Greetings From Kansas

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Greetings From Kansas

Post by BluFalcon » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:00 pm

Hey,

My name is Ed and I'm a long time lurker who decided to finally speak up. I've had a long term love/hate relationship with various DSM/Mitsubishi vehicles over the years, and occasional dalliances with other vehicles.

My first experience with the board was when a buddy was swapping a 4G63 into his Mighty Max for his own use and one into a Starion for a customer of his. I've always thought that you could make any car more fun by adding a 4G63 to it, so this board has provided many hours of fuel for crazy automotive dreams...nightmares, whatever.

I currently have a 93 Eagle Talon TSi/AWD that was bought from a buddy as an aborted Road Race/Track car. I've been slowly making it less track only and more street friendly.

My other car is a 98 Eagle Talon TSi/AWD that's going to be more of a lightly modded and clean street car. Currently it's sitting in my garage waiting on me to recover enough from a recent car accident so I can get to work on it. Bought it as a roller and it's kind of a turd right now. Gonna be a long term project it seems.

My current daily driver since my recent accident took out my 05 VW Golf TDI is a 06 Mitsubishi Raider V8 truck. It's a Dakota with better looking sheetmetal. Great truck, just very, very thirsty all the time.

Thanks for the space. Looking forward to what comes next.
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1992 Dodge Stealth R/T TT
1987 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
1994 Plymouth Colt Vista Wagon
2006 Mitsubishi Raider DuroCross V8 Pickup

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Re: Greetings From Kansas

Post by LethalEthan » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:55 pm

Welcome! Those raider trucks look awesome, I had no idea they had v8's!
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Post by BluFalcon » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:44 pm

Yup, 4.7L same as the Dakota. I think 235 HP, and 295? FT/LB TRQ. Later Dakotas lucked out and h=got a HO version of the 4.7L engine as an option.

It's hauled various DSM's, VW's, car parts and household goods over the years. Probably my best automotive decision ever, and my most impulsive.
-Ed

1992 Dodge Stealth R/T TT
1987 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
1994 Plymouth Colt Vista Wagon
2006 Mitsubishi Raider DuroCross V8 Pickup

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Re: Greetings From Kansas

Post by 89mightymax » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:48 pm

Hey Ed welcome! Cool rides!!
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Post by 4g63mightymax » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:36 am

Welcome to the HRCS! I didn't know those trucks came with V8's either! Great fun fact for the day.

Got any under hood pics of those vehicles?
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Post by BluFalcon » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:48 am

Unfortunately, I don't have a recent picture of the engine bay for the Raider.
I'm stuck in a hotel room in a wheelchair recovering from a car accident. My laptop and my phone doesn't have all my pictures.

The 93 has a 6 Bolt motor with some minor bolt on mods. I believe it has ARP Head Studs, but is otherwise stock internally. FP 68 HTA, FP Exhaust Manifold, FP Intake Pipe, 850 Injectors among other things.

The 98 on the other hand needs some help. I have a 2.3l Split Thrust Washer 7 Bolt Long Block that was put together by the PO of the car, but I want to go through the engine before it goes into the car. I'm considering selling the 2.3 and buying a 6 Bolt and just dropping it in, since the 98 is supposed to be a DD.

I'll figure it out eventually.
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Post by 4g63mightymax » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:28 pm

Nice work Ed! So what kind of injuries are you dealing with? How long do you expect the recovery to be before you can wrench on stuff again?
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Post by BluFalcon » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:54 pm

4g63mightymax wrote:Nice work Ed! So what kind of injuries are you dealing with? How long do you expect the recovery to be before you can wrench on stuff again?
Oh, I'm pretty broken right now.

Fractured Right Femur (Leg), Left Radial Ulnar (Forearm), Left Tibula-Fibula (Ankle), Left Orbital, Broken nose and a compression fracture in my back. Got hit head on by a car on my way home from work.

Had various surgeries and I'm healing up, but it's going to be a few more weeks before I can get out of this wheelchair full time.

So until then, all I can really do is plot, scheme and research my various projects.
-Ed

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1987 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
1994 Plymouth Colt Vista Wagon
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Re: Greetings From Kansas

Post by 89mightymax » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:38 am

Wow! Hope you have a complete and quick recovery.
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Post by 4g63mightymax » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:08 pm

Damn Ed! That’s some serious damage! I can’t even imagine what that must feel like. If you’re looking for a way to pass the time, check out our “awesome build threads” post. It has tons of links to other sites with insanely inspirational builds. Whenever I’m bored or need to pass time, I find myself there. Good luck on the recovery! I’m cheering you on from Massachusetts!

Edit - added the link - http://www.hotrodcoffeeshop.com/forum/v ... f=6&t=1259
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Post by LethalEthan » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:33 pm

Broken femur ouch!!!!

That one link in there "96 pages of handmade tools" I went through about 70 pages a few days ago, those guys have some serious talent!
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Re: Greetings From Kansas

Post by 4g63mightymax » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:29 am

Right!? It's an endless abyss of awesomeness!
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Post by BluFalcon » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:16 pm

Awesome, I'll definitely have to check those threads out. Thanks guys.

Can't really spend money or do much while I'm waiting for the deluge of incoming bills, but I managed to snag some stuff for the two Talons.

98- Scored a set of Factory Service Manuals for $20 off Ebay. Also got a set of "side strakes" for the doors of my car. The originals were missing.

93- Got a set of NOS unused splash covers for the Driver and Passenger side for the bumper cover.
-Ed

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1987 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
1994 Plymouth Colt Vista Wagon
2006 Mitsubishi Raider DuroCross V8 Pickup

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Post by 4g63mightymax » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:05 am

Great scores on the parts! Hopefully the bills don't hit you too hard. I've questioned them in the past and gotten some discounts.

How's the healing? You on to physical therapy yet?
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Post by BluFalcon » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:57 pm

My Orthopedic Surgeon says his repairs are healing quite nicely. I was cleared to use crutches, and started partial weight bearing on my ankle. Every week I'm authorized to increase the weight by 40 pounds.

I still have to wear the CAM Boot though. :|

Started physical therapy as well. Mostly just exercises to try and restore range of motion. Once some headway is made there, then we start the rough stuff. :shock:

Can't wait for this nonsense to be over. Sitting on my butt and doing nothing has pretty much lost it's luster.
-Ed

1992 Dodge Stealth R/T TT
1987 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
1994 Plymouth Colt Vista Wagon
2006 Mitsubishi Raider DuroCross V8 Pickup

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