Question about 1980 Chrysler Cordoba

1 Answer

Installing a chrome engine dress up kit 79 chrysler cordoba

I want to install a chrome engine dress up kit for a 79 chrysler cordoba 318 2bbl v8 from jc whitney the kit comes with valve covers and a round chrome air cleaner for the carb..heres the problem my car has a lean burn system and the factory air cleaner has some sort of open hole for the air intake and the factory valve covers, one side has a hole for the pcv valve and the other valve cover for a oil breather valve but then it also has some sort of cover that connects the valve cover to the air cleaner?can this engine dress up kit work for my car? and also is that electric box thats hooked up to the air cleaner that has the words electronic spark system able to be moved out of the way for installation of the after market air cleaner Additional Details - the car is also a everyday driver with alot of mods 1979 chrysler cordoba-Louis vuitton accented corinthean interior,custom paint,20 inch rims ,flowmasters ,131 db sound system and custom front end/grill and body work.Hid light system just wanted to have a engine that matched

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,010 Answers

I have done this with my '79, so yes it will work. Although my car is a 360 four barrel, the external engine size is identical. The black box on the stock air cleaner is the "Electronic Spark Advance" computer. It replaced the more well known "Lean Burn" as the ignition/fuel management system. Since you will be disconnecting and discarding the ESA due to the air cleaner change, another ignition system must be installed to replace it - if someone has not already done so. I used a Mopar Performance electronic ignition system-still available for about 200.00. This will not hurt anything. The chrome valve covers fit right on. However on my car, the vacuum amplifier bracket was attached to the right side value cover which I cut off the stock cover and screwed into the chrome cover. I sealed the screw holes with gasket sealer. I do not know exactly what you are referring to regarding the cover connecting the value cleaner to the crankcase breather. There is a hose from the breather which connects to a fitting on the air cleaner. This hose allows the crankcase to vent into the carburetor during wide open throttle conditions when the engine vacuum-operated PCV cannot function. I do like the chrome effect even if it does require more care and maintenance. Good luck!

Posted on May 15, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hard Starting In Morning

check that the auto choke is properly adjusted as it indicates that the engine needs a rich mixture to start when cold.

Jul 28, 2014 | 1980 Chrysler Cordoba

1 Answer


79 chrysler codoba ? don't think its a fuel problem ! I can't believe a cordoba ????????/ really ? I knew someone who had one, white w/ blue interior ! WOW ! after all these years, I need to wrap my head around this . give me a minute ! this bucking violently sounds so familiar ! I'm thinking electrical, BAD COIL, when it overheats, it comes & goes ! spark plug wires need replaced also ! what type of distributor ? replace cap / rotor ! whats in distributor , points ? electronic ? ignition module ? I'm so intune with todays cars, can't remember ! TIMING may also be an issue ! have you checked all the VACUUM HOSES ? EGR valve ? TODAYS FUEL is bad for this vehicle ! need I say more !

Mar 23, 2013 | 1979 Chrysler Cordoba

1 Answer

Transmission slipping

Try Lucas no slip up to three bottles.remove difference.

Jul 04, 2017 | 1979 Chrysler Cordoba

1 Answer

Have a seat cordoba. My problem is my remote fob key is not working i`ve changed the battery and the light comes on but the doors still don`t open

yeah my door lock wont open, i have to get in through the boot, i went to the seat dealership after a mechanic looked at it and said it was a barrel problem, made a few calls and its a manufacture part so 86 euro for the part and a 5 day wait and then whatever the mechanic charges to install. apparently its a problem on all Cordoba and a few VW since they make the engine and main parts. if i could get one in a scrap yard and use 2 keys i would this time of year n all, i just need some sort of lock asap. does this sound the same as your problem?

Dec 10, 2010 | 1983 Chrysler Cordoba

1 Answer

Need firing order for a 1980 Chrysler Cordoba

It is 1-5-3-6-2-4. #1 is at the front of the engine and the distributor turns clockwise. On the distributor #1 is at 5:o'clock looking from the passenger side, or the first hole past the clip at 5 o'clock. Hope this helps.

Apr 24, 2010 | 1980 Chrysler Cordoba

1 Answer

1980 chrysler cordoba, windshield wipers dont work

the wiper motor should be under the dashbord

Mar 13, 2010 | 1980 Chrysler Cordoba

2 Answers

1977 chrysler Cordoba won't start

this has a electronic spark module box attached to the air cleaner.basically a computer for there was computers.replace this unit if you can find one .

Apr 25, 2009 | Chrysler Cordoba Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

#1 wire location on distributor cap 1979 chrysler 318

looked at close-up photo of engine posted on web. Or take out plug to # 1 cylinder, put finger over hole, turn over engine utill you feel compression, then stick pencil in hole and keep turning engine untill pencil reaches highest point. that should be TDC. look to see where rotor is- thats #1.

Nov 29, 2008 | 1980 Chrysler Cordoba

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

476 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chrysler Experts


Level 3 Expert

77499 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers


Level 3 Expert

814 Answers

Are you a Chrysler Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides