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by thomas_w
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday ianguilly!
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Happy Birthday ianguilly!

Happy Birthday Ian!
by thomas_w
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy birthday thomas_w!
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Happy birthday thomas_w!

Thanks guys!
by thomas_w
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Dayton Spring meet March 31, 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1567

Re: Dayton Spring meet March 31, 2018

Neon4Life wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:43 pm
Yeah none here either Tom. But over in gramps area they got slammed with every bit of snow.

Sent from my VS995 using Tapatalk
Yes, I saw it on the weather radar. But it is supposed to warm up this coming week and the rain is supposed to be only in the middle of the week.
by thomas_w
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Dayton Spring meet March 31, 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1567

Re: Dayton Spring meet March 31, 2018

There was no snow here actually, not even any rain. The forecast for Saturday looks pretty good so far. Let's hope it stays that way.
by thomas_w
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday MyNeonSaysHi!
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Happy Birthday MyNeonSaysHi!

Happy Birthday!
by thomas_w
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Oil light keeps coming on...
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: Oil light keeps coming on...

Some people say that the sheathing does not handle oil well and it may dissolve it to some extent. When my oil sensor was leaking on my 1gn, the wrapping wicked it all up so that there was oil everywhere on the wiring harness. I took it all apart and fixed the melted spots, which were probably also ...
by thomas_w
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Dayton Spring meet March 31, 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1567

Re: Dayton Spring meet March 31, 2018

03_SXT wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:14 pm
DJ and Mike will most likely be there!
Cool, I added them to the list!
by thomas_w
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Dayton Spring meet March 31, 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1567

Dayton Spring meet March 31, 2018

Time of meet: The commencement of meeting and greeting and sharing of neon livelyhood will be at noon on March 31, 2018. Location of meet: We will meet here at the regal cinemas parking lot. They have a parking lot that is further away from the theater that I have yet to see occupied even on the bu...
by thomas_w
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: thomas_w's log
Replies: 138
Views: 6556

Re: thomas_w's log

Yes, it is a bummer to have lost 3 years of posts. Especially with your project log, you had a lot of images in there with your turbo build.
by thomas_w
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: thomas_w's log
Replies: 138
Views: 6556

Re: thomas_w's log

I think those are all the pictures I was able to dig up. At least the project log is complete from that part even though the description is not as detailed anymore...
by thomas_w
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: thomas_w's log
Replies: 138
Views: 6556

Re: thomas_w's log

The last set of images I still have on my server is from when I replaced the headlight bulbs with LED bulbs. The come with an anti flicker module: http://avida.cs.wright.edu/personal/wischgol/neon/led-noflicker.jpg I really like them as they are bright and white. This image is with the new bulbs in ...
by thomas_w
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: thomas_w's log
Replies: 138
Views: 6556

Re: thomas_w's log

Midnight_Rider wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:59 pm
I. Love. Your. Car.

That is all. =D>
Thanks David!
by thomas_w
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: thomas_w's log
Replies: 138
Views: 6556

Re: thomas_w's log

In the Fall of 2016, I was chasing an EVAP leak for a while. I replaced some tubing in the engine bay. But the code kept coming back. I finally started to look at the filler neck and noticed that the tubing there was looking old and brittle. So I replaced that which finally got rid of the code for g...
by thomas_w
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: thomas_w's log
Replies: 138
Views: 6556

Re: thomas_w's log

In March of 2016, I had a little coolant leak at the bottom of the thermostat housing. Once I replaced that, it was finally fixed:
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by thomas_w
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: thomas_w's log
Replies: 138
Views: 6556

Re: thomas_w's log

The next part that broke shortly after was the rail for the sun roof. I found a good replacement at a junkyard in Cincinnati. This is the old rail: http://avida.cs.wright.edu/personal/wischgol/neon/sunroof_old_rail.JPG This was replace with this one to fix the sunroof and make it fully functional ag...
by thomas_w
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: thomas_w's log
Replies: 138
Views: 6556

Re: thomas_w's log

In early 2016, I had a CEL for the fan module. After testing various things, it at first did not look like a wiring issue. So I replaced the fan control module. Here is the engine bay with the battery removed to get to everything: http://avida.cs.wright.edu/personal/wischgol/neon/enginebay-nobattery...
by thomas_w
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: thomas_w's log
Replies: 138
Views: 6556

Re: thomas_w's log

In August of 2015, I had the timing belt replaced at a local shop. They did not mount the intake snorkel properly so that it collided with the hood and eventually broke: http://avida.cs.wright.edu/personal/wischgol/neon/intakesnorkel.jpg After going through several junkyards in the area, I finally w...
by thomas_w
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: thomas_w's log
Replies: 138
Views: 6556

Re: thomas_w's log

On my way back from Carlisle, I crossed the 200k miles:
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by thomas_w
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: thomas_w's log
Replies: 138
Views: 6556

Re: thomas_w's log

The multifunction switch was pretty much not working as well as it should since I got the car. In addition, it started to not go back to neutral as well anymore. So I finally took the time to open it up and clean the contacts to make it work much better: http://avida.cs.wright.edu/personal/wischgol/...
by thomas_w
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: thomas_w's log
Replies: 138
Views: 6556

Re: thomas_w's log

The next area I had to work on in June of 2015 was the engine mounts. These are pictures of the old mounts which were pretty worn: http://avida.cs.wright.edu/personal/wischgol/neon/oldtransmount.jpg http://avida.cs.wright.edu/personal/wischgol/neon/oldpassengermount.jpg The next image shows the area...
by thomas_w
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: thomas_w's log
Replies: 138
Views: 6556

Re: thomas_w's log

Since I can only go by the pictures and their titles, I will not be able to provide all the background compared to the original posts. But these images are from when I replaced the rear drums. Unfortunately, I did not think of taking pictures before I had it all put back together: http://avida.cs.wr...
by thomas_w
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: thomas_w's log
Replies: 138
Views: 6556

Re: thomas_w's log

I am trying to restore some of my progress log after the loss of all these posts. These pictures are from the spring cleaning in 2015: http://avida.cs.wright.edu/personal/wischgol/neon/engine-bay-2015.jpg http://avida.cs.wright.edu/personal/wischgol/neon/angleshot-2015.jpg http://avida.cs.wright.edu...
by thomas_w
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Start thinking about a spring Dayton, OH meet
Replies: 18
Views: 715

Re: Start thinking about a spring Dayton, OH meet

I could do March 31.
by thomas_w
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday Neon4Life!
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Happy Birthday Neon4Life!

Happy Birthday!
by thomas_w
Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy birthday 03_SXT!
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Happy Birthday!
by thomas_w
Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Start thinking about a spring Dayton, OH meet
Replies: 18
Views: 715

I do not think I have any constraints yet for April so I am flexible.
by thomas_w
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: thomas_w's log
Replies: 138
Views: 6556

Started to put in the parts that I do not have to lift up the car for. So I put in the bracket for the door panel and adjusted the window a little. This may have done the trick but I am still testing. I also painted the license frame holder with plasti dip and put it on. Looks pretty nice: http://av...
by thomas_w
Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: DetergentCandy's log
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Looks very nice. Keep the pictures coming.

These vacuum lines break very easily. I had to replace some lines myself after they snapped off.
by thomas_w
Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: thomas_w's log
Replies: 138
Views: 6556

Midnight_Rider wrote:I'll bet that it was amazing to see so many junked Neons without rust. :shock:
Yes, that was quite amazing. There was zero rust making it really easy to take things apart.
by thomas_w
Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: thomas_w's log
Replies: 138
Views: 6556

What made me sad was seeing all the junked neons. But at least I was able to recover some good parts. I think I was pretty lucky indeed that they just brought this one neon in so that I was the first person to pick over it.

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