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  1. TU vs. FWD Connecting Rods

    Engine - Turbo & Block
    So im coming up on the order date for a complete engine rebuild, which will include some JE Forged pistons and the works. One of my last questions/ recommendations is whether to go with the FWD performance H-beam rod set or the TU Rods. Both appear to be perfectly fine what what im going for...
  2. 1989 Shadow ES Build

    Project Log
    This winter I am finally cracking down on my 1989 Shadow project that I have had since 2012 State I am currently at -I am about to get the engine back Common block, 2.5 crank, T2 rods, Weisco 2.5 Pistons .30 over, Rebuilt 782 head with valve job, don't know if I am going to change the cam yet...
  3. 87 Daytona Shelby Z stock Rebuild

    Project Log
    Hi guys! Been lurking here for a few months, and now that I know what I'm talking about for the most part, I figured I would share my project. What I'm working on is a 1987 Daytona Shelby Z that was sitting outside for probably a year before being moved indoors. This is the first car I've...
  4. Noisey A555 help

    Turbo Dodge Help
    Try and keep this short. I pulled the original A555 out of my 89 Daytona Shelby in the spring because it made noticable noise in all gears, but it shifted fine and held power fine - just noisey - bit of a whine/rattle, espeically in 5th and worse the faster you go, it whines under throttle and...
  5. What turbo do I have?

    Engine - Turbo & Block
    I have a 1986 dodge daytona 2.2L t1. I have to rebuild my turbo as it has a blown seal, and I wanna be 100% sure it has the garret t3 turbo in it before I go ordering the kit off ebay. So, is it the Garrett t3?
  6. a413 performance rebuild?

    Transmission, Suspension, Brakes, Tires & Wheels
    Hello, I am currently rebuilding a 1986 Shelby Omni that is projected to put out around 300hp. I am putting a 3-speed automatic a413 into the car because I drive with hand controls. That being said, what is the best way to rebuild the a413 to ensure that it will not crumble behind the 300hp...
  7. good reman crankshaft?

    Engine - General, Exhaust & Induction
    I am about to do a rebuild on my bottom end. I am wondering where a good place to be to get a good quality reman crankshaft. I found one from Marshall Engines on Rock Auto. is this a good one, or does somebody think there is a better one?
  8. Another overheating thread...

    Turbo Dodge Help
    Well i got this Shelby awhile ago and I lost the cam plug going down the interstate lost about 3.5q of oil so i filled it back up but unfortunately it ate a rod bearing up a bit and soon it ate the crank, rods, cam, I shaft so pretty much everything SO i garbed a extra set of rods and a crank...
  9. Rebuilding, seeking advice.

    Engine Mgmt., Fuel, Spark, EGTs, & Air/Fuel Ratios
    I melted a piston in my 1985 Daytona. I'm going to be rebuilding it here soon, and I have some general questions to lay on this wonderful community. I'm going to be getting new pistons and rods, so I was wondering what to go with there that can withstand allot of HP, something with detonation...
  10. Rebuild or Sell "91" R/T

    Turbo Dodge Help
    Hello all I have the oportunity to rebuilt my Spirit R/T 134k miles. California car. no rust,accidents. interior 9/10. I have low compression in # 3 & 4 cyclinders. #3 holds 30 psi, while #4 goes to 30 psi then drops to zero. I was told by the previous owner that he had the head re-worked...
  11. 2.5 turbo build! what to buy?

    Engine - Turbo & Block
    I have a 1989 2.5 turbo that I'm rebuilding. I'm putting the stock bottom end in it but other than that I'd like to modify everything coming off of it for more power. I'm gonna have the head completely done(including beehive springs)and I want this thing to be as beast as it can be with stock...
  12. t1 tb to t2 tb need help

    Engine - General, Exhaust & Induction
    i have a 85 shelby charger. i have converted to the t2 except the tb i got off a 88 new yorker has 7 wires and my t1 wires only have 5 what do i need to do in order to make it work please help
  13. 1988 Chrysler T&C Wagon

    Turbo Lounge
    Okay.. I'm going to start off by saying EVERYTHING that I'm about to tell you is up in the air as of right now. I'm currently replacing the starter and neutral safety switch in the wagon (waiting for them to get here one of these days) and she has a MASSIVE oil leak and knock.. I need some...
  14. Rebuilt A413: Won't Shift/Move

    Transmission, Suspension, Brakes, Tires & Wheels
    Just finished rebuild, bolted it all back up, and the car won't move. It's like it's stuck in park and it doesn't seem like it's trying to go in gear, etc (even when given gas). I am almost positive I linked up the park rod correctly, and even if not, the car should still try to go into gear...
  15. What do I need for a rebuild?

    Turbo Dodge Help
    I wish there was an off topic thread in this forum but since there isn't and I don't trust other forums I'll post it here. I have a 1988 ram 50 2.0 5 speed. It has 180k miles on it and needs to be rebuilt. each cylinder has about 40 lbs of compression LOL and it burns oil like a s.o.b. so I'm...
  16. Blacksunshine05 Dodge Neon SRT-4 Thread Build

    TurboDodge Snapshots
    Well it is winter and I am going to start to rebuild the engine and transmission. 430whp is nice and great power on the turbo I have with the methanol running though the intake but it isnt enough anymore for me. After I am done with this build the car will be pushing upper 500whp. Block and...
  17. USA Very Bare Short Block needed

    Parts Wanted
    My grandpa's 1986 LeBaron Turbo has been a long project and now has serious new problems... By soaking it's stubborn bottom end in Auto Tranny Fluid and giving it some light knocks from the top of the pistons with a wood block we have gotten it to rotate. However it turns slowly and...
  18. '86 GLH Project

    Turbo Dodge Help
    Nice forum. Lots of good info. Back in about 1993, I bought an 86 GLH. I drove it daily. After a fire, I replaced the engine with a 2.2 turbo (from a wrecked lebaron? - been too long) but I do recall it was said to have about 36,000 miles on it. I drove the car for another year or so and was...
  19. Suggestions PLEASE HELP

    Turbo Dodge Help
    I have my 1985 lancer still...... i had it running last year many small problems kept me from driving it daily i also now have a 1988 daytona pacifca auto....(going to j yard soon) if you want ground effects or badges let me kno. 1. Can i pull the shortblock from the Daytona and use the stock...
  20. 1987 Daytona Shelby Z

    Engine - General, Exhaust & Induction
    I just acquired a 1987 Shelby Z through my uncle that will need a full engine rebuild/ turbo rebuild. As a college student (read really small budget) what things have you guys found to be priorities to replace/ upgrade on these cars? I realize this is an extremely noob question, but I have been...