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    what to do??? 1988 Daytona Shleby Z 2.2 new question/statement

    Ok, I have currntly spent my time and money on a 1992 nissan maxima which runs great, but has some things wrong such as hail damage from tornados recently passing through in TN. I have now the option though of a 1988 dodge daytona shelby z; in fairly rough shape not to bad. It has sat for at least 10 years or so it runs off of ether ,but im pretty sure the fuel pump is shot. If i take it the car it will have to be on the road and driveable for school next year. Anybody have any suggestions on how i should go about getting it ready? Thanks
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    Re: what to do??? 1988 Daytona Shleby Z 2.2

    Wow, ok, so the brakes will most likely need doing-the calipers will most likely be seized and ready to pop, ditto for the wheel cylinders, the linings will be crumbling so replace everything, including the rubber flex hoses and most likely the MC will fail after doing that, so might as well change that.

    All coolant hoses, waterpump, thermostat, timing belt and change the cam and crank seals, fan belts, tune up items, tires, fuel filter, maybe the rubber fuel hose's, most likely vacuum lines too, and check the wastegate flapper as it could be seized. Phew.
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    Re: what to do??? 1988 Daytona Shleby Z 2.2

    Quote Originally Posted by shelbygeek View Post
    ... in fairly rough shape not to bad. It has sat for at least 10 years or so...
    I would assume it has been outside so therefore it will need a host of new parts to make it roadworthy. Most people don't just 'park' a car that is running perfectly and doesn't have some sort of major issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by shelbygeek View Post
    If i take it the car it will have to be on the road and driveable for school next year.
    I assume that by 'reliable' it will have to be a daily driver? Common sense says that depending on a 23 yo car without another form of transportation for when it inevitably dies is poor planning. If you are using this for something that is a necessity and has to drive any amount of distance, I would discourage this line of thinking. Anything more than a 'toy/hobby' at this point in your life is probably asking for trouble. Having one that is totally gone through and been given the 'thumbs-up' by windshield time is one thing, but don't rush into something just to have a car with some 'speed.' Reliable always outweighs speed when it comes to daily duties...

    Quote Originally Posted by shelbygeek View Post
    Anybody have any suggestions on how i should go about getting it ready? Thanks
    Getting it ready will 'probably' take a considerable investment initially as the braking, gaskets, etc are probably rusty and deteriorated. My $.02 is make this a fun project car that you can tinker on and POSSIBLY use a few times next year AFTER it is totally roadworthy. It should NOT be the only source of transportation that you own.
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    Re: what to do??? 1988 Daytona Shleby Z 2.2

    For practicality drive the beat up Nissan that has proven itself reliable. It may not look nice, but you will be driving it to school. I drove an old salesman k car to school which was super reliable, slow, and ugly. All the while, at the house I had a 64 Sport Fury that eventually turned into a nice car.

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    Re: what to do??? 1988 Daytona Shleby Z 2.2

    i,m put a 85 daytona z back on the road, i,ve already ran new brake lines fuel line will be next with the new used tank with new sender and fuel pump ,i,v got one power window motors out and need to fix the pass side door too.both front seats are out ,rusty floors . replaced shifter with new unit, motor is intake and turbo away from reinstalling. did a t2 conversion while motor was out. then there will be new shocks on rear and struts on front.i hope to make it a work inprogrest.drive while doing small thing till it,s up and working.
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    Re: what to do??? 1988 Daytona Shleby Z 2.2

    Thanks for all the advice. As of now we are trying to figure out how to work it out into the picture again. As of us having 7 cars total there is not a whole lot of tinker time for one more. Hopefully though I will have the spare time to work on this car over the summer and possibly have it on the road. Only reason ive even thought about this car is because it was my dads and it got wrecked while parked and insurance adjuster totalled it some 15 years ago or so. The car has had a lot of body parts replaced and is actually pretty well sound just needs a lot of work to run right again. I hope that i can bring it back ive drooled over it forever. I don't necessarily look for a fast car but a cool and nice car worthy of shownig off. I like plain, simple, and clean. From what I can see it has potential. So Once again thanks for all advice

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    Re: what to do??? 1988 Daytona Shleby Z 2.2

    That's awesome, a clean, rust free shell is half the battle,
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    Re: what to do??? 1988 Daytona Shleby Z 2.2

    Another quick and probably dumb qustion ive already figured about 1,500 or so to get it back on the road is this a pretty good estimate???

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    Re: what to do??? 1988 Daytona Shleby Z 2.2

    What about seals on the motor. After sitting for 10 or so years wouldn't it throw oil or start leaking.

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    Re: what to do??? 1988 Daytona Shleby Z 2.2

    Quote Originally Posted by shelbygeek View Post
    What about seals on the motor. After sitting for 10 or so years wouldn't it throw oil or start leaking.
    Those are not able to sealed. Dodge engineered all cars to leak everywhere all the time anyway. They designed that to save the undercarriages and underbody parts. When you find a way to seal them, they rust out bad...

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    Re: what to do??? 1988 Daytona Shleby Z 2.2

    The car has around 120,000 miles on it. I was wondering if it would be a good idea after having it running for a while to go ahead and rebuild the motor? That being said if I do rebuild it I'll just drive one of my parents cars for a while.

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    Re: what to do??? 1988 Daytona Shleby Z 2.2

    just curious what part of Tennessee u in

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    Re: what to do??? 1988 Daytona Shleby Z 2.2

    Far north east, near border between virginia and TN

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    Re: what to do??? 1988 Daytona Shleby Z 2.2

    oh ok cause iam around nashville

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    Re: what to do??? 1988 Daytona Shleby Z 2.2

    From experience, also figure on a sticky valve or two may injector sticking,

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    Re: what to do??? 1988 Daytona Shleby Z 2.2

    On the daytona that i will be working on. It belonged to my dad. Parked because of no insurance. The car was totalled when my dad was young and some maroon backed into it the damage wasnt that bad but the insurance adjuster totalled it. After the vin was changed to an 89 daytona c/s. so i figure this makes the car bout worthless to others in some cases. but not to me. I like this car alot

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    Re: what to do??? 1988 Daytona Shleby Z 2.2

    Well, looks like ill be driving a rustang to school. Gonna put the tona in the garage and do it right

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    Re: what to do??? 1988 Daytona Shleby Z 2.2

    Good idea... It's never a good idea to drive a project while it's being done.
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    Re: what to do??? 1988 Daytona Shleby Z 2.2

    Already agree on that statement

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