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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:54 pm 
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Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:52 am
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Location: Astoria OR
i just had to buy it. saw this car browsing craigslist posted back in may,
and i added it to to the craigslist sighted post for others to see.

saw it thursday night again reposted. left friday morning and picked it up in portland.
Im totally stoked on a new project i wasnt looking for and didnt need ha ha :supz:

the dent on the sliding door is the only one. its super clean and rust free otherwise.
the interior except headliner is great for the age and a nice grey/blue color.
no power windows or locks, no cruise but has power mirrors, intermittent wipers, and ac.
should be the six-bolt 2.4 right? built in august of 91. and only 127k miles!!
hasnt been driven more than a thousand miles since 09.

here is the add from craigslist:

1992 Plymouth Colt Vista AWD

Handles AMAZING in the snow
Clean title

Starts, runs & drives
127xxx Miles
Complete interior
Detailed maintenance records from 1998- 2009
Owned by a 90 year old lady that died in 2012 and sat for 2+ years in Seattle.
I bought the car understanding that it would be a project.
Replaced old wheel studs with New lugs and nuts
New alternator

Definitely a project car & needs some attention to be at 100%
Trans diagnosis, leaky radiator, need to wire a 'push to start' button.

Priced to move this week!

pics coming

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Black 1989 Colt GT with 4g61t. 200k miles and climbing. Rebuilt 2.0 in the works.....
14b, 450cc's, 3" exhaust, small fmic, all running on megasquirt version: DIYPNP
White 1992 colt-vista wagon 2.4, awd, auto (daily)
Keane


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:56 pm 
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Location: Astoria OR
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Black 1989 Colt GT with 4g61t. 200k miles and climbing. Rebuilt 2.0 in the works.....
14b, 450cc's, 3" exhaust, small fmic, all running on megasquirt version: DIYPNP
White 1992 colt-vista wagon 2.4, awd, auto (daily)
Keane


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:06 am 
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Location: Tucson Az
damn u lol.. I was in contact with him a few weeks ago.. but thhings didnt work out for me and the next day the post was gone..



Steve

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Steve 89 colt 2.3 stroker stock top end. evo3@20 psi 13.489@99.30mph 3/10 2012
On drag radials.auto trans.launching @ 5 psi and no traction thru 2nd.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:24 pm 
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Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:47 pm
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Location: Vancouver WA
nice find, wish i would have seen it. I live in Vancouver . I have 2 awd 7 passenger expos. 92 should be 7 bolt , post a picture of the engine and i can tell you for sure, the 6 bolt 4g64 have the distributor behind the valve cover on the driver side, 7 bolt its on the passenger side , side of valve cover .


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:15 pm 
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Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:45 am
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Location: tampa
nice find! I love mine. great cars.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:14 pm 
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Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:52 am
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Location: Astoria OR
its been about 5 months now since i bought the car and made my first post on it. its been pretty good so far.
it is definitely a six bolt engine. when i got it the trans was pretty wonky. it didnt have a second gear and also no overdrive. first and third were great but it was pretty difficult to drive around town like that so sourced and put a "new" junkyard trans in a few months ago and saw the 6 bolts to verify it :D .. bummer thing is this new trans is better but still messed up. when putting it in drive from park it often just free revs for a bit and then finally slams into first. when its up and going it operates well, has all gears, no slips, and kickdown works too.

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Black 1989 Colt GT with 4g61t. 200k miles and climbing. Rebuilt 2.0 in the works.....
14b, 450cc's, 3" exhaust, small fmic, all running on megasquirt version: DIYPNP
White 1992 colt-vista wagon 2.4, awd, auto (daily)
Keane


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:17 am 
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Location: Astoria OR
here are a couple pics of the trans swap. apparently i didn't snap a pic of the flexplate on the 6 bolt crank (edit i found it)
i also took a couple of shots of the rear trans mount for education purposes for everyone else.

A quick note on the motor mount setup to add to the knowledge base:
it an early 1992 with a six bolt 4g64 and auto awd.
the front roll stop is on the engine like a 1g,
rear roll stopper on trans like 2g i assume(never actually owned a 2g).
Has another trans mount up on top at the passenger frame rail as well.

the block does have provisions for a rear roll stop like a 1g but nothing is bolted in there

old trans out
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old trans
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Ha I did find the old flexplate showing a 6bolt crank setup
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new trans
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going in
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here are the rear roll stop auto trans mount pics
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Black 1989 Colt GT with 4g61t. 200k miles and climbing. Rebuilt 2.0 in the works.....
14b, 450cc's, 3" exhaust, small fmic, all running on megasquirt version: DIYPNP
White 1992 colt-vista wagon 2.4, awd, auto (daily)
Keane


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:37 am 
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Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:52 am
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Location: Astoria OR
fun in the snow. effing love this car
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Black 1989 Colt GT with 4g61t. 200k miles and climbing. Rebuilt 2.0 in the works.....
14b, 450cc's, 3" exhaust, small fmic, all running on megasquirt version: DIYPNP
White 1992 colt-vista wagon 2.4, awd, auto (daily)
Keane


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:08 pm 
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Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:52 am
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Location: Astoria OR
tiny update:
i recently bought and installed a 3g eclipse steering wheel in my van. (2000-2005 eclipse)
got the idea from moulin13 and 89mirageman
i think it looks pretty good and not to ricer since it is a factory wheel.

it bolts right and is a perfect fit.

the only thing to consider is any electronics that run through your steering wheel
like the horn button and cruise control, may not work or have to be reworked somehow.
the stock van wheel has a copper ring at the base of it that acts like a gyro
it keeps electrical contact with another rod on a spring below the wheel in the column.
so you wouldnt have wires twisting around and around when you turn the wheel.
i didnt pull the eclipse wheel i bought it on ebay so i dont know what they used on that car for the wiring through the wheel,
but the steering wheel didnt have any sort of copper ring or other gyro system
so for now i have no horn but it would be as simple as wiring it to a switch on the dash now.
the cruise switch would be tricker imagine but sadly i dont have cruise control so it didnt affect me.

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Black 1989 Colt GT with 4g61t. 200k miles and climbing. Rebuilt 2.0 in the works.....
14b, 450cc's, 3" exhaust, small fmic, all running on megasquirt version: DIYPNP
White 1992 colt-vista wagon 2.4, awd, auto (daily)
Keane


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