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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:23 pm 
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I originally bought my Colt back in April 2001. It was a timing belt victim. Mechanic did the rebuild, the kid owner didn't pay, so mechanic kept the car and sold it.
I by sheer luck was told there was a colt for sale down the street.I popped the hood and confirmed it was a Turbo! I bought it!
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It sat unplated till Oct 2001.
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Back then I stuck with the 1.6l since it was a fresh rebuild.
I did DSM parts upgrades to it and it felt strong.
It was 1.6l with 14b at 18psi until 2008, when I had to choose and stick to one toy.

I traded it for an 1990 AWD laser to use as a donor for 2g sedan.
Aug 2008 was the last time I saw it.
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The deal with dude at the time was if he were to sell it,I get dibs on it.
Obviously that never happened.
It was sold to a kid, then a brother and a cousin.......
It was whored around a circle jerk of kids. Who blew the motor, that was reliable the whole time I had the car.

Fast forward to 2016, I was looking for a donor DSM again for my 2g. Because life happened back in 2009, kids, second house and renovations....I had sold the Laser AWD and never did the swap.
I came across the 3g just 2 hrs away, in sad state.
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I bought it with many missing parts and a rusty long block....

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1989 3g Colt GT turbo w/4g63t
1988 2g Colt sedan turbo w/4g63t +++++


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:24 pm 
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To be continued..... I hope pics work. Let me know if links are not working.

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1989 3g Colt GT turbo w/4g63t
1988 2g Colt sedan turbo w/4g63t +++++


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:54 pm 
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Jan 2016, back in my driveway, reassessing the wiring mess.

Rockauto became my best friend. I had a handfull of helpful members who sold me parts. Many who kept me hanging, but I moved on with the restoration project.

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The underside was quite solid, very little rust, except the rockers, which were cut and patched. Considering it was a Canadian car and I drove it in the winter sometimes.
Can't find the rocker rust repairs pics, bummer, I did a decent job too.

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1989 3g Colt GT turbo w/4g63t
1988 2g Colt sedan turbo w/4g63t +++++


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:00 pm 
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It got a quick wash before going into the garage to start prepping for a used motor install.
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1989 3g Colt GT turbo w/4g63t
1988 2g Colt sedan turbo w/4g63t +++++


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:13 pm 
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Used known good running motor found, pieced with many spare bin parts.

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DSM motor left side with manifold mounted Wastegate, was for 2g Colt swap.
Motor in the back is the rusty long block the 3g came with (which is now rebuilt and in the 3g)
Motor on the right is the used motor I bought off a local DSM guy. I saw the motor running and helped the guy pull the motor out. This way I had a known good running long block.

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1989 3g Colt GT turbo w/4g63t
1988 2g Colt sedan turbo w/4g63t +++++


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:17 pm 
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2016 donor 1990 fwd laser running smooth with e316g .

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Parted out. One weeks time!
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1989 3g Colt GT turbo w/4g63t
1988 2g Colt sedan turbo w/4g63t +++++


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:20 pm 
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Wiring before

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Wiring after

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1989 3g Colt GT turbo w/4g63t
1988 2g Colt sedan turbo w/4g63t +++++


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:53 pm 
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Motor test fit.

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Preliminary engine bay painting.

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1989 3g Colt GT turbo w/4g63t
1988 2g Colt sedan turbo w/4g63t +++++


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:56 pm 
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First time moving on its own power.

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1989 3g Colt GT turbo w/4g63t
1988 2g Colt sedan turbo w/4g63t +++++


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:58 pm 
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Fuel tank leaked, no surprise.

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New one ordered and installed from Rockauto.
Walbro 255 transferred over. No pics.

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DRCOLT
1989 3g Colt GT turbo w/4g63t
1988 2g Colt sedan turbo w/4g63t +++++


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:04 pm 
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Running good, used hood and clean stock headlights put on.

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Next was brakes.


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Bought in 2017, but only installed in 2019. Basic Rockauto brakes were temporarily installed.

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DRCOLT
1989 3g Colt GT turbo w/4g63t
1988 2g Colt sedan turbo w/4g63t +++++


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:08 pm 
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Mirrors fixed. Original Turbo mirror housings were cracked.

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DRCOLT
1989 3g Colt GT turbo w/4g63t
1988 2g Colt sedan turbo w/4g63t +++++


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:12 pm 
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Carpet was marinating used car parts dirt and fluids.

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Interior removed and cleaned. Carpet was power washed multiple times.

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1989 3g Colt GT turbo w/4g63t
1988 2g Colt sedan turbo w/4g63t +++++


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:19 pm 
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Windshield had a little crack.

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Windshield was leaking.

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Rust was wirebrushed and treated. New windshield installed. One of two left in Canada so the supplier told me. Explains why I had I hard time locating one for a few months.


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DRCOLT
1989 3g Colt GT turbo w/4g63t
1988 2g Colt sedan turbo w/4g63t +++++


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:23 pm 
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Interior reassembled. Degreased.
The Colt had less of a smell, and was starting to look more presentable.

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1989 3g Colt GT turbo w/4g63t
1988 2g Colt sedan turbo w/4g63t +++++


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