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MP3 / MSP Swap Build

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Calgary
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Blue MP3, Grey MSP
Last bit of work for the day and need to make it look like I'm busy getting things done on the computer. As much as forums aren't used as much these days I thought I'd make a build thread to log progress on the new daily over the next bit.

Picked up this quite clean (for a Canada car) laser blue MP3 shell the other week. 13x,xxxkm on the body. Some small dings and dents here and there, and tiny bit of rust starting on the quarters, but otherwise still in good shape especially interior wise.







Engine is broke and torn apart as PPO had head gasket blow and overheated it. PO tried to get it fixed, but upon taking the head to get it machined found out it was warped so here we are. The plan is to swap over my engine+trans from my titanium MSP into it.

 
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Calgary
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Blue MP3, Grey MSP
just machine the head at a machine shop. get a new head gasket and throw it all together.

also congrats
As we don't know the condition of the rest of the engine+trans and I would have wanted to boost it anyways, it's just easier to swap in the powertrain from my MSP. The set has 260k miles on it and still on the original motor, turbo, WGA, diff... doesn't even burn any oil, so I've just come to trust it. It will also leave the MSP shell open to an interesting experiment that will happen later on :)
 
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Calgary
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Blue MP3, Grey MSP
New engine mounts, clutch, gaskets, t-belt, and more just arrived along with my Split Second. Soon!

 

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working fast! enjoy the mp3. it has better quality interior bits than the msp :)
 
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Calgary
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Blue MP3, Grey MSP
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New struts and Manzo lowering springs, basically just cause they're color matching

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New manifold installed while the engine was out to make things easier

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All loaded up !
 
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