D.O.A's 98 Sport / SRT Swap *Updated 08/06/08* With Vids!!!

Do you have a project going or will you be starting a project here very soon and just want to keep a log of everything you and when? Share with everyone every step of the way what sort of progress you are making on your project.
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Post by musclecarfan6 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:24 pm

Hey man. Nice project. Couple questions. What kind of rims are those and how much r they. Next question is what the heck kind of exhaust is on that thing.
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Post by Canada » Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:53 pm

The Wheels are Drag DR-17.

They are 15x7, offset unknown til I measure. They weigh about 13.5lbs I think? Flat black finish.

We picked them up at Discount Tire Direct when they were on sale for $69/wheel. It was a smokin deal I couldn't pass up.

The exhaust that WAS on there was a Vibrant I think, and we will be running just a downpipe on it.
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Post by musclecarfan6 » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:23 pm

thanks man.
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Post by Canada » Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:53 pm

Major Updates!!!

1st off, we picked up an engine from a friend in NH. Its a nice low mileage SRT motor with a 3.55 Trans equipped with a Quaife already.

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Then we ordered a fuel cell and SS brake lines from Jeg's. No pics of the brake lines, but you know what they look like! The fuel cell is a 5 gallon Poly tank with foam inside for drag racing.

Taping out the trunk to figure out where the cell will go:
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Here is Jeff doing some cutting, WITHOUT the safety guard on, he sure is a rebel LoL :twisted:
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Look out Andrew!!! Jeff is crazy with that grinder!
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Fuel cell is in place, just gotta find some straps to hold her in!
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Ordered some parts to refresh the motor. Got some Unorthodox adjustable cam gears, new timing belt, new water pump and a new serp belt. We are only running an alternator so we had to find a custom length belt.

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Old water pump with plastic vanes!! :evil:
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Nice new pump, with metal vanes, interesting difference. :shock:
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We borrowed an engine crane from Jeff's uncle so it was time to get the motor into the car!

We got all of our mounts sorted. Running a custom solid bobble, billet trans mount insert, custom built GreenBastard front mount as well as a solid billet pass side mount.

Needless to say, with little, well actually no play in the mounts getting everything buttoned up was not easy...

Andrew cleaning the engine bay up:
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Motor on the crane:
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Dad holding onto the crane while I cranked:
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Starting to slide it in:
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Finally
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All the panels out front of the house:
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We got the body panels sitting onto it for giggles. JDM hood tilt for now...
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Thats all for now, next we will make sure everything is kosher in there and start to wire everything up, guess we should order the MS...

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Thanks for looking guys.
-> Chris <-
1998 SRT Swap Drag Car / 1997 Dodge Neon Coupe

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Post by mean98neon » Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:14 pm

fuckin right guys!! I didnt know u were this far into already... nice progress :!: I thought she was just stripped.. so why didnt I check this out when I was over on sunday morninggg??? I'll be droppin by again sooon dudes :D
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Post by Canada » Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:35 am

LoL, we were too busy fixing your Valve cover... :lol:

Bring the turns and you can look at her :D
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1998 SRT Swap Drag Car / 1997 Dodge Neon Coupe

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Post by dawm » Sat May 03, 2008 9:56 pm

What made you decide to not use the SRT Waterpump? (the one with the plastic vanes)
It was designed that way to add more flow capacity. Just curious thats all :)
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Post by Canada » Sun May 04, 2008 11:00 pm

Just wanted to do some preventitive maintence now instead of having to do it while inside the car.

The fact that it came with metal vanes was just luck, it was the one I got from the local jobber...
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Post by Canada » Sun May 18, 2008 8:43 pm

Update Time Guys!

Got some more stuff worked out now! Pics follow...

Getting ready to do the axles:
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Andrew checking the ugh...alignment of the axle :tardbang: :
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Mocking up the interfooler: :rofl:
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Pretending to bolt it up after Jeff and I finished it:
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New fuel pump from Aeromotive:
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Custom built 3" downpipe: :thumbup:
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Running the fuel lines and intake:
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E-gay intake for 2.0L 2GN works great I think, I will add a 10" extension pipe that will come out the headlight hole for racing:
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Needed to trim a little to clear the PCV and Thermo housing:
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More updates tomorrow hopefully guys! :D
-> Chris <-
1998 SRT Swap Drag Car / 1997 Dodge Neon Coupe

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Post by Canada » Mon May 19, 2008 7:00 pm

Victoria Day Updates:

Since today is a holiday in the Great White North, we got a little more done today. Took the time to clean up some stuff and get it rolling for now.

Got a set of headlights mounted, the side markers and bumper on, as well as some hubcaps for the sleeper look :lol:
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Intercooler is all mounted, trimmed back the bumper to get it to fit better, and get a little more air to it.
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Cleaned up the underside of the hood and the bay.
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Continued gutting the interior and vaccuumed it all out, need to find a seat for it...
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And for all the haters, I needed to do this, just to get all the hot air out from the turbo without melting my cowl.
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Still want to do some fixes to the body, there is a fair share of dings for an 11 year old car, so there is some paint touch up to do as well as a few nicks to fix, but she's coming along.

Our MS is almost ready, just waiting on a few things first then we will work on getting that in.

:thumbup: :D
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1998 SRT Swap Drag Car / 1997 Dodge Neon Coupe

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Post by Ladi3sman55 » Mon May 19, 2008 8:50 pm

lookin good i dig the hood tilt btw!
jw why did you remove the bracing on the hood?
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Post by silversport » Mon May 19, 2008 11:14 pm

hit the thermostat and the crank vent, even with the tilt! everything now just clears! probably could have got away with cutting out a couple smaller sections but...
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Post by silversport » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:45 pm

finally got her started, heres a vid of the first start up!

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Post by Canada » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:29 pm

She drives!!!

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Post by neonjr » Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:39 pm

what exactly are you using to control that beast. theres only one pic of the thing installed, and there's no pcm!
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