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    Re: '89 Lebaron Turbo GTC: General overhaul + 2.5 TIII swap

    It's finally alive!

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    Re: '89 Lebaron Turbo GTC: General overhaul + 2.5 TIII swap

    Now to finish cleaning this mess up.
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    Re: '89 Lebaron Turbo GTC: General overhaul + 2.5 TIII swap

    4am? Someone stayed up late working on it... lol

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    Re: '89 Lebaron Turbo GTC: General overhaul + 2.5 TIII swap

    Actually someone just couldn't sleep lol, I quit working on it around 8pm
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    Re: '89 Lebaron Turbo GTC: General overhaul + 2.5 TIII swap

    So.... Inquiring minds want to know, what was it???
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    Re: '89 Lebaron Turbo GTC: General overhaul + 2.5 TIII swap

    Very happy to hear it rob. Iím hoping you have more success than most people with the 2.5 tiii

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    Re: '89 Lebaron Turbo GTC: General overhaul + 2.5 TIII swap

    Quote Originally Posted by 83scamp View Post
    So.... Inquiring minds want to know, what was it???
    Broken wire in the power feed daisy chain to the injectors, not sure how but probably messed it up stripping it for the connector.

    Then, found I had wired the coil pack wrong, so rewired that...wrong again lol. Read the connector diagram wrong or something. Finally got the coil wired right, and it fired up.

    The cam sensor plug connections are a little iffy due to some greenish corrosion I think? Need to find a good way/solution/spray to clean it with. Crank sensor plug too.

    Got the main engine wiring mostly cleaned up and loomed last night. Got the non-essentials left still.
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    Re: '89 Lebaron Turbo GTC: General overhaul + 2.5 TIII swap

    Quote Originally Posted by Force Fed Mopar View Post
    Broken wire in the power feed daisy chain to the injectors, not sure how but probably messed it up stripping it for the connector.

    Then, found I had wired the coil pack wrong, so rewired that...wrong again lol. Read the connector diagram wrong or something. Finally got the coil wired right, and it fired up.

    The cam sensor plug connections are a little iffy due to some greenish corrosion I think? Need to find a good way/solution/spray to clean it with. Crank sensor plug too.

    Got the main engine wiring mostly cleaned up and loomed last night. Got the non-essentials left still.
    Not sure how it will work on connectors, but I've had really good luck cleaning aluminum engine blocks with Simple Green Extreme for Aircraft. Might want to give that a try??? Or maybe CLR? That and a set of tip cleaners for a gas torch should allow you to clean it up.

    Something like this: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Welding-T...52846dcbd115df
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    Re: '89 Lebaron Turbo GTC: General overhaul + 2.5 TIII swap

    For wire corrosion: vinegar. Seriously. Just pour some vinegar in a cup, dunk the connector for a while, it'll come out looking brand new!

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    Re: '89 Lebaron Turbo GTC: General overhaul + 2.5 TIII swap

    Quote Originally Posted by Reaper1 View Post
    For wire corrosion: vinegar. Seriously. Just pour some vinegar in a cup, dunk the connector for a while, it'll come out looking brand new!
    I had thought about this, but someone was saying it won't evaporate out easily. I guess if you hit it with a hair dryer or something though...
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    Re: '89 Lebaron Turbo GTC: General overhaul + 2.5 TIII swap

    More video...

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    Re: '89 Lebaron Turbo GTC: General overhaul + 2.5 TIII swap

    Found out my cam sensor is bad Also, installed my freshly rebuilt alternator.
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    Re: '89 Lebaron Turbo GTC: General overhaul + 2.5 TIII swap

    Made some progress, got a new cam sensor from AJ so it starts every time now. Found the serpentine belt tensioner was bad when I tried to install a new belt, and broke it while trying to free it up So, decided to try and create one before just giving up and buying one. Found that a 3.3 tensioner almost fit right in it's place, with a little trimming and drilling it went right in place. It sits a pulley width further back, so had to use the factory idler pulley sleeve on the back side to put it where it needed to be, and used the small chintzy spacer that comes with the new pulley on the idler. I got the angle slightly off on it so had to get the next size up belt for it, got it installed yesterday during our local meet at my place and it seems to work great!
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    Rob M.
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    2.5 TIII swap is here!

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    Back to basics, then the mods go back on....

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    Re: '89 Lebaron Turbo GTC: General overhaul + 2.5 TIII swap

    Good news is since it's a TIII it will run great-until it doesn't Always seems to be something with them

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    Re: '89 Lebaron Turbo GTC: General overhaul + 2.5 TIII swap

    Quote Originally Posted by Force Fed Mopar View Post
    More video...

    That is so cool...I've only read about wireless cooling systems, looks like Rob got one to work.


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    Re: '89 Lebaron Turbo GTC: General overhaul + 2.5 TIII swap

    Quote Originally Posted by 2.216VTurbo View Post
    Good news is since it's a TIII it will run great-until it doesn't Always seems to be something with them
    No joke, that is a true story it seems...

    Quote Originally Posted by DOHCRT View Post
    That is so cool...I've only read about wireless cooling systems, looks like Rob got one to work.
    Air cooled TIII...because, you know, they don't have enough problems as it is... lol
    Rob M.
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    2.5 TIII swap is here!

    Project LookOwt
    '91 Daytona ES, 61k original miles, Rick Lozier's old 3.0 nitrous car
    Back to basics, then the mods go back on....

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