We ran Fast Burn heads on the 2. The engine had 150 horsepower at 4,800 rpm, with 180 lb-ft of torque measured on premium gas. Shelby Automobiles modified a stock engine by swapping several pre-production pieces from the. The Daytona also received a thorough facelift, which replaced the pop-up headlights with flush-mounted rounded ones and added a new grille and rear fascia. What's the with the car at the top of the page? We should have gone with that Eaton Rootes-type supercharger. Heads cracked in the 1991 version because some dummy decided to use cast iron plugs in the water jacket holes instead of aluminum. The bore spacing is 96 mm 3.
They noted the fuel-injected 2. For 1990, all Daytonas received an interior restyling, featuring a modernized cockpit-style wraparound dashboard. The rear spoiler was, however, several feet shorter than that of the Dodge Charger Daytona. Looking forward to seeing her with 100% perfect sheet metal and a shiny Nightwatch Blue metallic paint job. Cruise controls were now located on the sport steering wheel.
The G-24 won as measured by the stop watch - but two rolled Porsche 924s at Chelsea Proving Grounds were more dramatic evidence of our achievement. A different control setup gave it faster reactions, as well. Higher boost pressures compressed a spring connected to an actuator rod, opening the wastegate to bypass the turbocharger. Under the hood was the new 2. These were the last production vehicles produced by Chrysler to bear the Shelby name.
The compressor is located ahead of the intake manifold where it rams air-fuel mixtures into the combustion chambers under pressure to produce greater power in each cylinder when the spark plug fires. It replaced the Mitsubishi Galant-based , and slotted between the and the. Changes Just a year after the company came out with its first turbocharged engine, it gave the computer control over the turbocharger, dropping the mechanical control. Small tubes drilled between the cylinder bores at the top deck were added to cool the engine more effectively, an important modification. I wish I had bought that cheaper and better 2. In 1995 Chrysler sold much of the machining equipment as well as the license to the design, to of , after negotiations which had begun in the mid-eighties.
The 1995 eventually took the Daytona's place. The exterior featured full wraparound front and rear fascias. The Laser was an upscale rebadged version of the Daytona. We had no one in-house who knew much more than the very basics. Despite all of the trouble, I loved the idea of that car, and as I said, the most comfortable seats I have ever sat in. Believe it or not, modern cars really are a bargain for what you get.
They wanted the flat top with the ribs, we wanted a nice round area that was more favorable to air flow. The genius of Bill Shea and his staff was to make the bolsters adjustable. The key for the T-tops even works so you can lock them up so they wont be stolen. Standard on the Shelby was the new 2. All wheels now had five lug nuts instead of four. It used a T03 turbocharger with a mechanical to limit boost to 7. New Standard ultra-high performance four-wheel vented front and rear disc brakes.
Tow roping is a belt killer. It always draws a crowd at the shows, many have no idea what it is. Re-engineered climate control system increases airflow and comfort throughout the vehicle. Zero to sixty times of 8 to 8. When an exhaust valve rocker goes over the nose of the camshaft, there is no friction to slow it down and it tries to close the valve even faster, causing the exhaust cam sprocket to rotate clockwise faster and decrease the tension in the belt span between the sprockets. I am going to do a couple minor things like a new muffler and keep taking care of it! Cross-flow porting with the intake side facing front helped air to get through; it also had individual intake manifold runners, a 52 mm throttle body, and divided ports. A more luxury-oriented Pacifica trim line was also added to replace the Chrysler Laser, which was dropped in mid-year 1986.
This version of the 2. It included new analog gauges with 140 mph electromechanical speedometer and tachometer. These options were dropped after 1984. These modifications allowed the Shelby Charger to hit 50 miles per hour 80. The compressor was aluminum, and driven by a turbine wheel in an iron housing with liquid-cooled bearings.
I traded that lemon in on a new Civic. Among the optional equipment included a leather interior, eight-way power enthusiast driver's seat with mechanical thigh and lumbar controls , digital instrument cluster, and a 12-button trip computer with instant fuel ratings as well as trip averages and estimated travel times. I tell ya Joey, because even this old cantankerous fool gets nostalgic once in a while. The valve springs were single, chrome-vanadiam steel units. The two-tone paint job is a take-it-or-leave-it matter of preference but the rear window louvers are a must-have on a Daytona.
The Laser was a virtual clone of the Dodge Daytona, but came only in the upscale trim version. Diving deeper into the five major turbocharged engines Camshaft 2. The charge air cooler dropped air temperature by up to 120° Fahrenheit, allowing boost to go from 7. They won out and performance level might have suffered some but not much. Damn nice car…when it ran. In 1989 there was a redesign of the 2.