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    1985 Daihatsu Charmant A55

    Hello, this is my 1985 Daihatsu Charmant with 4AC engine and T50 Transmission.

    i bought this car for about $2500 (converted to US$ from local currency) a month ago. i dont know if you can find this car in the US, but where i live its a quite rare car to find. its basically an upmarket version of Toyota KE70. this car has the same underbody, drivetrain, and engine as a SR5 i think.

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    im currently working on putting a Weber DCN 40mm on the car, hopefully by this weekend it'll be installed.

    i think that's it for now, will post new stuff as it arrive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skunk
    Judging by the number of Indonesian members who own Charmants, these must be everywhere over there. I remember seeing exactly one of these in my entire life.

    Very nicely done too, like the rims and the subdued mods.
    thanks skunk. there's actually not that many charmants in Indonesia, its just the owners are active in forums and communities, most charmant posters in JNC come from the same charmant community, as do i. hehe

    original-spec charmants rust easily and its popularity is (greatly) overshadowed by the KE70 here.

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    UPDATE!
    new engine shots (new mods too)

    Weber DCN 40mm with 26mm venturi, headers (2" exhaust too), and electric fuel pump

    also, a new custom made strutbar






    im sorry the car's a bit dirty because everyday its always raining (monsoon season) right now..


    question: what is best for street application? a 4-2-1 or 4-1 header?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmh2907
    question: what is best for street application? a 4-2-1 or 4-1 header?
    4-2-1. :tu:

    They are typically known for giving better torque and low-end throttle response than a 4-1.


    Quote Originally Posted by dmh2907
    i dont know if you can find this car in the US, but where i live its a quite rare car to find.
    Pretty sure the first "official" Daihatsu we got here in the US was the Charade. :cry:


    But they do look decent when they're modified. :tu:


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    Quote Originally Posted by datsunfreak

    4-2-1. :tu:

    They are typically known for giving better torque and low-end throttle response than a 4-1.



    Pretty sure the first "official" Daihatsu we got here in the US was the Charade. :cry:


    But they do look decent when they're modified. :tu:

    alright thanks for the info on headers.

    the daihatsu charade is a good car to drive around, my dad used to own one when i was small. theres a turbo version as well, now THATS fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by datsunfreak
    Quote Originally Posted by dmh2907
    question: what is best for street application? a 4-2-1 or 4-1 header?
    4-2-1. :tu:

    They are typically known for giving better torque and low-end throttle response than a 4-1.


    Quote Originally Posted by dmh2907
    i dont know if you can find this car in the US, but where i live its a quite rare car to find.
    Pretty sure the first "official" Daihatsu we got here in the US was the Charade. :cry:


    But they do look decent when they're modified. :tu:


    nice one bro...salam dari Jogja... saya jg baru bangun Charmant.

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