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Street Build Stroked out AWD Spyder Project Nameless.

Year:
1997
Model/Trim:
Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
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  1. 181161

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    Any suggestions or questions. Please feel free to let me know!
     
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    Hello everyone i finally decided to make a build journal as I feel it will help me stay on track and help me accomplish my dreams with this build. I’ve owned this car for three years. In that time frame I’ve managed to do a couple of good things such as build the motor, finish the brakes, and do an awd swap. Unfortunately I didn’t document that so this journal is going to consist of things that I finish from here on out.
    I have chosen not to name her until she is driving. I feel like the right name will come to me at that time.

    Intro: I bought this car after my gsx went down for bad rust. (used as the parts car for the AWD conversion) I envisioned a badass white awd spyder with a roll cage and a healthy 450hp minimum. The car needed a lot of work such as a new interior and a new top. So I started of with the cleaning.

    This is how the car was when I got it. 9B4B1890-6610-4B37-961A-8559B6677B67.jpeg
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    After a little bit of cleaning
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    And the new top was purchased and is now fully installed.
    A short time after this the awd swap was completed and the engine was installed.

    Time to fast forward to where she is now. She isn’t missing a lot. I need to finish the timing and the fuel system. After that it’s all the little things that need to be installed like the piping, some lines, and such.
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    Wheel and brake set up.
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    Rear brake set up
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    The car is in storage now which is where I work on the car. Unfortunately it’s pretty hard to get good pictures in there.. or work on the car for several reasons but I try to go every day now.

    This is where I’m at now and I will update from here on out what gets done to the car!
     

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    Here’s today’s update. Got some new parts in!
    Oem water feed pipe for the turbo from the block. Sources from extreme psi. I need the block adapter (on the way)
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    Radium engineering 10 an fittings for the valve cover. These are pricey but they’re worth it.
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    I also ordered a stm 2.5 throttle body elbow with the iat bung. I had to do a little bit of work to grind down the tack welds on the inside. I just used a dremmel to smooth them out.
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    And here it is installed on the throttle body.
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    I also received my oil feed restrictor for the turbo. It took me a while to figure out the threads for this thing. Not even the ones I ordered from precision fit. Thread pitch is a 7/16-24 banjo with a 1.8mm restrictor.
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    And here it is installed on the turbo with the ss line.
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    I want to finish all the plumbing for the turbo and ofh that goes behind before i mount the turbo. An oem ofh hard line is on the way as well.
     

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    Update. A couple of parts came in so I should be able to install them soon. In the meantime I did finish my harness for the alternator. I have the relocation kit which requires to extend the power cable and the pigtail to the back. I bought an extra pigtail and made an extended harness. I then soldered each wire accordingly. I didn't want to use regular plastic wire loom so I bought braided wire sleeving. This stuff looks great when done correctly. I did not extend the original power wire for the alternator. Instead I cut open a spare harness and pulled out that double 8ga wire and ran it through the back of the motor. (retained original length). I connected it to the fuse box directly and insulated the original power wire in case I have to move the alternator to the front. I also sleeved the power wire to protect and hide the white wires.
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    So I got my hard line for the OFH cooling system in today. Installed it and I realized that the ofh has an fittings welded to it. idk why It does if it only requires like 3 inches of hose. I am technically using an hose to connect the barbs but I just don't want to buy more fittings for that. I might just take off the ofh cut the welded ends off, bead them, and install the hose. here what it looks like. I should be getting the block junction from JNZ pretty soon so I can finish the turbo cooling plumbing
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    Before
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    After
     

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    Here’s the ofh with the bottom fitting for the feed cut off. The hose is 2inches then connects to the other hard line. I rinsed it out with a hard cleaning solution and then i ran compressed air to make sure there was nothing in there. I decided to keep to return fitting on cuz why not. I’m sure I have a 6an fitting somewhere and at least that hose is considerably longer than the feed.
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  7. nek

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    Following. Im planning on doing very similar build with my spyder. The awd is a must. What are the bronze wheels in the "new top"
    photo?
     

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    Thanks! And yeah makes for an interesting and challenging build. That’s my old wheel set up. They’re Rota sub zeros. I know that’s a rep but I’m not sure what the original real wheel is.
     

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    All right got some more work done and installed a couple of parts. I finished my top 16an hose and installed it. Looks pretty good!
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    I also managed to finish the plumbing for the ofh. I added the hose to the return line off the oil filter.
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    I also received to joint block for the coolant feed that goes on the block.
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    And then I installed the banjo bolt with the hard line
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    So I did notice that the junction block might need to be threaded in more (even though it’s pretty tight not all the threads are in) because the banjo hits the turbo and doesn’t let it sit flat. I just didn’t do it today because I need an 1/2 extension. So I’ll go back and do that next time.
    I have a new valve cover coming in with 10an fittings so I can finish the plumbing for the catch can. I’m also waiting on a polished power steering reservoir that I ordered from stm. Once I get that I can fully install the power steering.
     

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    Dont try screwing it in further its tapered pipe thread and could crack the block. I know on 2gs a lot of times to fit the larger compressor covers that banjo bolt head needs ground down.
     
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    Ok thanks for the input! I’ll try that. I might grind a bit off the compressor cover as well as it hits the part where the bolts go. It has decent meat to lose about a millimeter.
     

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    Got a couple more parts in! here's some pictures with the new valve cover mocked up. (thanks to @okm12346 ) I need to mount the catch can so that I can see what length I need to cut the hoses. I also installed a 034 motorsports turbo blanket. If you look closely you can see it but not that well. I'll try and get more pics soon. I also got my STM power steering reservoir so I should be able to finish that as well. 5C02A608-E864-4A90-B475-57FBD1153C3A.jpeg 2BB35D1D-90BF-4140-9466-1CED298794E8.jpeg
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    Catch can was installed as well as the lines. I tried to keep them a bit tucked. Loving how it’s coming together. Unfortunately I couldn’t use my radium fittings on the valve cover so I just slapped them on the catch can. Cool thing is I can eventually switch them over if I buy a frontline fab valve cover
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    Hey guys quick update. I was able to figure out a solution for the turbo water line. I didn’t want to grind the turbo housing or the oem hardware so I just purchased a m16x1.5 banjo bolt with a 3/8 barb. It cleared perfectly LOL. Unfortunately now I have spare parts left over. I’ll probably post them on my classifieds.
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    Excess parts that I just ordered and won’t use :p
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    My friend is also selling me his set of rpf1s so I had to test fit them. They look pretty sick. I’ll use these for track days since they are lighter than the works
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    Quick update. Haven’t had time to do much to the car. I had some time off so I decided to rebuild the driveshaft. I ordered the u joint yolks from jnz and I bought STM’s bushing kit and new hardware.
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    Here’s how it looked before
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    While removing the u joints had to use a 2 claw puller
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    Cleaned up the ends and the insides
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    I had to use the thickest snap rings to make it fit in just right.
    Unfortunately the snap rings on the back broke on me so I had to take it to a shop. They didn’t charge me so that was nice. Here’s a pic of me removing the last u joint for reinstallation
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    Had to clean this end as well.
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    After all the the work i cleaned them up and painted the driveshaft and transfer case. I installed a new seal as well
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    Here it is installed


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    The bushings fit pretty snug. Up next the exhaust.
     

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    Installed the exhaust today. Kinda weird how the shape of the spyder still conforms to an awd exhaust set up. Might get a better one soon but this will work for now.
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    These are the gaskets I used.
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    Had to go through a couple of boxes to find some missing hangers
     

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