The other stock computers that can work is the one from the 1989 D150. He
will have to make sure the truck is optioned the same way. I don't have this
confirmed, but things like cruise control and power windows all called for a
different flash from the factory. I have a Shelby Dakota (for sale) and at one
time I was going to add power windows. The service tech at a local dealership
told me I couldn't use the factory parts for the above reason. The Shelby
computer also modified the lockup in the stall converter and the shift points
for the transmission. The electric fan control is the major difference that has
to be overcome. The other stuff will just change how the truck performs. Which
is not that great anyway by today's standards.
You mention an "MP" computer...is that Mopar Performance? I am not aware
of one. Do you have the part number?
1989 Shelby Dakota #883 Red
1969 Superbee 440/4-spd
1992 IROC Daytona V6/5-spd
1988 Lancer Shelby TII/5-spd
> Does anyone have a replacement source for the 1989 Shelby Dakota computer? One
> of my customers is in need of a replacement (either stock or MP version) and
> he's not sure where to locate one.
> As a last ditch alternative I've heard that a regular stock computer from the
> era will work but you have to manually wire up the front electric radiator
> fans. Which stock computer would be used for that?
> David Salamone
> Positive Impressions
> PO Box 441761
> Jacksonville, FL 32222