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Mitsubishi Related / Re: 6G75 Variable Intake - The Piston Eater
« on: March 14, 2018, 08:13:06 AM »
Many years ago I did start to build a new mid intake manifold for my SR. A big block of phenolic to machine which would eliminate the long low speed intake tract.
The second SR I bought came to me with a brand new intake on it and at that time I swapped it onto my driver.
After a few days of driving with the system functioning I just unplugged the vacuum hose so the butterflies will not close, all they do is kill the mid range power. I do not recall just what rpm the butterflies open on the G74 but it was way higher than torque peak.
I do recall the same thing on the 12V motor in my Diamante wagon, the engine was dead till 3500 and then suddenly came to life.
I eliminated the butterflies and saw a 2mp improvement with the added power.
A year later I swapped in a G72 DOHC with 5 speed from a 3KGT into my wagon. That engine was dead to 4500RPM and then came to life. Again I deleted the vacuum system so the valves were open. An instant 4 MPG from the increase of mid range power.

So no, I have not made the custom manifold for the 6G74, I just deleted the vacuum actuator so the butterflies close. This way they never see the large pulses which fatigue all the small parts in the intake, very little chance of failure run this way.

FWIW the 6G72 DOHC in my wagon has 280K miles on it with the original intake valves with no issue. Had I not run some cheap synthetic oil for too long I would happily be driving that car but I stupidly let it spin a rod bearing.

So my opinion, if you have a set of butterlies that clatter, pull the valves and shaft out of the intake. Seal the open end where the shaft came though and run it.
If the intake is not clattering, delete the vacuum actuator and run it open, on my 3.8L DOHC engine I think it was 1 or 2 mpg improvement, about what delectable hubs up front offer.

General Discussion / Re: Toyota transmission?
« on: March 13, 2018, 09:21:10 AM »
Here are some numbers,
K97W which has a 2.8 diesel,
Bell, MR165076
Tcase adapter, MB896833

KH8W which has a 3.2 DiD
Bell, 2501A054
Tcase adapter, 2501A063

V77W with 3.8L
Bell MN171143

V45W, Various V6
Bell, MR165075

These numbers are from Brazil and EU.
Mexican vehicles seem to be automatics, probably sourced from US

I can get more Tcase adapter numbers but I expect they are not just what we need for these swaps since shaft splines and such are different.
Back a decade ago when I was building the 3.8 DOHC for my SR and importer in Miami had two of these Asian gearboxes with Tcases, complete. I wish I understood what I was looking at cause I would have bought them.

Build Threads / Re: My 99 Montero
« on: March 13, 2018, 04:01:10 AM »
I love the look of the 2.5 and it sure looks even better when the city style is striped from it.

General Discussion / Re: Toyota transmission?
« on: March 13, 2018, 03:55:43 AM »
I am curious just what the build spec for South America is since they have a factory down there and if that affects the parts selection. But since Mitsubishi discontinued production of the V5MT1 a decade ago then I expect the Asian gearbox would be in those vehicles.
I wish I could find a way to read the text in my forum backups from the outdated site. The guy who found the information bout his bellhousing in AUS and had received it last spring before we lost all the Forumcircle sites. So I would say most any Assies should have access to the info.
If I recall when I had all the ASA docs on my computer I generally used the south Asian parts books the most followed by European.
The South Asian covered the NZ and AUS market vehicles.

I also just realized I can swap the main hard drive in this computer and run the old XP drive that has all that info. It will be a few hours till I get back from an uptown trip depending on how hard it is snowing out, it is still dark out so I have not looked outside yet.

General Discussion / Re: Who are you?
« on: March 13, 2018, 03:38:07 AM »
Hi Nate,
I am getting up to speed in the shop, for your project I have been frustrated because I need to trial fit the pedals in a car and the one that I need to fit in is over the roof in snow and 100, from any access to it. BUT I only just now realized the Blue Colt is inside and does not have pedals in it. Maybe I will get out of this rut I have been stuck in yet and be more productive.

Mitsubishi Related / Re: Front Knuckles choice
« on: March 13, 2018, 03:32:16 AM »
Thank you, I was presuming the steering arms were the main part of the differences. It will be interesting to see how much work and swapping parts to find the best match for the Gen3 swap.

Mitsubishi Related / Re: Front Knuckles choice
« on: March 12, 2018, 09:34:04 AM »
All the Monteros and 4WD pickups have very similar knuckles and relationship to the balljoints. There are detail differences between them that I have not yet researched.
The Gen1/2 and sport all have Truck type wheelbearings and hub with brake disc behind the hub. All of these you can use either manual or automatic selectable outer hubs. FWIW I instantly saw better than 1mpg increase on my '95 Sr the day I replaced the drive plates.
The Gen3 is essentially the same except the wheelbearing/hub is similar as to what you would find on a FWD car as well as every FWD sport ute made today.
The inner axle on a Gen3 is essentially the same as all Gen2 axles with a CAD to semi disconnect the front axle. But with the car type outer hubs there is no option to install manual hubs.

From what I am seeing I do not expect allot of problems swapping the earlier knuckles onto the gen 3 using the early half shafts. I would move forward with this quicker but all my vehicles in storage are over their hood in snow now with a few of them blocked by plow piles that are over their roofs.

Brakes, Way back in the late '80s I built the first turbo swapped Montero, this was soon followed with Fast Eddie swapping a Mighty Max. That Gen1 turbo Montero has 4wd discs that are all larger than the 16"Sport brake option we have today.
I am not sure just what I will do on my upcoming build but it might be Brembo calipers over 13" discs. All done with parts I have here.

Mitsubishi Related / 3rd Gen seletcable hubs
« on: March 12, 2018, 01:34:37 AM »
I am starting on an experimental project and am planning out my parts selection.

What my main goal is on this first step of this is to swap early knuckles and hubs onto a 3rd gen front suspension. I expect there will be benefit to a few once I have this figured out.
What I intend to achieve is to have selectable hubs on a gen 3 suspension.

I have at hand a set of Gen2/95SR front end as well as a 94 K26 pickup, the 3.0 MM. The Mighty Max knuckle interchange with 1st Gen Montis.

My question at hand here for you guys that have been deeper into these than I, is there any actual difference between Gen1 and Gen2 Knuckles/ hubs and such?
Going by part numbers the lower ball joints are a different number but I have not had them both in hand, not sure there is a true functional difference and not an issue here since I will use the Gen 3 joints.

I guess I really need to learn if there are geometric differences such as kingpin angle and steering arm location?

I should consider the Sport knuckles as well here as far as where they fit in for swapping.

General Discussion / Re: Who are you?
« on: March 11, 2018, 03:42:10 PM »
Time to stick my nose in, Many of you knew me as Old Colt which I have used for many years on 30+ forums covering Cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats and aircraft.
More recently I answer to CharlieN since I am actually Charlie North.
I am starting to get back to being creative and soon will be creating something interesting that probably no one else would want.

I truly would like to thank the gang I got to know at the Wire for building this forum for us to play on.

General Discussion / Re: Toyota transmission?
« on: March 11, 2018, 03:25:58 PM »
Are you using the Asian market ASA or the USA one? Those parts never came here. The Triton is one of the easier to look up. The Pn does not look like what we are used to.
I had the full world wide ASA till I downgraded my computer from XP to Win7 many years ago, just never took the time to reload everything.

General Discussion / Re: Toyota transmission?
« on: March 11, 2018, 04:42:26 AM »
The V5MT1 is not the same as the later Asian gearbox. This is a Mitsubishi manufactured unit with an iron main case. I do not recall if this gearbox was made in Japan or the Philippine factory.

The later gearbox in the Mitsu's is the the same as the Asian R151 series. The bellhousing info is for the Mitsubishi engines mated to the Asian gearbox. Toyota has a far different pattern. This is also essentially the AX-15 jeep transmission.
The Asian gearbox is made in China as most all Asian transmissions have been.

If you can get a bellhousing to mate your engine to a Toyota or a Jeep this later gearbox is of use to you.

I just took a look in my backups from my old forum and seems I only can view thumbnails and Have not found the text yet.

For one the flat bowl should be to the front,this will greatly affect driveability.
Most of the time you can rework the original cable system from the stock carb which depending on your abilities works the best.

Gen 3 Montero / Re: 3rd Gen CAD delete
« on: March 09, 2018, 11:03:53 AM »
Hi Phil, yes this is me, broke and in pain but still squirming.

General Discussion / Re: Toyota transmission?
« on: March 08, 2018, 06:29:12 PM »
Thank you Adam.

Gen 3 Montero / Re: 3rd Gen CAD delete
« on: March 08, 2018, 05:04:43 PM »
Life has been pretty crappy for awhile, I have done very little online for the past 8 months and have not even been on the Colt site. I do need to get ma AZZ over there.

I have not measured the width yet of the center part of the axle. What I am working towards is to install Gen2 of Mighty Max knuckles to allow running manual hubs.
If this works out this is going under my red gen 1 that the frame rusted away on.

I think I am going to give up on finding Pajero EVO body panels where I wanted to shorten a gen2 body and mount it over the gen 3 suspension. Complex, yes but how I like things.
I think I will go with a simpler build and put the gen3 suspension under the old SWB gen1. It will be V6 power with the Toyota 6 speed swap that I built many years back but never got to installing.

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