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12/11/2004
09:29:44

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http://www.allpar.com/old/club03.html

Really???

from the experts

check some of these out with over 400,000 miles

just to piss you off Really???

Larry
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12/12/2004
11:17:55

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I noticed quite a few 93 3.9's on that list with well over 200-300,000 miles. Pretty encouraging for a guy with a 93 that has 169,000 on it. Heck I'm not even half way there yet!



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12/14/2004
00:20:40

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I'lll be adding my 91 once I get the milage written down. 200000+ miles



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12/15/2004
21:04:41

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Mine has 196000 right now.



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12/15/2004
22:16:09

'90 Dakota CC LE 2WD 3.9 Auto
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with 137,800 miles. Damn fine little truck. She's a keeper.



Bill Benson
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12/15/2004
22:37:19

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91' 184,600 miles, replaced radiator and hoses, still have the origional water pump, timing chain, so far truck going strong.



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12/15/2004
22:44:21

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After reading some of those posts, I feel kinda guilty getting rid of my last dak at 200,000 miles. One thing about it, there will never be cheaper vehicle to operate than the one you own, paid for and perform your own maintenace. I have figured it ou on a couple of vehicles, that I have owned in the past, the per mile cost of the that was paid and me doing my own maintence was one third the cost of operating a new vehicle including paying for a loan, insurance and having someone else doing the maintenance. Having a shop performing you maintenace and repairs brought the cost up to about 60 percent of a new vehicle.

92 and 97 Daks both with many mods.

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12/15/2004
23:12:22

Hey Wadak...
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Gonna be out in yer neck of the woods tomorrow... more towards Covington (256th) around 1430 hrs. Honk if you see a gold '90 with matching canopy purrin' on by ya.

http://vrcc.photostash.com/vrcc_11930/LeftRearSide.JPG



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12/17/2004
15:20:16

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Ratdog,
Nice looking truck, what year of Dak and how many miles.



92 and 97 Daks both with many mods.

Ratdog
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12/17/2004
19:56:42

Wadak, it's a '90 LE
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with 137,900 miles. Got a couple of little "issues" to sort through before she's ready for upgrades... but they're not big ones.

Did some digging this afternoon and found that the reason my map lights (rearview mirror) are working is inside the connector for the harness that leads up into the headliner. I tried taking the connector apart... but I was runnin' out of daylight and it didn't appear to want to come apart any further. The switch is good, and the new bulbs work. Just a bad wire inside the connector.

Then... I've got to figure out what's going on with the power mirrors. Probably a stripped (plastic gear), or a loose connection. Haven't started digging there yet.

But... first, I've got to inspect the rear brakes, repack the rear wheels' bearings, replace the seals, flush/bleed the brakes with new fluid.

Then... I've got to replace the hoses/thermostat, flush the cooling system (don't know when it all was done last, and want a baseline to fall back on).

Once that's done... I can start to consider some "upgrades". Oh yeah... I also found a canopy dealer today, who just happened to have the right "key" in stock !! And... they gave it to me !! Who'd've thunk? Anywho... got the mechanism all lubed up and now the canopy lock works like a charm too.

I'm not gripin' about the 16.5 mpg either (3.9/auto)



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12/17/2004
20:07:19

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ratdog, It looks like hemichick might be able to help you out:

Subject: Mopar Performance 3.9 V6 parts
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Just a message of interest to anyone wanting to modify the earlier 87-91 model (pre magnum)3.9 engines.
I have for sale on e-bay (auction # 2451686962)a complete hop up kit made up of Mopar performance parts,most of which are no longer available.
It includes
#4452114-aluminum 4 barrel intake
#4452810-Cam and lifters 430/450 lift 260/268 dur.
#5249464-springs to match cam
#4452042-Chrome valve covers
#4529262-Chrome oil pan
#4529479-Headers for 2 wheel drive Dakota
I also have misc.gaskets and small parts.

Please feel free to bid or if my stuff dont make reserve please feel free to inquire about individual parts.
I also have a couple of custom ground solid cams and some odd-ball race parts for the 3.9
I had listed this previously with a higher reserve and buy it now price but I need to sell some items to offset my Holiday expenses
I also have a set of .005 oversize pistons for a 3.9 that I will sell for $100

Thanks,Hemichuck



92 and 97 Daks both with many mods.

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12/18/2004
03:33:53

I didn't pay much attention as it
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was January of '04 when it was posted. Hmmm...



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12/18/2004
19:20:49

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Gotta admit, I didn't check the date on here posts, sorry.

92 and 97 Daks both with many mods.

Ron
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12/19/2004
18:22:30

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Hi,
I have an 1987 Dakota Longbed that I just had the engine rebuilt(paperwork available). It has about 156K on it, and although it has a new engine, I want to get into a vehicle that my 5 grandkids can fit into.
Could anyone give me an idea of what it may be worth to someone in a Dakota Club or something.
It is 2 tone Gold in color and the body is Excellent.
I prefer knowing that someone will keep and enjoy this vehicle as I have rather than turn in into a dealer who would probably send it to be "parted out"
This is a sincere request, so I thank you all for reading, and wish you all a Merry Christmas.
Ron Sacramento California



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