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The Canadian information and product source for building Mitsubishi performance vehicles based on the 4G and 5G Lancer and derivatives, essecially the 4WD and AWD models. Also very familiar with 2002 - 2005 Subaru Imprezza and 1998 - 2002 Forester.

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94 Summit GTX DOHC and 93 Summit GTX DOHC

Check out these links to see what sort of work I have done.

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Take advantage of my 40 years of experience of building, maintaining and competing in performance vehicles.

Products listed here are either new, remanufactured or reconditioned, or a combination of all three. I provide a range of mechanical and electronic design and fabrication services for the cost-conscious automotive enthusiast.

Get this fixed before it gets MUCH worse.  Affordable and effective cosmetic Rust Repairs.  More information ...  

Please note I usually don't do general automotive repairs and maintenance: if this is what you need then I advise you to take you car to a local automotive service shop or to your dealer.

USB Flexible Endoscope-1

The ability to look around and inside your engine, transmission, under the dash and other hard to reach places can be critical to evaluating a problem and deciding the appropriate course of action before you have to remove too many components.

Add this useful tool to your workshop's suite of  diagnostic and service software!

C$ 125 + shipping

Shipping to destinations within USA and Canada only.

Fully compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. Hardware, Warranty and software development and support from the author in Canada.

 

Designed for the automotive enthusiast and professional mechanic or technician, the self-illuminating Endoscope Imager is way more than just a simple video display window and pen camera.

The Endoscope software can be learned in minutes, and simply clicking the button on the endoscope handle starts the video display window automatically. You can set up your own video overlay files with your workshop's name, phone number, website, or any other relevent information.

For example, when inspecting timing belts or turbochargers still on the car it can be hard to obtain a decent close up image. The video parameters can be adjusted for brightness and contrast, and a video sequence and single frames can be saved, by simply clicking a button on the endoscope handle.

More importantly, a saved frame can be additionally processed to enhance the details, and displayed in a larger window with zoom and roam capability. This enables you to examine the full detail of the image and better diagnose the engine or mechanical problem.

The image can be annotated and saved to disk. If required, the image or video sequence can be emailed directly to the customer, or uploaded to a website.

More information, click here .

 

  Welding and Fabrication Services

Updated strut tubes for Koni inserts and uprated springs.

Remanufactured and repaired gas filler pipes. 

 

AWD transmission bracket 

I can provide MIG welding of mild steel and  stainless steel, also  design and fabrication of custom brackets and small assemblies. For example

  • minor exhaust system repairs such as broken hangers and some leaks. If the system is too rusted I'll advise you to get it replaced.
  • minor rust repairs. Please note I no longer do major panel, floor or door sill replacement.
  • repair or fabrication of mounting brackets and similar custom work.
  • Costs are on hourly basis and vary with the job.
  • Email me with your requirements.

Fabricated AWD rear crossmember

Remanufacturing Service

Example of refurbushed front and rear suspension parts

Refurbished trailing arms with new bushes and 5-stud hub conversion.

 

While it often cheaper to replace a worn out, damaged or rusty assembly, sometimes it's desirable to repair or remanufacture it. For example,    

  • the assembly is unobtainable or you want to retain the original part
  • a replacement part is outrageously expensive if purchased from the usual channels and esspecially from a dealer.
  • the part is in otherwise good condition except for dirt and surface rust, and just needs refinishing. A good example of this is suspension components.

I provide a remanufacturing service that includes

  • sandblasting and refinishing with polyurethane or powder paint.
  • press in/out replacement of suspension bushes, wheel bearings in front and rear knuckles.
  • reassembly of suspension systems, ready for installation.
  • Email me with your requirements. Sometimes I'll ask you to send a picture of the component.
  • You are responsible for removing the assemblies or components from your car. I'll take care of the rest, including initial cleaning of dirt, oil and grease.

Custom Electronic Design and Fabrication

Do you need a gauge cluster modification, or a specific small electronic switching or control device for your car? I provide a re-engineering, design and fabrication service, including professional circuit board fabrication, at competitive rates. Email me with your requirements, and we'll either tell you that you're out to lunch, it's possible but we don't have time or you don't have the money, or that we can do it.

4G Summit / Colt / Mirage Hella Projector headlamp brackets now available

4G Hella lights

A set of fabricated sheet steel brackets mounts these Hella projector headlamp units to replace the pathetic standard headlamp units.

Email me if getting a set of these brackets would be of interest.Getting 20 sets made is always cheaper per unit than 1 set.


4G Summit / Colt / Mirage Dash Dummy Switch replacement

4G's have three dummy switches on the dash, as shown here outlined in yellow.

The center switch position in the triple set above the vents is for the rarely optioned Cruise Control. This switch and cover bits appear to be still available new for around $ 70

The dummy double set above the LHS vent could be used for fog and/or driving lights (via relays), or any other purpose. These switches were never optioned in the US/Canada Summit/Colt/Mirage versions. 

Would it be useful to you to convert these into operational switches? ... then read on!

It is possible to snap the center Hazard switch and Rear Window Timer switch into the dual dummy holder frame, but you must then modify the switch and dummy covers. Its fiddly to do, and the covers are not illuminated. The Timer switch is usable but not particularly useful unless you have an application where a timer would help.

I have located a supply of new push on-off SPST illuminated (by 12v LED, r, g, b or w) switches that can be ADAPTED WITH CUSTOM MACHINED PARTS to suit the 4G center and dual LHS dummy positions. The center switch snaps into place directly. The dual switch set up requires a custom made bent metal support frame that directly replaces the current plastic one that is not usable.

The covers can be illuminated from the existing dash circuit,and a status 12v LED (r,g,b,or w) can usually be added as well. The switch has 6 contacts and would be supplied with tail wires to a 6-way M + F connector i.e ready for you to integrate into your car's harness.

Example of the new center switch fitted to the center triple switch holder.

I'm prepared to make a kit of these three switches available if there's enough interest, say at least 10 sets ordered. The existing dummy covers would have to be sent to me, otherwise I'll have to find them (and charge you) from a local wrecker, if I can find them. These covers are remanufactured to add illumination graphics and optional status LED.

Email me if you are seriously interested in getting a kit like this. I don't have an exact price yet, but for the set of three switches, in the us$100-140 range is expected. The main expenses are the bent metal support frame and switch cover adapter (Its FAR cheaper/unit to get 20 than 5) and the time I take to remanufacture and assemble this kit.

Expo 4.50" Hub on 4G Rear Axle Stub Adapter Bush Set

Switching your 4G sedan or coupe to 4x or 5x4.50 " hubs from the original 4x100mm requires the Expo rear hub.

The 4G axle is 28mm, while the Expo hub has a 30mm bearing ID. We can supply the set of two stainless steel bushes for us$100 + shipping.

Installation is straightforeward, but does require the bushes be PRESSED (not hammered) into the Expo hub. You can use a large vise and a plate, or use a hydraulic shop press. The main requirement is that the bearing and bush are co-axial, or else the bush will be damaged. The bush is an easy slide fit over the 4G axle stub.

 

 

4G Caliper Adapter Bracket to suit 1G Eclipse disk on Expo 4.50" hub.

Switching the 4G to 4 or 5x4.50 " hubs from 4x100mm requires a FWD Expo rear integral hub bearing. You need a custom bracket to mount the 1G caliper, as the 4G rear disk caliper bracket is not usable without significant machining. Furthermore, the 4G rear disk caliper bracket is no longer an available part, at least in Canada.

Email us for exact pricing details if you are interested in a set. The approximate single set price is us$200 + shipping. Order the caliper bracket and the hub bushes at the same time and save on the shipping.

Optional finish is black powder paint.

If you are using the 1G Talon rear disk calipers, I can also supply the additional e-brake support blocks you would otherwise have to fabricate yourself.

Front brakes standard, 250mm Talon, 275mm Talon turbo

Big Front brake conversion kits : convert your 4G or 5G from 4x100mm to 4x4.50" or 5x4.50" wheels with 250x24mm or 275x24mm disks.

 

Standard 184mm drum to 250mm disk

Rear Disk Conversion kit for the 4G and 5G Lancer (except 2003 Oz Lancer) 4x4.50" or 5x4.50" hubs, bearing bushes, Eclipse / Talon rear caliper adapter brackets, brake cable and mounting hardware kit.

 

 

Front lower control arm drawing

4G Front suspension Bush kits. Not obtainable from any North American manufacturer, these Australian made bushes stop most of the suspension movement that makes for imprecise handling. Should be used in conjunction with new (standard or Ralliart) top insulator bearings and stronger springs front and rear.

1G Talon gauge pod modifed to fit 4G Summit / Mirage / LancerGauge pod modifications. I can modify or reconstruct a Mitsubishi gauge pod to fit your car. Shown here is a 1G AWD Talon pod modified to fit the 4G Colt / Lancer / Summit with a 4G63T. Other possible sources are the Expo minivan and 90-93 Galant / Eagle 2000 GTX. Custom gauges and electronic assemblies can be incorporated.

 
Please email with your requirements and for pricing.


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