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by gearbanger4
Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: 2004 MTX swap to 3 speed automatic
Replies: 6
Views: 787

2004 MTX swap to 3 speed automatic

So, i know this doesn't make a whole lot of sense to most, but I am in a position where I need to make the change to an automatic transmission vehicle. Currently I have a 2004 sxt 5 speed. Instead of getting rid of the car, I want to swap to an auto trans. I am thinking if I went with an earlier 31t...
by gearbanger4
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Manual steering rack
Replies: 49
Views: 6603

MyNeonSaysHi - oh, I just meant "once" as in I installed a 95 neon manual rack in a 2g. I was just posting a link to some obstacles that I came across and how I adressed them, in case you or anyone else was curious. And the recall part # was the same updated 95 neon manual steering coupler, just wit...
by gearbanger4
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: looking for a particular headgasket
Replies: 4
Views: 655

thanks for the input BTW, I did find A headgasket with 90mm bore, but it is very expensive! http://www.raceeng.com/p-8808-phuzion-gskt420a-900mm051-ea.aspx to add a little more to my specific build. I already have the 10.5 drop in .040 over JE pistons. Instead of selling them to purchase 12.5 piston...
by gearbanger4
Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: looking for a particular headgasket
Replies: 4
Views: 655

looking for a particular headgasket

Does anyone know where I can find a headgasket that is specifically made for a .040 over bored block?

Also, if there are any recommendations as far as using a thinner headgasket to raise compression further (along with higher compression pistons, milling the head etc).
by gearbanger4
Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Manual steering rack
Replies: 49
Views: 6603

I did this once...... http://www.srtforums.com/forums/f213/manual-steering-rack-159255/#post5654621 use the steering coupler for the RECALL that 95 neons had with manual steering, if possible. wish I had the part number...but I no longer have access to dealer connect :roll: I don't know if the 95 ne...
by gearbanger4
Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 12
Views: 1266

welcome! Another $400 car, sweet! I just scored an 02 ACR with 192,000 for the same nut. Although when you factor in the hundo i spent for the trailer ride home, the title transfer/tax....and the impending clutch repair that was found to be the problem for it not moving???? I guess it ain't no $400 ...
by gearbanger4
Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: The most boring intro ever.
Replies: 19
Views: 1352

welcome! I just joined the dark side myself (GM), as an employee at a Chevy dealer...not an owner. I have still never owned a GM, but maybe one day that will change. My 04 SXT is about 100,000 miles and I have done only maint related items other than lower control arm bushings, camshaft position sen...
by gearbanger4
Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: wonder if it would work......
Replies: 2
Views: 834

good point, thought about that as well.

sourcing or making a specific shaft that would work might be a little difficult, but I suppose so would trying to build a cable system to synchronize the opening of 4 tb's...
by gearbanger4
Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: wonder if it would work......
Replies: 2
Views: 834

wonder if it would work......

I was just thinking about the ghetto blaster intake manifolds that can be made relatively easily and inexpensive, but I wonder if it could be taken a step further to create what might be dubbed a "ghetto blaster" ITB setup? Obviously the only way to know is to try? And I would guess at some point ma...
by gearbanger4
Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: NA intercooler?!
Replies: 17
Views: 2630

dblsg - I refering more to an air/water intercooler? I agree that you can't cool intake air any cooler than ambient air unless maybe you were using an ice water tank to feed the water to air intercooler. Probably not very practical for a potential slight hp increase however...if it even worked. occa...
by gearbanger4
Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: NA intercooler?!
Replies: 17
Views: 2630

intestesting thought.... might actually work on a track car that runs a small/ high flowing water to air intercooler like aceborn mentioned? If you had ice cold water pumping through the intercooler it may produce a noticeable temp drop during brief 1/4 mile runs. Would it be enough to offset the li...
by gearbanger4
Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: input on big SOHC cam with magnum springs
Replies: 6
Views: 767

ouch! did you take out the motor? or just the valve/spring?
by gearbanger4
Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Parts/Product Reviews
Topic: Comp Cams 400
Replies: 49
Views: 15058

The comp 400 actually sounds like the best "street" cam especially for a NGC car. I would love to try it out one day, great review! I just got the answer to one of my questions also ( thanks ZeroChad and Jerome) in regards to the valve float with mag springs.
by gearbanger4
Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Drag Racing
Topic: went to the track
Replies: 26
Views: 3623

7654800neon - trying to launch a turbo car can be no fun. I used to run 12.50's at 116 mph in my old SRT one run, and mid 13's the next. It was either come out of the hole like a limp dick, or spin the crap out of the tires 90% of the time (and that was on drag radials). Looking back, I would agree ...
by gearbanger4
Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: input on big SOHC cam with magnum springs
Replies: 6
Views: 767

yeah, I know what you mean. I guess I was just trying to use as much as possible of what I currently have.... (limited project car budget). I wasn't even considering the whole interference engine aspect, and that all my work could be wiped out if I drop a valve from pushing the limits of the mag spr...
by gearbanger4
Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Just bought an 2002 neon....that happened to be an ACR!
Replies: 16
Views: 1234

maybe the SRT-4 ACR in black was more like 400? According to this link at least......it says about 431 SRT-4 ACR's if I am reading it correctly.


http://forums.neons.org/viewtopic.php?t=56220
by gearbanger4
Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: input on big SOHC cam with magnum springs
Replies: 6
Views: 767

input on big SOHC cam with magnum springs

From what I have read, the general consensus is maybe a crane 14 or comp 400 cam is highest recommended cam with mag springs?

Has anyone actually ran a 05 or 07 big cam or simliar on these springs? If so, was there any actual problems like excessive float or broken springs etc?
by gearbanger4
Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: Thinking out loud about an 02 magnum build.
Replies: 35
Views: 4087

oh yeah, I would recommend the 400 cam for your setup also. It is claimed to be specifically made for the mag head, and there is less overlap and duration than the 14 cam if I remember correctly. I was going to go with the comp 400 cam, but since there is/was a chance I would put nitrous on the car ...
by gearbanger4
Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: Thinking out loud about an 02 magnum build.
Replies: 35
Views: 4087

D-railed - check the side of the head by the t-stat housing area and you will see big letters "r/t" stamped into the head. http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/2453/julyacr078.th.jpg Also, I just finished a mag intake, ported all the way through. gasket matched port side to head and also inbetween top...
by gearbanger4
Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Just bought an 2002 neon....that happened to be an ACR!
Replies: 16
Views: 1234

titansxt - that must have been somebody else... hmmm occasional demons- and yes the rusted case of the muffler is hanging down, surprisingly it is still quite.....as long as I don't breath on it or look at it the wrong way! on a side note, I think that at least the adjustable front struts were repla...
by gearbanger4
Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Just bought an 2002 neon....that happened to be an ACR!
Replies: 16
Views: 1234

thanks! here are a couple pics with the car stuck in the garage, pending diag on the trans problem. along with the ported mag intake I completed. As I get the project going more I will post more in the project log section later this month. http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/609/julyacr068.jpg http://i...
by gearbanger4
Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Just bought an 2002 neon....that happened to be an ACR!
Replies: 16
Views: 1234

Just bought an 2002 neon....that happened to be an ACR!

So, a couple weeks ago I was walking through the shop at my work when a tech that likes to bust my balls about my neon fetish says "hey I found a car for you". Huh?, "my neighbor's brother has a neon that has a trans problem and needs to unload it, and I know you were looking for a project car". So ...
by gearbanger4
Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 2.4L SOHC Conversion Kit
Replies: 69
Views: 6399

head bolts

JeffB#2 , thanks for all the valuable info. Just curious how much did you chop off the headbolts to mate the sohc head to 2.4 block? Or did you use different bolts....? And, maybe you could use a manifold spacer between the mag head and mag manfold flange to push the manifold out slightly?? That is ...
by gearbanger4
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Compression question WITH JE PISTONS 10.5
Replies: 8
Views: 966

Thanks for the input. When I ordered them, I didnt realize that compression would be different until after the fact. I called JE awhile back after ordering them and the guy who worked there said they only made one piston in 10.5 that works for SOHC or DOHC. I kind of figured the 10.5 compression rat...
by gearbanger4
Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Compression question WITH JE PISTONS 10.5
Replies: 8
Views: 966

Compression question WITH JE PISTONS 10.5

ok, I need some help with this one. JE pistons are claimed 10.5 that i purchased.....but is that calculated with the SOHC OR DOHC head? Since I hear the combustion chamber is 52cc in the DOHC and 48? in the SOHC?. I am plugging in numbers to find my static (and dynamic compression) ratio into variou...
by gearbanger4
Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Wheels / Tires
Topic: Specs of OEM Wheels
Replies: 26
Views: 15418

14 inch imperial and fifth avenue wheels

So, i was looking at this thread awhile back and was/still am interested in these wheels. Does anyone have a picture of these 14 inch aluminum wheels installed? Also, what is the width of this wheel and typical tire size? Hard to believe any decent width/performance tire would fit on these wheel, de...

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