sohc build!

This is the place to ask questions about your engine components like cams, valves, pistons? just anything that is generally "engine" specific.
User avatar
neonfighter86
1GN Registrant
Posts: 123
Joined: Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:09 pm
Location: belvidere il

sohc build!

Post by neonfighter86 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:31 pm

Ok so im guna be building my sohc here pretty soon, so i need some advise. beside dohc pistons, dohc intake, better cam, port and polish, headers and pipe, crank pully, canceling out the ac,dohc computer. Im i missing any thing else? it will be my first bulid with soon freinds so any advise would be awsome thanks
and the motor being built is a 95 sohc
If everything seems to be in control, you're not going fast enough.

chipdogg
1GN Registrant
Posts: 2180
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:30 pm
Location: Muscoda, wi

Post by chipdogg » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:09 am

Main reason you aren't just dropping in a 2.4 is???

For same price and less work, you can have a quicker car that's 10x more fun to drive. Bolt-on 2.4's will do same as a semi-built SOHC, and then plenty of potential after that. Mine pulls from 3000-8000. No need to downshift ever.
'97 black ACR coupe- #3 - Scrappy
'96 black coupe- #4
'97 magenta coupe- #10 - 13.379 @ 101.07 mph
'04 SXT mtx - #45 - GF's DD
'96 ACR
'95 Astro Van
'11 Chevy Express
'02 atx - #48
'98 Intense Blue R/T - #49
'04 SRT-4 - #50
'99 Intense Blue R/T - #51

52 and counting, when will it stop?

User avatar
1genRTturbo
1GN Registrant
Posts: 468
Joined: Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:20 pm
Location: Tooele, ut

Post by 1genRTturbo » Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:34 pm

:withstupid: agreed, my 2.slow dohc even with cams isnt as fast as my 2.4 with no turbo and srt cams and pistons. much much much more fun, and easier.
It's not the fall that hurts, it's the sudden stop at the bottom!

User avatar
neonfighter86
1GN Registrant
Posts: 123
Joined: Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:09 pm
Location: belvidere il

Post by neonfighter86 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:49 pm

Yeah I know guys but the only reaso n I havent done the2.4 is that I have a95 sohc and I swear im havin g the hardest time finding a dohc harness for my 95 to be honest thats the main reason, maybe not the best but im.honest unless u know were I can get a desent one some were thanks.
If everything seems to be in control, you're not going fast enough.

chipdogg
1GN Registrant
Posts: 2180
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:30 pm
Location: Muscoda, wi

Post by chipdogg » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:50 am

You don't need a DOHC harness. My magenta was a SOHC, still has SOHC harness in it.

Only differences are:

Coolant sensor plug is in a different spot, you'll have to extend the wires about 14-16" or so. Only 3 wires, not too hard.

TPS and IAC may have different plugs. Can't use the SOHC sensors because they point "up" and will hit the #4 intake runner.

That's all that is different.
'97 black ACR coupe- #3 - Scrappy
'96 black coupe- #4
'97 magenta coupe- #10 - 13.379 @ 101.07 mph
'04 SXT mtx - #45 - GF's DD
'96 ACR
'95 Astro Van
'11 Chevy Express
'02 atx - #48
'98 Intense Blue R/T - #49
'04 SRT-4 - #50
'99 Intense Blue R/T - #51

52 and counting, when will it stop?

User avatar
neonfighter86
1GN Registrant
Posts: 123
Joined: Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:09 pm
Location: belvidere il

Post by neonfighter86 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:29 am

Ok so all im guna need is the 95 dohc pcm. Nice well looks like u guys changed my mined thanks
If everything seems to be in control, you're not going fast enough.

chipdogg
1GN Registrant
Posts: 2180
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:30 pm
Location: Muscoda, wi

Post by chipdogg » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:24 am

A ride in a 2.4 car would have changed your mind faster.
'97 black ACR coupe- #3 - Scrappy
'96 black coupe- #4
'97 magenta coupe- #10 - 13.379 @ 101.07 mph
'04 SXT mtx - #45 - GF's DD
'96 ACR
'95 Astro Van
'11 Chevy Express
'02 atx - #48
'98 Intense Blue R/T - #49
'04 SRT-4 - #50
'99 Intense Blue R/T - #51

52 and counting, when will it stop?

User avatar
neonfighter86
1GN Registrant
Posts: 123
Joined: Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:09 pm
Location: belvidere il

Post by neonfighter86 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:50 am

Lol thanks man
If everything seems to be in control, you're not going fast enough.

User avatar
1genRTturbo
1GN Registrant
Posts: 468
Joined: Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:20 pm
Location: Tooele, ut

Post by 1genRTturbo » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:36 pm

chipdogg wrote:A ride in a 2.4 car would have changed your mind faster.
and the man should know. its why i chose mine.
It's not the fall that hurts, it's the sudden stop at the bottom!

chipdogg
1GN Registrant
Posts: 2180
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:30 pm
Location: Muscoda, wi

Post by chipdogg » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:57 pm

1genRTturbo wrote:
chipdogg wrote:A ride in a 2.4 car would have changed your mind faster.
and the man should know. its why i chose mine.
A ride in a cammed one is even funner. I thought the 18's were fun till I got the s4's semi-tuned. Holy balls.

Of course I went from crane 18's, stock clutch, diff, and intake manifold to stage 4's, box intake, 60mm throttle body, and quaiffe in a weekend. Knocked almost a full second off my 1/4 mile time with the slicks.
'97 black ACR coupe- #3 - Scrappy
'96 black coupe- #4
'97 magenta coupe- #10 - 13.379 @ 101.07 mph
'04 SXT mtx - #45 - GF's DD
'96 ACR
'95 Astro Van
'11 Chevy Express
'02 atx - #48
'98 Intense Blue R/T - #49
'04 SRT-4 - #50
'99 Intense Blue R/T - #51

52 and counting, when will it stop?

User avatar
neonfighter86
1GN Registrant
Posts: 123
Joined: Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:09 pm
Location: belvidere il

Post by neonfighter86 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:43 pm

@chippdog (nice!!!)
If everything seems to be in control, you're not going fast enough.

User avatar
PensacolaRebel
1GN Registrant
Posts: 70
Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:43 pm
Location: Pensacola, Florida

Post by PensacolaRebel » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:46 pm

After reading this, my desire for a 2.4 only grows.
'96 SOHC ATX sedan
'97 SOHC MTX coupe
Image

User avatar
neonfighter86
1GN Registrant
Posts: 123
Joined: Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:09 pm
Location: belvidere il

Post by neonfighter86 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:11 pm

They did the samething to me dude.lol
If everything seems to be in control, you're not going fast enough.

User avatar
BaLLisTiK
1GN Registrant
Posts: 661
Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:31 pm
Location: New Port Richey, FL

Post by BaLLisTiK » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:30 pm

If you're gonna do a SOHC....

Go 14.5:1 Nitrous build.

If not, DOHC whether it's 2.4 or 2.0
boostless_98 wrote:I want to hear wat everyone has to say on the idea of right hand drive neon conversion. I know it can be gotten from australia.
Ianguilly wrote:Just drive from the passenger side.

96sled
1GN n00b
Posts: 14
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:58 pm
Location: circleville ohio

Post by 96sled » Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:52 pm

Or jus do a head swap for now :) sounds about as complicated as building an sohc even tho a sohc can run damn good for cheap.but stock for stock a 2.4 is slower than a 2.0 dohc.
Never no such thing as too many only not enough.

Post Reply