Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 6/12/19

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Post by thomas_w » Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:38 pm

Neon4Life wrote: I was trying to solve a clunk problem I had. it was driving me nuts and I think I finally tracked it down to the lower control arm bushings going bad already after only 10months on there. see pics. now it was mostly my fault it went bad and the reason it was clunking sometimes is also my fault because I didn't read the instructions of re-torque the bolts after first 50 miles so they were loose and that's what caused the clunk noise by my feet.
That sucks that they only lasted 10 months. Glad to hear you figured it out though. And thanks for the reminder because the instructions that came with my Moogs did not say anything about re-torquing. I will make sure to do that on mine once I have it back together.

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Post by r/tguy02 » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:01 am

good job figuring it out, i'm glad none of my aftermarket control arm bushings did that.
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Post by Neon4Life » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:54 am

Thomas, yeah wouldn't hurt to tighten it a bit after say 100miles.


Rtguy/02, I think it failed quick on me because 1st being loose but I'm also pretty much Slammed. Got 1/2 inch to get to full lock on my coilovers and I'm about to adjust them a little lower as I get it ready for alignment tomorrow so she tracks straight for the trip to Carlisle.
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Post by r/tguy02 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:37 am

yeah i have to do the same to mine still
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Post by Neon4Life » Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:25 am

Recently found me a Mattdog gauge cluster which are becoming rare to find since the guy doesnt make them anymore. now he is not to be confused with maddog they are 2 different people. but anyways here is a before shot and after and then a before of the color scheme it came with and then i put some bright green led in it. also a sneak peek picture of whats to come for the car. the difference is now the RPM gauge is in the center and the speedo is off to the side.


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oh and ill need this for a future project that will be done this coming winter.


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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:25 pm

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Post by Neon4Life » Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:45 pm

Midnight_Rider wrote::-k

What..?
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:26 pm

Oh, sorry... I meant that I was thinking about what you're planning to in the future.
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Post by Jean-Seb » Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:36 pm

You think too much Gramps. :P :rofl:


Looks good man. It seems like the cluster was really well done. Your whole car looks awesome. I'm not sure if I ever posted to tell you... but it is. :rockon:

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Post by redneckmoparman » Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:11 pm

Turbo eh?
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Post by Neon4Life » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:22 am

not much going on lately.

installed a overhead shop light setup in my garage that uses (2) 2 foot light bulbs to light up the garage at night or just when ever like in the winter time when there isnt much light output from the sun. anyways this allows me to work on the car anytime instead of just during the daytime. might do some hose rerouting with paiting the intake manifold black and make the engine bay look much cleaner. doing that during christmas time as my work shuts down for like 2 weeks during that time. in the meantime heres a pic.


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Post by Midnight_Rider » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:33 am

Ooh, lots to see then at the next Dayton meet. :wink:
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Post by thomas_w » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:51 pm

That is a good idea. I could have used some more light when I was working on those strut mounts.

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Post by Neon4Life » Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:19 am

Gramps, yeah there will for sure be alot to see come May. Trust me.

Tom, it's a must have. I just don't know why I didn't do it sooner. I've had my house for almost 2 years and this is the first time I decided to buy a light for it. Wasn't at all that costly either.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:51 am

I've wanted to add lighting to my garage as well but some other expense always seems to come up. :banghead:
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Post by sidepipe87 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:06 am

Lights make a huge difference... I had a single 100 watt bulb in my garage and it was worthless. 2 years ago I painted the concrete block walls white to brighten it up then added 4 8' fluorescent light fixtures and put in electrical outlets around the garage. It's now small but fully functioning and I have a 60 gallon air compressor to run my tools.
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Post by ducktapetg » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:23 pm

When I get a place of my own, this will be "mod" number 1. The drop light just doesn't do it for me. Its either in the way or I have nothing to hook it onto. With those lights, you can actually see what you are working on! Nice job
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Post by Neon4Life » Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:35 pm

sidepipe87 wrote:Lights make a huge difference... I had a single 100 watt bulb in my garage and it was worthless. 2 years ago I painted the concrete block walls white to brighten it up then added 4 8' fluorescent light fixtures and put in electrical outlets around the garage. It's now small but fully functioning and I have a 60 gallon air compressor to run my tools.
Nice. That's the same type I got. And even tho this single ballast dual bulbs I got lights up the garage nicely I still plan to get 2 maybe 3 more in the future. Then I need a compressor like you got. And I'm set. My garage isn't huge hit not tiny either. When I have the neon in there it's like I have all the room in the world lol.
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Post by Neon4Life » Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:08 am

im going to be doing some work on the neon this coming weekend. stay tuned for updates and maybe a video of it too. :twisted: :twisted:
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:20 am

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Post by Neon4Life » Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:08 pm

teaser pics of the progress.

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old exhaust off.

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and something interesting i found while removing parts. i asked around and found out its a block heater. i never knew it was there. pretty neat actually. im going to order a cord for it and see if it still works.

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:34 pm

That will be really great if it still works and just in time for the winter too! :D
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Post by thomas_w » Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:43 pm

That would be neat indeed, hope for you that it works. Never seen that, I am sure mine does not have anything like that since it was built in Mexico and destined for California.

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Post by occasional demons » Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:46 am

The cords tend to dry rot badly, leaving exposed wiring. They are made from the same stuff as the $2 ones that Wal mart sells. I ended up tossing the one that came with my '99 XJ, just so it wouldn't get plugged in and burn the car to the ground.

Being in the rear with all the exhaust heat (neon), I imagine the life span was pretty short. My 2.4 also has the block heater. There was no cord with it, or even a cut off one. Now if you can get a non oem one that plugs in, and is made with better wire insulation, that would be awesome.

I don't know that Mopar ever superseded these with something better or not. After seeing how the factory one held up, I am hesitant to spend for one, or two.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:03 pm

Off-topic but didn't Canadian 2GN's have engine block heaters as an option?
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Post by Neon4Life » Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:14 pm

yeah i would like to have it hooked up but ehh next time im really bored ill try to find a good quality cord for it and see if it works.


Gramps- yeah i believe canadian 2gns did and some people tell me since i had one on mine that it was canadian.. lol. i dont know.
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Post by occasional demons » Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:31 pm

The 2.4 I have was also shipped from Canada.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Engine-Block-He ... 86&vxp=mtr
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:41 am

The most recent mention I can find in my brochures is the engine block heater being standard in Canada on the 2005 SX 2.0 but not available on the SRT-4. I shouldn't have been so lazy before my last post and checked this out first. :roll:
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Post by Neon4Life » Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:13 am

occasional demons wrote:The 2.4 I have was also shipped from Canada.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Engine-Block-He ... 86&vxp=mtr
oh hey thanks for that link.

Midnight_Rider wrote:The most recent mention I can find in my brochures is the engine block heater being standard in Canada on the 2005 SX 2.0 but not available on the SRT-4. I shouldn't have been so lazy before my last post and checked this out first. :roll:

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Post by Neon4Life » Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:55 pm

little update with 2 teaser pics.

progress has been slow the past week. started working on it last saturday and am at least 60% done with what im doing. its been hard because ive been doing all the work myself and running into problems but ill reveal it all once i get it done and its running. should be on the ground and rolling hopefully by the end of next week.

anyways heres 2 pictures for your viewing pleasure.

frog eye gauge pod with 2 gauges

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the wideband previously shown will go here.

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