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by thomas_w
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 7/2/2020
Replies: 364
Views: 39628

Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 6/14/2020

Neon4Life wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:52 am
did you use any actual clear coat on top of it when you used it..?
Yes, I did use the duplicolor clear coat. And from what Bill is saying that might be part of the problem. Plus, I am no expert at paint thus contributing to the problem ;-)
by thomas_w
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 7/2/2020
Replies: 364
Views: 39628

Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 6/14/2020

My experience with Duplicolor has been pretty bad. Gasoline spills take the paint right off and so does bird poop. It just ate through the entire coating down to the base coat :-(
by thomas_w
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: germany: where all the neons will maybe go
Replies: 176
Views: 30096

Re: germany: where all the neons will maybe go

I know what you are talking about. I am fighting off the rust as best as I can on my 1st gen but it is getting harder and harder. Germany does not use as much salt as the Midwest does but there is still enough rain to make rust a big issue.
by thomas_w
Sat May 02, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Midnight_Rider's progress log
Replies: 664
Views: 59088

Re: Midnight_Rider's progress log

AdioSS wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 12:30 am
That’s almost as much as I paid for my car.
David's car is worth the treat though.
by thomas_w
Sat May 02, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday Devon17!
Replies: 5
Views: 1120

Re: Happy Birthday Devon17!

Happy Birthday DJ!
by thomas_w
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Dayton Spring Meet: March 21, 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2436

Re: Dayton Spring Meet: March 21, 2020

Yes, it will be a big temperature drop. But it also comes with rain. So that would not be too great for a meet either.
by thomas_w
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Dayton Spring Meet: March 21, 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2436

Re: Dayton Spring Meet: March 21, 2020 - postponed

So let's hope this blows over soon. In the meantime, I changed the subject of this thread.
by thomas_w
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Dayton Spring Meet: March 21, 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2436

Re: Dayton Spring Meet: March 21, 2020

Yes, we probably need to postpone given the current situation.
by thomas_w
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: thomas_w's log
Replies: 153
Views: 15408

Re: thomas_w's log

I will have to look into that. So far it is not too big of a deal. But the wife is not too happy when I turn off the AC in the heat of the summer 😉
by thomas_w
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: thomas_w's log
Replies: 153
Views: 15408

Re: thomas_w's log

Neon4Life wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:16 am
Hey, so even in this cold weather your Neon is Overheating..? That's how I'm understanding it.

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No, if it is cold the car is fine. It only overheats with the AC on and 95 plus degrees outside.
by thomas_w
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Dayton Spring Meet: March 21, 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2436

Re: Dayton Spring Meet: March 21, 2020

Sorry to hear, Gramps. Hope you are okay. It is weird over here. Classes all went to online only to follow the social distancing mantra. K-12 schools are all closed now. Restaurants are vigorously cleaning everything all the time. So people seem pretty cautious which is good.
by thomas_w
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: thomas_w's log
Replies: 153
Views: 15408

Re: thomas_w's log

I wouldn't say its what they do. Is it actually physically boiling, or does the gauge just show it is getting too warm? If it is not showing actual signs of overheating, I would splice a mechanical temp gauge into the hot side heater hose, and verify the temperature. It is what I did on our '96 aft...
by thomas_w
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: thomas_w's log
Replies: 153
Views: 15408

Re: thomas_w's log

Midnight_Rider wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:20 am
Even the underside of your Neon is purty. :D
Thanks :)
by thomas_w
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: thomas_w's log
Replies: 153
Views: 15408

Re: thomas_w's log

I have not posted an update in quite a while. Most of the things I fixed were minor. The car runs pretty well. It tends to overheat when it gets really hot. I tried a thorough flush last summer with some chemicals but the end result is the same. I guess it is just what neons do. A couple weeks ago, ...
by thomas_w
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Dayton Spring Meet: March 21, 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2436

Re: Dayton Spring Meet: March 21, 2020

Midnight_Rider wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:10 am
My problem is that, if it rains/snows this Saturday (as is forecast), I won't be able to wash my car before the meet.
As long as you can make it, I think we are all okay with a dirty car. The forecast so far says cloudy. We will know more when it gets closer.
by thomas_w
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: D.J. ºº
Replies: 77
Views: 4804

Re: D.J. ºº

I am starting to see the same thing on my drain plug. I have a lot of undercoating underneath but it is still starting to rust even with me trying my best to keep it from happening.
by thomas_w
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Dayton Spring Meet: March 21, 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2436

Re: Dayton Spring Meet: March 21, 2020

BJ's is fine with me as well.
by thomas_w
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Dayton Spring Meet: March 21, 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2436

Dayton Spring Meet: March 21, 2020

Time of meet: The commencement of meeting and greeting and sharing of neon livelyhood will be at noon on March 21, 2020. 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
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: 2020 Spring Dayton Meet 3/21
Replies: 15
Views: 1147

Re: 2020 Spring Dayton Meet 3/21

I will have to get my exhaust fixed until then. Hope that is an easy fix. I have not looked at it yet really. It does sound like it is coming from underneath the car where I had to get it welded a few years ago. But I will be there one way or the other.
by thomas_w
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: 2020 Spring Dayton Meet 3/21
Replies: 15
Views: 1147

Re: 2020 Spring Dayton Meet

I can probably make those work. The weather this winter is pretty weird so hopefully we have good weather those days.
by thomas_w
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Midnight_Rider's progress log
Replies: 664
Views: 59088

Re: Midnight_Rider's progress log

Yes, too bad you could not source those parts. But glad to hear they were able to use the original ones. Your car does not see much bad weather so they probably are still in very good shape.
by thomas_w
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Midnight_Rider's progress log
Replies: 664
Views: 59088

Re: Midnight_Rider's progress log

Wow, lots of new parts. What did you end up doing about the discontinued bolts?
by thomas_w
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: No fall Dayton, OH meet
Replies: 5
Views: 2871

Re: Fall Dayton, OH meet?

What day were you thinking? I am traveling the next couple of weeks. I am not sure how far back you want to push it.
by thomas_w
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday Midnight_Rider!
Replies: 17
Views: 1599

Re: Happy Birthday Midnight_Rider!

Happy birthday!
by thomas_w
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Midnight_Rider's progress log
Replies: 664
Views: 59088

Re: Midnight_Rider's progress log

Glad you were able to fix it.
by thomas_w
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Independence Day, everyone!
Replies: 9
Views: 1209

Re: Happy Independence Day, everyone!

Well, happy independence day yo you anyway despite your having to work. And of course same to everyone else as well!
by thomas_w
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: 6/29/2019 Dayton Spring meet
Replies: 57
Views: 6595

Re: 6/29/2019 Dayton Spring meet

Sorry to hear Bill. I hope that at least some of the valves survived.
by thomas_w
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: 6/29/2019 Dayton Spring meet
Replies: 57
Views: 6595

Re: 6/29/2019 Dayton Spring meet

I stopped by the meeting spot for a little just to see if anyone else would show. But then I left after I saw all your posts. We can try some other time again, hopefully something will work out at some point. I was rather upset, though. Not because nobody could make it but because I went through a d...
by thomas_w
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: 6/29/2019 Dayton Spring meet
Replies: 57
Views: 6595

Re: 6/29/2019 Dayton Spring meet

Neon4Life wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:06 am
And Im checking in to say I won't be able to make it. [emoji53]

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Sorry to hear. I will be there but at this point I have no idea how many will be able to make it.
by thomas_w
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: 6/29/2019 Dayton Spring meet
Replies: 57
Views: 6595

Re: 6/29/2019 Dayton Spring meet

Midnight_Rider wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:53 pm
Bad news- no meet for me on the 29th, "honey-do" list at my mother's house that day. Oh well.
That's too bad, sorry you can't make it :(

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