This text is 2 years old and the Mod's are not up to date and I will clean this out for yall, this is all I had on my old page and since there were no pictures they banned my account from beaing searched :P
I still have 3 pictures to pop on my little disposable camera and I want to use them on my 5 speed tranny parts, so I wont have pictures for a bit.
5 speed will hopefully be ready for me to start installing it within 2 weeks. It is a 1990 3.50 geared a543 transmission from a 3.0 Dodge Daytona.
All work is custom since there never was a 3.0 liter 5 speed AA bodied car (spirit, acclaim, lebaron sedan).
the 5 speeds from the 4 cyl cars have the wrong casing, so i have to use the 6 cyl version, which like i said, was never put in a Spirit.
Im not to worried about the looks of my car right now with all the motor work im doing, will be doing, but I really love the 94 exterior styling.
Sound system is all stock except I blew out my radio and got it replaced with a pioneer that actually has this neat thing called a cd player :P
Current engine mods are as follows:
52mm Throttle-body, Ru3030 K&N mounted to 3" CAI under batttery, 1" phenolic intake spacers (pauls), NGK V-Power Plugs .044 gap, Mustang 5.0 Ignition coil moved to front (3" coil wire!), Magnacore kv-85 wires (coil wire now ~3.5"), capped egr, Acclaim LX cluster, exhaust removed after cat, 180 degree Thermostat.
Also, I ripped my exhaust piping off after the catalytic converter before my last trip to the drag strip, and was only able to get half back on, so I have a pretty loud car right now, but nothing like what it sounded like at the track. I had by far the loudest car at import night.
To replace this im putting in a 3" mandrel bend exhaust from www.fwdmoparmuscle.com
I also purchased the clutch for my 5 speed swap there, a 4 puck ceramic spring hub with 40% R/T Pressure Plate, and a new throwout bearing. Yes, im getting a Pressure plate stronger than the one found in a spirit r/t, plus a clutch that is basically an on/off switch. I also bought a phantom grip limited slip unit from them which is the last part I ordered (doh!) so I have to wait for it before I drop the new tranny in.
for my 3" exhaust pipe I bought a 3" ultraflow and a 3" hi-flow catco converter. My exhaust is going to be very loud, around 107-109 db's so hopefully I get to work on my turbo project to quiet the beast down.
I have also got a 58 mm throttlebody that I picked up from a town&country to replace the 52 mm tb which I had used to replace the tiny 46mmtb dodge put on to force the engine to make less power than their larger displacement 3.3 engine 10 years ago. (88 3.0's for example came with 52 mm tb's)
I am a good ways through with hogging out the inside of my intake after the tb (called a plenum) so I will have the opening to match the 58 (stock plenum is 52 mm opening) and also to achieve better flow. I am porting out the center divider in the plenum also so I can take advantage of a little thing called pulse resonance tuning (which I dont know much about, but my buddy Nitetrain at www.fwdmoparmuscle.com does).
Most of my mods are actually taking away the low end grunt that the 3.0 engine has and moving the torque peak higher up in the rpm's.
The 3.0 engine has the same block as the mitsu gt3000, aka 6g72, do your reasearch, and you will be supprised. Only difference is that the normal 3.0 found in my car has a 2 bolt bearing and the gt3000 has a 4 bolt, but even with 2 bolts, the engine is capable of holding over 600 hp on stock internals.
I did do some snazzy interior work (kinda snazzy :P) I took my seats and drilled out the spotwelds that hold the middle seat padding on for the split bench type seats, then took the metal plate off. I then took the whole thing to a apolstery specialist who cut the foam and restrung the fabric down. I now have tan colored bucket seats. Only ones in the world of the 1994 style seats! I had to keep my tan interior color because I really just love the light color on a raining Seattle day. Anyways, I had to get this done so I could fit my 5 speed shifter in.
My secondary purpose for this car is drag racing! This is a lot of fun, and even though Seattle has a short season, Pacific Raceways (formerly Seattle International Raceway....SIR) does a great job, and its a very comfortable place to be, even on your first time.
First trip to the track was at a street legals day, where I twice got lined up with cars running 10 second quarter miles and who's exhaust seemed to shake the whole complex. I made 6 runs, with a best of 16.080@84 mph
When I came back to the track, I came all business. I ran my 205/60r15's from the junkyard that I had on when I dragged the first time on the front, but I put my tall skinny 195/75r14's on the back and put them up to 44 psi. The shorter 205's dropped my car about and inch in the front and seemed to help with my 60' times/launch.
Like I said before, I had no exhaust on the car after the catalitic converter, and let me tell you, the car came from the factory with a resonater (glasspack) about 3 feet after the converter and then still a muffler). The car lost a lot of low end grunt, but in the top end, it not only got a little bit quieter, it tore up the track. This went along with a new set of magnacore kv-85 wires to replace my fried stock wire that had been giving me BAD misfire at my previous track outing a month earlier.
This 2 things (3 including my car no longer misfiring) as well as my tire setup, and only 1 gallon of gas in the car, I managed to run a firstname.lastname@example.org mph running a fairly nice 2.300 60' time. I cant post my time slip yet on this site because its in pdf form (not my fault) and I dont know how to convert it yet. You can check me out though at this link, im in 3rd place of this list of modded 3.0 cars at th moment.
The dude 2nd faster than me is running a 5 speed with more modifications than me, and the fastest guy is supercharged with 3-6 psi (he just finished it about a week ago, so he isnt running 12 yet and he hasnt learned to drive even the new power he has gotten at the track his first time)
There are about 5 very fast 3.0's not onthe list, one is only on the 1/8th mile at this point, one has not made it to the strip, one supercharged car (12 psi, no intercooler) cant make it to the track since its over a 200 mile trip for him, and one guy has a 3.0 factory turbo motor and wont tell people what he runs, because he is a very bad driver, and then there is the rich guy who's 3.0 dodge daytona runs 290 hp N/A right now, and then takes a 200 hp shot of nitrous on top of that.
He ran a 12.66@~113mph when his car only made 240 hp n/a and was running a 175 shot. I believe he melted that engine when his very expensive nitrous kit failed to provide fuel on a 200 hp shot (his second time melting a motor because of Nitroush system failures)
My thoughts?, DONT USE NITROUS
This guy has spend 20k on his last 3 engines, the 3rd being worth 10k, here to hoping he doesnt fry that either.
I love my car......in a strange way. I worry about performance, but I dont seem to be caring to much about its looks, and I have some clean up work to do Ive got the peeling paint syndrom.
Someone slap me and tell me to be nicer to my car.