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 Post subject: 1987 4g63 mirage rebuild
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:20 am 
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Musta lost my previous topic, but anyhow, I picked up a way overpriced 1987 mirage turbo awhile back. It was a original turbo car swapped iwith a 4g63, and the work was so bad, I decided to pull the entire engine and trans along with the wiring harness.

This is is basically a rebuild thread of the 63 swap cleaned up and done proper without melted wires and oil and spheghetti wiring everywhere.

PIcked the car up for waaaaaay too much, but I really wanted a second gen 87 mirage turb body, so I bought it.

Had a galant vr4 swapped engine, with a chinese 20g, a safc, and some chipped ecu. Everything in the engine bay is coatedwith oil, the car ran like complete shit, throwing codes etc... It has more silicone couplings on the intercooler piping than the govt has conspiracy theories....

Nice lot of random wiring and misc melted wires... typical hack job these days I guess.

After troubleshooting the mess a bit, decided th engine needed t bepuld, and baialy rebuilt, along with a complete rewire with a new wiring harness, and real mitsubishi parts.

First step was to pick up a real mhi evo 3 16g. It should be perfect for a 1800lbs fwd car.

Second step, pull the engine and trans, which is where I currently am.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:21 am 
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a bit of progress today, but still no engine out. I forgot to drain some of my oil catch pans, so to avoid a mess, I will go buy new ones tomorrow.

I did find a cool discovery.. Drivers side spring was literally broken. Cut and broken lol.

Aldo I will give a shout out to hf for their 72 bin bolt rack. fruit and banana thing is amazing for working on cars. Everyone should have one.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:22 am 
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for any of you who told this wanker that he did a great job, I wanna slap you lmao, and there were a few.... I will probably do a real basic rebuild on the engine seeing that everything else has been a hack job


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:29 am 
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Don't remember ever seeing this car ??

There was a red one a while back, but he installed some actual drop spring IIRC.

Who did you buy this from? Member here ??


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:00 am 
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yeah he was...

I'll have to dig up the post
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he had another post as well. What a fruit and banana moron. and I hope he reads it. I'm probably the only person who would drop 5k on a 87 with the worst running and done swap I have ever seen...


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:49 am 
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Engine is out, engine bay has it's first wave of cleaning, and now I am concentrating on the engine. I will probably fully tear apart and hot tank the block, paint, and reassemble. Lots of ghettoness. missing intake bolts stripped exhaust manifold bolts, all not original bolts. I cant take it. No 13,, headed bolts will be on this car lol.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:57 pm 
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What bolts are used to install the turbo to the exhaust manifold? :lol: I cannot make out washers, single or proper double OEM. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:01 am 
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What a mess it makes my head hurt.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:00 pm 
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the kid that owned that car be for you works at fugete ford. i have heard he is a dumb ass. glad to see someone is fixing it up the right way.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:59 pm 
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holly crap

not good, i wasnt expecting that swap end up so ugly, good luck and take your time to do it right

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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 10:46 pm 
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Not much of an update, but i got around to hot tanking the block and painting it. I need to order sone acl race bearings and a head gasket still before i can go any farther. I'm hoping to have the engine slapped togethe in the next few weeks.

I'm also in themarket for a cyclone intake, amd a set of compomotive turbo wheels, knockoffs or anything similar thats 4x114.3 and 14 or 15 inch


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:45 am 
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Still not much to update as I have been working on a few other vehicles. I have acl race bearings ordered and am deciing if I should do arp composite, or a mls setup on the engine. I dont plan on pushing too much out of it since I want it to be a twisty road driver, and figure a overload of power will make it a piece of crap to drive.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:41 am 
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I vote composite with ARPs for anything under 450whp.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:16 am 
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Nice to here your doing her up right.
Non-oem bolts bother me too.
I dont know why

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:47 pm 
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I figure a stock oem gasket with some arp should be plenty. Gonna go that route I think. Now I just need to source the cheapest place to buy both. I've about finished up my mighty max, and this is next on the list to get going.


I checked the head the other day and the valves seem standard, and not oversized like he said

I'm gonna poke around and see if I can find a cheap set of cams and adjustable cam gears used for it while im waiting on parts.


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