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Old 06-06-2006, 07:32 PM
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Would like some in put on were to get manual wire diagrams. things like that also advice on what is a good way to with motor,tran ,and suspension. Would like to drive it around still But would like to be able to go to the strip. Any help would grateful try to get a plan laid-out.

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Auto zone has manuals online..and you can get a Haynes or Chilton from the local parts store or bookstore..

Just do the general repair fixup kid of stuff and go from there..Sure go to the strip for a test or 2 to see how well things are working for you..

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That should help, they have forums on there too. The fifth-avenue is apparently a pretty popular car. Thats also one of the biggest tech places I know of for mopars.

I'm pretty sure your car would have a 318. Its probably smogged out, and the 318 is more of a cruising motor in my opinion. I wouldn't want to start putting alot of money into one. And a 360 might swap into your car. I'm pretty sure. At the worst you could have some linkage issues. Your car has a TF-904 (I think) and it might not live too long behind a 360 if you treated it rough all the time. When new, you could order a police-spec car, with a 360 and a TF-727. So a 727 would probably swap into your car without much trouble. But the 904 should be able to cruise along and not have many problems, and still be able to go to the strip. The 360 and the 318 are pretty much the same block, so you could swap in the 360 in the place of the 318 and not have too much trouble. I would look around in a junkyard or someplace else where there is alot of the older Ram style trucks from the 70's and 80's. Some of them had 318's, but ask around and you could probably find a decent 360. From the factory, these trucks had somewhere around 220-250 HP in some cases. You could also look into Dart's, Dusters, etc. I don't know what you could do about a rear-end for your car. I don't really know all that much about the Latter Mopar stuff. I'm thinking that a A-body rear-end would swap in (Volare, Aspen, Etc.) so you could actually get a pretty good gear ratio going, since these cars were built in the smog era, the rear end probably has a pretty weak ratio. This should really help the car as far as acceleration goes, don't know about the gas mileage though.

With a little bit of work, you could have a 300hp-350ft.lbs of torque 360 in a nice 4-door sleeper that you could always dig up Police-Car parts for to make it handle and stop alot better. But I would figure on pretty much going through the drive-train though. 360/727/And whatever kind of earlier rear-end you can dig up. I wouldn't trust some of that 80's stuff.


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Also check out your local library for manuals.

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Good to see another Mopar fan!

Although I have the manual in print, I'm missing the supplemental "Body/Electrical" manual so I use this online version. The site is dedicated to Imperials so they refer to it as the 1983 Imperial Service Manual, but it actually covers all the RWD Chrysler cars offered in '83. Most of it will be just fine to use for your '84 as the F/J/M bodies were pretty much unchanged until they were killed off in '89.

Its pretty simple to use. Just use the pull-down menu to go to the section that you need to go to and then browse the pages.


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