New Guy from Michigan!
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Author:  yodman [ Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:41 pm ]
Post subject:  New Guy from Michigan!

Hey everybody!

I'm Cody. I hail from Flint, Michigan (1 hour north of Detroit). I'm quite the gearhead, but I have much to learn, especially about these here machines!

My car/project list is extensive. If you want to see any pictures, I'm happy to oblige! But for the record, I've got these machines (in age order):

1960 Chevrolet Corvair
1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais Hurst/Olds
1984 VW Vanagon
1989 Volvo 245DL
1989 BMW 635csi
1990 VW Jetta Coupe VR6
1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 Hatch
2012 Ford Mustang V6
2013 VW Beetle Turbo

I'm actually about to get into Mitsubishi ownership for the first time! I've got a 1989 Dodge Colt Vista I'm picking up this week! I'll be trading my trusty Volvo for it. It's got some slick Nissan 280Z wheels on it, and come with a roof basket to boot. Pictures at the end of the post.

Main issue: it needs a transmission. It's a 5-speed car with a 2.0 G63B. What I've learned so far is that later transmissions (1G/2G Eclipse) should be bolt-in using the mounts from this transmission. However, I am trying to learn if I will need new axles or not. Trying to learn about what diameters are what when concerning these cars. Trying to also understand the length differences between generations. I'm willing to take my chances if I can't find the info I'm looking for, but I feel like you guys can help! I THINK that my axles should be the same as 1G FWD. My car is related to the Cordia/Tredia of the 1980s of course, I understand that. I'm not sure if there is stuff shared with the Colt hatchbacks, or if those are more closely related to the 1G Eclipse. Anyone else have some ideas?


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