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    So some backstory - I've been driving the '15 Golf TDI lately since my commute is 40 miles each way 5 days a week and it gets 47-50 mpg, leaving Tess with the '96/'97 Grand Cherokee. Unfortunately it's long overdue for some work and the AC conked out right before this big heat wave hit.

    In parallel to that, I frequently browse Bring a Trailer and send her vehicles that I think are neat. Last week I send her this:

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...montero-in-ua/

    And with something like 30 mins to go in the auction she goes "I'm going to bid on it!"

    Uhhhhh, okay!

    So here it is:

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    It's actually a pretty awesome little truck. It's really not that hard to get used to driving RHD, the hardest part is not hitting the windshield wipers every time you want to use the turn signals. It's in fantastic shape for it's age and was clearly well taken care of by the previous owner in Japan. Parts shouldn't be hard to find since the Montero was a fairly common vehicle in the states, as well as the various other Mitsubishi trucks and the Dodge captive imports which were actually just re-badgeds Mitsus.

    It has some amusing gauges in the dash:

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    And now we have two diesels:

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    It's not the fastest vehicle - far from it, but it's peppy and it feels unstoppable once you're moving. Looking forward to stealing it from her every chance I get.
    Suzondacati Build Thread

    Chain rollers, swing arm chain guides, brake hangers, etc.

    Various parts for sale

    #2
    diesel nice ! A friend here bought a Turbo Diesel: 1984 Mitsubishi Mighty Max ​from the phone company here. Almost indestructible !

    Stock photos and advertising.


    ​​

    https://barnfinds.com/turbo-diesel-1...​​

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    Last edited by SPA; 07-21-2019, 12:12 PM.
    "Hawk Porn" http://picasaweb.google.com/11124379...eat=directlink 1990 NT650-Penske 8981, Race-tech Springs & Gold Valves, Steve Lenac six-piston caliper & EBC rotor,SS Brake lines Ft / Rear lines through SSA ,VFR brake lever, F2 front wheel, F-120/70 R-160/60 Dunlop Roadsmart, Full-Supertrapp Exhaust, Stage 1 Jet kit, K&N Filter, Corbin Seat, Pro-Tec Clip-On's/ Past Rides...1986 VFR700F2 Interceptor / 1979 Yamaha Rd400 Daytona Special

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      #3
      SPA oh nice! There was a red Mighty Max in CA that I was eyeing but it would have been less practical with a kiddo. I keep hearing nothing but good things about these old Mitsus (and refusing to hear any the bad things )

      https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...hi-mighty-max/

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      Suzondacati Build Thread

      Chain rollers, swing arm chain guides, brake hangers, etc.

      Various parts for sale

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        #4
        So everyone has adjusted to sitting on the wrong (right) side? I found when driving my American vehicle in the UK, it was a thrilling to pass on a 2 lane road having to lean out a bit to make sure the road is clear.

        It looks nice.

        Jerry

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          #5
          That thig is super cool. I know i already said that in IG but its cool here too.

          Is it just a Montero? With a Diesel? What motor is it? Turbo?
          Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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            #6
            spacetiger I've driven several RHD cars in the states and Tess had the 2 hour drive home to get acclimated.

            6 it's a 2 door Montero with a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder turbocharged (and intercooled) diesel. I think the motor code is 4D56. The 2-door they only sold in the states in the 1st generation (this is 2nd gen) and I don't think they ever sold the diesel montero here.
            Suzondacati Build Thread

            Chain rollers, swing arm chain guides, brake hangers, etc.

            Various parts for sale

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              #7
              neat rig. how's that kinda auction end when thier reserve is met.

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                #8
                Originally Posted by nozzle View Post
                neat rig. how's that kinda auction end when thier reserve is met.
                Not actually sure, this is my first time being involved in bidding. But I think you pay the auction fee (5% of the winning bid, up to a max fee of $5,000) and then work with the seller for final purchasing details.

                eta: also, the way their auctions are set up, if somebody places a higher bid in the last 2 minutes, the countdown resets to 2 minutes, so it's unlikely you can snipe in the last few seconds.
                Suzondacati Build Thread

                Chain rollers, swing arm chain guides, brake hangers, etc.

                Various parts for sale

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                  #9
                  Did not know about the last two minute thing! Thanks for that info. I have made stupid low bids many times and chased a few cars to my max which has so far been below the winner

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                    #10
                    Took it to Rausch Creek Off-Road Park. It was awesome. Went with a buddy who brought his built XJ and another friend drove my ZJ.

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                    Suzondacati Build Thread

                    Chain rollers, swing arm chain guides, brake hangers, etc.

                    Various parts for sale

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                      #11
                      I've never seen a car with an altimeter. That's cool. I don't know what it is called but that slope meter thing seems like it would be very useful.
                      Brian - Richland, WA
                      1991 Hawk GT
                      1997 VFR

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                        #12
                        I'm surprised the level did not have the "If you can read this, flip me over" on it. Nice pictures.

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                          #13
                          Clinometer.

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                            #14
                            Originally Posted by bk94si View Post
                            I've never seen a car with an altimeter. That's cool. I don't know what it is called but that slope meter thing seems like it would be very useful.
                            Inclinometer. It's less useful than one might hope, especially when you're moving lol.

                             
                            Suzondacati Build Thread

                            Chain rollers, swing arm chain guides, brake hangers, etc.

                            Various parts for sale

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                              #15
                              Check your owners shop manual if the front hubs are auto lockers both my Nissan and Toyota said clean and repack if submerged. I know right ... useless.
                              "Hawk Porn" http://picasaweb.google.com/11124379...eat=directlink 1990 NT650-Penske 8981, Race-tech Springs & Gold Valves, Steve Lenac six-piston caliper & EBC rotor,SS Brake lines Ft / Rear lines through SSA ,VFR brake lever, F2 front wheel, F-120/70 R-160/60 Dunlop Roadsmart, Full-Supertrapp Exhaust, Stage 1 Jet kit, K&N Filter, Corbin Seat, Pro-Tec Clip-On's/ Past Rides...1986 VFR700F2 Interceptor / 1979 Yamaha Rd400 Daytona Special

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