These options were dropped after 1984. Too much heat for normal driving. These were the last production vehicles produced by Chrysler to bear the Shelby name. The heads were designed by Lotus. Blaine Jansen, Angelo Taylor, Dempsey Bowling, Doug Mill, Garry W.
Changes Just a year after the company came out with its first turbocharged engine, it gave the computer control over the turbocharger, dropping the mechanical control. We're looking at a 1991 Dodge Daytona Shelby in Red Paint. These are very low cost. I assigned the job of meeting that objective to Scott Harvey, a Chrysler Engineering suspension engineer who had earned a good reputation in rallying in the Michigan area. To make the engine, Chrysler dropped the compression ratio to 8. I love the Daytona Blue paint, which is a nice change of pace from the typical reds and whites we typically see Daytonas sprayed in.
We should have gone with that Eaton Rootes-type supercharger. Oh, yeah, it was a LeBaron convertible. It had two stalks tipped with rubber squeeze bulbs protruding from under the driver's seat on the right side; one controlled back and the other thigh support. It was a based on the , which was derived from the. For many years until I retired in 1987 I was able to submit a proposal for my annual hobby activity and more often than not, I was provided the vehicle and budget to continue.
Production of the Daytona ended in February 1993 without an immediate replacement. I traded that lemon in on a new Civic. Damn nice car…when it ran. To the public, the cars first appeared as the G-24 Super Sports Car in 1982-83. For the 1990 model year, Chrysler added balance shafts to its turbo engines; they had previously only been used on the 2. The Daytona was replaced by the 1995 , which was built by.
This package would foreshadow the Daytona Shelby of 1987 and beyond. The colors offered were red, white and black. The Laser was a virtual clone of the Dodge Daytona, but came only in the upscale trim version. The valve springs were single, chrome-vanadiam steel units. Turbo models used equal-length half-shafts to avoid torque steer, and had a number of other suspension enhancements.
The interior is extremely nice the seats are perfect and so it the door panels and carpet the headliner was replaced so it is new and it has no cracks in the dash at all. The only bad body pieces are the rockers, which are gone. Part of the rationale for selling the Laser and Daytona, incidentally, was bringing in showroom traffic for the cheaper Turismo 2. Dodge Daytona and Chrysler Laser by Keith Knuth with additions by the Allpar staff Dodge Daytona engineering and development The Dodge Daytona , along with the similar Chrysler Laser. Wish we could hear this cars story. Intake valves had a 1. I had an 88 Shelby in red.
It also produced more turbulence for faster, smoother combustion, and the balance shafts helped smooth the idle. Engine changes were also made, including a new 2. Electronic suspension controls let you select three distinct ride levels. I traded in my lemon 1988 Dodge for a new 1990 Civic, I asked about air, they wanted almost a grand for it, adjusted for inflation, that is like 2K for air. They wanted the flat top with the ribs, we wanted a nice round area that was more favorable to air flow.
In addition, the air cleaner was changed from round to oval in shape. Think about what goes into building an engine for production: the emissions, calibration, hardware durability, electronics, supplier work. Once up to speed, she is silky smooth on the road. The oil pump was mounted internally. Exhaust system backpressure study Tach comparisons- which is correct? Good memories in the building.
The rods are forged Casar units and use a unique rod bearing size. Dick was the overseer of the LeBaron coupes which paced the 1987 Indy 500. Fuel pump doesn't come on. And up till then, their only contact with us was regarding their turbos and nothing to do with future designs. After 1986, the Daytona was exported to Canada as the Chrysler Daytona, officially ending Canadian Daytona sales under the marque.