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  1. Time for some pics. This is the day I first saw it at the gas station. I will upload more soon. I'm having issues getting them off this stupid phone.
  2. Yeah, I'll upload them. Having trouble dragging them off my phone.
  3. ^^^^^The link too a Stellar Project^^^^^
  4. It's discussion time.................
  5. How exciting, my first project thread. So here it is. My new 1988 Hyundai Stellar. I've wanted one for the past 2 or so years. because their such an odd-ball car, hardly no one knows what the fuck it is, and there are practically none of them left now. As they all rusted out. My Nana and Grandad had one for a short time between approx 2008 and 2011. Theirs was the pre-facelift model. I've got the facelift model that came out in 1988. The front end on the facelift model doesn't look so naff. A bit of history behind the car, it was brought by a south African guy down in Christchurch about 9 months ago, and then driven up to Auckland. He did about 11,000KM's in it, during that short time. Before that it was owned by an old couple down in Christchurch by the name of Mr and Mrs J.D Dale. They owned it for 24 years. Before them it was with a rental car company called Southern Cross Rental Group for 3 years from when it was first registered in 1988. So it was obviously a rental car for a while. Furthermore it was sold from the local Mitsubishi yard. I discovered the Stellar while I was driving up White Swan road in Lynfield. I was in the green Mirage at the time, and was like shit, it's a Stellar. So I turned around and gave chase, but yeah I lost him. I then noticed he was at the Z station in Lynfield filling up. So I went in for a chat, and got his number, then went in about a week for so later too have a look, and a test drive. As I discovered he only lived 5 minutes away. Basically for those that don't know, the chassis is the same as an early 80's Mark V Ford Cortina, and has similar Mitsubishi mechanical'sto that of an early 80's Mitsubishi Sigma, with a 4G32 engine and Borg Warner 3-speed automatic transmission. Another reason I brought it, was it ticks off three boxes, it's automatic so will be a good cruiser, it's rear wheel drive, (it can drift but not that well with the 1.6L) and finally, I had too set myself apart LOL. It does have a few issues that need sorting for the WOF. It's also got a few pretty mean oil leaks, and smokes like a typical Mitsubishi engine should LOL. But I will get onto replacing the seals, head gasket, rocker cover, and giving it a damn good service, replace leads and all that normal stuff when I can free up some money. For now I just want too drive it when I can. Well enough rambling. Time for some pics. Cheers
  6. It's looking good with that new carpet man. Actually that whole darker interior looks quite good.
  7. $2000 for parts or re-shell. That a bit expensive.
  8. Good on ya mate. My father too also had one of these. And as I was looking at the thread yesterday on my laptop, I could see him glancing and pining over it. - that's a good one. Noticed yesterday it wasent an automatic too. Beautiful.
  9. I would like to see how you go with it come re-certification time. Hope it doesn't fail on anything. At least you shouldn't need to take out the whole inside of the car.
  10. How did you connect the rev tacho, as those clusters are becoming pretty thin the the MK1 now. theres none left. I was thinking of putting in an aftermarket one on my two mirages.
  11. Your RPM needle looks like it sitting at zero at the other side lol lol lol.
  12. Hell no, the most constructive thing about this engine came from a homeless man I was chatting to in Hamilton. He said the old Mitsubishi engines of the 80's are just as reliable as the early 90's Toyota engines. My Mirage has been a hell of a far way. And if you try hard enough, you can get it to 140-150KM'S. (THAT'S NOT GOOD ON SMALL THIN TYRES)
  13. Far out, there's a few of these on the project threads, good to see. My mirage looked this good 15 years ago. Until it got badly faded. I've had mine for 2 years this month, and I'm damn surprised at how how many are still on the road here in Auckland. There used to be six of them with in a 10KM radious here in west Auckland. Now thats down to four. Two got written off, and I own another one that could have also hit the scrapper if I hadent have brought it and converted the dead automatic trans to a manual. Not to mention all the others ive seen in other areas in auckland.
  14. Yup good idea, keeping the original colour scheme.