Hey all, so about 4 years ago my wife bought me a red 89 turbo for Christmas, its incredibly clean, with a 100k or so on it. Sitting at 125 now. Still has the original 4g61 with a 16g, intake, exhaust, and maf translator. I put in a spec clutch and l.w. flywheel, and a half rad, great little daily driver with some punch, oh it was originally owned by Timmy likes boost, then Kaazeman, then me Woundup7
Fast forward, on the hunt for another turbo hatch, I reach out to a local dsm/csm guy in Seattle, he has an original 89 that was built swapped by Kaazeman around the same time as my red one. Exact same build except Darrin put a VR4 63 in this one. Unfortunately this one is sitting outside in an alley in Seattle rotting away. It runs but need some tlc on the motor ( few leaks and t belt), and the interior is hammered. Its sitting at 195k, and he has put on around 70k in the ten years since the swap. So we make the deal and I tow it home on my trailer.
The back story on the car is that Jeff the p.o. bought it from a young guy in New Jersey, then took it to Hawaii for a few years, before finally settling in Seattle.
I put it the shop for 3 months to dry out, and my wife starts tearing into it, 3 months later the spare tire well has 2 inches of water and the interior is all moldy. Im pretty much committed to a gut and awd swap this fall. its kinda sad, but the black one is hammered, shifter feels like mush, carpet is moldy and has heel hole, seat belts are broke and cycling randomly, rust on the roof, etc. So to that end I just bought a 91 eagle talon awd 5 speed non runner for all the conversion bits.
The end goal is to keep the running vr4 motor and e316g that is in, add to 272 cams and ecm link. Along with all the awd running gear. I plan on keeping the dash, door cards, and putting my omp champ race seats in there. My wife works at DirtFish rally school and plan on having the cage builder put a rally spec cage in there this winter.
Anyways the vins and titles are both in my name
89 Red JA3CU54Z4KU038509
89 Black JA3CU54Z7KU027648
1989 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo Red
1989 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo Black, getting the swap
2002 BMW Z3 Mcoupe 1-of-690
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Power Wagon
2003 Ford ZX3 Stage Rally Beast