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Marc

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« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2010, 07:46:01 AM »

This is south dakota 78 is warm and sunny is odd so i think its great. 107 would kill me and im just glad its not 54 and rainy here like it was last week. We get such odd weather here last year it was 90 and there was still 1 foot of snow on the ground from the blizzard 2 days before.
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« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2010, 07:47:50 AM »

It's 60 and pouring here
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« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2010, 09:13:30 AM »

Cloudy and 70 today, perfect weather to work in, don't have to drink a gallon of gatorade to survive, I love it.
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« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2010, 11:47:03 AM »

my daily driver is an 89 Dakota with a 3.9 auto super basic truck no power windows or cruise but it does have A/C. I have had a lot of minor problems with it nothing to bad for having over 190,000 on it. they just dont seem to die with some care. the worst problems i have had were electrical problems worn wires under the box caused my fuel pump to die and shorted a few fuses.
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« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2010, 12:07:51 PM »

He didn't tell you the truck is a road menace either  
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« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2010, 03:12:59 PM »

The 3.9 was a 318 with 2 cyl sawed off, no wonder they are so good...

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« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2010, 04:09:07 PM »

Very true.  They just eat timing chains and have no economy what so ever
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« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2010, 04:47:27 PM »

The crankshaft was also altered to make it smoother. They don't get any mileage out of them because they are trying to suck through tiny ports that are blocked and bent in bad locations. I plan on fixing that. Hey, the only reason I took the 4banger out to get garage parts was because I was so impressed with its ability to begin with. I originally bought it simply because it was a pretty straight body and everything but the AC worked, which I didn't care about anyway. First time I checked the mileage it was five gallons for 150miles, so pretty good for a 4banger. Gauges didn't work very well (might have been electrical in thinking about it now, haha), but hey, I still have the whole truck, the engine wasn't damaged physically, so I can still use it in the TR4 and I will simply swap the dashboard (since that is where the VIN is) and the engine/trans, get a radiator, full swap without an issue, just like the original intention, so although my ego was bruised a little bit, still have the same things as before, just have to work on it sooner than I was expecting.
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« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2010, 07:17:43 AM »


I've owned a 89 Dakota Sport 4x4 convertible since new....and yes the mpg sux. I have a 93 parts truck with a Magnum V6 that could go in it...if I didn't mind ruining it's originality.

Searching the web I found a 1990 4 cyl 5 speed Dakota convertible a while back....would be great with a Shelby Turbo 2 engine in it...




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« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2010, 09:49:49 PM »

Yeah, the 95 is the 2.5 Mopar engine, thought it was the AMC engine when I asked the guy about it, but it wasn't, but I was pretty happy with the way it went through the hills getting to San Diego from Phoenix.  I found an 89 Shelby Dakota, probably still there, for $750, doesn't run, out in Phoenix, original paint, still there after two months, more than worth it even if it doesn't run, body straight from the looks of it. Last week it was still $800, so they are still trying to sell it. It's out on the east side of town, in Chandler, AZ. One  of 1500, fastest production vehicle in 1989.
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« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2011, 04:42:41 PM »

Last 2 posts removed. . .  Sorry Ed  Troll
 
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« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2011, 05:16:31 PM »

well.....since this was revived....by troll or whatever.... I'll post something constructive

http://www.dodgedakotas.com/board.htm

I refuse to pay to join, but it still has some usefulness for Dakota info


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« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2011, 05:32:14 PM »

Yer good Bob
 
 
 
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« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2011, 05:55:00 AM »

Moparfins is a Chrysler owners website for the enthusiasts of the 1950's- 1970's MOPARS (plus some other years before and since...)

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« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2011, 06:47:03 AM »

Adambullet smells like a spammer.  I don't see a truck listed in his vehicles owned....
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