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by okvol
Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Lucky to be posting today
Replies: 15
Views: 6134

Take your time

Find a good starter, and make a Christine II. Use I's remains as a donor. There are many Neons out there that need the tender care of a loving hand like yours. Thinking about it, with that much air time, there's no way for the frame to be straight. My parents once warped the frame of a Buick Wildcat...
by okvol
Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Lucky to be posting today
Replies: 15
Views: 6134

(cue Willie Nelson music)

So, you did a "Dukes of Hazard" in a car w/o beefed up suspension, and lived to tell the tale. Congrats! And, I'm glad your American built car protected you. Get better, hang in there. I recommend a frame shop first. Get that as straight as possible first. It's a Neon, and you love her. Even if you ...
by okvol
Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Making horsepower, the old fashioned way
Replies: 0
Views: 1420

Making horsepower, the old fashioned way

http://imgur.com/Lojaq.jpg Circa 1800's. Not fast, but this beast could really pull a huge plow.[/img] Saw this in a local parade yesterday, running under it's own power. A couple of years ago, I saw this one and another slightly different one pulling a two-story house (on iron wheels) around a fai...
by okvol
Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Your username
Replies: 21
Views: 7442

I adopted my handle years ago. It's about being a Tennessee Volunteer in Oklahoma.
by okvol
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Allow myself to introduce....myself
Replies: 10
Views: 3601

I laugh at WRX's

Near LA on Angeles Crest/Angeles Forest roads, I had a WRX pull over to let me pass. I was in a 98 Taurus, ATX, 3.0 push-rod with great Micheline tires. I learned to drive in the hills of eastern TN, and I'll hang a curve to the limit of traction. Wore out both lower ball joints in three months. Enj...
by okvol
Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: wings
Replies: 71
Views: 31082

Mine's a little different

I'm told it's from a mid-80's Pontiac Gran Prix. Good luck with the junk yards. I think it looks cool, and it does add real downforce, which helps with those cross-winds in the plains states. http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4012/4604786123_d6fbc2515b_o.jpg BTW, anyone know how to add some spring to t...
by okvol
Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Information
Topic: Road trip!
Replies: 2
Views: 2617

Road trip!

96 Dodge Coupe, stock motor with about 100K miles, MTX. Started in NW OK. Climbed extinct volcano in NM. Easy ride. Taos, NM - nice. Took US 60 west to Farmington, NM - very nice through the national forests, some good mountain roads for a starter. US 550 north to Silverton CO. Over 10K altitude. Ha...
by okvol
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: General 1st Gen Discussion
Topic: Rear windows (4 door)
Replies: 12
Views: 3623

I love bigger blind spots - coupe w/o rh mirror!
by okvol
Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: WHAT PRICE ARE BLUE RT FRONT SEATS GOING FOR?
Replies: 4
Views: 3645

I just had the driver's side - side rip repaired

Ripped but covered for 10+ years. Now intact. $165 for the repair, just for you to gauge seat purchase. This was at an upholstery shop.
by okvol
Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: what was your first vehicle?
Replies: 30
Views: 12029

Bowling alley

1st car - $150 paid by my new wife from my father-in-law: 1967 Fury III wagon. Three bench seats, could seat eight adults. 383, 4bbl, dual exhaust, three speed trany. Quickly replaced both rusted mufflers with Thrush Hush. Shift points: 45 for first, 90 for second. After that: 71 VW 411 atx 72 Ply S...
by okvol
Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: General 1st Gen Discussion
Topic: Pictures?
Replies: 4
Views: 1552

I use imgur.com - free, no login. Provides many styles of links too. Use the preview mode to find what works for you.
by okvol
Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: 98 neon
Replies: 10
Views: 3654

Post where we can see

Use a service that doesn't require login, please. I use imgur.com - its free and w/o login junk.
by okvol
Tue May 25, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: WTB (Wanted to Buy)
Topic: WTB lower right splash guard that covers harmonic balancer
Replies: 1
Views: 1226

WTB lower right splash guard that covers harmonic balancer

It's the plastic molded part that bolts to the fender and lower radiator brace, and comes between the drive belts and the ground. Mine evaporated during the recent painting session. And my belts slip during the recent hard rains here (2" in one hour this morning). If someone has one in good shape, I...
by okvol
Fri May 21, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: Picture Post
Topic: 96 coupe in the beauty parlor...
Replies: 23
Views: 9711

I'm considering putting new mirrors on both sides - with LED turn sigs. Other items on the list: Re-cover seats - drivers side was ripped when we bought her 10 years ago. Build LED exterior lights - I don't want rice-burner rip-offs. Projector headlights, maybe go HID Bra to keep to bugs off her nos...