yellowpatrol's SRT-4 to SRT-4 swap : Twin pics

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:37 am

Hopefully gyou get your lifters by then.

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Post by yellowpatrol » Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:08 pm

No sign of em yet....
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Post by yellowpatrol » Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:15 pm

Still nothingngngnngngggggg
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:12 am

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Post by yellowpatrol » Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:03 am

Well here we go.

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Delivery has been bumped up to tomorrow.
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Post by yellowpatrol » Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:51 pm

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Post by yellowpatrol » Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:43 pm

So yeah they're here. I'm probably going to drop them off at the shop today.

In other news I'm going to switch hoods back to stock this weekend and get it looking as sleeper as possible. I've got the stock wheels on with winter tires right now. I might be selling the rims and tires in my sig, I want to go with some more lightweight, less bling wheels. Anyone want to trade?
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:30 pm

Awesome!
You just got those wheels!

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Post by yellowpatrol » Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:02 pm

I know but I want to go to sleeeep.
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Post by yellowpatrol » Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:47 pm

Changed the hood back today. The contrast between the clean hood and the salty car is goofy looking- I like it.

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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:14 pm

LMFAO! My car is still covered in snow, I don't even want to know what it will look like after everything dries. Nice to see you finally got your lifters though. Personally, I like the SRT hood better. But I understand your desire to go sleeper.

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:46 pm

Well the SRT hood serves a purpose to help cool the turbo and keep the underhood temps down. I am glad you are going with the sleeper look. Personally I would go sleeper if I was in your position. But once they hear the car when you are next to them, it might be different.

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Post by yellowpatrol » Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:28 pm

Hopefully heat won't be an issue at all. There are other turbo cars that don't have hood scoops.
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Post by yellowpatrol » Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:51 pm

Here's a shot of the car with the stock hood back on just for fun.

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my new dodge clock:

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and here's some shots showing off the plentiful but necessary lighting in my garage:

high power engine spotlight:

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Post by yellowpatrol » Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:08 pm

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Post by Ntyvirus1 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:15 pm

interesting piece of rubber you got there
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Post by Speeder » Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:18 pm

looks good at lease u have a garage
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:36 pm

So jealous of your garage man. Looks great!

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Post by yellowpatrol » Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:07 am

Ntyvirus1 wrote:interesting piece of rubber you got there
My plan is to get rid of the rims in my sig, and get 2 of those drag radials for the front. I'll just run them on the stock wheels. Should be pretty sleepery.
Speeder wrote:looks good at lease u have a garage
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Yeah I hated it when I lived at the apartment parking outside and worrying about people dinging the car up..
MyNeonSaysHi wrote:So jealous of your garage man. Looks great!
Thanks man, you should come over and swap the motor with me some time.

Speaking of which... I have a new job and far less time to screw around with assembling the motor so I decided just to pay a shop to do it. Plus then I don't have to worry about screwing up something small and stupid- hint hint wink wink rod bolts overtorqued pg 13 hint hint wink. So that's the game plan.
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Post by yellowpatrol » Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:53 pm

Okay, I found a buyer for the wheels who will hopefully pick them up from me tomorrow. So there's $800 towards assembly.

I'm removing myself from the equation of assembling the damn thing since I have had terrible luck with it so far. I've dropped off the block at the shop that has the head to have them assemble the long block.

I seem to have lost a lot of the parts from the teardown of the engine somewhere between the move from my apartment to my house. (m-m-m-monster suck). So hopefully the shop can order the parts at a reasonable price.

I'm also going to go through the few bolts I found and organize them. In the future I plan to be a lot more systematic and organized.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:15 pm

Very nice. Puts a huge weight off your shoulders. I am down for helping you drop the motor in! We need to get a bunch of the locals together to do so. Would be fun.

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Post by yellowpatrol » Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:47 pm

Hell yeah man I'd appreciate the extra hands. What other locals do you know that could / would help? There's kc2002acr, but he's been AWOL lately. We might have to kidnap him.

Man I want to drive my car so bad. You realize it's been over 3 years since I told myself I would "just swap it real quick"!


In other news, more as a note to myself than anything else- I saw someone's progress log and they put their megasquirt box in the rectangular hole next to the cig plug. I love that idea, and it's better than my original idea of the glovebox so I think I'm going to do that.
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Post by GunmetalNeon » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:16 pm

Yea just cut it like this...
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And mount it upside down like this lol it fits perfect
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Post by Adionik » Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:27 pm

So what are you waiting for on the swap ?
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Post by racer12306 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:49 pm

Jason still uses the stock hood on the white devil. He does have a little issue with it melting the cowl.
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Post by yellowpatrol » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:09 pm

Melting the cowl? Yikes. I wonder if anything can be done to help cool it from the front.

Right now I'm waiting for the shop to assemble the long block. Of course first they have to call me and tell me what all I am missing.

Oh and that is the exact picture I was looking for! Upside down though? have you had any problems with vibrations loosening the PCB?
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Post by GunmetalNeon » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:12 am

I haven't had any problems at all. If anything in a computer that controls your car gets loose while driving it then it was bound to jump out anyways. Upside down or not lol. It fits really well cause you have so much room behind it for plugs and the vacuum line.
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Post by yellowpatrol » Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:26 am

GunmetalNeon wrote:I haven't had any problems at all. If anything in a computer that controls your car gets loose while driving it then it was bound to jump out anyways. Upside down or not lol. It fits really well cause you have so much room behind it for plugs and the vacuum line.
Yeah, I just know when transporting a desktop computer you are supposed to do it motherboard side down- so none of the expansion cards or RAM wiggles loose. Same reason they pack the boxes that way from the manufacturer.
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Post by yellowpatrol » Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:51 pm

I'd like to go to Carlisle this year if she's swapped by then.
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Post by yellowpatrol » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:40 pm

Called the shop today out of curiosity to see if they had looked it over yet. They hadn't. The dude said he would call me when they knew what all odds and ends parts I would need. My past experience with shops has wised me up though, so I don't expect a call. Instead, I will call them back in 48 hours.
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