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#1 SUBARU3

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 08:00 PM

http://www.ultimates...=1&d=1227142996

I simply could not resist and bought a 79 Dodge Colt. Not a speck of rust and well cared for by the original owner until 2005. Then someone beat it a bit, but not to bad. I had one before and it was a pretty niffty car. 1.6, 107K , stick 8 speed tranny. I still love my Subys, but its fun to have a new project. Let the hunt begin for those parts and things. This got near 50mpg on the highway!

Nighttime pic, so it's not as sharp as it should be.

Anyone know much about these cars? Parts????????

Todd

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#2 moosens

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 09:17 PM

You know those Mitsubishis bombed Pearl Harbor don't you?? :-p:lol:


Well,I guess we can forgive you. :D

Sweet car!! Worth the time and little bit of dough for sure.

#3 hatchsub

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 10:15 PM

8 speed tranny FTW!!!!:D

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 10:12 AM

i just bought my grandmother a legacy so she can get rid of her 1993 colt with a crapped out trans. if there's any parts on it that might interest you, let me know....not sure if they sold it yet or not.

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 04:43 PM

Thanks for the offer, but the 93 is a far different car. (Except that they are both named the same):D

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 08:26 PM

Thanks for the offer, but the 93 is a far different

i saw 79 and thought "89". jumped a decade...i'm getting old...

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 05:40 PM

lets see pics of this baby dual range tranny :headbang:

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 11:35 PM

Here ya go.

Toddhttp://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=5953&stc=1&d=1227415035

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#9 SUBARU3

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 03:23 AM

The message board for these. Pass it on to those that may be interested.

http://www.runboard....ampmessageboard

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Oh don't worry.....Subys are still # 1 with me!!!!:headbang:

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 10:41 PM

so I assume power is something along the lines of an RX tranny low range? (like a 1.1 reduction?)

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 11:53 PM

I probally would find a way to jam the thing in "power" fulltime...

I have a 74 colt station wagon.I almost regret turning it into a demolition derby car,but it had no title and a few other issues...

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 02:45 AM

I'm also interested to know what the ratio reduction on the box is?

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 02:16 AM

That's a Mitsubishi Mirage.

I used to have an old lancer that was badged dodge colt in the US but I didn't know the mirage was as well.

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 04:47 AM

Here ya go.

Power mode

1 4.226/1
2 2.365/1
3 1.467/1
4 1.105/1
R 4.109/1

Final reduction ratio 3.166

Economy mode

1 3.272/1
2 1.831/1
3 1.136/1
4 0.855/1
R 3.181/1

Final reduction ratio 3.470

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 08:37 PM

Parts are a B_itch to find for this!:eek:

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 11:30 AM

vey nice looking car, The red paint still looks good! What parts do you need ? I shall look in my area. Bengal (Dave)

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 11:44 AM

twin stick! w00t!!!!!!!!! :banana:

cool car man.

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 03:56 AM

Bengal

If you see ANY Colts/Champs from 79-84 Front Wheel Drive let me know!

Looking for:

  • Headlight/Wipers switches along with the black surround if you have it.
  • Spare tire screw hold down
  • Factory Clock
  • Rear view mirror
  • Drivers seat and or just the bottom
  • Front bumper protector black knub
  • Non tach cluster, or just the lens.
  • Cluster with tach
  • R hand manual mirror or power mirror
  • L hand power mirror
  • front mudflaps
  • lug wrench/jack
  • sunroof rubber or whole sunroof
  • headlight bezels
  • air cleaner case, (bottom)
  • Rear qt window rubber
  • roof rack
  • rear interior garment hooks
  • grill
  • Rear cargo floor carpet
  • Rear cargo light
Thanks!

Todd

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 12:22 PM

you bought a car that needs a whole car?

:lol:

I can keep an eye on the u-pulls... looks nice and worth saving.











Bengal

If you see ANY Colts/Champs from 79-84 Front Wheel Drive let me know!

Looking for:

  • Headlight/Wipers switches along with the black surround if you have it.
  • Spare tire screw hold down
  • Factory Clock
  • Rear view mirror
  • Drivers seat and or just the bottom
  • Front bumper protector black knub
  • Non tach cluster, or just the lens.
  • Cluster with tach
  • R hand manual mirror or power mirror
  • L hand power mirror
  • front mudflaps
  • lug wrench/jack
  • sunroof rubber or whole sunroof
  • headlight bezels
  • air cleaner case, (bottom)
  • Rear qt window rubber
  • roof rack
  • rear interior garment hooks
  • grill
  • Rear cargo floor carpet
  • Rear cargo light
Thanks!

Todd



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Posted 26 December 2008 - 06:36 AM

Nah..... the car is complete. There are the things that I want perfect and or better than what's there. Example, the grill has a crack and one of the mudflaps is torn off.

Found a spare engine with 10K on it! It's really a fun little car!

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 04:15 AM

it is a Really interesting Car for Sure! ... Could you give us more Details of the Engine, such as Displacement, Horsepower, Torque, etc...

it Really looks Good in Red! ... :) ... Congrats!!!

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 09:29 AM

Please read from the begining.

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 03:05 AM

Bengal

If you see ANY Colts/Champs from 79-84 Front Wheel Drive let me know!

Looking for:

  • Headlight/Wipers switches along with the black surround if you have it.
  • Spare tire screw hold down
  • Factory Clock
  • Rear view mirror
  • Drivers seat and or just the bottom
  • Front bumper protector black knub
  • Non tach cluster, or just the lens.
  • Cluster with tach
  • R hand manual mirror or power mirror
  • L hand power mirror
  • front mudflaps
  • lug wrench/jack
  • sunroof rubber or whole sunroof
  • headlight bezels
  • air cleaner case, (bottom)
  • Rear qt window rubber
  • roof rack
  • rear interior garment hooks
  • grill
  • Rear cargo floor carpet
  • Rear cargo light
Thanks!

Todd



Last time I was at my local yard there was a 4 door colt like yours. Its in real rough shape but Ill see what I can find when I go there tomorrow.

#24 SUBARU3

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 05:04 AM

It has to be a 79-82 for some of the items. The 4 door would have been 84 or 84. These would work from that.

  • lug wrench/jack
  • sunroof rubber or whole sunroof
  • Rear view mirror
  • Rear emblem "Imported for Dodge" "Colt"
  • Clips off of aircleaner. The things that hold the lid on. They twist off with pliers. Or the whole aircleaner assembly.
  • 4 Speed shifter knob and the other ragnge selector knob.
  • Radio speaker (Right front)
If you can take some pics of it...that would be great!

Thanks, Todd

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 01:32 PM

Ok, Ill take a look at it and get you some pics.




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