TomZ's '95 ACR 2.4 Project , update 5/6/2008

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Post by TomZ » Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:16 pm

Shiney:


Modern Performance DOHC LTH
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It's going on the 2.0 tonight. Just to check it out, you know :wink:

Car has been sitting for 3 weeks with the exhaust manifold off. The stock exhaust manifold was cracked (imagine that :roll: ) when I bought it. Matt was nice enough to include a replacement stock manifold with the car. The maniflold was still unopened in the box it was shipped in, by an internet seller. I took off the cracked manifold, looked at the replacement manifold, and it was cracked too! Matt, the dude ripped you off, and pissed me off! Anyway, the car sat waiting for the header and my procrastination.
'95 ACR Coupe, 14.366 @ 94.57 MPH Bolt-ons and weight redux (Built 2.4 needs final assembly)
'02 ES Magnum swap, Comp 200 Cam, ACR suspension, bolt ons.
'00 Chrysler LE (Fiancee's) Stock, 1GN R/T rims

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Post by MattD04SRT4 » Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:39 pm

Oh man, I cant believe that. I want my money back from that guy. He assured me it was not cracked. I guess I should have opened it up and checked instead of trusting it wasn't.
2004 SRT 4 - Mopar Stage One - Mopar Lowering Springs - Mopar (Borla) Cat Back Exhaust - Mopar BOV (removed & for sale) - Oil Pressure and Volts Gauge - To be installed in May(maybe sooner depending on the weather): AGP 50 trim W/ race FMIC and all the other goodies


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Post by MattD04SRT4 » Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:40 pm

Very nice header by the way.
2004 SRT 4 - Mopar Stage One - Mopar Lowering Springs - Mopar (Borla) Cat Back Exhaust - Mopar BOV (removed & for sale) - Oil Pressure and Volts Gauge - To be installed in May(maybe sooner depending on the weather): AGP 50 trim W/ race FMIC and all the other goodies


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Post by MattD04SRT4 » Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:09 pm

Is it up and running now with the header on?
2004 SRT 4 - Mopar Stage One - Mopar Lowering Springs - Mopar (Borla) Cat Back Exhaust - Mopar BOV (removed & for sale) - Oil Pressure and Volts Gauge - To be installed in May(maybe sooner depending on the weather): AGP 50 trim W/ race FMIC and all the other goodies


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Post by chipdogg » Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:15 pm

Nice project, what cams you gonna use? Think 10.5 is a bit high for 2.0 cams but should work alright. Bigger ones (like 22's) would be the best way to go.

Want a stronger motor mount? :lol:
'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?

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Post by TomZ » Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:48 pm

I just got a solid MM in the mail today. :D I'm getting a solid bobble and inserts from Vinny. :D . The plan is two-staged. Stage 1: bottom end with all the new stuff and the stock 2.4 head with just a clean-up and freshening as needed. Once that's all sorted out...Stage 2: P'nP head, good valve job, 22's, PT rockers and either Rhodes or 2.7 lifters. Some type of engine management SAFC or MS also. I just got Jeff Ball's old differential with Phantom Grip clone and diff pin savers.
'95 ACR Coupe, 14.366 @ 94.57 MPH Bolt-ons and weight redux (Built 2.4 needs final assembly)
'02 ES Magnum swap, Comp 200 Cam, ACR suspension, bolt ons.
'00 Chrysler LE (Fiancee's) Stock, 1GN R/T rims

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Post by chipdogg » Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:49 pm

What solid mount? You should see the one I made for my car last week. Stiff as hell and surprisingly like no vibrations. Damn thing is so quiet at idle I have to check my tach to make sure it's still running :?
'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?

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Post by TomZ » Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:50 pm

MattD04SRT4 wrote:Is it up and running now with the header on?
Nope. The cat is stuck on. I did however, get a sawzall from a friend today. :twisted:
'95 ACR Coupe, 14.366 @ 94.57 MPH Bolt-ons and weight redux (Built 2.4 needs final assembly)
'02 ES Magnum swap, Comp 200 Cam, ACR suspension, bolt ons.
'00 Chrysler LE (Fiancee's) Stock, 1GN R/T rims

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Post by TomZ » Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:30 pm

chipdogg wrote:What solid mount? You should see the one I made for my car last week. Stiff as hell and surprisingly like no vibrations. Damn thing is so quiet at idle I have to check my tach to make sure it's still running :?
This one.

http://forum.1gn.org/viewtopic.php?t=940
'95 ACR Coupe, 14.366 @ 94.57 MPH Bolt-ons and weight redux (Built 2.4 needs final assembly)
'02 ES Magnum swap, Comp 200 Cam, ACR suspension, bolt ons.
'00 Chrysler LE (Fiancee's) Stock, 1GN R/T rims

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Post by chipdogg » Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:41 pm

Ah, now you need stiffer side mounts :lol:

How's the vibrations with that one? I was looking to make a new front mount but not like that, I was gonna use heim joints.
'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?

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Post by TomZ » Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:34 pm

chipdogg wrote:Ah, now you need stiffer side mounts :lol:

How's the vibrations with that one? I was looking to make a new front mount but not like that, I was gonna use heim joints.
The MMs will be changed during the swap. Just finished hanging the new header. Everything isn't 100% tight yet. I want to see if the Allen head bolts I'm using clear the alternator mount. I had a hell of a time getting the lower #1 cylinder exhaust manifold bolt out. I switched to Allen heads, and I'll clearance the mount if necessary.
The Modern Performance SS header fits beautifully! It slipped right on. I need a plug for the lower O2 sensor. The old one broke taking it off. I had to use the impact.
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'95 ACR Coupe, 14.366 @ 94.57 MPH Bolt-ons and weight redux (Built 2.4 needs final assembly)
'02 ES Magnum swap, Comp 200 Cam, ACR suspension, bolt ons.
'00 Chrysler LE (Fiancee's) Stock, 1GN R/T rims

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Post by TomZ » Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:32 pm

Car is on the road again. :D With the LTH, and no cat, the stock DOHC muffler is raspy. I like the Magnaflow on my 2GN. We'll see to that later on. Picked up a stock 1 GN shifter at the J/Y yesterday.
'95 ACR Coupe, 14.366 @ 94.57 MPH Bolt-ons and weight redux (Built 2.4 needs final assembly)
'02 ES Magnum swap, Comp 200 Cam, ACR suspension, bolt ons.
'00 Chrysler LE (Fiancee's) Stock, 1GN R/T rims

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Post by pa acr » Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:59 pm

TomZ wrote:updated
Something I often wish I would do to mine, but I really do like it completely stock. I was planning on skipping MOPAR Nats this year, but your project makes me want to come back. Wait a minute, I plan on taking Interstate 70 to N2K7 on June 11 or 12. Could stop by on the way. Your house couldn't be more than 10 minutes off the interstate. I'll make it a point to get to your place sometime this summer. :wink:

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Post by TomZ » Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:36 pm

pa acr wrote:
TomZ wrote:updated
Something I often wish I would do to mine, but I really do like it completely stock. I was planning on skipping MOPAR Nats this year, but your project makes me want to come back. Wait a minute, I plan on taking Interstate 70 to N2K7 on June 11 or 12. Could stop by on the way. Your house couldn't be more than 10 minutes off the interstate. I'll make it a point to get to your place sometime this summer. :wink:

Anytime, Tom. I70 isn't more than 3 miles :D
'95 ACR Coupe, 14.366 @ 94.57 MPH Bolt-ons and weight redux (Built 2.4 needs final assembly)
'02 ES Magnum swap, Comp 200 Cam, ACR suspension, bolt ons.
'00 Chrysler LE (Fiancee's) Stock, 1GN R/T rims

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Post by MattD04SRT4 » Tue May 01, 2007 3:18 pm

TomZ wrote:Car is on the road again. :D With the LTH, and no cat, the stock DOHC muffler is raspy. I like the Magnaflow on my 2GN. We'll see to that later on. Picked up a stock 1 GN shifter at the J/Y yesterday.
Good to hear. My wife was saying the other day she really misses that lil guy. She is driving the SRT lately. I just bought a ram, so i have been driving it.
2004 SRT 4 - Mopar Stage One - Mopar Lowering Springs - Mopar (Borla) Cat Back Exhaust - Mopar BOV (removed & for sale) - Oil Pressure and Volts Gauge - To be installed in May(maybe sooner depending on the weather): AGP 50 trim W/ race FMIC and all the other goodies


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