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Street Build Valiant

Year:
1990
Model/Trim:
Plymouth Laser N/T
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  1. ThunderChild

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    Street Build 711  3

    1990 Plymouth Laser N/T
    fwd · manual · 1G DSM

    696  8

    1987 Toyota Pickup/Hilux
    awd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 1K  7

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    2K  0

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 1G DSM

    Street Build 3K  10

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 1G DSM
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  2. ThunderChild

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    Found this car a few weeks ago on local CL advertised for $400, non running for 6+ years. Not that I needed another project, but I figured I'd at least talk to the guy and see what the deal was.
    After chatting for a bit, he said it needed an ECU and a few other small things looked at, but was fairly set on the price (it had been on CL for about 6 months). Then we chatted about his truck, an 04 f150 that he wanted to get a programmer for, and I mentioned I had an old edge unit no longer in use ( my freind was going to throw the programmer away, so I took it) and he asked if he was interested in a trade. We agreed on the programmer and $100.

    I sent the ECU to emclink for repairs and after a whopping $60 for a new ECU (love them ecmlink dudes!) I tried it out. No start still, but everything else appeared to check fine. Deduced no fuel, hauled the car to my buddies place since my roomy/landlord said no more cars till some leave LOLLOLLOL . I pulled the pump from the panda shell (Weissen Tod), tested it and it worked great! So yesterday I went over after work, spilled and got covered in fuel, and after the new pump she fired up and purred like a kitten. The a/c even blows nice and chilly!!

    Needs a few small issues addressed:
    1: Overheats after small drive, suspect bad fan coolant switch and possible clogged rad/heater core.
    2: headlight motors don't work, haven't dug into this yet
    3: axles click on tight turns, easy-peasy.
    4: no stereo and cut harness, guess I'll have to buy one and get paid installing it at my work ROFLROFL
    5: needs at least rear tires. I may swap sets around on the current cars. The laser has Mazda rims with way too much positive offset, despite them looking good.
    6: the brakes need either turned or replaced from rust, stops fine but I haven't decided what to do with that yet.
    7: clutch needs bled at minimum and shifter bushings on the cables, it won't even engage the gear all the way as it sits now.

    Otherwise the car is in great shape and the fixes are all minor in my mind. Just before the ECU went out the PO of the PO had the cylinder head rebuilt/replaced and a new OEM timing setup done, receipts were included, and under the hood it looks very clean. No oil leaks, not hacked up wiring, not overly dirty even.

    Very happy with my cheapo purchase, and the plan is to get it roadworthy, drive it for a couple weeks to make sure it's solid, then sell it! I'd almost keep it for a gas miser, but I have an mx3 for that and don't need this many cars, haha. Maybe noone will want to buy it and I'll be forced to keep it?? :laser:

    Couple pics, I'll get more in the next few days/week and update when I can.
    IMG_20190730_164839.jpg IMG_20190730_164847.jpg IMG_20190730_164858.jpg IMG_20190730_164928.jpg IMG_20190730_164943.jpg

    What does everyone else think I should do with this Lil guy??
     

    Street Build 711  3

    1990 Plymouth Laser N/T
    fwd · manual · 1G DSM

    696  8

    1987 Toyota Pickup/Hilux
    awd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 1K  7

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    2K  0

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 1G DSM

    Street Build 3K  10

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 1G DSM
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  3. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Supporting VIP

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    Rathdrum, Idaho
    Put alot of new stuff on and have been driving it alot! It runs awesome and drives excellent. Love the cruise and a/c, first car I've really used a/c in haha. It's a slow lil car, but it's such a joy to drive I dont even care :D

    If noone buys it I'll continue driving it and use it as a daily! I kinda wanna do some different stuff once I get more time, would be a fun test platform!
     

    Street Build 711  3

    1990 Plymouth Laser N/T
    fwd · manual · 1G DSM

    696  8

    1987 Toyota Pickup/Hilux
    awd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 1K  7

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    2K  0

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 1G DSM

    Street Build 3K  10

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 1G DSM
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