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The time has finally come to start work on the starion. the escort is pretty much done and the lancer is waiting on some funds for a link so the starion has made it's way into the garage. Plans: Rebuild engine with bigger turbo and multipoint Make a custom front to go with the kit Fit coilover suspension Panel and Paint, don't know what colour yet Put nice exhaust on it and ehjoy driving it. It has only done 37000 miles so the interior is in good condition. gearbox feels to be good aswell and hoping the factory LSD is also in excellent condition. Side by side starion projects
I've owned my 1983 Starion GSR-II for almost 5 years now. This is taken earlier this year: Bought it sight-unseen from Christchurch and drove it back to Wellington. I moved to Dunedin in 2010, so drove it all the way down packed full of gear. Spent the next three years tinkering with it and driving it all around Otago, it was pretty solid and reliable considering 80's, turbo etc. but the paint was flaking badly in places (from a poor respray sometime in the distant past), heaps of play in the steering and it was getting a bit of rust in sills, doors etc. So at
The world's worst kept secret is out: After years of pining, I finally went full retard and bought a Starion. To be honest, it wasn't even supposed to be this way. Only last weekend I'd lined up a nice, modern, comfortable, and fiendishly fast 2008 Mazdaspeed Axela to purchase as my new daily driver, having owned one before and knowing exactly what to expect in terms of ownership, tractability and reliability. Sunday was supposed to be the day of the full and final transaction, and I wasn't looking back in any great hurry. THEN... over dinner with friends on Saturday night, while idly b