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  1. The rear springs that came standard on the T/C were from a Dodge Dynasty. Liddo wanted a "sofa on wheels" ride. What it did was give you a bottom out in the rear when you hit a bump ride. I personally would NEVER replace rear 18 year old springs without also replacing the 18 year old front springs. Cindy at FWD in Texas has the Eibach Pro-kit Springs for our cars. They give a nice stiff ride with Excellent handling. They are NOT for everybody. If you want a stock T/C rear spring set buy rear replacements for a Dodge Dynasty.--Tim http://www.fwdperformance.com/Store/Product.asp?IDCatalog=46&ProductID=294 http://pentrident.com/default.aspx
  2. Or....Find a 1992 Daytona with an A-555 5 speed tranny. Rick Diago here in florida just did this swap for a friend of ours. Got to drive (FLOG) the car last week. You will NEVER enjoy your T/C more unless you put a dual cam head on. I have also driven a 3.0 liter T/C with the tranny swap. Boy the v-6 is SOOOO much more fun with a 5 speed than with the 4 speed auto. Up north rusted out Daytona's with the 3 liter and A-555 5 speed are not that hard to find.
  3. L.E.D. replacement units are DIMMER than a bulb. IF you could fit a 50 LED unit or more into our tail light assemblies you could get close to the output of a standard bulb. Also LED's are only at their brightest facing them head on. Looking at them at an angle they loose brightness quickly the more of an angle you look at them. Our tail lights met the 1989 D.O.T. standard for lights. Thats all they have to meet. Tell Andy and Barney they are full of it. I have also tried higher output bulbs. Anyone need a melted set of rear lights?
  4. Tony- The T/C America club is well worth the money. Buying the back issues of the news letter will help you fix most problems. Have not run into a problem yet that has not been covered in a back issue. We have a T/C gathering in Florida the 1st weekend in November. You can get full details at the enclosed web link. http://pentrident.com/default.aspx
  5. Try ,if you have one ,a good Cadillac dealer in your area. The Allante has the same pump and parts as our cars. I know here in central Florida the Cadillac dealers see many more Allantes still on the road than do Chrysler dealers see T/C's. They also have the pull down motors and gears for our tops. Its the same motor used to pull the trunk closed on Cadillacs. Larry at T/C parts is a GREAT place for the pump and parts. http://www.tcparts.com/
  6. Welcome Tony! Someday I'll make it to the Dream Cruise. My wife grew up in Lavonia, went to Churchill High. I've added a link so you can see what your red car would look like with 18" rims. If you ever visit your brother let me know,Im in Orlando too. http://web.tampabay.rr.com/cowancom/Tims_TCs.htm http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2154576
  7. Tried calling the phone number. Not in service. Please contact me about your car. Tim Cowan 813.787.3784 I'm 1.5 hours from Jax.
  8. Hey Alan. Yea Richmond has a 6 speed fwd tranny they can make work on the 16v motor. Only $5500 plus $4000-$5000 to make parts to match and install. Sorry to hear you won't be in Reno. We'll miss ya.
  9. 3rd gear problem is NOT fixable. It requires more SPECIAL tools to reasemble this tranny than I can count. By the way, NO one I know in this country has a complete set of these tools. Including the manufacturer Getreg. They say they never made the tranny. Good luck. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/mad.gif" alt="" />
  10. Thanks. Black powder coat mesh from http://www.customcargrills.com/index.asp
  11. As far as I know there is only 1 REAL true spoke rim manufacturer left. I know of 4 people here in Florida with Dayton wire wheels on their T/C's. http://www.daytonwirewheels.com/
  12. Ok let me try this a different way. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2154576
  13. As far as Insurance, Parish-Heacock sells me $10000 coverage, 10,000 miles a year for $225.00 a year. VERY good people. http://www.parishheacock.com/content/
  14. I have 2 cars. 1990 with 3L v-6 without top on I average 28 MPG. Only mods are a 52mm Throtle body with K/N drop in filter. Turn on the air it goes down 4 MPG. Add the 107lb hard top it goes down another 2 MPG. 1989 8v with modded computer CAN get 24MPG. With my right foot it averages 18. Soon to have 2.5 free'er breathing exhaust system. All mileage is on FLAT orlando/tampa roads with mixed speeds.
  15. Make mine 225/40/18. http://web.tampabay.rr.com/cowancom/images/CarmineROJAmomorim1.JPG <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> If it doesn't work from this link - try copy and paste into your browser. Or after you click the link, refresh the page (F5) - Weird. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />
  16. Alan- some of us just like to look. Wait, I just posted. Oh well. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />
  17. Unless you have a receipt for the belt replacement, with 11,000 miles on the clock, I would guess the belt is factory original. NO rubber belt or hose will last 16-17 years. Even setting on a shelf. I would have radiator hoses,both upper and lower,and all vaccum lines and belts checked and replaced. It is cheep insurance from a side of the road "joy ride" or chasing strange problems. http://web.tampabay.rr.com/cowancom/Tims_TCs.htm
  18. If you have the timing belt changed,PLease-Please-Please change the water pump at the same time!!!! You have to take off basicaly the side of the motor and all assorted items to change the timing belt. The water pump sets between the V 0f the motor at the same place on the same side. This will save you a bunch of $$$$$.
  19. Follow the link for the Dynamat underhood liner. Works much better than stock. http://www.fwdperformance.com/Store/Product.asp?IDCatalog=36&ProductID=724
  20. I like pie. Just got a Mrs.smiths apple/cinnabon for thanksgiving desert.
  21. Wayne-- as far as the under hood liner ,I've used the Dynamat liner with good results. It does a much better job of deflecting heat witch kills our clearcoat from underneath. Enclosed is a link to the mat from FWD. http://www.fwdperformance.com/Store/Product.asp?IDCatalog=36&ProductID=724
  22. Boy those Konig Unknowns look familiar. What size do you have? Mine are 17x8. They were the set in booth at SEMA last year. They look good.
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