What's the Eclipse missing? Traction, power at the rear, and weight balance.
So here's the build thread to focus on my 4G, mid engine, rear drive 2 seater build. 4GMR2. Sorry Toyota.
The car started life with Plain Jane around here, but after an unfortunate incident at the track which may or may not have been related to running 5W-20 while racing (don't do it), the engine decided it had enough of living. Plane Jane had life in the way, and so the car needed a new home. So I took over.
Credit where it's due, here's his build thread.
Thought it was about time to make one of these, so here goes. History: I bought this car on a whim. Heard it came to auction, read the specs and put in a bid. All said and done it set me back $6100 tax-in w/105k kilometers on the clock, which was a steal considering the amount of car I'd be...
It was a sad day for Plane Jane, and a day with mixed feelings for me, taking over a friend's car. I still have a hard time referring to it as anything but his.
Here it was, leaving to a new life.
This is where I took over. The end of his build thread, minus a good engine. The cylinder walls are scored, the bearings are shot. It has no oil pressure.
Quickly, it found space with a friend nearby
And had fun watching the stripper take it all off
Then getting forked out in the parking lot
But here's where the car sits now.
Today was a productive day, with the seats coming out, gas tank, fuel straps, seats, some trim, center console, rear subframe, evap components, fuel filler neck, the wrappers of 3 Cliff bars, and some other stuff, such as the mouse poop from 3 Cliff bars which I may have been rolling around in (hint: yeah I was before I knew it was there)
So, next up, I've got to pick up some blades, and I'll be cutting out the rear end sheet metal. Everything between the frame rails is coming out.