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Re: MyNeonSaysHi Mod Log: Stone White

Post by Neon4Life » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:26 am

Been a while since I seen your progress. So much great progress at that. I like everything I see.

1 thing tho about when you went to the dyno. For them to not have the fan even on it means the guy didn't give a care in the world. Everytime I've seen someone in the dyno the fan is always on there. Obviously it's a must. I would of been mad of that was me there and they didn't have a fan set up.

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:31 pm

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Also thinking about having the timing belt done. Its coming on 14 years old and has the original belts. But seems wasteful at such low miles. Had a friend do the original timing belt on an 03 I had like 4-5 years ago and it looked completely fine when he took it off.
Meh, the only risk is it leaving you stranded somewhere. At least the engine damage risk is pretty minimal, not like a 2.0.

But depending on where and when it may fail from age, it might be cheaper to do a preemptive strike , thus less "waste".

Looks can be deceiving, it's not like you can tell the condition of the cords inside the belt. Those are what keep it together, not the pretty outer covering. :lol:
True true well said. Not going to do it myself. I will find a trust worthy shop to do it. Not sure if I will do it this year or not. For sure next year.
1 thing tho about when you went to the dyno. For them to not have the fan even on it means the guy didn't give a care in the world. Everytime I've seen someone in the dyno the fan is always on there. Obviously it's a must. I would of been mad of that was me there and they didn't have a fan set up.
Yeah I THINK the guy was upset because I drove out there months prior to see if he could tune my vehicle. At first he said no, based on a previous SRT-4 that had issues he had at his shop. But he saw how clean mine was and agreed to do it. Even though the guy was very expierenced in tuning vehicles I just had a bad feeling about it. I know how some of these shops will try to nickel and dime you on EVERYTHING. So your $400 tune turns into a $2k tune since they had to "fix" things to tune it properly. So I decided to do all that myself and do the Duster360 email tune route which turned out well. But I decided to have them dyno it. I know the guy does a ton of business and even tuned Cletus McFarlands crown vic amongst another one of his rides. I just didn't like how he treated my car. Left the hood propped up and drove it in reverse for about 100 feet or so with the hood up. With no fans he dynos it and he said the numbers won't change much with the fan. BS! He just wanted to get me out there and get his $60 for 15 minutes of work. I don't plan on ever going there again.
I'm not bragging but I really haven't beat on my tranny all these years- maybe this is why I've been so lucky. I did have a new clutch installed a few years back and also the fork and pin (can't remember the technical name for the pin and I'm too lazy to get up and go through my car file at the moment
I honestly haven't had many issues with the transmission on my SRT-4's. I mean my silver one had a needlebearing go out on 3rd gear at 130k, but I was way above factory horse power/torque rating. I think if it is not treated badly it will be nice to you.


Polar vortex is here again. Got down to -15 with the windchill last night. Ugh. Before I know it will be 95 in a 3 months! Stupid midwest weather. We get no seasons out here. :( Either way above, or way below normal.

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Re: MyNeonSaysHi Mod Log: Stone White

Post by occasional demons » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:38 pm

MyNeonSaysHi wrote:
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Polar vortex is here again. Got down to -15 with the windchill last night. Ugh. Before I know it will be 95 in a 3 months! Stupid midwest weather. We get no seasons out here. :( Either way above, or way below normal.
QFT!

Wind chill was -1ºF and 10ºF without the wind this morning. Only got to 19ºF this afternoon. But it's supposed to warm into the 50's for the weekend.

But yeah, last summer was so hot, doing any work outside was not enjoyable. Getting older and working in a shop that runs close to 90 and above all summer doesn't help either. Needless to say, I didn't get a lot done on the neon last summer. :/

If I were 30 years younger, I would be out there dripping with sweat getting it done. I still wouldn't like it though. I did a clutch in one of my Omni's in 90º heat, and the humidity was about as high. It was miserable but I powered through it. I don't think I would have the motivation now. I can tolerate working in a 30º garage, but the heat sucks the life out of me.

If my garage had at least one window, I would shove a window A/C unit in there, but they didn't put any windows in it. Being cement block, it isn't something that could be relatively easily added, like a stick frame building. :cussing:
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:21 pm

^ Yeah no window for you there. Guess you could just run a bunch of fans. Yeah getting old sucks.

Got to drive the car around town today, felt good! Going to change the oil since it has been just about a year since I have changed it. Going to go with Amsoil 5w-40 Euro Spec again. I did buy something for my car. Have a $50 voucher for special-carbonfiber.com, so I got door sill covers ordered today. Pretty much the only thing I believe they offer interior wise in CF that won't look out of place without going all CF. Center console was tempting though hahaha. After watching all these youtube videos of supercar videos I wanted to add some interior CF. I actually ran CF door sill covers on my 01 Neon by that Canadian guy who offered CF stuff for our cars, forget his username. He got super behind on orders. Image

I wouldn't mind getting something to go over the side skirt on the front doors kind of like the CE edition cars too, but no one offers anything that I can see.

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:42 pm

Went with Penzoil Platinum 5w-40 Euro Spec since it was easily available and a Mobil 1 extended filter about 2 weeks ago. So took care of that.

Got my front and rear strut bars to fit, I just had to jack the car up and remove the 3 tower nuts. Went right on. Adjusted the drivers side front ride height too with the BC's. Maxed up as high as they can go leaving 80mm in the strut cartridge. Hopefully that removes grinding my tire on the inside fenderliner weld when cornering on the drivers side with those meaty soft tires.
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CF door sills came in from Special carbon fiber. They fit horribly. So either going to get a refund or an exchange. But they do look amazing, I even applied 2 coats of carnuba on them too and used almost a whole roll of 3m double sided tape. :(
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Edit: Turns out they are direct replacements. Not sure how well they will hold with no clips and jsut double sided tape LOL.

Got a used CarbonByDesign CF radiator shroud. It looks amazing! I love how it goes all the way up and attaches to a headlight bolt. I also applied 3 coats of of carnuba to it before install.
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HUGE car show this weekend. StreetCar Takeover at Arrowhead stadium in Kansas City Missouri. 30k spots. So gotta find some time to wash the car up before the event. Going to be a cluster fu#@ there but should be a good time.

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:56 pm

Got a great deal on a mint CBD injector cover!
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Car show went good, but I went in at the wrong entrance and had to park in spectator parking. Oh well had a good time got to meet some new nsrt-4 owners. Show was huge!

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Post by JeremyJ » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:23 pm

That's crazy big. I wish more shows like that would be held around here. The injector cover looks nice.
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Post by theColonel » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:32 pm

I've never seen a car show that big :shock:
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Post by occasional demons » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:59 pm

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That's the Fords at Carlisle, I couldn't find any Chryslers at Carlisle aerial photos doing a quick search.

But Chryslers at Carlisle is allegedly their biggest event of the season.

You really do need all three days to walk around and see everything, unless you just want to run past every car. It doesn't help Chryslers is usually when the heat and humidity are pushing the limits of bearable. Nothing like sweat running out of the bottom of your shorts...


Consider at our peak, there were ~70 neons alone....
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:52 am

JeremyJ wrote:
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That's crazy big. I wish more shows like that would be held around here. The injector cover looks nice.
thanks man. Yeah our scene is getting pretty big out here in Kansas City.
That's the Fords at Carlisle, I couldn't find any Chryslers at Carlisle aerial photos doing a quick search.

But Chryslers at Carlisle is allegedly their biggest event of the season.

You really do need all three days to walk around and see everything, unless you just want to run past every car. It doesn't help Chryslers is usually when the heat and humidity are pushing the limits of bearable. Nothing like sweat running out of the bottom of your shorts...


Consider at our peak, there were ~70 neons alone....
The event out here was Street Car Takeover. First time at Arrowhead Stadium. "Raised $20,000 for Taking it to the Streets foundation and $20,000 for Warriors for Freedom"

"All in all the event went very well for the amount of people and cars we had rolling in. We estimate the show lots had 5,500 vehicles come throughout the day and around 20,000 people not including children under 12 and people who snuck in. Now that we have an event under our belts here and what looks like a new home for this event we will have a better grasp on 2020. This is now probably the largest single day car show in the U.S.. Thank you everyone who came out and made this day one to remember.

-SCT Team"

Oh for sure, Carlisle has always been huge! They been hosting events for a long time. Looks like there is more grass then concrete there looking at that picture.
Yeah the Chrysler event is always during a horrible time of the year when it is stupid hot. One of the reasons why I probably will never go. Along with how far away it is too.

If I do go I will just fly out there and spectate.

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Post by occasional demons » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:50 pm

Yeah, it is probably all grass parking. But given the heat, I would dread it being asphalt or concrete. Plus it would mean they would have to use water barrels to hold the tents down. That would probably take out the option of club tents, as driving stakes in the ground is faster/less work/wasted water. Having the tent has been a nice option, but probably a thing of the past given the neon interest has dwindled, and a lot of us have moved on with our lives...
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:30 pm

Yeah that makes sense for sure. I just went to a car show a while back and it had rained the day prior and it was a mess.

I tried to move on, but I came back. The Neon will always be in my heart. :)

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Post by Neon4Life » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:31 pm

MyNeonSaysHi wrote:Yeah that makes sense for sure. I just went to a car show a while back and it had rained the day prior and it was a mess.

I tried to move on, but I came back. The Neon will always be in my heart. :)
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