Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby orangelancer » Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:45 am

id be interested in one of those gt badges cottees
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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby Cottees » Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:30 am

I'll keep you updated on the progress. I am still working out the technique to get it perfect.
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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby Cottees » Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:01 pm

I haven't done much on the Lancer in a while, but she had to be moved for a while.
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Poor girl needs to be put back together. Will probably leave the Lancer in her current home till the end of the year, and work on the head and the GN in the mean time.
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Even while being sitting for quite a while, the bores look to be still good.
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Went looking for some parts for 84GKSIG in my shed, and noticed that my spare Lancer centre console is falling apart.
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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby Cottees » Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:51 pm

Thought I'd get the Lancer's head out to do some work on it. I pulled the rest of the valves out. The intake valve guides look to be ok.
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Cylinders 2, 3 and 4 combustion chambers have a slight lip from the valves smacking on them. It should be ok to grind it down.
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Lousy intake valves. Thinking they are Michael Jackson.
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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby Scorpma82 » Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:59 pm

Those intake valves are as straight as Boy George
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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby Cottees » Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:40 pm

While inspecting the head, I noticed that there was a hole in the #4 combustion chamber.
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I started to grind away to try and get rid of the hole. It ended up being deeper than I had expected. While continuing to remove the hole, another one popped up just above it.
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Kept sanding away, and BAMN! all shiny.
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Can see when compared to the #3 chamber how deep the holes were.
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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby DVSGAL » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:21 pm

BTW...
This is now my Lancer :D
I DIDN'T DO IT, I SWEAR, IM INNOCENT....I'M A GOOD GIRL :P
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Thank-you 84GKSIG
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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby Cottees » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:04 pm

DVSGAL wrote:BTW...
This is now my Lancer :D

Wake up! Wake up! You're dreamin' ,girl!

Done some more clean up of the combustion chambers. #1 is almost done.
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The only problem is the casting is pretty bad.
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All of the cylinders are fairly even now. Needs some more work though.
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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby Cottees » Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:24 am

Finally got a look at the AC that someone installed into the Lancer. Since the blower fan is behind the centre console, it looks like they have converted a blow through AC unit to suck through.
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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby Cottees » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:18 pm

View of the blower and heater assembly.
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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby ozdusterdave » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:56 pm

I have got one of the complete lancer setups if you need it mate..swap for those swinger badges perhaps.")
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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby Cottees » Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:23 am

The casting on the Lynx manifold doesn't look that great.
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A bit of sanding, and it looks better.
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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby Cottees » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:26 am

Look at what just arrived in the mail :D
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Perfect timing since I'll be moving the Lancer back under cover and doing some body and paint work fairly soon.
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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby 84GKSIG » Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:16 pm

so thats what they look like
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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby 79_lancer » Tue May 05, 2015 8:38 am

It will be good to see this on the road some time mate..... not enough lc's around these days
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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby Taz » Sun May 17, 2015 11:31 pm

Ive got a spare set of fairly mint door cards if youre still chasing a set mate, and if i replace my stock seats (pretty sure i will soon) then ill have a pair without any rips/tears etc for sale too
Nice build thread :thumpsup: Are those mirrors from panelhouse in brissy?
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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby Cottees » Thu May 21, 2015 10:38 pm

Hmm.. I may be interested in those door cards. The mirrors I got set from the US. They came off a GTO from what I can tell.
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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby Taz » Sat May 23, 2015 7:58 pm

Np just PM if you are and ill give you some photos/details etc :)
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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby BlueThunder » Tue May 26, 2015 7:16 am

Cottees wrote:Hmm.. I may be interested in those door cards. The mirrors I got set from the US. They came off a GTO from what I can tell.


Might be the wrong slant angle then Cottees: I think Galant, Galant GTO Lancer and maybe also FTO used a 60° angle. Celeste should have 45°...
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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby BlueThunder » Tue May 26, 2015 7:18 am

Still great find Cottees!
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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby Cottees » Wed May 27, 2015 2:19 pm

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The eBay auction listed them as first as GTO mirrors, with Galant, Celeste, etc. at the end of the description. So I assume they came from a GTO, or the seller might have been told they were from a GTO. Either way, they are the right angle, and that is all that matters. :D
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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby BlueThunder » Wed May 27, 2015 8:24 pm

i understand the confusion, they all look the same and the difference in angle is rather small.

When you are lucky you have on the inner side of the fender a marking where they should come...
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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby moidsm2 » Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:13 am

Very Nice build!
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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby Scorpma82 » Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:35 am

Agreed.......we'd like more progress please (H)
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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby Interceptor » Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:09 am

Hi, just a question.
Ive just gotten a 1980 Celeste 1600 ST and I noticed earlier you had a workshop manual for it you considered scanning.
Did you ever det around to that and would that be possible to get? Ive had no luck finding 1.

btw I rather like the 2tone color on yours.

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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby Cottees » Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:33 pm

Interceptor wrote:Hi, just a question.
Ive just gotten a 1980 Celeste 1600 ST and I noticed earlier you had a workshop manual for it you considered scanning.
Did you ever det around to that and would that be possible to get? Ive had no luck finding 1.

btw I rather like the 2tone color on yours.

Brgds Morten


PM me with what you need, and I'll see what I can do.
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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby Interceptor » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:41 pm

PM sent. :)
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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby Cottees » Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:22 pm

I've learnt the hard way that it's a bad idea to leave a project car sit in the open. After sitting out front of my place for a while, then major storms lately. Was prepping the car to move her under cover, and discovered a pool.

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Also found some mould too.
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Since we had some sunny days, I left her open during the day to try and dry her out.
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Now she is around the back under cover. I will be able to start working on her soon. Just hopefully the damage isn't too bad.

The first work I have done is to remove the filler that was covering a hole under one of the side rear windows. I suspect water was still getting in via that. This time I will be cutting it out and welding in a new piece of steel.
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Re: Cottees' 1980 Chrysler Celeste Lancer LC GT A73M Resto

Postby Taz » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:09 pm

Looking good mate.
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