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junkyard power?

Post by slowhands88 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:50 pm

i have a 95 dohc acr neon, what are all the parts besides auto t.b. that i can take from other cars to make mine have more power? cams? injectors? head? anything? any help would be great
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Post by jamieely » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:03 pm

There are some reliability mods you can get. Rockers from 2.7 intrepid unsure of year I think 97-01? you would know if you seen them. The oil hole diverts the oil right on the cam roller instead of straight up.
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Post by jamieely » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:06 pm

Have you already did the 3.0 CAI?
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PT Clutch, 3.94 FD
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Post by Ghost Neon » Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:58 am

jamieely wrote:There are some reliability mods you can get. Rockers from 2.7 intrepid unsure of year I think 97-01? you would know if you seen them. The oil hole diverts the oil right on the cam roller instead of straight up.
2001+ that look like these:
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Post by Doug95neon » Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:14 am

Do the 2.7L also have the little ears that hang down over the top of the valve stem to keep it in place at High RPMs?
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Post by slowhands88 » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:47 am

i dont have a 3.0 cai i have the iceman, i will prolly do the rockers though, anyone know anything else i can take of other cars?
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Post by jamieely » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:51 pm

There are two different style 2.7 rockers. My other ones are in my toolbox at work or I would take pics of the difference.
1995 Highline Coupe SOHC MTX.
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Custom CAI, 60mm MPx TB, AMM Box Intake, DOHC pistons, built4race UDP
PT Clutch, 3.94 FD
AF/X LTH, High Flow Cat, Spiral Flow, 2.5" piping, Flowmaster 80 series

P&P Magnum head, Crane springs, Crane 007, AEM 3-bolt cam gear almost ready to bolt on

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Post by Ghost Neon » Sun Jun 07, 2009 2:52 pm

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You do not want the 2.7L lash adjusters that resemble the 1G dohc lash adjusters. They have a pin size hole. Just stick to pulling the 2.7L parts from 2001 plus cars. PT lifters shoudl be taken with tem as well. I have several sets if you have troble finding them.

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Post by slowhands88 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:28 am

anything else at all?
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Re: junkyard power?

Post by Dennisc » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:10 pm

slowhands88 wrote:i have a 95 dohc acr neon, what are all the parts besides auto t.b. that i can take from other cars to make mine have more power? cams? injectors? head? anything? any help would be great
2.4 swap easy junkyard find and noticeable power
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Post by slowhands88 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:51 am

how hard is it, i mean what all is involved? how much does it usually cost?
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Post by Dennisc » Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:21 pm

depends on how the junkyards are in your area. Mostly 300-400 for a complete engine, you dont need much more due to the fact your car is already setup for a DOHC. Go to Neons.org they have it in there engine swap section a little how to. Being handy with a wrench is a requirement though.
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Re: junkyard power?

Post by roysneon » Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:15 pm

Dennisc wrote:
slowhands88 wrote:i have a 95 dohc acr neon, what are all the parts besides auto t.b. that i can take from other cars to make mine have more power? cams? injectors? head? anything? any help would be great
2.4 swap easy junkyard find and noticeable power


Also keep in mind that you'll need an adapter for the side motor mount, you'll need to grind away some of the front motor mount bracketry, mess with the cam magnet and you'll need either more fuel pressure to your stock injectors or 24lb injectors. You'll also probably be moved up a class if you're racing because of the swap. And you'll need to come up with your own solution to keep your PS if you want it, or buy one of the bracket kits that are made just for this swap.

I'm not trying to discourage you, but just keep in mind that it's not a direct swap in. If drag racing is your thing, then a 2.4 swap is a good way to get a lower powerband, more hp and torque, and an engine that's probably going to see more gains from each mod than the 2.0.
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Post by Ghost Neon » Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:09 am

2.4L blocks in Maryland go for $110. New rods and main bearings, along with a fresh hone would get you off to a nice start. The oiling hole in the bearing plater should be bored to match the block, and the casting flash Roy addressed should be removed. Several littel things for some significant gains. I am doing it.

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Post by Dennisc » Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:22 pm

looks like im going to maryland for my block. Yeah theres many of things you can swap over the cams from your 2.0 to your 2.4. Also a easy cheap gain would be to remove the balance shafts from the block. Id do it if I were you.
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