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Dan
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Dan

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    1. Erock
      Erock
      Hi , Dan im a new member and a new proud owner of my U14L with a 3G81 / 3 speed 2 wheel drive mitsubishi mini cab. I see you have a few of the same trucks. My truck is not a looker but a great project for my hunting buggy. I have been searching all over the web for parts with no luck, Looking for a clutch kit to start my func. repairs and then im on to my hyd. lift/dump the motor and pump work but have to jumper solenoid to activate. The list goes on. Wondering if you have any connections on parts. Thanks for your time
    2. BC1
      BC1
      I can't remember how to post?
    3. BC1
      BC1
      Hi,
      What does this mean? U42T 3G83
      Thanks,
      BC
    4. Jonnybilt
      Jonnybilt
      Hey Dan would you have a 3g81 3g83 kicking around or any info on how the vacuum lines are routed on them thank you
    5. towdady
      towdady
      please help i got a 89 mitsubishi mits and im getting no spark can anyone point me in a good direction and where to get parts any help would be great thanks to all
    6. insl8er
      insl8er
      Dan my name is Kurt I was wondering if you know if any one is making limited slip diff. kits for the front and back of mini trucks anymore? I talked to Allen and he said he was no longer making them. I have a 92' suzuki autozam DB51T. Thanks Kurt
    7. Jonnybilt
      Jonnybilt
      Hey Dan do you know the best way to go about dealing with a 550 mits burning oil it's my first mini thank you jb
    8. toddk
      toddk
      Hey Dan hoping to pick your brain. Just rebuilt 1989 mits 550 supercharged 3banger. Motor runs fine till 4th and 5th gear. Motor looses power in top gears. I saw post about timing that's what I used to put motor together. I'm trying to figure out if the timing is off or maybe it's a carb / vacuum problem. Saw one post about loss of power and timing off by one tooth. I didn't think engine would run so smooth if timing was off. Need second opinion before I tear back into it. I have replaced big vac hoses no help?
    9. renchjeep
      renchjeep
      Dan--just bumped up my ignition timing, don't know how much, but no pinging, so still in the OK range? Now the idle is too high. Is there a way to bring the idle down? By the way, she runs like a raped ape now!!! (I guess if you were an ape, and got raped, you would run pretty fast? Don't know where I got that saying from, but it somehow applies.) Unreal power gain!
    10. 1gasman
      1gasman
      Hey Dan,just picked up a 93 mighty mits,model # u15l0hpdl2m - eng # 3g81.I'm looking for a gas tank & sending unit.Let me know if you can help.thanks Brad
    11. renchjeep
      renchjeep
      Nevermind on the 5 speed! I was just fooling myself into beleiving that one. Now that I have the carb back--they could not find parts, so I disassembled and cleaned it myself--I realize that I only have 3 forward gears. Wishfull thinking, I guess. Anyway, truck runs great, carb works (almost) perfectly. Now to deal with that speed governor........any easy way to do that? I think I saw a post of yours about a speedo cable reducer box. How would you like to make another one of those? I don't think I have the ability.
    12. Dopey454
      Dopey454
      would the carb and starter from a 660 work on a 550
    13. renchjeep
      renchjeep
      Dan--My minicab is still down--carb still at shop, no word from them yet--but I was reading some older posts of yours and the 3, 4, or 5 speed tranny issue. My gearknob is marked for 3+R, but I seem to be able to engage 5 plus reverse! When I roll the truck back and forth, all the gears spin the engine over, with varying degrees of difficulty. There is a "5MT" cast into the right side of the trans near the speedo cable. I think I have a functioning 5-speed!
    14. renchjeep
      renchjeep
      Dan--looking to find the year of my mightymits! Any way to tell? Also looking for some parts--windshield, carb, tune-up stuff, etc.

      Thanks--Chris
    15. Dan
      Dan
      The timing still applies at 6'. The original ignitor had about 40' of retard built into it. thats why i turned the rotor 180 and moved the plug-wires one terminal. I couldn't turn the distributor enough to compensate for the new ignitor without getting the rotor pointed nearer to the next tower that is going to fire. your timing light is accurate if its not finding the mark for about 40'. you're too advanced righht now. It will run but not have any top-end torque. flip the rotor and move the wires one tower and you should be just out of the range for the locking bolt to hold the distributor in place. you'll be able to hit the correct advance and the truck will power through the higher rpm's better.
    16. Craigy
      Craigy
      Dan, I am still messing with the timing on the truck. The original ignition timing calls for 6' BTDC +-2'. Is this still correct? Or did that go out the window when I ripped out the original ignition system. Reason I am asking- I am using an advance timing light. Set the dial to 6', but the mark on the flywheel does not show up until I advance the light to around 34-40'. I was telling my buddy about this and he said something is wrong. He thinks I have something weird going on. I still need a new dist. cap and rotor, but have replace the plug wires. Also, right now the pick up coil is back in the original position. I had it rotated 180', and moved it back to check the timing. Something else I was wondering about, do your distributors have points or (electronic?) pick up coils? I went out for a ride today, truck runs fairly well. Probably need to adjust the valves too. Thanks again for the help.

      Craig
    17. Craigy
      Craigy
      Dan, I just picked up my first mini. The owner lost the key so I stopped by Auto zone and picked up a Universal ignition switch. I dont think that the switch that was on it was wired correctly. I have 5 wires Im trying to connect to the new switch. Black, black/white, black/yellow, blue, and blue/red. Im pretty sure the black one goes to the battery terminal, black/yellow goes to solenoid. I do not know which one goes to Ign. Im guessing the last two go to ACC. Word is, you are the man when it comes to MITS.

      Thanks,

      Craig
    18. swainplane
      swainplane
      Hey Dan, having problems with a u42T, 3G83 engine, will not run, trying to spit back through the carb, timing seems to be ok. Any suggestions
    19. cac0402
      cac0402
      Dan, does the 2 to 1 reduction box work on the mighty mits?
    20. 93mit
      93mit
      Dan, did you ever think about taking orders and having that 2 to 1 reduction box built and sold on this forum? would be a nice service for us and could be a good way to earn some extra cash. thanks. crp 573-722-5042
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