To make a long story somewhat short I've had my share of Colt's as daily drivers back when I was going to school and as well had 2 89 Turbo Colt GT's. I converted one 200e Colt from auto to 5 speed, then to a 4G61T from the 1st 89 I bought (that chassis wasnt' the best of shape). In 2003'ish I Got my hands on a silver 1989 Turbo GT which had the turbo removed, and proceeded with a build on that one. Lost my harddrive a few years ago along with all the pics of the build up. Things changed, my brand new Genuine EVO III 16g went after only 2000km's (warranty would not cover it) and the car was parked in sept 2005. I went 4 years without wrenching on a car, just drove my daily drivers and that was it. The end of 2008 I went for a ride with a friend who had a 1999 Eclipse with a GT35r and 2.3L stroker in it, I was like WTF, it felt insane after being away from boosted cars for some time. In 2009 I bought a 1998 Talon TSi AWD turbo with some mods, then starting modding more and racing 1/4, 1/8 and Auto X, best time on stock bottom end and FP green to date is 11.3 @ 126. So a pretty quick rundown that brings up to the fall of 2010. So lately I have been working on a GT Turbo Colt Conversion. The revivial of my old colt has begun. The main goal is to revive and get running again for minimal $$. The talon is still #1, so don't expect perfect pics or brand new parts all around. It's going to be a combo of old or used parts, some new as I go along.
So after sitting for many years the 1989 Colt GT needed a donor car. I live in Newfoundland and for those of you who don't know it's harsh on metal, salt from the ocean and salted winter roads, we see rust ALL the time
Below, the donor car, the gem I picked up for $100 with the help of a buddy of mine and towed it back home. (approx 4 hour drive) A 1991 Dodge Colt 200e Automatic 1.5L N/A, original paint from Labrador ( for those who don't know, it's part of newfoundland, however it's more north, colder, more snow and NO SALT used, so metal tends to stay in great shape)
I will post pics and updates as I get time.