1985 Dodge Daytona Turbo
A video of my Daytona, there hard to find now. I had one for my first car
back in 1995 and always thought they were neat cars. 2.2L turbo, 146 hp and around 170 torque was not bad
back in 1985. I recently sold this car to a young kid I'm hoping he don't
Kennys JunkYard Search
Kenny hears about an old junkyard that is crushing all of its cars. By the
time he finds the place over a 1000 have been crushed. Kenny and his
friends were able to save a few parts.
MARS 5HP DIESEL ENGINE - 1st Start Up in 50 Years!
Watch as an early 1940's MARS Diesel engine is fired up after 50 years.
Originally acquired from a cane farmer in Nambour, Queensland, Australia in
the 1970's, this engine sat in careful custody with another three owners
before finally retiring with me.
MARS engines were made by the MARS Machine Tool Manufacturing Company in
Brisbane, Australia and were preceded by the horizontal and vertical Rapson
and Dutton engine, made by the same company under the Rapson and Dutton
MARS engines are not Lister clones. Mars engines are bigger, heavier and
more robust than Lister engines. When you listen to a Lister and then to a
MARS you will agree. This engine has a 3 " diameter crankshaft and not one
component is interchangeable with a Lister.
MARS engines were commonly used in industrial situations such as factories
to power line shafts which powered a number of machines, a task Lister
engines had some trouble with apparently with their crankshafts twisting
under the load on start up, and why this company made the Mars Diesel.
5 HP MARS engines were painted Maroon colour as standard from the factory
although there are variations of colour in existence. 8 HP engines were a
This engine has not run since the original owner sold it in the early
1970's. Apparently it had not run for some years before that. The second
owner sadly passed away before restoring it and it sat in a shed untouched
with the third owner.
Close friend and temporary fourth owner, Simon Devere, assisted actively in
the mechanical restoration when I purchased it and assisted in the first
start after its mechanical restoration. This man is a genius when it comes
to diesel engines and he has the nickname "The Lister Whisperer" for good
reason. Thanks "Slippery".
This engine appears to have not done much work judging by its internals.
Work to the engine includes new rings, liner/cylinder hone (the original
factory liner had indiscernible wear in it), new valve guides made to
original specs, new valves to original specs (original was bent and caused
damage to the guide) , new big end Babbit bearing, new conrod bush, very
light head machine to ensure true flatness, new internal oil pipes, new
head gasket, new oil gaskets, new high pressure line, new welch plugs in
the head and new oil pickup.
There are still remnants of the original factory maroon paint on it that
have survived the years of weathering out in the cane fields.
Cosmetic restoration is planned shortly to bring it back to its original
livery. It will be mated with a steel transporter to emphasise its
industrial heritage and will be rallied with pride.
Video of the finished engine on transporter will be posted when it is done.
Enjoy and please share if you like.
This is the only video of a Mars engine running to this date anywhere. Hope
to see more.
1986 daytona turbo z FOR SALE
clean straight body. 1989 2.5 roller cam garret turbo, 2 1/2 Exhaust from down pipe back thru aftermarket cat
and muffler. has 5th injector, bov, t2 ecm, upgraded fuel pump,
adjustable fuel pressure regulator air /fuel ratio gauge installed on
dash. interior in good shape except for driver seat is worn. windows
need plastic track tape replaced. factory 5 speed a520 new struts,
rebuilt starter, alternator, new master cylinder. car has been sitting,
but will start, run, and can be driven. copy and paste the
following to view ad.
1988 dodge daytona shelby z turbo resto project
88 dodge daytona shelby z. 2.2l intercooled turbo, 5 speed, turbonetics series 60 turbo, larger mopar injectors, 250 fuel pump, cam,
bored to a 2.3l. ported and polished head, forged pistons, balanced crank,
stage 2 clutch.Dynod
it years back balls out at full Boost 18 lbs and running 110 and put out 345
hp to the tires . got it turned down now for daily driving