ZeroChad's Log -- Parting out this weekend.

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Post by FAC3L3SS » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:37 am

I just dampened mine more when that happened. Until I have the time/resources to take care of the pinch welds, I'll rock a stiff ride. Mine were DEEP.
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Post by ZeroChad » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:03 pm

Thats what I'm doing too. Looking at my tires though I'm not going to worry about it too much. I don't think the tread is going to outlast the damage the weld is doing anyway. Just one more thing to throw on the to do list lol.

ToDo List: (this is more or less for me to keep track)
02 Bung installed
1 more ebrake cable & finsh the PS
Trunk Battery Relocation
Remove the A/C
Pre-Winter claybar

Well as a personal update, I'm done with classes for my Electrical Engineering degree. Now I just have to wait in 3month internship purgatory to get my degree. I'm thinking about getting a second job to pay off some debt/bills and start a turbo/endgoal fund.

Here's what I'm thinking that 'fund' will cover

Megasquirt: VII or VIII if its out. Ideally, I want to install a carputer in the centerconsole and a touchscreen on the ceiling as seen earlier in the log.

Fuel: Walbaro pump, return line, adjustable FPR. Bigger Injectors

Tranny: 500hp+ clutch, new fluid, Quaife/OBX LSD

Turbo!!!: BFMIC, Probably going with ASP for the piping, manifold, and their biggest turbo. External wastegate with a sweet BOV and I should be grooving.

when thats done the endgoal: flat paint with gloss black stripes. I'll finally find some side skirts and a front lip too. It'll be something along the lines of eVilCreations's ol' neon. Throw in 2 racing seats, 5points, and do Dante's rear seat mod.
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I would really like to get this all done by next winter. We shall see...
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:05 pm

Plans sound excellent! Congrats with finishing classes!

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Post by neonslg09 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:18 pm

Also a big congrats for finished.

Flat is awesome.

I hope your goals turn out how you want! and soon :twisted:

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Post by ZeroChad » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:27 pm

Wow you two are quick! I appreciate the support. It feels so great to not have to take another writing class.

I'm really hoping I can get Zero 'finished' in a year. I've put a lot of work into this car to stop now.
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Post by neonslg09 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:29 pm

Awesome man, awesome. You have put ALOT more work into your neon, because of misfortunes and such, than other people have even thought about doing to theirs lol.

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Post by hul kogan » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:46 am

First off, congrats on being done with classes! Feels great, doesn't it?

Plan sounds great man. How much power are you looking for out of the setup? Are you keeping it as a daily when you get to that point or are you going to get another vehicle?
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Post by Tam » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:48 am

The plans sounds excellente!

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Post by ZeroChad » Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:15 pm

Excellente indeed! Dude it feels so great to be done with classes ... except I might go for my masters eventually :tardbang: lol.

I was originally thinking 300hp but looking at Erik's log, why stop there? I think I'll be shooting for 500hp. At that point hopefully I'll have another care [RWD or AWD :-) ] to use too. I'd still like to keep it streetable though. It certainly won't be practical or convenient to drive, but it will be balls-to-the-wall fun.
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:30 pm

I have two associates degrees and I'm headed back for another. Ha ha expansion FTW! And why not go for 500...what do you have to lose if it's not your daily?

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Post by ZeroChad » Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:29 am

Well I had a few more bad things happen to the Zero that I hinted at in the chat box. So I thought it was time to show her a little TLC. First the bad:

#1 I navigated a turn I take home from work everyday too sharply while on the cellphone with my GF. I partially hopped the curb and scuffed up the lip on about half of one of my slipstreams. The wheel is out of balance now, and there seems to be some pulsation in the accelerator pedal when going straight. I'm thinking about fixing it and doing red lips.
I never fuck up like that.....its so irritating.

#2 I was at Wendy's one day for a late night dinner. I hear my car alarm go off and look out the window to check it. The guy behind me from line was getting into his SUV, and starts trying to talk to me through the window. I figured he just bumped it to set it off. W/E. When I was done eating and we are leaving, turns out there is an enourmous door dent over there......blargh..
Here's a shitty pic of it.
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So. It was time to do a little tlc. For starters, I threw the winter steelies on and decided to throw the hubcaps on too. The 1gn bubble caps that i ran on my protege wouldn't fit :-(
Oil change time. Mobil 1 5w-30. I also swapped out the trans fluid too. Went with Penzoil synchromesh. The transmission goes into gear seamlessly now. After that, I decided to take out the AC. Well most of it besides the heat exchanger and compressor.
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Still needs a good wash and wax before winter though.
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Post by MIneon88 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:10 pm

im in love with you car :lol:
02 ATX white- BLOWN MOTOR :(

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Post by ZeroChad » Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:42 pm

Thanks, I appreciate it!

Clay Bar'd and waxed the car this week. Finally got the rest of the sap off, and random road grime.. I used Turtle Wax's Ice clay bar. I was very impressed by the results. I even had enough to get teh sap off the GF focus too.

Almost ready for winter. Pulled out all of the random things I had inside, and put my tools in the trunk. I yanked out my sub too. I might be selling it. Hooked the amp up to my 6x9 RockFos, and they're putting out enough bass for me.

Now, I just need to vaccum the interior and give the engine a once over.
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:25 pm

I have to claybar and wax both of mine. I hate removing sap though...ugh what a pain in the ass. Did you manage to fix the dent?

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Post by ZeroChad » Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:13 pm

Yeah that sap sucked. I had it on there ever since my car sat for 2.5wk after hydrolocking...damn pine trees. Bug & sap remover had nothing on that clay bar though.

No work on that dent. It looks like I have a smaller one on that side too, then 3 more small ones on the other side. You can really tell with the new waxing. I'm not really worried about it now though, megasquirt, clutch, lsd, and turbo are my big priorities.
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:55 am

Well yes...big toys come first :) I use Mother's Professional Clay in Aggressive. That stuff works magic...serious magic. But it's around $60 a container. :shock:

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Post by dtjackten » Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:15 am

congrats on finishing ur classes!! i like ur plans alot!!! good luck with ur upcoming mods.. and i like the flat black and red idea!
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Post by ZeroChad » Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:54 pm

Thanks Dave :-)


So 2009 can suck a big D......So much shit has gone wrong for me this year. Now my car is throwing a P0132 02 sensor voltage too high. I actually was driving friday home from work and had to pull over, b/c I was backfiring and had absolutely no power.

Just reset the ecu and it came back...argh. There's snow on the ground and I have no garage to check it out in. It seems driveable for now though. After a start it'll be okay for a minute, then it'll start to stumble, then it'll go into open loop and drive great.

I really can't afford another 02 sensor right now.
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Post by srtjesse » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:02 pm

is it the up stream or down stream do you know i might have a used one laying around you can have it if you cover shipping
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Post by ZeroChad » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:40 am

Thanks man. I'm gunna check the wiring first to make sure its not shorted or something. I'm only runnin an upstream sensor.
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Post by neonslg09 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:18 pm

Did you ever get the problems all figured out?

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Post by ZeroChad » Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:32 pm

neonslg09 wrote:Did you ever get the problems all figured out?
Not yet, stupid snow on the ground is preventing me from doing anything. Open loop FTL...at least its running okay though.
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Post by neonslg09 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:33 am

2009 has GTFO.


What's in store for this beast of 2010?

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Post by srtjesse » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:05 pm

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Post by ZeroChad » Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:07 pm

Jesse - I'll probably grab that 02 sensor from ya this week if you can find it. my postal code is 49423 lemme know what you want for shipping.

As far as the personal life goes, I'm just waiting for my thesis approval, then I'm a full fledged electrical engineer. I'm pretty involved in the job hunt right now. My place of internship offered me a contracting position while I'm searching, so that raise is gunna help out a lot. I can wait to move somewhere warmer. Freaking lake effect snow is keeping the roads sloppy so I haven't had a chance to get to that video WOT yet steven.

I did actually get a replacement rear DS door thrown on as a Christmas present from my dad yesterday. My old one was bubbling up and rusting from the inside at the bottom!

I'm for sure buying MS soon. I want to get it up and running and go from there. I'll probably tackle the tranny after than when I land a job. LSD and Stg 3 clutch! After that I'll pursue all the other stuff on my list lol.
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:29 pm

I really hope this year goes better for you :) with the car and the job search.

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Post by srtjesse » Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:35 pm

hey what up i actually used it for to get my car running sorry.
i got my upstream from usaautoparts.com for like 43 bucks shipped to my door. its not the splice in type its the oem replacement and and it took them two days from date of purchase to get it to my door they have really good prices on parts you should check them out
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Post by hul kogan » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:45 am

Good to hear man! Hopefully all the puzzle pieces will start to come together for you.
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Post by ZeroChad » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:12 pm

Jesse - no problem man. thanks for the heads up. I finally have money again. I was damn broke when it went out.

Crystalmarie - Thanks chica. I can't wait to actually make some money and move to a warmer climate! Soooo excited.

Christ - I might have bought one of those pieces......Canton oil pan from SGT Brad! w00t. The baffling in this thing looks amazing.
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Post by GTS » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:46 pm

Thats quite an awesome log you got there...
I had no idea you were a KU student, I graduated from there too recently... but you havent seen me on campus at all I bet, I haven't had my neon up there for quite some time.

Good too see some of those photos of the autocross and the apartments parking lot...
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