Project N3OWN3D - still alive and running 14's!!!

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 chipdogg » Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:27 pm

I dunno, get it running, keep it as a backup or sell it. I gotta re-register it this month, that's another $75. Whether I do that or not will determine if I keep it or not :lol:

If the 2.4 runs good, I'll leave it and keep it, and then redo the interior with all the shit I have lying around. Haven't touched it cuz I work all the time and it's cold as fuck out.
'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 chipdogg » Mon May 26, 2008 3:45 pm

Lol, got it fired up on Friday, fixed the front end, cleaned out the interior (it was trashed). Replaced a brake line (caliper wouldn't release) Put in 2 r/t seats and took it to Import Wars yesterday. Broke into 14's with stock 2.0, cai, no accessories, and fast fabs header going into 2.5" dynomax. Won 5 round in Super Street class and got 1st, and $200. I like this car again, can't even tell it got hit. :)

Now I dunno what to do with it :?
'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 INVUJerry » Mon May 26, 2008 4:57 pm

Post pics. Keep it as a dd or something, and get your ACR racing.
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1998 Neon Coupe - SOLD
2004 Neon SRT-4 - 13.9@102
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Post by chipdogg » Mon May 26, 2008 5:45 pm

INVUJerry wrote:Post pics. Keep it as a dd or something, and get your ACR racing.
I'll post pics soon, I've always had bigger plans for the ACR and will be making enough money within a week to finally achieve those plans, so I may build this one up a bit and finally get going on the original project I had in mind for the ACR when I bought it 2 years ago.......

Wednesday I'm off to the junkyard again (half off day w00t) and hope to find 2 low mileage 2.4's. My buddy needs one, and so do I. I have a good DOHC head that's been milled, Crower springs, and 1mm OS SS valves in it, along with a set of 3-bolt AEM cam gears. Might toss that together, drop it in with one of the 4 TMN motor mount adapters I have, use this AEM UEGO that's in the mail, this megasquirt that's been in a box for a year, and this nitrous kit that's not really doing anything and put it together in this car, since it's still in really damn good shape, and race it this year, especially since the exhaust is already on it, and all the weight redux is done. This thing should rip with a 2.4, Crane 18's, MS, and a 100 shot in it :)

I got plenty of "DD" cars that get way better gas mileage and are more comfortable to drive.

We'll see, or I may just leave it as it is and use it to win the rest of the Import Wars events. Any faster and I'll really have to sandbag to stay in the 15.00 and slower bracket. I'm near the top of the points standings (or at the top, I figure I'm in the top 3) after 2 events. Wanna keep that going...

But that head and those cams will likely go to waste since the stuff I want to do to the ACR will be using the 420a head I have on the shelf and these cams won't quite work...
'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 chipdogg » Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:43 pm

Well this weekend I installed Prothane control arm bushings and Prothane bushings on the inner sway bar mounts, and also my Koni's with Eibach's on them (the black ones, I dunno which ones they are, they came with the struts). Of course this was a fun task, had a hell of a time on the passenger side horizontal bolt (cut it off), and the bolts that held the sway bar brackets on decided to snap the welded nuts off inside the crossmember. New bolts for those, and the driver's side tie-rod end stripped the nut off when I removed it, so I got one of those. Figured I'd do the other side while I was at it. That was fun too. Now it just needs an alignment (damn slotted struts lol) and the brakes need to be bled. But after this weekend it got:

Prothane control arm bushings
Prothane sway bar bushings
New stock sway bar endlinks
Outer tie rod ends
Koni's
Eibachs
AEM wideband
'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 chipdogg » Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:22 pm

Started wiring in MSnS-E2 in today. Got dark too quickly (damn job) and didn't get the CPU into the car. Ran wires for the sensors needed but still need to solder them to the DB37 cable. Once I do that and download the firmware, I should be able to get it running on fuel and spark within a half hour.

Also gonna pull my nitrous kit out of my buddy's white 2.4 car and put it into this one. 75 or 100 shot for now, motor is still stock. Hope to have it done tomorrow night so I can bring it to N2k8 on Friday night to race it :)

Also gotta finish tuning the R/T now that we repaired his MS unit cuz we fried one of the VB921's a few weeks ago and finally figured it out. Both ours have the newer IBGT's installed instead. Cheap enough and they were out of the cars anyways.
'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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