95 NYG ACR - Broken

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95 NYG ACR - Broken

Post by INVUJerry » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:39 pm

So, I was going to wait to make a project log on this car until I had it running, but it's taking me too long.

Anyway, here it is. I picked up a 1995 Dodge Neon NYG ACR sedan. It's 1 of 22 made, and it's awesome. Well, it was awesome. I drove to NJ with my wife to pick it up. On the ride home the water pump locked up and ripped out the timing belt. I didn't even screw with doing a head swap, I just located a stock low mileage 95 motor that was local, and I'm working on swapping it in right now.

Mods it has:
Sprint lowering springs
Pacesetter header
Dynomax catback and muffler
Iceman CAI and battery tray (different on a 1gn neon)
Full Prothane inserts
3.94 trans (because it's an ACR)

Soon to have:
AC delete
PS delete


Onto pics:

Here are pics the previous owner took of it:
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Here's a few I took:

Where we stopped in NJ to eat before it broke:
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And on the trailer behind my truck:

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And after I got her home:

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Sup Arvin struts and Sprint springs?!
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Rust isn't toooo horrible:

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And the work I've been doing, I've been working on this about an hour a day for the past 2 weeks, a few broken bolts along the way too :-(.

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I've always wanted to have this photo taken.

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Not my best angle:

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And the reason why I did all this work:

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Plans for this car are simple:

Put new stock motor in it, get it through inspection, and daily drive it. Pull off the extra stickers that are on it (NITRO banner in the windshield, special edition on the doors, sprint springs sticker on the front bumper). I'm going to mod it so it's basically what my 98 was the summer I got it. A fun, reliable, 40 MPG car, that runs 15's. It's going to handle better since it has the sprint springs, arvin struts, and rear sway bar, and I'm going to keep it like that. I would like to do autocross eventually, but with the mods on it I'll be put into a class where I will be out classed by the other cars. I liked the way 1gn's feel with PS deleted, and the AC dosen't work. There is no need for a catch can because there is a PCV box stock. I will be adding the 2gn seats that were in my 98 along with the 2gn center console since I NEED A FUCKING 3RD CUP HOLDER!! I would like to add a tilt column, but that takes away from it being an ACR. I also found someone selling ACR decals, so I may get them for the doors. I also want to convert to a 97-99 style gas tank to get rid of the metal one there, to prevent rust getting into the fuel. It will need brake lines soon, not sure if I'll get j-yard ones from a 99, or re do it with polyarmour ones.

Eventually it will be repainted, it seems like it was re-cleared at some point, and then the clear yellowed and turned dull. Someone else tried to sand or scratch all the re-clear off and it looks funny up close, but I don't care, it's going to be a fun car.

Let me know what you think! Good, bad, ugly, stupid, idiotic, amazing, fun?!6/
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Post by LowNSlow » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:41 pm

me gusta..


gl with the project :)
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Post by Fuzzyneon » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:46 pm

yaahhhh nyg coming along good sir
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Post by TheRandom1 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:58 pm

I want a 1gn...
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Post by 1972demon » Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:15 pm

welcome to the club, looks nice jerry
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Post by Fuzzyneon » Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:20 pm

TheRandom1 wrote:I want a 1gn...
your desires are well placed sir
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:42 pm

I would stab someone for a NYG 4 door. Or any NYG 1gn really. I love the plans you've got for it too. Simple and realistic, while maintaining what the car really is.
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Post by INVUJerry » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:53 pm

Thanks for the comments guys. I appreciate it. I was trying to get my old nyg back from trinity but I'm happy I found this. It's going to be a much better base for me and what I want to do with it. Simple mods are the best. If I get a pile of money I'll do coils for it, but really, it's just going to be my daily car, I'll save the baller mods for my 98.
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Post by Fuzzyneon » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:41 am

invujerry wrote:Thanks for the comments guys. I appreciate it. I was trying to get my old nyg back from trinity but I'm happy I found this. It's going to be a much better base for me and what I want to do with it. Simple mods are the best. If I get a pile of money I'll do coils for it, but really, it's just going to be my daily car, I'll save the baller mods for my 98.
I hate you8 in the nicest way possible lol NYG as a daily car
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Post by n20sxt » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:46 am

looking good man, keep up the good work!
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Post by 1972demon » Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:32 am

FAC3L3SS wrote:I would stab someone for a NYG 4 door. Or any NYG 1gn really. I love the plans you've got for it too. Simple and realistic, while maintaining what the car really is.
:laughing3: i guess i will have to make sure my doors locked on the hotel room at carlisle
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Post by neonslg09 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:17 am

TheRandom1 wrote:I don't want a 1gn...
Me neither...

Those pictures are freaking huge. GL with the swap. :thumbup:

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Post by Fuzzyneon » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:53 pm

1972demon wrote:
FAC3L3SS wrote:I would stab someone for a NYG 4 door. Or any NYG 1gn really. I love the plans you've got for it too. Simple and realistic, while maintaining what the car really is.
:laughing3: i guess i will have to make sure my doors locked on the hotel room at carlisle
dont worry ill protect your car i just need the keys and you to sign the title over
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Post by 1972demon » Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:38 pm

Fuzzyneon wrote:
1972demon wrote:
FAC3L3SS wrote:I would stab someone for a NYG 4 door. Or any NYG 1gn really. I love the plans you've got for it too. Simple and realistic, while maintaining what the car really is.
:laughing3: i guess i will have to make sure my doors locked on the hotel room at carlisle
dont worry ill protect your car i just need the keys and you to sign the title over
canada doesn't have titles, ownerships. you planning on a repaint jerry?
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Post by INVUJerry » Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:32 pm

Fuzzyneon wrote:
invujerry wrote:Thanks for the comments guys. I appreciate it. I was trying to get my old nyg back from trinity but I'm happy I found this. It's going to be a much better base for me and what I want to do with it. Simple mods are the best. If I get a pile of money I'll do coils for it, but really, it's just going to be my daily car, I'll save the baller mods for my 98.
I hate you8 in the nicest way possible lol NYG as a daily car
Hey man, easier for the kids to get in the back with 4 doors there lol.
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TheRandom1 wrote:I don't want a 1gn...
Me neither...

Those pictures are freaking huge. GL with the swap. :thumbup:
I like to keep it real.
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1972demon wrote: :laughing3: i guess i will have to make sure my doors locked on the hotel room at carlisle
dont worry ill protect your car i just need the keys and you to sign the title over
canada doesn't have titles, ownerships. you planning on a repaint jerry?
Yeah man, as soon as I find someone locally that can spray it relatively cheap, all stock Chrysler paint is made by PPG, so it's easy enough to get a hold of.
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Post by 03blackrt » Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:24 pm

'95, NYG, ACR, four-door... good combination! :thumbup:

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Post by Fuzzyneon » Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:11 am

03blackrt wrote:'95, NYG, ACR, four-door,jerry inside... good combination! :thumbup:
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btw jerry i have my eyes on this thread so work faster lol
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Post by INVUJerry » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:23 am

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Def not going to be running by X-mas.
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Post by ZeroChad » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:33 am

Looks sweet, but I was expecting the 13.5:1 to go into it. Is this project going to delay that one?
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Post by TheRandom1 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:36 am

Just make the snow into your own little igloo to work in. Protection from the elements that way! :thumbup:
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Post by INVUJerry » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:47 am

ZeroChad wrote:Looks sweet, but I was expecting the 13.5:1 to go into it. Is this project going to delay that one?
Yeah, I need to get this NYG on the road with a stock motor before I put the 12.5:1 in the 98. Long list of crap to do.
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Post by 1972demon » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:48 am

Is your hi-comp motor 12.5 to 1 ? How's that run on pump gas. I'm thinking about starting to order parts for my N/A 2.4 build just don't know if I can get away with 94 octane at 12.5 to 1.
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Post by INVUJerry » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:12 am

Don't know, I hvent ran it yet, and thisbis the 2nd time I've owned it lol. I heard that it will run on 94 with no issue, I plan on mixing in 2 gallons of 116 per tank of 93 or e85, not sure yet.
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Post by 1972demon » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:19 am

And that's a 12.5 to 1 motor. I wonder if I could get away with 4 point octane booster
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Post by INVUJerry » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:16 pm

I'm sure you could, my friend was running 100 octane gas with no issue, someone on .org is running 94 with an afx computer and it's fine.
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Post by 1972demon » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:20 pm

i want to go MS, what are you running off of. looking for a 95 mopar ECM for the nyg ?
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Post by INVUJerry » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:24 pm

I'm going to run off the 98 off the mopar dohc pcm until I can afford to go MS. I would like a 95 mopar ecu for the NYG, but I can't afford to right now.
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Post by 1972demon » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:27 pm

i wouldn't be selling it until spring it in a ziploc, in the trunk of the nyg, which is on jackstands, with the trunk against the wall, with a car cover on, and a tarp on that. so it not going any where anytime soon
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Post by INVUJerry » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:52 pm

Hahaha, holy crap man. Wish I had a garage, it'd be easier for me.
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Post by 1972demon » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:54 pm

thats just in my barn , i have a 40x60 shop too haha , love living in the country
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