La llama azul

I picked up a winter beater. It’s a 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX automatic. It’s got about 160k on it, but the trans was rebuilt in 2012 according to the receipts.

When I picked it up, it had no timing belt on it. I like it’s ridiculous paint job. I got it cheap, and it needs quite a bit of work. But it’s pretty straight. The strut towers have a couple spots of rust starting, but I’m planning to get in there before winter. It came with a 16g and 3inch exhaust. I put a front mount on it already, it’s just a generic 2.5 in/out, but it fits well.

From the looks of the pistons, I think it crashed the valves at some point. I had a spare 2g head, for the cam sensor mount, but it needed cleaned.

It looks like the stock 2g auto cams are a little lame, so I put some 1g manual cams in it. The previous owner did a bit of spray painting under the hood, so that will need cleaned up a bit. I started with the intake manifold, I had a spare 2g intake manifold and 1g na throttle body (2.75″), so that’ll go on it.

So far the build sheet is:

•7 Bolt block

•7 Bolt head with stainless valves

•1g manual cams

•1g na throttle body

•2.5″ ic piping

• front mount ic 2.5 in/out

•1g crushed bov

•Apexi SAFC

•550cc fuel injectors

• adjustable fuel pressure regulator

•450lph walbro fuel pump

If I have any trans problems, I’ve got a fully built IPT trans with torque converter and 6bolt adapter, if I need to go that route.