Hey guys i figured i'd start a build thread on my project car which is a 1981 Dodge Omni 024 with a NA 2.2 carbed and a auto trans
it has 70k original miles and the car is in pretty good shape for the year and being a east coast car.
I got it for $400 starts up but has its issues leaky water pump and fuel pump gasket. The breaks are wore badly and carb is crap!
A week after i got it i noticed a 91 dodge daytona shelby at the local junkyard that's been sitting on top of a bus. I asked to look at it and seen it was a 2.5 spfi turbo with a 5 speed and looked all complete and unmolested. He said its been sitting for 9 years and when i asked if they'd sell the whole car he said yes. I asked if it ran and they said it was running when it came in but that was 9 years ago.
I asked the guy if i could try and getting it running ( i wasn't going to buy a non running motor) he said go for it. Well it had no keys rotted fuel lines and lots of snake skins mice crap and etc lol. After he took it down from the bus i had come back with a battery/tools/gas.
I first cut the A/C belt and the water pump belts good thing as alternator was seized tight. I did't wanna take a chance of timing belt snapping/jumping.
While i poped the ign cyl i had my dad pull the plugs and spray through the holes with wd-40 and added some new oil to the motor. With switch out and battery hooked i got it to turn over and it had spark so with plugs back in and gas in the throttle body it fired up! while my dad sprayed gas in i listened for any noises. None it sounded decent for not being run in the 9 yrs. So we started the dealing he started at $1000
i ended up getting it for $400 so i put air in the dry rotted tires and car dollied it home!
I now got it stripped mostly of the parts i need engine/trans/80% of the cars wiring except for seats/rear lights. Dash is out and i pulled the center console and shifter for mine. Also will probly take the front k frame off to later pull suspension parts from.
Engine is now on stand and getting somewhat pulled apart except for rotating assy. Plan on putting all new gaskets/seals and painting it. Along with fixing any broken parts.