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Old 04-10-2013, 07:01 PM   #1
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Just bought the following:

1989 Daytona Shelby
T2 Intercooled, 5 speed
burgandy cloth interior
White T-Tops
Digital dash and all power options (incl driver seat)
Factory no a/c !
1 owner car
never seen snow
kept in heated garage
2009 repaint because of house fire
30,000 original miles !!

I need to do next to nothing on the car to make it road worthy, just check the park brake as it's not engaging.

However, being that it is 100% stock mechanically, and nothing was ever replaced for maintenance reasons, if this was your car what would you guys do to make sure it's been gone over 100%.

Do I need to replace suspension bushings?
Flush all fluids?
Replace Belts and Hoses?
Vacuum Lines?
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:07 AM   #2
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The only fluid on the car that is good for the life of the vehicle(according to Chrysler as long as water has not entered)is the manual transaxle.
Oil becomes fuel diluted and diluted with condensation
Coolant loses its PH balance and will cause internal deterioration of metal components especially with the dissimilar metals.
Brake Fluid is Hydroscopic and if left un-attended will rot metal brake components.

ANY AND ALL RUBBER is prone to dry rotting/hardening and deterioration so ALL rubber components need to be physically inspected.

Just running short trips is also bad for the engine as the engine runs richer so synthetic oil would be recommended.
If the car will not be driven much or will be stored I would recommend using pre-diluted coolant which uses distilled water and is 100% PH correct.

All you can do is go over the vehicle and replace what seems to be suspect but ultimately you will not know what has been weakened or has failed from 24 years of age until the vehicle is driven on a daily basis.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:36 PM   #3
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Nice enough today to take out of the garage. I plan on cleaning up the underside abit more (crazy I know)! 16" pumpers next to install. What do you think about painting them white to match the car ?
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:10 PM   #4
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Nice looking car, very clean.
Me...I like my cars to be stock so changing colors from factory is not for me.
90 was the first year for the monotone paint scheme so the white 90 Daytona Shelby came with white 16" Pumpers, one of the reasons I bought the car in 12/89.

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Old 04-12-2013, 09:31 PM   #5
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i think it looks great as is!
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:15 AM   #6
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Nice looking car, very clean.
Me...I like my cars to be stock so changing colors from factory is not for me.
90 was the first year for the monotone paint scheme so the white 90 Daytona Shelby came with white 16" Pumpers, one of the reasons I bought the car in 12/89.

NAJ. I'm all about keeping a car stock as well, and yours looks very nice! The majority modify them to their own tastes - and nothing wrong with that - it's just not my priority. I feel it's far more difficult to keep it stock than to modify it - and is more appreciated by the purists. The engine bay and interior on my car are close to 100% stock. The car was repainted in 2009 and I need to correct a few decals that are not the correct style.

The wheel color for me isn't set in stone, besides, I have the only white daytona one around these parts anyways - so it's not like I need to stand out from the crowd. But I do like the look of white wheels on a white car.

I'd also like to lower the suspension on all 4 corners - but those plans will have to wait a few years - or until I win the lotto.
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