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

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Post by Neon4Life » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:53 pm

Ehh, I'm not picky. Ill tie a rope and hang it on the wall from the hood latch. Haha. Kidding guys.
No harm done. Only sat there for like 3 seconds. If I had paid brand new prices for this hood then you best bet I would be treating it like a baby.


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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:37 pm

Plan on painting it on the car? Looks good.

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Post by Neon4Life » Thu May 02, 2019 9:21 am

I doubt it. I just put it on again for pictures. I still need to order some new hood aerocatch latches.
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Post by JeremyJ » Thu May 02, 2019 11:08 am

Installing hood pins sucks. I remember sweating bullets as I cut into my carbon hood on one of my old Neons. It's worth the work for the extra security, though. And AeroCatch makes some damn fine hood pins.
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Post by occasional demons » Thu May 02, 2019 12:26 pm

Epoxy loops to the sides, and use the XJ Cherokee dual latch set up. :lol:
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Post by JeremyJ » Thu May 02, 2019 3:50 pm

The setup that's prone to rusting stuck like mine did.
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Post by occasional demons » Fri May 03, 2019 7:46 am

I never had an issue with the XJ hood latches, but then I kept them well oiled with motor oil. I learned my lesson on another car, that the hood catch rusted, and would not let you finish opening the hood after it popped. That was a SOB to get it to move, and then keep from re seizing, even after I got it to move.

But I wasn't really being serious about the suggestion. It would keep it neater in appearance though. I imagine adapting it would be a major PITA project all unto itself.
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Post by theColonel » Fri May 03, 2019 10:59 am

JeremyJ wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 11:08 am
Installing hood pins sucks. I remember sweating bullets as I cut into my carbon hood on one of my old Neons. It's worth the work for the extra security, though.
And AeroCatch makes some damn fine hood pins.
Regular hood pins are not all that hard to install.

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Post by occasional demons » Fri May 03, 2019 3:03 pm

But that is hard to look at. Billet grills do not belong on neons, IMHO.
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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Post by theColonel » Fri May 03, 2019 3:42 pm

occasional demons wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 3:03 pm
But that is hard to look at. Billet grills do not belong on neons, IMHO.
The billet grill looks far better than this bumper.

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Post by Neon4Life » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:27 am

Man, here we are June 12 and I still haven't painted the hood. On the other hand. Had to replace my alternator which sucked because they are expensive. And just tonight car was acting terrible so I checked the codes and of course it's throwing a code for the camshaft sensor. Image

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

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:42 am

$133 is chump change man :P :P Isn't a new Alternator from Dodge like over $400 or something?

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