Your post is a testament on how rewarding these cars can be by having an awesome tech like Dan and making your Viper ownership a whole lot more enjoyable. Good luck with your next Viper ownership!
Anyone near Cedar Park, Austin Tx, area that is an experienced Viper mechanic.
I have a really nice Viper owner that needs help with his Viper regarding the radio and accessory power. It seems to keep cutting on/off and he's driving on a loooong trip tomorrow.
Any help asap would be...
Not sure what type of composite but it needs to be heated quite a bit to soften it up to bend. Make sure you don't put any pressure on either end of the side rails... they will break.
You are very welcome and I wish you the best of luck!
I've done several of them- depending on the year you may (or may not) have to extend the factory crankshaft position sensor wire. You can extend your factory harness, just not the sensor wire.
Should be straight forward.
Unfortunately, you cannot reinforce the older tops- it will bend at another area that has not been supported. I was already doing this 20+ years ago. You can however, straighten the warped top. We used to use a jig to perform this procedure by heating the warped top and...
Unfortunately, this is inherent of the Soft Tops back in 1994. The composite was too soft and the rails and other related components would bend or bow. They were NOT designed to stay on the car and must be removed and folded immediately after use.
They are no longer available. But here's what you can do; Just use any standard name brand relay. You only need a 4 prong, NOT a 5 prong. The center prong is unused.
Just trim pin #86 with a wire stripper to match the small prong on the old relay. You're Done! It's that simple...
I already see part of your problem and it's not where you are looking. If you have some free time to call me today I'll walk you though it.
No strings attached of course!
Doug Levin / 954-9DLM (9356).
8-71 is where the fun would begin. You would also need ample hood clearance (probably a large hole in the hood), custom intake, fuel/ignition system and a billet crank to run the cog drive. A lot of custom work but it could be achieved at a price.
Best of Luck!
I can't really offer you a specific retail price for a GEN I Viper - Perhaps for a low mile Gen I around $25K - $32K. Too many are for sale with 'asking prices' so it's hard to say what they are actually being sold for.
Mileage does affect the GTS prices although the prices for GEN II Vipers...
As much as you consider to be a fair 'trade-in' price for your car I think you're going to be very disappointed. My best guess for a trade-in offer from a dealer for your car will probably be around $18k - $23k (I'm not implying that's all your car is worth but on a trade you may take a big...
If you don't have an evacuation pump then you should leave it up to a trained AC technician. After verifying and repairing the leak you should replace the drier, evacuate the system and then recharge.
Just letting the freon drain w/o evacuating the system is a waste of efforts -- it allows...