Awesome 1987 Dodge Daytona video

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  1. SSVDP

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    • moparmat2000

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      Still love the daytona shelby Z. Got one sitting corner of my shop. 1988 turbo ll, 5 speed, T top car. Its piled high with boxes of parts for other projects. Also have a ton of NOS and used parts to restore it. Sure it's not the fastest thing out there these days, but they were fun to drive, and pretty competitive with what Ford and GM were offering about that same time. I had a black 88 shelby Turbo ll T top one with tan leather interior back when they were new. The one I have now is my second one. The blue metallic one I have now has grey cloth interior. Thanks for the memory.
       
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      • mbaird

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        Drove them for Demos new
         
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        Drive it like you stole it! Cuz it looks like he just did!
         
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        cool video reminds me of the awesome 80s! A buddy had one we drove it everywhere neat car.
         
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        A good friend had an '86 Turbo Z. I can appreciate these cars more now than I did back then.
         
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          I bought a 1988 Shelby Z new. That was a fun fast car.
           
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            Had an 87 Shelby z and now have a 91 Shelby. Didn’t take lots of work to make these things pretty damn quick. Lots of cheap,parts too. Easy to work on. Great economical cars that are fun to drive.
             
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            • moparmat2000

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              Yep pretty easy and cheap. Bigger diameter exhaust, Walker dynomax muffler, an accufab Buick GN adjustable fuel pressure regulator, Siemens Deka plus 20 injectors, hog out intake manifold for a larger Chrysler imperial 3.8L Holley throttle body. Autometer EGT, Air Fuel ratio, and boost pressure gages, a vacuum bleed for the wastegate to increase boost, a 1st gen DSM BOV off an eagle talon, and the biggie to make it all happen above 15 lbs of boost. A 4.7V zener diode soldered in to blind the map sensor so the computer never sees above 15 psi and wont go into over boost shutdown.

              My first shelby Z I was able to get it up to 22 psi and have it pull hard like a V8. Had an 87 Tl lebaron coupe I hopped up too. Still got that one sitting beside the house. Needs a head gasket. You need the A/F gage and EGT to monitor boost pressure. As you raise boost, it leans out, so you have to add more fuel pressure with the adjustable regulator to enriched it back up, otherwise the pistons wont live very long.

              The BOV helps maintain boost bootstrapping when you let off the throttle to shift. I used to love winding it out, and shifting. Under hard throttle you would get a loud Shuuuuush out of the BOV between gears as the turbo unloads pressure between gears.

              My current 88 Z, I built a killer engine that has a fully forged and balanced bottom end. Steel O ringed block, ARP head studs, with 2.5L Dakota roller cam, turbonetics t3t4 hybrid turbo, plus the usual ported head, port matched intake, exhaust, bigger throttle body and other tricks as my last car. Just lost interest in putting it together for now. Heres pix of my 300hp 2.2 turbo ll. Pickled with mercury marine pickling oil. Been sitting prob 10 years since I assembled it. I uncapped compressor for pix. Engine has been sitting under a bedsheet. Still has a lot of dust on it though.

              I custom made the 2 engine dolleys that allow you to store an engine with the flywheel, clutch and pressure plate intact. These will store a 2.2 or an 89 up 2.5 balance shaft engine.

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              • moparmat2000

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                Just think, that was all 32 years ago. These things are now considered antiques. Theres maybe 1 or 2 N/A daytonas left in my local boneyard. No Shelbys. Those are either in the hands of collectors now, or have been picked apart at the boneyards a long time ago and scrapped. Every once in awhile a real nice one pops up on Ebay for sale.

                Went for my first ride in one of these in 1985. A neighbors son worked at a Dodge dealer in sales and had a red Turbo Z demo. Had the digital dash. I thought it was pretty cool. Went for a ride in it, and he ran it hard thru the gears. I was hooked. Bought my first one in December 1988.
                 
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                Ahhh, the 80's. Those that don't know, never will. Lol
                 
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                • jos51700

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                  God I hate that Top Gun music.
                   
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