Jump to content

Galantly Stupid - DOUBLE JEOPARDY


Recommended Posts

8 hours ago, TooManyPeopleMovers said:

Ah, I would love to come and dribble on your Sigma. 

But I'm in New Zealand! World events asides, it's still quite a trip to come and change a clutch. And my clutch changing skills (nil) may not be up to scratch. Surely any decent mechanic can have a go?

We got your Sigma as a Magna. There used to be heaps when I was growing up...now I barely see any.

Is your Sigma the 2.6 or 3.0 litre? 

3 litre manual 6g72, I've never seen another, 500tops saw one in Plymouth and a brief ownership was had by an AS'er in Scotland, both about as far away as they could be from me in Sussex. My clutch changing experience is zero and my back is fkd so it won't be a DIY job unfortunately. 

Spares seem to readily available, just not through MitsubishiUK  who have just pulled out. 

If you happen to find one when trawling round breakers please let me know 👍

Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Supernaut said:

It has begun.

 

I'm nervous and I'm not even the one buying this! I think I'm getting roped into helping drive it back north, though.

Because you want it to do well when was the last time you seen a Galant North of the border?

Link to post
Share on other sites

I do like how these look, saloon over a hatch anyday.

I used one in NZ, 1.8 Auto if I remember correctly. 

Comfy if dull. I was in my early twenties, so I'll probably like it now!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah just gonna have to look for that exhausts sections depending on time permiting when picking car up for Northampton might stop at somewhere on the road up if anyone want to see said galant but that's a conversation to have closer to pick up time

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/24/2021 at 1:42 PM, rantingYoof said:

Only thing garage cannot source is exhaust (middle and rear sections).

Is it this one? 

Don't just go by the reg number as model changeover dates can affect search. 

My Mitsi Sigma was registered 03/96 but actually built 06/93, between those dates was a changeover/face-lift so ideally check what is fitted and double check what is being listed (bends, brackets, length etc. I ended up getting a full exhaust from ebay Germany, 

Good luck with the search

Screenshot_2021-04-25-14-15-47.thumb.jpg.8d1912721e59792b9cd39b9c925e9f8b.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

See this on fleabay and thought haven't seen any for ages... I had a '89 GTi 16v and though I sold it for a Mazda 323 V6 I miss that more, think the thermostat was knackered but at the time I didn't have the knowledge to sort it out.

Saloons are definitely the better looking and if I remember right much of them were galvanized, damn good buy there :)

DSCF0261.JPG

DSCF0262.JPG

Link to post
Share on other sites

I had a 1990 Lancer GTi a few years back.

It was far superior in every way to most popular hot hatchbacks of the era. I suppose they just didn’t have the image against Ford, Vauxhall or Volkswagen to get the sales.

Same can be said for the BX GTi, Mazda 323 GT etc.

Love the Galant 👍🏻

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

Garage took care of entire fail sheet and gave it free retest. Also had battery (old one gubbed) and new brake fluid.

Fitting exhaust was a doddle it seems, although part of it was gummed, so the advice is to only fit a gasket when it starts blowing.

Drove wonderfully on the way home.


Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk

Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice. I was reading the menu at ats whilst the guy was filling his forms out and noted £40 for a brake fluid change... 

Do they bleed the whole thing through from all corners etc? Wondering if I change my rear discs, pads and flexi's with minimal fluid loss and limp it over there for the remainder... Can't bleed on my own and I don't own a pressure bleeder... Can see buying one and fluid costing £40

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Supernaut changed the title to Galantly Stupid - DOUBLE JEOPARDY

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Similar Content

    • By Cord Forteener aka Tim_E
      What's going on?
      Its early Sunday morning.
      What time is it?
      Is that time. Why am I up early on Sunday morning?
      I'm working
      marshalling a rally
      Taking the kids to a club

      Only idiots and shitters post breakfast pictures on social media. 
      Oh yes, that's it,
      I'm about to collect shite from the opposite end of the country.
      (Tea and breakfast are mot made yet)
       
    • By 2MB
      It’s been a while but the familiar ache/burn got too much and I gave in again. For context I was bidding on a certain vehicle on eBay in early August, missed out on winning it by a fiver or something and called it a draw. As we all know this feeling of nonchalance manifests itself in a desire to do better next time. I put it down to be being the wrong time for such things, seeing as though child number 3 was due to be born in about 60 days’ time. With that in mind, and the feeling of freedom of the first day free from work and/or childcare since March  I put my pushbike on the train, rode it a few stops and  got out at Leeds urban bike park, where I was having a lovely time until I decided to have one more go at a set of jumps. The ground came out of nowhere and twatted me goodstyle in various places, mainly my left (dominant) arm which broke either side of the elbow. 
      None of this matters a great deal but today finds me able to drive again and having won a subsequent eBay auction for a similar vehicle. The first part of the journey is on foot, in to the depths of Ravensthorpe no less

    • By Schaefft
      Oh yes you bet its that time again!
      How can you make your car purchases that little more exciting and questionable? By buying it sight unseen in another country during a pandemic of course!
      You might remember my previous European collection mission, which technically never happened since I still haven't collected the car. Its currently at the house of a friend of the seller. It was originally supposed to be fixed up and ready by the beginning of May, Due to this whole pandemic thing and the fact that I couldn't actually leave the UK (and people on the other side also having had to worry about other things) the car wasn't ready though. It still isn't, but I have the promise (and address) of the seller that it will be done, and I should have the chance to see it again when I visit my parents. I might even throw my fuel pump in and hopefully make it run again.
      I will be there Monday. However, this is not the car this thread is about! There has been another purchase which needed a little more preparation in advance!
      Once again it all started with a search alert on one of the large German used car websites. The car was offered for a suspiciously low price after having been listed for about a grand more about a week before. Further investigation revealed that it was owned by a member of a facebook community I am also member of (somehow the seller must have remembered my comments on his post from absolute ages ago). We quickly got into a discussion, trust was built and a price negotiated. At this point it was clear that the seller just wanted to get rid of it, offering me the car, plus a significant amount of brand new spares, for a rediculously low sum.
      Now the reason the seller wanted to get rid of the car was an interesting one. Shortly after purchase (and posting in our FB group) an Audi driver apparently turned around in the middle of the road and just bumped into his car. While the damage wasn't too bad, the rarity of the car (and the fact that it was never sold in Europe) made the whole insurance claim spiel an absolute pita. Long story short, the Audi driver's insurance didnt want to pay the sum needed to fix the car properly (no surprise considering everything would need to be bought and shipped over from the States), he got irritated of the whole story and just wanted to get rid of the car.
      I contacted a friend of mine (who I wanted to purchase the car so I wouldnt have to), inquired if he could ask his mechanic to collect it, which he could on super short notice, and off he went.
      The car was delivered for a reasonable price, and with his mechanic offering very fair rates, everything TUV relevant was repaired (using the free spares) and the car inspected before I even saw it in person. I will collect my temporary 5-day plates on Monday and hopefully drive it back on my 5 hour trip to my parents without too much trouble.
      Maybe, if everything actually goes smoothly. Which it totally will during a pandemic in a 22 year old car. I guess you'll find out!
      Hint's (and picture of main visual damage) below!


    • By Cord Forteener aka Tim_E
      It is car shopping eve.
      I've done the important research, namely look at past live collection capers.
      And found a suitable car (here's hoping I do/don't win the Gallant steed roffle)
      I have a lift in a shittier car than one to be viewed sorted, a rendezvous with the seller (not autoshite member I don't think)
      Buy criteria: If it's not a total shitbox and if I think it will get me to where I need to be for the next week or so while my BMW is being fettled with then it will be a buy.
      Live collection caper criteria as laid out by @Jim Bell on a previous collection caper:
      "Collection thread tick list.
       
      Breakfast pic
      Car pic
      Petrol station pic
      Woolard pic
      (And for bonus points)
      Pic of a dog
      A pic of a car worse than the one you're collecting. "
      I also believe a poo count is normally required. Does that requirement also include photo of results?
      I will be travelling with a dog more than likely in a shit car. Not sure what a woolard is to take a pic though.
      This thread will have the added live excitement that if when I get there and the guy is trying to sell me a nail I have to reject it and start again!
      This is my first buy since being on this forum so if I go off piste feel free to shit-post. Anyway it's nearly 11 at night car-shopping-eve so I am going to get some shut-eye (as much as one can with a 10-month-old who hates sleeping) so if my cunning plan to sleep is interloped upon by said plentyn (thats wain in Scotts, bairn in North Eastern and child-faced daemon in Englandshire-ish) I'll here reading posts no doubt. See you all in a minute then.
    • By Jerzy Woking
      In a more essential trip than Mr Cummings, I am off to collect a car. Been in isolation for about  8 weeks now, so flame me if you must. Masks, gloves and sanatiser packed as my journey essentials
      Taxi to the station (no buses).
      Now on the train to London, on which I have a carriage all to mysellf

×
×
  • Create New...