfection to be a stressful thing, but the pursuit of excellence-- well that can be alot of fun. :)

    Your car is awesome man. Keep enjoying the journey, and keep up the great work! :)
     

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  18. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Also, if the car was in perfect condition you wouldn't get the fun of working on it!
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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  19. miguelmcv

    miguelmcv Proven Member

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    Even if the car is in perfect conditions we always look for something to work in it, upgrading something or just cleaning stuff.
    Believe it or not when I got my car to be reliable, I used to take off the complete motor and transmission just to clean up the engine,
    replace gaskets and seals when I see not a leak, but a wetness spot .

    I do remember when I first got my DSM and spend a lot of money on EBAY PARTS ☹️, It broke so many times and I was always working on it (I enjoyed a lot), once I fix it I take it for a spin and come back on a tow truck.


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    This pic is one of the many times I came back home for the second time in the same day on a tow truck after fixing it.

    I loved those moments.
     

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  20. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    It's time to buy an ice scraper. I can't see out of the windshield due to the ice LOL
     

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  21. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I just ordered a 3 gauge cluster. Woo hoo! :sneaky:

    Now I just have to figure out how to run the gauges...
     

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  22. silvreclips

    silvreclips Proven Member

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    Have you decided what gauges you are going to run? AFR, oil pressure?
     

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  23. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Oil pressure, afr, and amps from the alternator.

    I did not replace the oil pump or the alternator so I need to keep an eye on those. And I think I'm running dangerously lean.
     

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  24. silvreclips

    silvreclips Proven Member

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    Buy a wideband, don't buy one of those blinking lights gauges that run off the factory O2 sensor.
     

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  25. Kai Hefner

    Kai Hefner Freelancer

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    +1 on wideband. Will go a long way whatever direction you take with the build.

    Also recommend a voltage gauge instead of amps. I didn’t even know they sell amp gauges but I think voltage tells you more.
     

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