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Old 02-08-2013, 08:08 PM   #211
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Bueller. Remember putting A/C kits in those mitsus It was cheaper to ship the cars over without it for some reason. I do.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:14 PM   #212
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Bueller. Remember putting A/C kits in those mitsus It was cheaper to ship the cars over without it for some reason. I do.
I installed more of them than I could count over the course of a decade or so. Ultimately MMSA figured out they could make/keep more of the profits by installing A/C at the port and keeping the labor revenue for themselves. Greedy bastards!
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:59 PM   #213
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Love those old 240/260Z, what are the plans, original or custom?







First of all, oit's worth a repost...

Second, is that a factory color?
There is one here in town, exactly the same color, with the same attention to detail, tyhe same wheels, etc...

Stunning...

Wow.

Really.

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Old 02-08-2013, 09:32 PM   #214
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Iirc ir is a factory color although I can't remember what it is called at the moment.

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Old 02-08-2013, 09:36 PM   #215
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Iirc ir is a factory color although I can't remember what it is called at the moment.

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Maybe I can snap a pic this spring when he gets it out of hibernation.

Beautiful!
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:49 PM   #216
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112 Lime or 919 Sunshine Yellow. Mine is 918 "Mexican Orange". Unfortunately it's been beaten down by Wyoming winters and a careless drive backing into the drivers' door.

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Old 02-08-2013, 10:08 PM   #217
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I installed more of them than I could count over the course of a decade or so. Ultimately MMSA figured out they could make/keep more of the profits by installing A/C at the port and keeping the labor revenue for themselves. Greedy bastards!

My hands still have scars from those.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:41 AM   #218
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Bueller. Remember putting A/C kits in those mitsus It was cheaper to ship the cars over without it for some reason. I do.
I bought my '90 Civic, new, without A/C (then, it was a dealer-installed option). I used their 20% off parts and accessories coupon to buy the kit and installed it myself. I saved quite a bit of money, doing that.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:49 AM   #219
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When I worked for Mitsubishi we used to do it all the time. I watched the factory pay for a set of heads and valves on a Diamante after the owner admitted he ran the car for 130,000 miles on the original timing belt before it broke. It was supposed to be changed at 60k.

I also watched Mitsubishi pay for a short block, head, injectors, radiator, transmission, and half shafts on a Mirage after the owner left it in first gear and towed it across British Columbia behind a Class A Diesel Pusher. It picture-windowed the block and got so hot it melted every piece of plastic attached to the engine. Apparently the little 1.5 wasn't certified for continuous duty at 10,000 RPM But he kept going until the transmission disintegrated and seized. It was only when a front wheel locked that someone finally got his attention to pull over. He had what was left of the car towed to the dealer I worked at, where we spent $10,000 in 1995 money rebuilding a car under warranty that cost less than $10,000 brand new.

By the way, he was some kind of high level scientist for NASA

We had a cheapskate for a rep at our dealer. He did fold for one guy that wrecked his transfer case on his VR4 because he got an oil change and drained it instead of his engine oil.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:52 AM   #220
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I installed more of them than I could count over the course of a decade or so. Ultimately MMSA figured out they could make/keep more of the profits by installing A/C at the port and keeping the labor revenue for themselves. Greedy bastards!

+1.

Remember the automatic gear "upgrade" on the early Tredias/Cordias? We got down to one guy dropping the transaxle and the other guy putting in the kit and then right back in. Maybe three hours tops.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:05 AM   #221
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I bought my '90 Civic, new, without A/C (then, it was a dealer-installed option). I used their 20% off parts and accessories coupon to buy the kit and installed it myself. I saved quite a bit of money, doing that.
Hondas were easy to do that on.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:59 AM   #222
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+1.

Remember the automatic gear "upgrade" on the early Tredias/Cordias? We got down to one guy dropping the transaxle and the other guy putting in the kit and then right back in. Maybe three hours tops.
Throughout the '90's I held shop foreman positions at two different dealerships - one in WA and the other in OH. In both cases I did most of the heavy engine/transmission work. I got so well versed in Mitsu F5M Series manual transmissions with their shitty fiber lined synchronizer issues that I could R&I and completely overhaul a front wheel drive version in 3 hours, or an AWD version in just over 4 hours. I actually did a front wheel drive transmission overhaul once for a female customer while she waited up front in the lounge
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:05 AM   #223
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We LOVED doing p/u timing belts! And 2wd p/u clutches, 45 minutes was my best. I ended up buying a customer's '83 4wd diesel p/u. We almost dropped that trans/transfer when we replaced clutch on it. Guy with little girlie hands on the transfer side said it got too heavy, I was on the other back side and tail shaft pushing, foreman was on the front guiding it. John (girlie hands) dropped his side, rolled to that side and out of my hands, foreman caught it before it hit the ground!
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:03 AM   #224
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112 Lime or 919 Sunshine Yellow. Mine is 918 "Mexican Orange". Unfortunately it's been beaten down by Wyoming winters and a careless drive backing into the drivers' door.



I really like that car, and that pic. Something raw about it.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:33 PM   #225
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I bet Bueller can work on these. I cant. I get it but everytime I try to fix one these it kicks my ass.
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