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
•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.