Devo's Adventures/Mötörshed - kit cars other assorted autos Nov 9, 2013 8:06:55 GMT
Post by Devolution on Nov 9, 2013 8:06:55 GMT
Yay new shop logo and colours!
In the end, i'll just make this about all my dumb cars now, since i'll be working on them more often. so yeah, this will contain at least 4 Mitsubishi Mirages, a half busted Kia, and
From the grand land of Canada, I present to you all my 1992 Eagle Summit. Basically a badge engineered Mitsubishi Mirage/Lancer, they sold this generation(3rd) from 1989 to 1992 in Canada under the names Dodge Colt, Plymouth Colt, Eagle Summit, and in the US under those names + Mitsubishi Mirage.
I bought the car 8 years ago from the local tire shop, which was getting ready to scrap it having removed the two good front tires already. 99$ later, it was in my lane way, and my automobile adventures began. Now, up to this point, I'd only owned FWD automatics, early 90s Cavaliers and Oldsmobiles. So my automotive knowledge consisted of changing spark plugs, oil, tires, and maybe brakes if I was feeling ambitious. My lack of knowledge had been kept stagnant by the complete boredom of ownership in regards to these cars. I had no idea you could do anything to a car other than drive it, and maybe put shiny curse word on it. The Summit was what kicked me in the ass and made me WANT to learn.
There's a lot in between then and now, but needless to say, nowadays I probably know more about Mitsubishis of this vintage than anyone should ever want to know. I spent a lot of money, gave a lot of it to folks off 4G61T.org, a small, but very friendly forum specifically for mirages of this generation, even had a bunch of stuff shipped over from New Zealand. At it's peak, it sat like this...
That was 3 years, 2 blown motors(both my own fault, you live, you learn), a failed engine swap, and a very long, very difficult bout with severe depression ago. It currently sits in my lane way, dirty as hell, on two Revolutions and a pair of steelies that don't actually fit properly.
I'm a jackass, and a fool for treating what is essentially my favourite car ever like this. I've finally got it in my head to get off my ass, and i've finally got garage space as well. So I'll be diving back into this over the next few weeks, getting things stripped off it to go onto a cleaner, lighter shell, and then movin forward into an engine swap, body work, new suspension, megasquirt and a whole pile of cool stuff I'm planning.