Marsh

Marsh's 1982 Mitsubishi Mirage

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Picked  up this little beast cheap off trademe with automatic issues. 

 

Turned up to pick it up and it was a lot tidier than it appeared in the pictures. The lady i got it from is the 2nd owner with her mum having bought it new in 1982. Trailer it home and set about flushing the automatic transmission. Old fluid looked nice and burnt so new fluid and filter went it. Started her up and left her to warm up. Came back , jumped in and put her in drive and off she went with no slipping or funny sounds anymore!! Success.

 

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The little car went straight through her wof once I replaced the tail light and is now one of my dailies. Also tried on my Equips but they are far too wide at the front. Stick out about an inch and a half.

 

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Will upload more photos soon

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TIme to add some more pictures. Have changed the rocker cover gasket and started polishing it up. Only real modifications have been the chrome trim rings and little centre caps off an EX Lancer.

 

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Interior is original as well. Really glad noone has cut a hole in the dash for a stereo. Looking at buying new carpet ex Australia. 

 

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Found something random when changing the rocker cover gasket! Either the previous owner stashed a spare oil cap or they managed to forget to put it on and lost it.

 

 

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Suprised at how tidy the motor is for an old car.

 

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Finally got some new carpet for her, after procrastinating for a long time. Ordered off eBay Australia and arrived in a week.

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It got the cats seal of approval and this is why I ordered new stuff.20170403_151036.jpg20170403_151044.jpg

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Only got a quarter into it before it started raining down here. Really happy with how it is coming along and fitting. Got to hate cutting holes in brand new carpet. It's sent out as a blank20170403_164635.jpg

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