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    1990 Daytona ES 2.5 Turbo 1 5-speed project

    This is a project car for my 19 year old son. He was a big push for getting my Omni going again and wanted his own project car. He kept sending my some real marketplace jems wanting to buy something. i saw the listing for this Daytona and to be honest wanted to get it for myself, but I sent it to him. He arraigned with the seller to buy it and got a friends truck to go pick it up. Once we saw it in person we knew we got a smoking deal for $1000. Car was missing the gas tank and was supposed to have a bad turbo. Story on the car it was a one owner car and was parked when the turbo went out. They rebuilt the turbo but it was worse than before. We put a new tank in it and after cleaning the injectors we got it fired up. And boy is the turbo bad. It was leaking coolant and oil out of every place it could. And I can say for sure we will not have any mosquitos for a few years with the cloud of smoke it put out. So today we pulled the head to get it read for a new turbo. It looks like whoever did the turbo "rebuild' did it in the car with the head on. Many things were loose or not connected. So we power washed it up and are now set to tear the whole head down and replace stuff while we have it apart. So stay tuned!
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    Re: 1990 Daytona ES 2.5 Turbo 1 5-speed project

    Congrats on a nice score for a father and adult son project!!

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    Re: 1990 Daytona ES 2.5 Turbo 1 5-speed project

    Quick update on this project. New (used) turbo has been acquired and most of the parts to put it back on. Last minute ordered a braided line kit for the turbo after seeing the condition of the lines on the car. Could have made them work, but for the cost I didn't want to bother. Those should be here Thursday and maybe we go for a Christmas drive in this one.

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    Re: 1990 Daytona ES 2.5 Turbo 1 5-speed project

    We got everything back together over Christmas break and it fired right up. Well not right up, had to adjust the dizzy a bit to get it to run. Was a great time to find out my timing light doesn't work! So for now we are just waiting for a little warmer weather to do some more work on it.

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