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by JeremyJ
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 14188
Views: 670868

Re: Random posting

Welding is on my bucket list. My dad's a good welder and he's offered to teach me. I just need to make the time to do it.
by JeremyJ
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Media
Topic: Jeep Murder/Suicide
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Jeep Murder/Suicide

That's insane. Can you imagine the force it takes to remove an engine from a car, not to mention a cylinder head? Holy shit.
by JeremyJ
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Street Truck
Replies: 55
Views: 1599

Re: Street Truck

Rock Auto has a Dorman master/slave setup for pretty cheap. They carry a Luk version, but it's never in stock. I plan to install one of the new setups in the spring, when the weather warms up a bit. Even if it doesn't solve the issue, it won't hurt anything. The stud is fairly easy to get to, since ...
by JeremyJ
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Street Truck
Replies: 55
Views: 1599

Re: Street Truck

Instead of messing with the transmission some more, I decided to remove the orange and silver pinstripes that were on the driver's side of the truck. The passenger stripes had already been removed. I used my trusty Harbor Freight heat gun and went to town pulling the old stickers off. Before: https:...
by JeremyJ
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Street Truck
Replies: 55
Views: 1599

Re: Street Truck

Well, after a few more miles, the trans is still acting up quite a bit. I'm going to drive it some more before I bring it back to the shop again. I'm trying to pinpoint anything I'm doing that might be causing it to act up. It always seems to happen at red lights, for some reason. I can't get it to ...
by JeremyJ
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 14188
Views: 670868

Re: Random posting

I'm sorry to hear that, man. I've been through some rough shit lately as well and it definitely takes a mental toll. Hang in there.
by JeremyJ
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Street Truck
Replies: 55
Views: 1599

Re: Street Truck

I got the truck back last night. No drama on the way home and it seems to be shifting alright. I did notice a small bump in power without that third cat, which I wasn't expecting to be able to feel. That's fun. Overall, I'm hopeful that the issue has been resolved, despite the fact that no one could...
by JeremyJ
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 14188
Views: 670868

Re: Random posting

Yeah, those 14" R/T rims are pretty light. It should feel pretty good. Unsprung weight reduction is one of my favorite mods.
by JeremyJ
Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 14188
Views: 670868

Re: Random posting

Looks good.
by JeremyJ
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 14188
Views: 670868

Re: Random posting

We rarely get much snow here. There have been a couple of years where we got a lot of snow, but they're incredibly rare. I'm hoping the OEM tires on my AWD Journey are up to the task if it does snow this year.
by JeremyJ
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Street Truck
Replies: 55
Views: 1599

Re: Street Truck

The hydraulics, fork, and pivot ball were all checked out and and okayed for reuse. There is no linkage on the transmission; it's all internal because the shifter mounts directly on top of the transmission. All of these things have been supposedly double-checked and they can't find anything wrong. I...
by JeremyJ
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Street Truck
Replies: 55
Views: 1599

Re: Street Truck

A couple of updates. The first is that the shop decided to pay to patch the pipe where the cat was cut out. That felt like a relief and it was the right thing to do. Second, no one at the shop can get the transmission to get stuck in neutral like I can; they can't find anything wrong with it. I find...
by JeremyJ
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Street Truck
Replies: 55
Views: 1599

Re: Street Truck

So get this. After I dropped the truck off last night, someone cut out and stole the catalytic converter from under the truck! This is officially the Cursed Dakota. Fortunately, it was a third, redundant cat that goes downstream from the O2 sensors, so it doesn't really matter. I still need to have ...
by JeremyJ
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Street Truck
Replies: 55
Views: 1599

Re: Street Truck

Whelp, back to the shop it goes. I hope it's just the hydraulics and not an issue with the transmission. We'll see.
by JeremyJ
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Street Truck
Replies: 55
Views: 1599

Re: Street Truck

It shifts like butter with the engine off and there's no pedal adjustment. It's a sealed hydraulic system like the Neon, so there's no way to bleed it. I'm hoping the new clutch is just a little thick and it'll wear down over time and loosen up some.
by JeremyJ
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Street Truck
Replies: 55
Views: 1599

Re: Street Truck

I don't know about pedal adjustment. I'll check the power off shifting today.
by JeremyJ
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Street Truck
Replies: 55
Views: 1599

Re: Street Truck

I finally got my truck back yesterday. No more rattling noises, which is nice. However, now it's really stiff. It's hard to put in gear and the clutch grabs right off the floor. It feels really different. I can get used to the clutch, but the shifting kind of sucks. It doesn't want to downshift very...
by JeremyJ
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: SRT-4 mesh grilles and fog light surrounds- how to mount?
Replies: 9
Views: 665

Re: SRT-4 mesh grilles and fog light surrounds- how to mount?

The fog surrounds are one piece. There are no separate fasteners to use. They hang on with molded-on clips. Sorry, I don't know the part numbers for anything.
by JeremyJ
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 14188
Views: 670868

Re: Random posting

I don't like quiet exhaust with a manual transmission. I prefer to hear the engine rev while shifting. I really need to open up the exhaust on my truck.
by JeremyJ
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 14188
Views: 670868

Re: Random posting

I like Luk clutches. I put a Luk PT clutch in my R/T. It felt like a stock clutch but held up to my abuse like a pro. I bought a Luk flywheel for my truck, too.
by JeremyJ
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: SRT-4 mesh grilles and fog light surrounds- how to mount?
Replies: 9
Views: 665

Re: SRT-4 mesh grilles and fog light surrounds- how to mount?

Fog light surrounds just clip in place from the front. The mesh uses push-in fasteners from the rear. You probably have to remove the front cover to get all of them.
by JeremyJ
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Media
Topic: Dodge Dart news
Replies: 815
Views: 137085

Re: Dodge Dart news

My parents' Patriot has the four cylinder with CVT. It's frustrating to drive. It seems to constantly be "shifting gears" at inopportune times. It makes accelerating difficult. I'd be curious to try out the Subaru CVT, since it's supposed to be one of the best units out there.
by JeremyJ
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: MyNeonSaysHi Mod Log: Stone White
Replies: 1153
Views: 122838

Re: MyNeonSaysHi Mod Log: Stone White

They made those CF covers in both SOHC and DOHC versions. Crazy rare pieces. They were something like $350 new, but almost no one bought them at the time.
by JeremyJ
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Street Truck
Replies: 55
Views: 1599

Re: Street Truck

Nice find. Good price, too. These things are very uncommon. I believe the shop that's fixing the truck already sourced a replacement here, on the west coast. It actually costs far less to just replace the thing than it does to rebuild it, apparently. Kind of crazy.
by JeremyJ
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Cars For SALE
Topic: The Official eBay, Craigslist, etc Links Thread for Cars
Replies: 567
Views: 126846

Re: The Official eBay, Craigslist, etc Links Thread for Cars

Or the old school cars I would see growing up, with house speakers sitting in the back seat (or back window) wired to the stereo, but not mounted to the car. Talk about projectiles. So sketchy.
by JeremyJ
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Cars For SALE
Topic: The Official eBay, Craigslist, etc Links Thread for Cars
Replies: 567
Views: 126846

Re: The Official eBay, Craigslist, etc Links Thread for Cars

Good thing it's an auto. With any sort of performance, a good launch would shoot that HU onto the floor.
by JeremyJ
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Street Truck
Replies: 55
Views: 1599

Re: Street Truck

Soooooo I guess the transmission needs a rebuild. I'm not surprised, since the sound it was making didn't sound like a throwout bearing at all. Bad internal bearings. I can't wait until they quote me a price for the rebuild. Fun times.
by JeremyJ
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Street Truck
Replies: 55
Views: 1599

Re: Street Truck

Well, I dropped the truck off at the shop last night. It's going to get a new clutch kit, flywheel, and rear main seal replaced. Let's hope I can afford to pick it up when they're done! It's a good shop that's really close to home. They quoted me half what another shop quoted me and they're much fri...
by JeremyJ
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Street Truck
Replies: 55
Views: 1599

Re: Street Truck

New tail lights! No more ricer garbage!

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by JeremyJ
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Audio / Security / Electrical
Topic: Kenwood KAC-8401 1000w amp? Alpine MG-1912? Fakes?..........
Replies: 17
Views: 6055

Re: Kenwood KAC-8401 1000w amp? Alpine MG-1912? Fakes?..........

Can anyone read this without getting a huge headache? Learn how to use some fucking punctuation.

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