Purple Pirahna, 13.379 @ 101.07

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Purple Pirahna, 13.379 @ 101.07

Post by chipdogg » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:48 pm

So I didn't come up with the name, my girlfriend did. Just wanted to get that out of the way

Car:
1997 Magenta base coupe
Originally SOHC mtx.
Bought it almost exactly 2 years ago for $600 with a bad clutch, 190k on it, and gay stickers all over it, along with a fart can. It was more than I wanted to pay, but I had always wanted a magenta coupe to make quick. People hate losing to Neons the way it is, and I figured it would be worse to lose to a Barney purple Neon. :twisted:

My buddy and I towed it to the Menard's parking lot that we worked at, and I swapped in a stock clutch I had in the garage in 2 days working in sub-zero temps. It sucked ass. Drove it for a while, it got around 40 mpg driving it 45 miles each day to school/work. (My new job basically paid for the car as I got $0.41/mile and I put on 1400 miles the two weeks I was in Chicago for training :))

Last spring I put a 2.4 in it, had Crane 12's, kirk header, DOHC muffler, mpx udp, and a junkyard bottom end. Got the car from a buddy that wrecked his car 3 months after I put this motor together and installed it. Traded him a loaded white r/t coupe for it and $1100 (I paid $500 for the r/t and tossed a bumper/fender on it lol).

Best track time was a 14.9, got 2nd in the slow class at Import Wars last year after missing the first 3 races.

It burned oil real bad last fall, and my girlfriend drove it after her Mazda decided to blow a brake line. Needless to say, she didn't heed my warning of pulling over if the oil light ever came on. "Only drove a mile and it started making loud noises" was what she told me when she got home. Real fuckin' nice.

So now, it's time to put another 2.4 in and not let her ass drive it.

New motor:
Bottom end:
Brand new 2000 Mopar 2.4L short block
Coated Clevite rod bearings (coated by Polydyn in Texas)
Balance shafts removed
Unorthodox Racing UDP, race version
Brand new water pump, crank gear, SRT-4 tensioner, SRT-4 idler

Head:
Crane 12's
Milled .040"
Brand new Crower valve springs
New valve stem seals
PT lifters
2.7L rockers
420a valve cover ("Not much done to it, just a couple bolt-ons" :wink:)

Exhaust:
Kirk header, stock piping, DOHC muffler (that was the first mod due to the obnoxiously loud and retarded fart can. Had one from my black coupe so I welded it on at school).

Random other mods:
Eibach sportline springs on stock struts
R/T rims (I have like 11 of these damn rims)
Depo head lights
Custom body work :lol:

Other than that, the rest will be stock for now. I'll either run it on a stock 96 DOHC mtx pcm, 96 DOHC Mopar PCM, or 97-99 AF/X pcm. Just gotta figure out which one it likes the best.

Pics:
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Still in the crate :)

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Top removed

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That was a lot of shrink wrap

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First things first, removing these useless balance shafts

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Stock brand new bearings on the left, brand new coated Clevite bearing on the right

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Don't forget to plug the oil hole when removing balance shafts! Used a 1/4"-20 tap after I lost the 5/16" tap I finally found and searched about an hour for it. Then had to dig around for a 1/4"-20 bolt. Luckily I had one from a forklift in my tool box from work, cuz all the bolts I had were fuckin' metric. And of course I left my real nice tap and die set at work. :x

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Just waiting on the tensioner, gotta pick it up from the dealership Monday.

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Crane 12's, Crower springs, 2.7L rockers, and PT lifters. :)

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Forgot to get that damn piece, gotta order it Monday, along with a dip stick. :x

Pics of the car:

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Last edited by chipdogg on Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:25 am, edited 4 times in total.
'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 Ianguilly » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:58 pm

Where'd you get the block from? is it dealer left over or mopar preformance ordered?
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-Neon #6 95 NYG sport coupe SOHC MTX, 1 0f only 527
jamieely wrote: There are 2 kinds of people here, those with coupes, and then the other guys. If srt4s were coupes I would have one.

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Post by Ladi3sman55 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:33 am

sweet build. but as you would say it.. "get a better header" lol
but x2 where did you get the crate motor? that is pretty cool!
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Post by chipdogg » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:39 am

I got 4 crate short blocks for $1000 from a guy with an overstock warehouse. 3 went to friends. The better header is on my black coupe.
'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 neon_freak » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:09 am

why did you swap out the bearings
95 strawberry coupe mtx sohc

pacesetter header/catback, sts, boogers, 3.0, atx tb, ported intake, mp ecu, solid bobble strut, magnecor wires


98 white rt coupe mtx 2.4

mopar ecu, egr kit. ur street pulley, mpx 60mm, iceman, msd wires/coil, solid mounts, ractive header, vibrant muffler

old 2.0-145.4hp@6161rpm, 134.5tq@5218rpm

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Post by chipdogg » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:53 am

I had ordered 2 sets from Polydyn a while back and figured why not. Ordered them before I found these engines. Now I can throw the stock bearings into one of the junkyard 2.4's sitting in the garage.
'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 Feb 28, 2010 11:19 am

Added pics of car. Let's play a game. Who can spot all the Neons? :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 JmAnneonrt » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:10 pm

yah holy crap dude you got alot of neons :) what are you doing with the nyg with no headlights?
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Post by chipdogg » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:40 pm

Swapping as much shit as I can from that black car that's torn apart next to the purple car. It's a sohc atx sedan with no interior or lights. Dude had his kid "take out all the bolts and pieces" for the interior so his daughter could race it. Then I got it for $200. That kid removed bolts/screws that I didn't even know existed.

Car also needs rear brakes, tires, windshield, pass. fender, pass. front door. It's loaded though, cruise, power windows, sunroof (not the sliding one). Not sure where it got the PW and sunroof, wasn't a 95 option, but car is an original NYG. PW are Chrysler, harnesses have PN's on them and look to be installed by someone that didn't half-ass it.

And there's only 7 in the pics.

96 black ACR coupe down in the grass/snow
97 black sedan that's getting scrapped as soon as I can get it out
97 magenta coupe, getting the 2.4
96 black sport coupe (depo's in picture), 2.4 with crane 18's, nitrous, koni's, needs work
95 sedan (under tarp), gotta cage for circle tracks and a magnum motor with 85k on it
95 NYG sedan
95 NYG sport coupe with a rebuilt 2.4 (3000 miles on it now)

Not pictured:
95 green sohc atx coupe, 90k on it. GF's car for now, stated knocking though. Got it for $200 with blown headgasket. Guess it needed more work :lol:
97 black ACR coupe, in a barn down by Iowa/Illinois/Wisconsin border.
'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 Ianguilly » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:11 pm

Barney Purple, NYG, and black what a line up
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-Neon #6 95 NYG sport coupe SOHC MTX, 1 0f only 527
jamieely wrote: There are 2 kinds of people here, those with coupes, and then the other guys. If srt4s were coupes I would have one.

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Post by JmAnneonrt » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:32 pm

well thats to bad the nyg got so gutted from the previous owner you ever want to sell it lmk :lol: nice collection btw most neons i owned at once was 3 thats deffinetly dont match you 9 tho haha
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Post by chipdogg » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:51 pm

JmAnneonrt wrote:well thats to bad the nyg got so gutted from the previous owner you ever want to sell it lmk :lol: nice collection btw most neons i owned at once was 3 thats deffinetly dont match you 9 tho haha
You can come get it right now, I'm always willing to sell it. It's a project that's for sure. I have 4 good doors with glass, most of the interior except carpet and headliner. Otherwise I'll fix it eventually. It runs and drives, but the rear brakes locked up over the winter, so I was going to put on brand new rear lines and all the brakes and hardware when I got around to it. At least the kid didn't get into the dash or under the hook.

That's down the list though. Next is the gf's car, then the ACR, and hauling this black sedan outta here filled with crap :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 JmAnneonrt » Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:55 pm

ouch looked up WI on the map you are along ways from me other then that i would take that off your hands dude.
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Post by chipdogg » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:37 pm

You had to look at a map to figure out Wisconsin was a long ways from Florida???

Maybe someone closer will wanna come get it before I spend a long time fixing it lol. All I know is I saved it from the scrapper...
'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 neon_freak » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:06 pm

chip you should really get a new front bumper for the pirahna
95 strawberry coupe mtx sohc

pacesetter header/catback, sts, boogers, 3.0, atx tb, ported intake, mp ecu, solid bobble strut, magnecor wires


98 white rt coupe mtx 2.4

mopar ecu, egr kit. ur street pulley, mpx 60mm, iceman, msd wires/coil, solid mounts, ractive header, vibrant muffler

old 2.0-145.4hp@6161rpm, 134.5tq@5218rpm

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