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BUILD 1989 Dodge Daytona ES TBI to Turbo Conversion


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Holy crap :LOL: That trans gave everything it had. RIP

Cant wait to see how things go w/ the replacement
 
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Gotta say the first box I took apart I almost puked from the smell of it burning 3-4 up. I bet that is pretty similar. Love the welded clutches, mine just turned into warped blu d steel.
Surprisingly it didn't smell as bad as some of the other stuff I've pulled apart, that's probably because I accidentally "flushed" the trans fluid when I pulled the axle the first time I had the motor out.
 

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Progress is slow, been doing family things and what not. But looking to start shooting some footage and trans work this weekend.

Did some cleaning of the parts in the sonic cleaner.
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This is always the fun part, getting the 300 layers of grime off. Pressure washer seemed to be a big help on the outside stuff.
 
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Replacing the leaking seals on the steering rack.
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New seal with a snap ring, the rack didn't even have a snap ring on it before. This apparently was a Moog rebuild too.

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Rack together, lines painted, boots and what not on. Just need to crimp the boot clamps, don't have a tool for that. So a HF run tomorrow is needed.
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I feel like I should clean up the case a little more before I start shoving stuff back in it. I used two whole cans of oven cleaner and it's still not pretty. :ROFLMAO:
Shops around here want $100 to clean it too. I'll do a little more hand cleaning then show some progress pics. All of the internals are minty clean after the sonic cleaner. So now I just need to tear down the 31TH and combine the two. Hopefully will be making a video comparing the differences between the A413 and the 31TH.
 
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Can't wait to show you guys the findings of my 31TH vs A413. Going to show and tell what all parts from the Neon trans work in the older one. Plenty of differences and many I didn't suspect.
 
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Was trying to get clutches to fit in my direct drum and nothing would fit. With all the factory stuff in it came out to .0005" (You read that right) of clearance. Well turns out my bonneville spring was broke. -__-
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Took one out of another transmission and wam bam, now I have .009" of clearance with a .060" snap ring, so need to get a thinner snap and I'm good to go

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I swear I'm still working on this guys. Just taking me forever because I've never done a transmission before. Plus don't really have the greatest of tools for transmission stuff.

Tapped the case for the accumulator in case I want to delete the accumulator in the future. 1/8" NPT plugs. So if I want to make the shift even firmer I can remove the middle accumulator and put these plugs in.
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Locking down the transfer gears is fun. They require 200lb*ft of torque and these use a swappable spacer under them to adjust preload. So lots of torquing and removing, which is kind of difficult considering I have literally nothing to strap this transmission too lol. My work bench has wheels on it, so it's not stable enough to hold it. All my other tables are light weight metal.
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Tried using a pair of cut proof gloves to jam the gears together for torquing. Nope.
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I'll probably be building a tool like this:
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I already built one for the 2.2/2.5 that can be flipped over and used for a 2.0/2.4 Chrysler engines.
 
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So I'm literally just waiting on parts at this point. I ordered two rear bands from two different vendors, cause I had a feeling something would happen to one of them.

Well, I ordered both of them 13 days ago and so far nothing.
 
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Alright. Back to building! Parts here and now I'm getting stuff together.

The one way sprag uses these tiny little springs and bearings that need to be help in while you flip it upside into the transmission. A friend suggested using a roll of tape... I'll be damned.

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So going to be getting stuff going. I'll give y'all updates when there is cool milestones.
 

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Alright. Back to building! Parts here and now I'm getting stuff together.

The one way sprag uses these tiny little springs and bearings that need to be help in while you flip it upside into the transmission. A friend suggested using a roll of tape... I'll be damned.

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So going to be getting stuff going. I'll give y'all updates when there is cool milestones.
You'd like my trans rebuild thread... We had all sorts of jollies using shit around the shop to compress shit
 

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Meant to watch these the other night. That was actually pretty interesting to me. But I have always been a fan of those "spot the difference" challenges :LOL: It is actually kinda amazing how little differences there are, being 10 years apart. But the improvements that have been made seem quite significant.

And the follow up vid :LOL: I agree! Send that bitch!
 

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