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11/18/18 11:55 PM
How much to pull a non-power window regulator from a driver's door and the rear side window latches from a Monty?
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Mitsubishi 4x4 and SUV Tech
11/18/18 11:07 PM
I'm late to the show, but kind of an A/C guru.

To convert, all you *need* is the conversion fittings. Flush system, replace accumulator/dryer, change o-rings, draw vacuum, put in 8 oz of PAG oil and the right amount of R134a.

For maximum efficiency, though, the part you all are thinking of is actually the condenser. You need more surface area for better cooling. The problem there is that R134a didn't become standard until 1993, and that is a different body style. You would have to check where the piping enters and exits the 1993+ condenser to see if it can be easily retrofitted. Another possibility I have tinkered with is to mount two exact condensers, one in front of the other, and make a custom pipe from the outlet of the rear one to the inlet of the front one. Put them as far off-center from each other as possible, while still being able to connect the front one's outlet. This would effectively pre-cool the refrigerant a bit in the rear condenser and then fully cool it in the front one. It would also change the optimal refrigerant level, though, so one would have to charge the system to spec, then slowly add more refrigerant until the air doesn't blow any cooler.

Perhaps I'll do that someday and report the results and difficulty levels for the fab work. It seems that as long as you find a way to make a pipe or hose between the two, the mounting adaptation should be pretty easy.
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Mitsubishi 4x4 and SUV Tech
11/18/18 02:59 PM
I see kits to eliminate the balance shaft online. Is this recommended, or will it cause vibration? I know my old engine was rebuilt before I bought it, and it always had a buzzy vibration over 2500 rpm. I haven't torn it down to check, but could this be an issue from eliminating the balance and silencer shafts? What benefits could come from this mod? I am going to start reassembly of the new engine in a couple weeks, so now is the time to know which way to go.
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Mitsubishi 4x4 and SUV Tech
11/18/18 02:56 PM
Who makes a good cam fro the G54B? I am finally going to finish up and reassemble the engine that I bought last summer so I can drop it into my Montero over Christmas break. I come from the Toyota world... is there anyone who makes the equivalent to the engnbldr 270/430 or 262C Crawler cam for these engines? I am looking for something streetable, with potentially more bottom-end for off-road or pulling a jon boat on a trailer.
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Mitsubishi 4x4 and SUV Tech
11/18/18 01:58 PM
Hi everybody,
I'm trying to find some info on doing this conversion. I did use the search tool, but didn't come up with much...if anybody can point me in the direction it would be greatly appreciated!

To start, I'm looking for fan suggestions. Single, Dual, taken from specific donor car?

Thank you!
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Mitsubishi 4x4 and SUV Tech
11/17/18 11:59 PM
Based upon lots of discussion on various threads, if you're after the big 315mm rotors from the 16" wheel Sports, only a handful of the 15" rims will fit, all are steel. Otherwise, must maintain using the 16" wheels.
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