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New guy from FL

Post by RAM63 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:31 pm

Hi my name is Devin im from Palm Bay FL.


This is my 1988 Dodge Ram 50 paid $750 its in pretty good shape and no major rust issues. The dark spots is the oil it sprayed everywhere
I used it as a DD to keep the miles off my T/A, but the engine finally let go so know I have an excuse to swap a 4G63. any help or opinions would be greatly appreciated
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Here's a shot of the cylinder head a chunk of the exhaust valve is missing
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Getting ready to pull the engine on my next day off
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00 Trans AM vert

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Re: New guy from FL

Post by knuckshaft » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:31 pm

Welcome! I'd buy a whole running 1g turbo eclipse to start with.
-Ryan
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1990 R32 GTS bn sports body kit/caged ls2/6spd
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Re: New guy from FL

Post by 4g63mightymax » Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:52 am

Welcome! Ryan's advice is solid. Get a rusty fwd turbo so u don't waste an awd ;)

Got pics of the T/A?
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Re: New guy from FL

Post by RAM63 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:31 pm

here's a pic of the T/A its completely stock but still fun

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142,000 miles and still running strong
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Post by knuckshaft » Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:17 pm

Nice bird, somehow both of my brothers came up with owning 4 of those. Three 4th gens and a 3rd.
-Ryan
1989 R32.4 Nissan Skyline GTS-T 4dr Ls/turbo/6spd
1990 R32 GTS bn sports body kit/caged ls2/6spd
1999 Ford F350 7.3l diesel
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Re: New guy from FL

Post by 4g63mightymax » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:40 am

Very Nice! Convertible too! 6-speed?
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Re: New guy from FL

Post by RAM63 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:21 pm

its an auto but it still chirps second gear :D
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Re: New guy from FL

Post by RAM63 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:08 pm

I took Ryan's advise and got a good running 1g here are some pics. i took the car around the block and it drives great.

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Re: New guy from FL

Post by knuckshaft » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:41 pm

Awesome! That's the way to go. You just made the process alot easier
-Ryan
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1990 R32 GTS bn sports body kit/caged ls2/6spd
1999 Ford F350 7.3l diesel
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Re: New guy from FL

Post by knuckshaft » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:41 pm

What was it tuned with? I see a gm maf
-Ryan
1989 R32.4 Nissan Skyline GTS-T 4dr Ls/turbo/6spd
1990 R32 GTS bn sports body kit/caged ls2/6spd
1999 Ford F350 7.3l diesel
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Re: New guy from FL

Post by 4g63mightymax » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:50 pm

Absolutely! Your life just got so much easier. Is it a 1990 or 1991?
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Re: New guy from FL

Post by RAM63 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:56 pm

im not sure what it was tuned with, i haven't dug too deeply in the car yet. its a 91
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Re: New guy from FL

Post by 4g63mightymax » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:59 pm

Perfect!!
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Re: New guy from FL

Post by 300D50 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:05 pm

You got the motherload of awesome, already has the GM MAF instead of the snorkel-proboscis Mitsubishi used. :P
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Re: New guy from FL

Post by knuckshaft » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:34 pm

I am wondering if it has Maft translator and if you got some awesome dsm/ecmlink
-Ryan
1989 R32.4 Nissan Skyline GTS-T 4dr Ls/turbo/6spd
1990 R32 GTS bn sports body kit/caged ls2/6spd
1999 Ford F350 7.3l diesel
1971 Dodge Demon
5 s13 240sx
2012 Chevy Equinox

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