Originally Posted by fantastic88
I see you have a 155hp Diplomat. When did you get it? I've been looking for a fast winter beater and think the 89' Lanser with the 174hp turbo four would fit the bill. I didn't know so many Chryslers had turbos in the 80'*. Where they actually quick? I saw a butt load of turbo New Yorkers at the junkyard.
Yup, the motor was a transplant from a 1985 Chrysler 5th Avenue when I blew the original 360 up back in 2000 after an encounter with speeds near 150 mph. Just a little too much for that engine to withstand those revs for over 1 minute straight -pulled into town and heard bubbling. Next the engine started missing and sputtering. Was a sad day. At least she went out in a battle for glory against a 350'fied 1982 Camaro.
Trading the my Park Avenue to dad for the Diplomat and the Stanza (not to mention I had borrowed $1G from dad to fix the Park Ave, so it was already partially his).
I've had two turbo Lancers (still own the 1987 Lancer with the 2.2L TI auto and only 57k original miles). Nice little cars if you ignore their never-ending problems.
If you think you are going to find a TII H-body mopars -1989 specifically, you have quite a task on your hands. They only made something like 101 1989 Dodge Lancer Shelby'* (available in white (most), red (some), and black (only like
I do know of a 1989 Lebaron GTS (the only year that GTS was actually a real gem). It has the ground effects, rear ducktail spoiler on the hatch, the A-555 trans, and VIN A engine -yes it'* a true TII car. But it'* rusted to heck, and has like 130k on it (which is high mileage on these cars). It'* in the fenced area of a little dealers lot up by Big Lake on HWY 10. Been a year since I saw it there, but it'* been there since at least 1999 when I first saw it there. It needed at least a radiator (very common of the TII intercooler radiator setups).