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1985 Dodge Omni GLH ~ It's interesting(most wouldn't see it coming)

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by moparfwdsleeper, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. moparfwdsleeper

    moparfwdsleeper I'm here to lurk!

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    I'm here learning, figured i'd share my passion in this big community of car's. I'm a car guy, don't care who makes it, import or not(some of my favotires are imports ~ Supra, Silva, Civic Type R, NSX, the list could go on). I thought maybe there is a few more here like me who don't judge by what you drive but how you fit into the car culture. Remarks, positive or negative, are more then welcomed. Have an idea you'd like to maybe see on it? Ask I may just like the idea to try it...

    My Blue Demon...
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    Going Turbo... 2.5(153cid) SOHC 8V engine. Think of the 2.5 as a factory stroker. The setup for now is pretty stock, I just want it to move again. Ported Intake and Exhaust manifolds, bigger throttle body, upgraded turbo(From a Mitsu 13c to a Garrett T03), RFL BOV, Turbo X MBC, Fidanza Adj. cam sprocket, balance shafts removed(should be a 10HP gain), I will do more if I keep it(wanting to sale it). The transmission is an 3speed automatic with a reverse manual valve body(guess that takes the automatic part out of it). NAN torque converter, 2.5" exhaust(turbo back) with a Dynomax ST muffler. The car was setup for autocrossing, but I think the lil thing wants to also go straight and have a chance in winning.... PICS!
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    Leather power(driver) seats, i even added a sunroof.
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    I'll have more later on.

    Tear it apart:)
     
  2. BodyDroppedNikes

    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    i saw one at a race event a few months back. they are quick little cars.
     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    I like the car. That is one of the only 80's dodges I would drive. Did they make them in 2 door?
     
  4. moparfwdsleeper

    moparfwdsleeper I'm here to lurk!

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    The Omni GLH was a 4door only, these are referred to as L-bodies, they did make a few 2door l-body cars(Charger, Turismo, Rampage and a few others)
     
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    man if you was in alabama you could sell it fast, love the glh, and even more the glhs
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    I was at a meet today and some guy had a built turbo Caravan. He wouldnt say how much it was making or what it would run in the 1/4 but it was still pretty cool.
     
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    i has 2 GLHS great little cars , terrible factory computers , cpu would give up and die after long periods of very high speed driving i went through about 6(cpu's) before going to a stand alone system . other than that great car
     
  8. moparfwdsleeper

    moparfwdsleeper I'm here to lurk!

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    that is why mine has 89 electronics and not the 85/86:p
     
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    finding 89 electronics in 89 might have been hard since i had mine when i was in high school in 89 . good for you anyway they are great cars . to bad about the auto
     
  10. moparfwdsleeper

    moparfwdsleeper I'm here to lurk!

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    i wanted an auto(GLH's are all 5speed from the factory, still have the clutch pedal to prove it) for the strip(more consistent times).
     
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    Im cool with that . what did you use the auto form a 2.2 charger ?
     
  12. moparfwdsleeper

    moparfwdsleeper I'm here to lurk!

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    No I stay away from the L-body drivetrains if possible. The engine is from a '90 Shadow and the transmission is from an '87 model. Electronics came from a '89 Caravan(turbo of course).

    Random pics... Still have some work to do and more $$ to spend
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    I have owned a 2.5 swaped horizon and currently own a 2.5 spirit. I love a fwd car that creates no torque steer.
     
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    moparfwdsleeper I'm here to lurk!

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    I wouldnt mind having a murdered out Spirit. Nice trunk space so when I go back to Florida next year not so enclosed lol.
     
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    There is nothing wrong with L-body drivetrains.... (I own a carbed rampage).

    I really do want an omni...but alas...no money.

    Kinda wanna build an integra too....and then some older cars...

    omg I need to win the lottery
     
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    Cool. I think you need a minivan body conversion. :D
     
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    moparfwdsleeper I'm here to lurk!

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    :)No missed shifts, consistent times, no worry of shifter cable bushings, there are a few more perks... This wasn't built for street or straight line racing, but autocrossing. Im trying to sale it, just have to get it going again(this time with a built transmission and a turbo engine). Once it's gone i'm looking into one of these:

    93 honda project - It's murdered out!!!
    1995 honda CIVIC -all stock and well maintained High mileage, but clean
    1992 Acura Integra

    Or skip all FWD cars and get another RWD(nothing to hot rod...)
    1981 chevy malibu
     
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    Carroll Shelby is the man. Used to have a Lebaron Turbo 1 convertible. Try Allpar.com. Go rabbit eater.
     
  20. moparfwdsleeper

    moparfwdsleeper I'm here to lurk!

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    I have one of his cars too, '87 Shelby CSX #674 of 750 made:), Its on the restore list:D

    AllPar.com isnt what it should be. That is why I stick with...

    www.turbododge.com - forum for TDs
    www.turbomopar.com - information site, new ownership also
    www.thedodgegarage.com - another information site

    there are more, just dont want to fo down the list lol
     
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