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  1. Well I sold my 89 exotic red 16v in February and almost all my extras went with it: pewter model, dealer trim books, cover, manuals. But I still have two large framed dealer posters and the original set of wheels. I'm putting the wheels up for sale. Not sure if anyone needs them as there seems to be a trend of going more sporty (like I did). Three are in great shape, but one has some flaking due to a stuck caliper causing overheating. I'm in the Detroit area if anyone is interested let me know.
  2. Plumbing guy, sorry I thought I had a full seat back left, but my upholsterer used probably 1-1/2 seat backs for the armrest so I only have about 1/2 of one seat back left. Not sure how much he wasted, but he wanted to get the rolling seams and stitching as close to original so didn't skimp. I'd suggest you buy both seat backs from a parted out TC to make sure you have enough if you are doing the pillowed seams versus just smooth. - Rob
  3. I redid my ginger armrest last summer and have a bit of leftover leather. How much do you need? My car is in storage and the material is in the trunk, but I can swing by this weekend and measure.
  4. I have always liked some of the unique Mopar colors, like Panther Pink FM3 from 1970. And Furious Fuschia. But this pale pink on a TC upsets my stomach. Need to take some Pepto Bismol !
  5. Yes, I'll send you a message with my phone number.
  6. I went through the same process of safety upgrades and preventative maintenance a few years ago when I got my 16V TC. RDI Performance as mentioned is a very good source for belts, gaskets, fuel lines, plug wires, and I really need the plug valley seals. I figured if I was going to take the engine apart that far, might as well replace as much of the wear parts as possible, especially old rubber and seals. When I say "I", I mean a pro mechanic since I am an engineer too and like to tinker but don't have the skill to do major work. Rick at RDI was kind enough to answer my mechanic's questions on installation for a few trickier items. Good luck and enjoy your TC. I'd be interested if you find out about the oil cap situation. I just started having the same issue - am finding oil on top near the cap. Cheers!
  7. Hi all, I am putting my 1989 TC 16V 5-speed up for sale. Exotic Red exterior with Ginger interior and black soft top. Low miles (45k) and in great condition. Everything works on this car and it drives perfectly. If you know anyone in the market for a TC, or want to upgrade from your older/project car, send me a PM. Asking $13,000 OBO. There are photos on Dropbox showing the details and condition. Will be glad to send a video of it running for those with serious interest. Dropbox link is: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4h03078wa67un78/AAABDKHuO5etN6NNU5dcfo6Ya?dl=0 A bit of history: The car has been babied pretty well its entire life. I acquired the TC in 2013 with 42k miles on it and am the 3rd owner. I've only put 3.5k miles on it over the past 7 years, summertime fun in Michigan. The previous owner lived in Florida and bought it in 1997 with 37k miles on it. He only put 5k miles on it the next 16 years. As to mechanical condition, I had a shop perform preventative maintenance when I got the car in 2013 including new parts from RDI Performance (all belts, plugs, wires, timing belt, valley seal, valve cover gasket, cam seals, fuel hoses) and brakes (accumulator, rubber lines). I added a few modern touches in 2018 like the 7 spoke chrome rims, new tires, all new speakers and power amp. Car comes with many expected items and a few extras: - both tops in perfect condition - the original TC stock wheels and Michelin tires - Blue Service Manual - Owners manual and other original documents - Umbrella - original TC rolling storage rack for the hardtop - original Mopar custom sewn car cover fitted specifically for the TC - Pewter Desk Model (4" length) - Original engraved placard and glove box placard - circa 1999 Chrysler Infinity IV stereo with CD/Cassette updated by Classic Auto Radio with Aux input for phone/Ipod/MP3 player - original Chrysler dealer Data Book showing all TC options and accessories - original Chrysler dealer Sales Reference Manual Plus: The TC drives perfectly, idles great, accelerates smoothly, and the turbo spools up on demand. A fun car to drive!! Located in the Detroit area. Minus: Slight oil drip. AC not charged. No tool kit. Everything else works. Hoping to send her to a good home. Will advertise online next month but wanted to spread the word on the Forum first. Thanks! - Rob
  8. Thought I'd share a quick photo of the freshly re-covered ginger console on my '89 TC 16V. This was the thing that bothered me the most and made the car look aged; the original was severely cracked. A local upholstery shop did a decent job, not perfect, but a notable improvement. I got the leather from the seatback panels of a TC being parted out down in VA (thanks Ken Gignac, who also sold me an umbrella). Also thanks to TwinCamFan's post a few years ago pointing me towards the seatback panels as a way to get matching leather. Have had a great summer driving the TC, still only 45k miles on her. Cooling off here in Michigan so will be looking for winter storage soon. Or may put her up for sale as I have my eyes on an '89 Conquest.
  9. A quick thanks to the group on this and other threads. My pull down motor housing cracked but with the help from the forum and the latest issue of the TC America newsletter I had it fixed in no time. AutoZone part number 747-001 fit the bill perfectly.
  10. Putting my 1989 16V up for sale and wanted to spread the word on the forum for anyone interested. Exotic Red exterior with Ginger interior and black soft top. Low miles (44k); babied its entire life. Original owner had it 8 years and drove 37k miles, then was purchased by a Florida Chrysler dealer in 1997, who maintained it at the dealership regularly and babied it, driving it only occasionally, 5k miles through 2013 when I acquired it and brought it to Michigan. It ran great at that time, but to be certain I had a professional shop check it out and replace key engine wear items using parts from RDI Performance (all belts, plugs, wires, timing belt, valley seal, valve cover gasket, cam seals, fuel hoses) and brakes (accumulator, rubber lines, pads, rotors). I have also added a few modern touches like the 7 spoke chrome rims, new tires, all new speakers and power amp using tips from the forum. Has great quality original paint and interior, only a few minor imperfections in the paint and only the driver seat and console leather show signs of interior wear. I've had it 6 years and put on only another 2k miles of summer only driving. Car comes with many expected items and a few extras: - both tops in perfect condition - have the original TC stock wheels and Michelin tires - Blue (1989 5spd version) Service Manual - Owners manual and other original documents - original TC rolling storage rack for the hardtop - original Mopar custom sewn car cover fitted specifically for the TC - Pewter Desk Model (4" length) - Original engraved placard and glove box placard - circa 1999 Chrysler Infinity IV stereo with CD/Cassette updated by Classic Auto Radio with Aux input for phone/Ipod/MP3 player - if desired have 2 framed TC 24"x36" original Chrysler advertising photos - original Chrysler dealer Data Book showing all TC options and accessories - original Chrysler dealer Sales Reference Manual Plus: The TC drives perfectly, idles great, accelerates smoothly, and the turbo spools up on demand. A fun car to drive!! Located in the Detroit area. Minus: Missing the umbrella. Slight oil drip. AC not charged. Console wear. Everything else works. More photos on Dropbox. Send me a message for the link. I realize most TCs sell for under $10k. But not many around in this condition, color combo, and 16V. Looking for $15k OBO.
  11. It definitely is not possible with just fingers. You gotta man up! Some good pressure on channel locks did it for me.
  12. 202172 1989 April-89 Exotic Red Ginger Black DOHC 43,500 miles Had a great time at the Woodward Dream Cruise last weekend, but didn't see any other TCs.
  13. Yes that took a bit of work with a pick but finally got it right and the headlight switch came off without damaging anything. Then it was a breeze to remove the tweeters. Will search for some new ones that fit. Thanks. I plan on installing everything later this week.
  14. Hi folks, I think I've read all the past postings about speakers and wiring, thanks very much to all. I've also gone through the wiring diagrams in the service manual and verified in the car. This is my first car audio redo, and I had a few questions for the experts. My plans are: - Want to keep the Infinity Stereo for the appearance and I mostly want to listen to MP3 player not the radio or CDs too often - My TC actually has an Inifinity IV stereo date code 2299 with CD/cassette and it seems to work fine; a former owner of the car was a Chrysler dealer and had this upgrade put in back in ~2002. - I want decent affordable sound for me with the top up or down but don't need to shake the concrete - I currently connect to my phone/MP3 via a cheapo cassette adaptor from the 1990s! Hoping to install an Audiovox UnistreamOne Bluetooth adaptor - If I end up needing a new head unit will pick one up later - Only 1 speaker works of the 8; I've tested all the 5.25" with a AA battery and the other 5 are no good. - Have tried to get at the tweeters but am giving up; I can't get the cluster off due to that tricky headlight switch and I am afraid of breaking the woodgrain facing. - I am planning to abandon the tweeters in place as it seems others have done reading the posts. - It seems beyond my ability and patience to repair the speakers/amps as suggested by the AllPar article, so I am going with new 5.25" speakers. - I appreciate the info on speakers and components by Jspartanburg and am going with Pioneers too, likely TS-G520 coaxials - Plan on a Pioneer GM-D1004 four channel amp - Not going to put in subwoofers at this time; could be a future adder in the trunk maybe, it seems beyond my ability to put them in the cargo area like Jspartanburg did - I am also going with the XTC speaker protectors for the door speakers suggested by Moparite. - Was hoping to make it easy and re-use the factory speaker wiring, just use the Green/Black as Digger noted in a past post. I assume I can just cut and tape over the red +12 amp wires at each speaker, or cut the supply wire way back at the outlet of the speaker relay. - I'd like to put the amp under the dash so the speaker wiring is easier, splicing into the factory wires based on the wiring diagram Sound good so far? Questions: - jspartanburg put component speakers in the doors with new tweeters up front. I was hoping to put coaxial in the doors and abandon the dash tweeters. How does this sound? - can I power the amp off of the +12V that comes off the speaker relay? This wire (X13 16DG) already feeds the in-speaker amps, so does it have enough power to run a new separate four channel amp? Or should I run a new 10 gauge wire from the battery to the amp? - I see on the wiring diagrams that the Infinity +12V power to the in-speaker amps goes through a choke (one for the door, one for the rears). Do I need a choke with a new amp and speakers arrangement? I don't really know what a choke does except what I read online about filtering out some undesirable frequencies? - anybody want the six 5.25" speakers? no charge just shipping. message me. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks.
  15. Hi Hemi, could you please send me the same info to fix a difficult 4th to 5th shift? Happes to me about 1/4 of the time going to 5th. Thanks
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