Scrappy, new build list

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 » Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:40 pm

If it works well, I may copy it again since I now have 8 SRT rods. Got all 8 for a grand total of $145 and know where to get the pistons and bearings for real cheap.

Someone that knows alot about Neons said my setup should do real well. Timing will be a minor issue with taking a total of .070" off from the head/block, and I might get a thin Cometic headgasket as well. I think it'll retard timing enough to just skip a tooth ahead on the cam gears to have a few degrees of timing advance! Will have to look into that of course. Right now waiting for bare head to show up and send that to machine shop, and then have the crank show up and get the block lightly bead honed and put it together.
'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 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:13 pm

w00t, finally found AEM 3-bolt cam gears for cheap on the .org and was the first to PM him. $100 takes them, and another $50 for a basically brand new 99 DOHC mtx harness from an R/T.

Now I just have to go to Jeff's house and steal a set of spacers or something :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 chipdogg » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:02 pm

Well my bare head came in today, cam gears are on the way, and it's snowing heavy out so doesn't look like I'll be pulling car up anytime soon, but figured that wouldn't happen till March. If I can get it up here by the 10th of March, I'd have a real good chance of having it done by April. Got 10 days off of school in a row starting March 15th.

And I called up a company that has the parts I need to repair my OBX for $110, but won't have any in stock for 1-2 months. And I also located a brand spanking new 3.94 for a Stratus, which is exactly the same as the ones in the ACRs. So if it works the way I foresee, I'll have a 0 mile ACR trans and a rebuilt OBX diff, stage III axles, slicks, and PT clutch, which equates to near bulletproof drivetrain. Just what I need :)

And on February 27th, a buddy and I are going to at least 1-2 u-pulls that have their half-off Wednesday deal with his pickup truck, all day affair. I got a 2.4 at one of them last summer for $90 and a hood for $17 in 3 hours so I wonder how much damage 2 of us can do in 8 hours with ~$1000 :shock:

Once my taxes come in and I get my crank back, the motor will be put together (head needs machine work for the oversized valves) and I'll order up the crankscraper, clutch, and nitrous :)
'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 Feb 11, 2008 10:47 pm

So my cam gears came in, they look brand fricken new.

Buddy talked to Hahn, it appears they don't have any brand new cranks after all and all their used ones aren't in spec so I'll be getting my $$$ back. Oh well, picking up 2 2.4's on Friday. Found a complete bottom end for $20 on Craigslist. Hopefully it's good, if not, oh well. :lol:

Also shipping my Eibach Sportlines to someone in Virginia and he's gonna send me his Mopar X-High's straight up. So my suspension and driveline are pretty much set, all I need is a clutch and some miscellaneous crap for that. :)

If the bottom end I pick up is good on Friday and my taxes come in, I think the engine will be going together rather soon :)
'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 mahifish » Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:30 am

Was that the 2.4 block in South Milwaukee for $20?

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Post by chipdogg » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:23 pm

Yeah, why?
'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 mahifish » Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:28 pm

Its like 2 minutes away from my house and I was thinking about picking it up, but since you want it I wont bother.
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Post by chipdogg » Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:19 pm

I'll be there Friday morning around noon or 1, you gonna be around? I gotta stop in Twin Lakes first, then head up to Plymouth, then to Fondy, then back home.
'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 mahifish » Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:50 pm

Damn man you have one hell of a trip in front of you on friday. I might be around just depends if I am going to have to work or not(one dwonside of working for a mechanical contractor)
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Post by chipdogg » Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:15 pm

Picked up 2.4 block from mahifish today, all I really needed was the crank so I'll look and see if it's good tomorrow.

Also had a complete 2.4 with all the accessories on it (alt, ps pump, ac compressor, wire harness, etc), a low mileage 3.55 and another 3.55 with no bellhousing delivered to my house for $250 so I can use that one too, or put it in my other black coupe, or my buddy wants it to put in his $300 white car he bought with a blown motor. :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 chipdogg » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:30 pm

Well head got dropped off at engine shop on Friday to get the valve seats cut and valves installed. Finally bought NeonBLK's depo projectors and clear front turns, gonna buy my buddy's carbon fiber VIS hood, and probably a set of z3 fenders already painted black with the antenna hole blocked off the right way, no gay rubber in there.

Next week sometime I'll go get it from the barn and should have it running by next week Friday. Hopefully they get the parts in for the OBX diff...
'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 » Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:05 am

w00t, picked up the nitrous kit today in Urichsville, Ohio. What a gay little town, but saw another NYG there that some dude molested and painted the 1/4 panels some queer colors :(
'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 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:36 am

Got my stage III axles yesterday, just need to order up the Shadow hubs/bearings and that'll be set.
'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 roysneon » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:19 pm

chipdogg wrote:the antenna hole blocked off the right way, no gay rubber in there.


I kind of like the Chrysler plug. Too bad I have two Neons and only one plug and they've since been discontinued.
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Post by chipdogg » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:54 pm

I kinda like the welded/sanded/painted over look on these. You can't tell where the hole was unless you look on the underside of the fender. They are slick looking, glad I got them :)
'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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