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[98 SOHC Motor Project] - Detroit Mini-Muscle

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:02 am
by krat0s
Basically, the end goal of this project is to teach myself how to teardown and rebuild a neon engine. So far, this project has not done that as the garage has really just been in complete disarray and therefore I haven't gotten my block over to the machine shop because it hasn't been disassembled.

Anyway, I need a camera so the next step is exactly that: buy a camera.

Will update later this week.

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:29 pm
by fusion210
Cool, I've only torn them up before. :twisted:
What parts are you going to be using for the rebuild? Stockish stuff or megabuck stuff? 8)

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:43 pm
by krat0s
fusion210 wrote:Cool, I've only torn them up before. :twisted:
What parts are you going to be using for the rebuild? Stockish stuff or megabuck stuff? 8)
Stockish stuff, defintely. Megabuck stuff is just out of the question.

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:54 pm
by philter
make sure you put your nuts and bolts in bags and label them. :wink: :lol:

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:22 pm
by dawm
philter wrote:make sure you put your nuts and bolts in bags and label them. :wink: :lol:
or put them back where you got them =p

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:57 pm
by sohcneon13x
...nuts in a bag... :lol:
...airn't they already...

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:09 pm
by fusion210
Cool, dohc pistons ftw?
sohcneon13x wrote:...nuts in a bag... :lol:
...airn't they already...
Eh, depends if you have a wife or not. :lol:

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:33 am
by krat0s
I have brand new raised top pistons. Between the head being decked and the pistons, I'm looking at 10.5 compression :)

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:35 am
by krat0s
Update 1/18/07:

Got an amplifier and a small tube subwoofer. I wired it all very nicely, then found out the amp was shit. Oh well.

Here's a bit of information for those who haven't ran any wires in their neons:

1. Almost all of the panels just PULL off, and snap on. Very few of them have screws.
2. The weather stripping pulls off and on very easily, so don't be afraid of it!
3. The carpet is not glued down, it is just being held in place but things that snap down! The kicks in the bottom of the door jamb just pry off, then you can pull the carpet back.
4. The seats are FOUR easy bolts. The rear seat actually just pulls off.

Don't be afraid to work on your neon! They are inexpensive for a reason; all of the parts on your neon can be bought very cheaply if you break it by accident! Also, please make a note that you should always disconnect the positive (red) battery terminal before working on your neon. Keep up on maintainence and the car will keep up with you!

Also, I took apart the driver's front caliper and cleaned it out real well; it was sticking. The car's odometer reads 93xxx, and I am driving it to Toronto next week!

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:52 pm
by krat0s
Gotta love it:

Today I got a new kenwood amp, used for 25 bucks. I also got my NEW audiobahn 6x9's for only 42. Can't beat that.