In the weekend I fitted again a little bit of Mitsubishi to my Micra
I took apart the spare set SuperS seats, and made 2 good from 4. Only the passanger side pillows was useable with the cloths. Springs changed too. As the seats was in pieces, I installed Galant OEM seat heating
Just looked through your blog and wow! I dont know what to say....perhaps I should peek into the K10 section more often! Great car and what a journey you've had with it! Thanks for sharing! Im sure every car enthusiast can appreciate the amount of hard work you've put into this car!! Great job buddy!
Thanks for the good words, I really appreciate it Still have to work with it, but now the car is in every day use, looking good, but 1 year ago it was a piece of #### Now it starts, idling good, turns great, the engine is strong (as it can ), consumption is really good too. So I statisfied
Since I haven't wrote anything, here is a progress report :
Fortunately, the car easily passed the winter season, without any carb problems, or any other issues. It worked as it should , so I gave him a suprise washing, before the winter tires gone to the top of the shelf
After that, my friend made me a full incorrodible exhaust system, 44mm inside diameter to the rear muffler, and there narrows back to 40mm, two simple pass through mufflers. The car almost don't have any noise
It is a nice thing: SuperS, 4 disc brakes, climate, electric windows, central lock, and of course a CG13DE. I'm going to install all of these features to my K10 ... somehow
The first project is the brakes.
The K11 had a solid disk in front (D'OH, my K10 has vented), and caliper cant support the 19mm thick discs, so i will put them to the trash. I will change only the hubs, and install Mitsubishi calipers and discs (because they have in stock). 238mm vented, same parameters as the K11 brakes had to be.
My K10 (MA12 engined) driveshaft outer joint's parameters:
Teeth number outside 23
Teeth number inside: 19
K11 SuperS (CG13) driveshaft outer joint's parameters:
Teeth number outside: 23
Teeth number inside: 22
I cannot interchange them, but will my driveshaft fit for the K11 hub?
In the weekend I tried to set up the front brakes.
Hopefully the hub fits to the driveshaft, but the K10 trailing arm ball joint is different from the K11 ones. It is smaller, so the hub will not fit perfectly. No problem, I can change the ball joints, but the biggest thing is: K11 hub geometry is different form K10 one, with the K11 hub my wheel will go 2cm backwards. It will worn the driveshafts, and the suspension geometry will extremely bad. The caster angle will be almost zero ...
If I change the whole trailing arm to the K11 one, the traction will be 2-3cms narrower, as I measured. The driveshaft will not fit again.
Anybody have a good solution for this problem? Sorry I dont have pics now ...
I'm thinking about external one, instead of cut a hole to my tank. For cost effective solution, i going to borrow used Ford or Merc pump. It will feed the 1.3 well. If i have problems (99% I will) in the corners, I have to make a puffer tank solution ... somehow.
About the brakes. To the front, I will use Mitsubishi 92-96 Colt/Lancer brakes. Those will easily fit to my 13" wheels. 238mm vented. I have few calipers in stock, so there will be no problem with the parts support, and the whole stuff was pricefree
The rear ones will be K11 stock rear disc brake. 240mm solid disc. It will fit directly to the K10 (and K11 is the same) rear hub, only need to make a custom caliper support, directly bolted to the place of the drum brake.
I will see should I change the brake main cylinder. I think I should, but the K11 one is barely different, so I think I will use Mitsubishi one, with laser cutted adapter.
So, first the whole drum brake have to remove.
As I wrote above, the K10 and K11 rear hub is the same, so there will be no problem with the shaft.
After the whole drum brake wall was out, I had to make a template for the mounting. Now it is screwed to the rear susension
And the assembled pic:
Only the half of the caliper is still prepared, but enough for measuring.
The next step will be a proper drawing from this thing, Had to send to laser cut it. I have to manufacture an additional brake line, and maybe a new a hand brake cable (but i hope I can use an existing one)
The guy in a Fabia forgot what the red light means He crashed me from the side. Hopefully only my nose hurt when I broke the side window with my head, but nothing all.
The well made chassis, and the strenghtenings saved my wife and me.
I'm working on the reborn. Too much work, and love (and potential of course with the CG13 and good brakes) in the car, I will not let it go.