Just like last year, I’m your DSM Shootout guide. This year is very special because the world famous 1320 video will be there providing coverage. Expect insanity. Bonus Mirage pics inside.
By this point you all know me; I’m the guy that owns old Audi, Maserati and other obscure cars throughout time. I’ve been in the DSM scene for ages and have written all about that as well. I currently own a beautiful 90 TSi and my buddy Nathan and I have tons of friends with DSMs.
Got these solid engine mounts from a buddy of mine that were rusty but trusty. The first picture was after lots and lots of wire wheel activity. My daughter decided she wanted to get dirty with a wire brush and scotch brite, so this happened.
Chances are that you’ve seen me post about my 1990 Eagle Talon TSi. It’s come so far since when it hit the driveway, and the journey still has many trials and tribulations ahead.
$700 dollars later, I’m ready for a revival.
It’s been a minute, and I’ve missed posting! Life has been pretty crazy, but here’s some updates on the projects in the garage.
Sorry I’ve been away everybody! Worked the last two weeks straight on the road, going from Ohio all the way to Massachusetts and everywhere in between. Work has been nuts and life has been wild.
When I got my Talon, I had a vision of what I wanted to do with it. Daily drive it and hurt feelings without getting too insane with it. Well as the ways of DSM ownership goes, that never really happens. The car has been my sole daily driver until I purchased my shiny new Mirage, and it’s hurt feelings along the way.…
Right away you’re thinking I’m lying, nobody daily drives a DSM because it won’t run long enough to do so, will it? In my case, yes. However, when you live in a frigid state that’s been pummeled with some big snow storms, it has some unique challenges to say the least.
Surely you’ve seen the movie Christine. In the beginning of the movie, one of the owners of Christine states the car “just came back” and was haunted. As it turns out, we have a real life story. Saddle up, I’m taking you on a crazy ride tonight.
I’m attaching a four minute YouTube video. Quick disclaimer - my daughter filmed and she was VERY excited so don’t mind her little babbling lol. I was on edge as I haven’t driven this car in almost a month and was listening for everything.
The Talon has been getting the work done, and it’s been put down going on the second week for fuel system upgrades. I had to wait for the adjustable fuel pressure regulator to arrive, and some other snags have drug things out.
Forgive me for I have sinned. Two orders worth. Picked up the stuff needed to up my fueling. Today, my car demonstrated it has a dying fuel pump. Breaking up on the top end, AFRs went majorly lean, and had it not been for a recent retune with conservative timing, my 6 bolt 4G63 would have left this world.
Casey’s 2G has went through some serious overhauling over the last month and a half or so. As previously mentioned, his 1999 Eclipse GSX has over 200k on the ticker and the original motor was burning some serious oil. We had pulled the bone stock seven bolt and transplanted a freshly rebuilt 4G63 back in place. We had…
Regardless of what some people may think, the DSM community is alive and kicking. Here in Ohio, there’s still many of us, and the originals like myself tend to band together with some of the other OG DSM members. One of those members is a good friend by the name of Andrew, and he owns a very rowdy 1GB Talon all wheel…
My fuel system showed up last week, Walbro 255 with -6AN fittings, AN braided line from the tank to the rail, rail AN fitting and Fuelab filter and FIC 950 injectors. I just need to drop the coin on an adjustable regulator.
Always messing with DSMs around here, my buddy Casey has his 99 GSX that we yanked the motor out of a few weekends ago. At that time we brushed on rust proof paint, which will prevent the very real shock tower rust issues that 2G cars suffer from.
Time to say bye Felicia to my MAF and get ready to run speed density. This one is new to me, as I’m old school and used to run MAF Translator. This replaces the MAF and utilizes a GM IAT And GM 4 BAR MAP sensor. Tuning is far more accurate, and hello to a less restricted turbo.
How much boost will it take to destroy my clutch? Dunno. I know how much I intend to use though. Got my wideband hooked up and logging to DSM Link thanks to an awesome friend! Now my factory 02 is no longer utilized and if everything goes well, I’ll be running speed density by this weekend!