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#26 Ken_B

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 11:41 PM

Heres some pics, I didnt get any details because halfway through my planned time in the yard I had to go rescue one of my buddies, lost all his coolant in traffic, hope theres no major damage. Ill definatly be goin back there soon so I'll get the details then.

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#27 SUBARU3

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 12:06 AM

Well, if you are headed back, I could take a few little things.

Email me your # and I'll give you a call.

Thanks, Todd

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 12:30 AM

I would but I'm outta minutes, cheapo prepay. Just pm me or post a list for now Ill shoot you back a pm with my phone number when I get more minutes.

#29 SUBARU3

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 04:14 AM

Pm'd ya.

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 12:21 PM

8 speed, hahahaha I love this kinda stuff with old cars. is this going to be a weekend racer or a daily driver?

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 03:37 PM

Oh definitely not a beater or a racer. More of a daily driver. I'm restoring it somewhat to as close to stock as possible. I'm not dumping a ton of $$ in to it though, but you can do a lot to these older cars for fairly cheap and have them looking nice and running great!

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 03:00 AM

I'll definatly be going to the yard sometime next week, but for the time being heres something to hold you over. I found these in a pile of old manuals I have. They'll be coming along with your parts.


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Posted 02 January 2009 - 09:11 PM

great looking car...One of my coworkers has a 1972 Colt wagon(rear wheel drive), with a 71 engine (found out when parts wouldnt fit)...showed him your pics today...boy, he said finding parts for his is IMMPOSSIBLE....still runs good.......

#34 SUBARU3

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 06:46 AM

Ken ..what happened to ya??

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 02:38 AM

I have a question to pose to all the great Subaru mechanics!

This Colt/Mitsubishi has about 110K on it. It's a 1.6 inline engine. These things has issues with oil burn from the MCA jet valves. (Stem seals)

If the rings look good after a compression test, would it be a terrible thing to place a rebuilt cylinder head on an engine with 110K? Too much for the bearings? Rings? Anyone with any Mitsu experience? This is a 4G32/G32B engine.

I have a nice used engine that was stored well and only has 10K on it, but I'd rather save that engine for later. Cylinder heads are pretty easy on this car compared to a Subi and I have a rebuild head just ready to install.

Thanks in advance.... Todd





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#36 biffanyus

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 08:48 PM

Hey Todd... Nice Dodge.. Ha:lol: Never thought I would say that especially here on this board.

Off topic here but I heard thru the grapevine that you might have a gen1 brat A/C system for sale. If so please email me at tbag1331@yahoo.com..

Thanks, Tommy....

#37 SUBARU3

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 05:40 AM

Well, it's really a Mitsubishi.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 07:56 AM

we almost had one of these for 200 bucks. but for that price, it was sold by the time we had the chance to go for it. sweet find!

#39 SUBARU3

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 08:16 AM

Well here one for sale in TX!!

http://dallas.craigs...1687939903.html

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 02:12 AM

RE: replacing the head.....

I understand your fear. The mileage is borderline I would say. I would probably base my final decision on the compression numbers and how much they are affected by wetting the rings down with oil. If they aren't affected to any great degree I would probably chance putting on a rebuilt head - though I wouldn't try to port/polish or do anything performance wise that would put undo stress on the bottom end.

If it's questionable - I would install new stem seals on the existing head and hope for the best.

At the end of the day you have your insurance policy in that 10k engine so.... you have more room to take chances like a rebuilt head on a high mileage (for that era) motor.

BTW - that's a neat little car. I'm not much for Mitsu's but my experience has always been with the (terrible) DSM stuff and not with the older (and probably much better) japanese stuff. I still see a fair number of those older colts around here in the NW - they must last a long time. If I see any in the yards I'll be sure to let you know.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 04:22 AM

I think I will do the wet compression check and see. I know it's a pretty strong runner, so we shall see.

It's certainly not a Subaru, but it has my curiousiy and I'm really liking the smallness of it. It's pretty simple too....much like my favorite Subys.

Todd




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