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    1984 Dodge Omni

    So I figured I should create a project log for my 84 Dodge Omni that I bought from my brother last July. I needed a new daily driver since my 87 Horizon no longer had a floor or lower doors. My plan was to use most of the good parts from my Horizon and put them into the Omni roller that I got. I also was wanting more power than what I had in with the MPFI 2.2 in the Horizon. Since I already had a SMEC harness from the Horizon and a 2.2 T1 from my 88 New Yorker, I figured I may as well turbo it.

    Here is the car shortly after I brought it home.



    With a pickup load of parts.


    I scrubbed clean the underhood.


    And coated it with some POR15.


    I soaked the knuckles and other parts in acid to remove the rust before they were coated as well.


    Same with the rear drum parts.

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    Re: 1984 Dodge Omni

    Then I started on the engine. It is a 88 2.2 T1 with around 80k miles on it. I had to pull the head because an exhaust manifold stud snapped. It had a new head gasket in it since I replaced it while it was still in the New Yorker.



    Head studs from my 2.5 in and the head on.


    Block painted with a mock up valve cover on.




    Getting ready to drop in.


    And it's in.


    With the New Yorker's old valve cover on it.
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    Re: 1984 Dodge Omni

    I put the larger rear drums on it from my New Yorker since that was converted to rear disks.

    New shoes and equipment on. Also new wheel cylinder on the other side.


    New axel and brake hoses to go with the 60mm van calipers from the Horizon.
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    Re: 1984 Dodge Omni

    I put a good set of hatch struts I had laying around in it.


    It also got the struts and shocks from my horizon since they were only about a year old. I also put GLH springs I purchased a while ago that were supposed to go in the horizon at some point, in it. I replaced all the front bushings and put in new lower control arms.

    And put some snow tires on it to be ready for winter.
    <a href="https://imgur.com/Xw6Vly7"><img src="https://i.imgur.com/Xw6Vly7.png" title="source: imgur.com" /></a>

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    Then I turned my attention on the interior.


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    Re: 1984 Dodge Omni

    Wow! I like where your interior is heading. I have always loved Omni's. I learned to drive a stick in my dad's '86 GLH. Looks like it will be fun!

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    Re: 1984 Dodge Omni

    Quote Originally Posted by Guyondacouch View Post
    Wow! I like where your interior is heading. I have always loved Omni's. I learned to drive a stick in my dad's '86 GLH. Looks like it will be fun!
    Thanks, it's been an interesting learning experience. I basically learned how to use a sewing machine and how to sew from youtube.

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    Re: 1984 Dodge Omni

    Ha! I have learned by stalking various forums and being a creepy lurker! Seriously though, some good things can be learned from Youtube

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    Re: 1984 Dodge Omni

    So after driving my Omni for the past year as a 2.2 T1 and 520 manual, I decided it was time to change things up. I wanted an automatic for driving in traffic and ease of installing remote start. My brother's boss had a 2002 Stratus that was abandoned and let me have the power train for a very reasonable price.

    Pulling the 2.4/41TE out of the 2002 Stratus


    The 2.4/41TE



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    Welding up the Omni swap mounts from Turbogod on ebay.




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    Re: 1984 Dodge Omni

    Pulling the 2.2 out.


    And it's out.


    The 2.4/41TE under the hood.


    Few more things in place.


    Working on plumbing and wiring.



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    Just updated the old pics so they show up, and updated the thread to where the car sits today.

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    Re: 1984 Dodge Omni

    Cool swap. Can you give any more info about the engine mounts? I did a search for Turbogod on EBay and came up blank.

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    Re: 1984 Dodge Omni

    Quote Originally Posted by Wastelands Warrior View Post
    Cool swap. Can you give any more info about the engine mounts? I did a search for Turbogod on EBay and came up blank.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Engine-moun...xT007N&vxp=mtr

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    Re: 1984 Dodge Omni

    Thanks boss

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    Re: 1984 Dodge Omni

    I'm also using the turbogod passenger side mount. Works great so far.
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