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 Post subject: Re: Family Vehicle
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:57 am 
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the 3.0 in our last van ran real good for 200k miles but the trans went and the body was pretty shitty so a slipping we went over the scales at the salvage yard and after it was all said and done I MADE 50 bucks over what I purchased it for only 11 months earlier (I had to put a fuel pump in it too).

astro/safari vans aren't too bad UNTIL you have to replace the leaky fuel spider for the injection system and then you start to hate them with a passion (fist gen MPFI 4.3). I will say that personally I think that the pentastar vans ride and drive more like a car over the truck like ride in the astro/safari

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 Post subject: Re: Family Vehicle
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:01 am 
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1985amceagle wrote:
beat on a 2.2 Chrysler in a lebaron for a few years. there was just enough power there to move the car and that is about it.



Those 2.2's sucked. Had a 81 Horizon and a 92 Shadow. Same motor I keep wanting to think. Same as a Neon when they came out.
But didn't like them. my Shadow did last a long time with JB weld patching a cracked head. Cracked the oil jacket but not the water jacket.


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 Post subject: Re: Family Vehicle
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:08 pm 
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why is this so damned awesome?!?

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 Post subject: Re: Family Vehicle
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:35 pm 
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SpreadEagle wrote:
1985amceagle wrote:
beat on a 2.2 Chrysler in a lebaron for a few years. there was just enough power there to move the car and that is about it.



Those 2.2's sucked. Had a 81 Horizon and a 92 Shadow. Same motor I keep wanting to think. Same as a Neon when they came out.
But didn't like them. my Shadow did last a long time with JB weld patching a cracked head. Cracked the oil jacket but not the water jacket.


I had a 1989 Dodge Daytona (once-upon-a-time) with that 2.2L in it. Never any major problems other than when the timing belt went out.


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 Post subject: Re: Family Vehicle
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I owned the base model '89 Dodge Daytona at one time too! Besides a power steering pump failure I never had any issues with it. Wished I could have gotten my hands on one of the sportier models! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Family Vehicle
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Get a Family Truckster


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 Post subject: Re: Family Vehicle
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The attention to detail is pretty impressive!


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 Post subject: Re: Family Vehicle
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:07 pm 
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can you imangine how it would look if they used a mercury front end compared to a ford

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 Post subject: Re: Family Vehicle
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Let's see. I had a '78 Sapporo (dead 2.6L belt drive with rod broken. Replaced with a 318/904 auto). '79 Dodge Challenger with craptastic 1.6L that broke it's timing belt (but only the oil pump drive) that I managed to salvage and have fun with.

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Then there was all the Dodge D50 trucks and Hyundai Stellars and Ponies (didn't have those in US. RWD like the old Colts) I put a 1.3L Pony motor in a D50 with 5 speed and got almost 35 mpg.
I had a Hyundai Excel that I shoehorned a 2.6L Starion turbo motor into that made the news (Remember Rodney King?) Last Mitsu I had was an '86 Montero Gen I (starter/flywheel problems killed it) or a Mighty Max (blown diesel). I forget now.

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 Post subject: Re: Family Vehicle
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I think by far the safest car I have had to haul the kids around in was the 99 Ford Crown Victoria P71 .... no one dared to speed or do stupid things around that car cause well, it was a police car

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