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by UptownSport
Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Drivetrain,Driveline,Suspension
Topic: how to mod an obx diff
Replies: 48
Views: 1360

Re: how to mod an obx diff

So don't use a c-clip-
All we have is theorists who claim this'll cause mayhem, but lots of Appalachian Engineers whose t-350's
w/ OBX's work fine (in this regard)
by UptownSport
Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Drivetrain,Driveline,Suspension
Topic: how to mod an obx diff
Replies: 48
Views: 1360

Re: how to mod an obx diff

So axle hadn't gone in far enough to seat snap ring when it got stuck?
by UptownSport
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Interior, Exterior and Audio
Topic: belt weatherstrip
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: belt weatherstrip

Bought new stuff from dealer 7-8 yrs ago-

Jim's right tho- as if a piece of tin and glass are that diff car to car
by UptownSport
Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Drivetrain,Driveline,Suspension
Topic: how to mod an obx diff
Replies: 48
Views: 1360

Re: how to mod an obx diff

I had a reason why they did that-
Can't recall if it was for operation of the 'phantom grip' center section- pressing against axles tip-
as said, it must've been 2006 when last had one apart
by UptownSport
Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Drivetrain,Driveline,Suspension
Topic: how to mod an obx diff
Replies: 48
Views: 1360

Re: how to mod an obx diff

There's actually more gear contacting side gears than even a HD four pinion differential (Like a dana 70) I think complaints are that: It's heavy it's best suited to corners not straight line- (This is something I'm repeating, to me it works fine being ignorant) There's really nifty clutch type diff...
by UptownSport
Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: **Rare** Parts, your list
Replies: 260
Views: 11293

Re: **Rare** Parts, your list

Yep, you got something rare!
by UptownSport
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: The Car Show
Topic: SIGN IN IF YOU THINK YOU GOT THE BEST WHEELS! (INCLUDE SIZE)
Replies: 781
Views: 110720

Re: SIGN IN IF YOU THINK YOU GOT THE BEST WHEELS! (INCLUDE S

So is thread a 'Best Wheels' thread or a bunch of old biddy's bapping about other's fashion?
His wheels are pretty keen, and car is in a heckofa lot better shape than mine.
BTW, what do you think of this years handbags? Paris or Milan this year?
by UptownSport
Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: 1st Generation Archives
Topic: Crank pulley removal ............
Replies: 84
Views: 40341

Re: Crank pulley removal ............

It'll be fine.
by UptownSport
Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Drivetrain,Driveline,Suspension
Topic: Help Me Put Together a 3.94
Replies: 87
Views: 2579

Re: Help Me Put Together a 3.94

guhfluh wrote: The major weak point I believe is my transmission build. The Everything is being stressed pretty well already with my relatively heavy car, ~400whp,
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by UptownSport
Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Drivetrain,Driveline,Suspension
Topic: Help Me Put Together a 3.94
Replies: 87
Views: 2579

Re: Help Me Put Together a 3.94

I don't want a heavy and expensive helical unit that will put more stress on my trans and make me slower The Quiaffe / OBX is lots heavier, no doubt. Heavier things, especially in drivetrain; = Bad. It's performance offsets weight penalties. I'm not sure it introduces much more stress, except it's ...
by UptownSport
Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Drivetrain,Driveline,Suspension
Topic: Removing 5th
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Removing 5th

Sure thing there, 'Chip'

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by UptownSport
Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Drivetrain,Driveline,Suspension
Topic: Removing 5th
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Removing 5th

Not sure the Bridgeport would be much use on the shaft- It's 'digital' (CNC) but I'm only good at manual We have two other's that seem to be more useful than the Bridgeport. I have basic skill (can mill a head, etc.) but my brother is an expert. I have a newer Clausing and an old 12" plus an ancient...
by UptownSport
Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Engine Performance Archives
Topic: porting n polishing, cc shaping and grooves, enhanced power
Replies: 140
Views: 29593

Re: porting n polishing, cc shaping and grooves, enhanced po

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b250/newtoCA/fb28cb96.jpg http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b250/newtoCA/NewCC0416.jpg http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b250/newtoCA/CompletePolish0511.jpg Here she is about 150,000 miles later (now): http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b250/newtoCA/20120204-010bRes...
by UptownSport
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Drivetrain,Driveline,Suspension
Topic: n00b question: fidanza alum. flywheel w/ mopar clutch
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: n00b question: fidanza alum. flywheel w/ mopar clutch

Why not?
Mine seems to work fine; Assume 99% of aftermarket clutches use stock cover.
They might paint it or something
by UptownSport
Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: Drivetrain,Driveline,Suspension
Topic: Removing 5th
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Removing 5th

So it runs in oil-

What would be parasitic savings of removing both gears?
by UptownSport
Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: Neon Excessive Oil Burning Causes
Replies: 31
Views: 7253

Re: Neon Excessive Oil Burning Causes

Remove manifolds and look in ports- You'll see if they're leaking or not

Check Oil pressure sender or head gasket first, tho
by UptownSport
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Drivetrain,Driveline,Suspension
Topic: Help Me Put Together a 3.94
Replies: 87
Views: 2579

Re: Help Me Put Together a 3.94

I don't want a heavy and expensive helical unit that will put more stress on my trans and make me slower, and I definately don't want a spool. You know that the spiders will gall the pin and the pin will gall the carrier, eventually. With boundary lube, that wouldn't happen, but it may not be possi...
by UptownSport
Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: Neon Excessive Oil Burning Causes
Replies: 31
Views: 7253

Re: Neon Excessive Oil Burning Causes

look for splatter on trunk/bumper guides can cause massive consumption, but these engines aren't known for bad guides/seals Thread revived. I burn about a quart every 200miles. I did 1 WOT pull from 20-100 with fresh 5w-30 and burned a half-quart of oil. Smoked out the whole road. My bumper and tru...
by UptownSport
Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Drivetrain,Driveline,Suspension
Topic: Help Me Put Together a 3.94
Replies: 87
Views: 2579

Re: Help Me Put Together a 3.94

^^^ That gear's in the wrong way.
by UptownSport
Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Drivetrain,Driveline,Suspension
Topic: Help Me Put Together a 3.94
Replies: 87
Views: 2579

Re: Help Me Put Together a 3.94

What ever happened to the aftermarket spiral cut diff pin that was offered for a while? Was it any good? I always wondered about it. I wondered if the edges were chamfered correctly, if the metallurgy was good enough, if there was surface area to carry the load while providing a boundary layer of l...
by UptownSport
Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Drivetrain,Driveline,Suspension
Topic: Help Me Put Together a 3.94
Replies: 87
Views: 2579

Re: Help Me Put Together a 3.94

Now I see a pic of your tranny flipped over, with the caged roller bearing already on the shaft. Correct me if I'm wrong here fellas, but I don't believe that is possible. I believe there is something like the taper of the bearings or the expansion of the bearings as they slide onto the shaft, or t...
by UptownSport
Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Personal Sales Feedback
Topic: 97chrysler, great seller
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: 97chrysler, great seller

Holy Balls, this guy has been around a long time!!

:good:
by UptownSport
Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: Main Dealers Forum
Topic: Power Brake Booster eliminator plate
Replies: 35
Views: 4302

Re: Power Brake Booster eliminator plate

Booster is 5lbs, + 1/2 lb the vac line & fittings from manifold. Recall, ALL vehicles were manual at one time. During many of your's lifetimes, they were still making V-8 cars with manual brakes. Pedal effort increases with tire (OD) size. I made my own plate years ago, but it's very difficult to se...
by UptownSport
Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: hardly no heat...car nor overheating...why?
Replies: 40
Views: 6784

Re: hardly no heat...car nor overheating...why?

One hose should be hot, the other warm. The engine is capable of getting hot, apparent by the overheating when the cardboard was in front of the radiator. QFT- Hoses should be HOT. Dunno why they wouldn't be if engine is HOT. I'd check hard lines for restriction Adjust the cardboard so it's not 100...
by UptownSport
Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: seal leaking around feul pump hole or filler neck
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: seal leaking around feul pump hole or filler neck

The filler pipe is metal, goes down to the tank, and is connected to the tank with a rubber hose. Sometimes, the part of the filler pipe that is covered by the hose rusts, and a hole forms. Then, when you're pumping gas in, it leaks. I replaced mine recently for that reason. Now if it is the o-ring...
by UptownSport
Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Tuning
Topic: Stock timing advance question
Replies: 28
Views: 1387

Re: Stock timing advance question

They do sell oversized (OD) rod bearings for this exact purpose.
I don't have any experience with them
by UptownSport
Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Drag Racing
Topic: Post Your Quarter Mile Times
Replies: 300
Views: 60916

Re: Post Your Quarter Mile Times

WOW! With slicks you'd be in low 13's!!!
by UptownSport
Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: 3.3L V-6 in a first gen Neon
Replies: 467
Views: 69667

Re: 3.3L V-6 engine swap in first gen (complete)

Wow! Jim! That's a beauty!!! BFN?
Are you actually going to put that handsome devil in a smelly old engine?
I've seen worse looking things in a modern art museum!
by UptownSport
Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: Autocross/Rally/Road Racing/Circle Track
Topic: Results of not running a acr front hub.
Replies: 40
Views: 3847

Re: Results of not running a acr front hub.

I'd suggest the late '00 early '01 hubs- Not only are they thicker than standard Neon hubs, they have a larger center section. This increases the support for flange; there's more closer to lugs, so more has to break. You'll obviously have to run the larger outer spline Here's the best pic I have of...
by UptownSport
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Autocross/Rally/Road Racing/Circle Track
Topic: Results of not running a acr front hub.
Replies: 40
Views: 3847

Re: Results of not running a acr front hub.

I'd suggest the late '00 early '01 hubs- Not only are they thicker than standard Neon hubs, they have a larger center section. This increases the support for flange; there's more closer to lugs, so more has to break. You'll obviously have to run the larger outer spline Here's the best pic I have of ...
by UptownSport
Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: Drivetrain,Driveline,Suspension
Topic: Help Me Put Together a 3.94
Replies: 87
Views: 2579

Re: Help Me Put Together a 3.94

I'd not use water based cleaner on assembled precision parts. You can blast a little dispersant (Like brakleen) if you see offending spots. Reason for this is water will get between bearing/shafts, and if it isn't run right away will cause corrosion (Shafts/bearings are unprotected- They're bare ste...
by UptownSport
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Drivetrain,Driveline,Suspension
Topic: Pros/cons for lightened flywheel/pressure plate?
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: Pros/cons for lightened flywheel/pressure plate?

Someone did at one point-

Steel basket, but the plate was aluminum with laminated steel facing.
I'll note that steel laminate warps and checks- it separate from aluminum flywheel and my guess si it can't dissipate heat quickly like a solid piece
by UptownSport
Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Drivetrain,Driveline,Suspension
Topic: Help Me Put Together a 3.94
Replies: 87
Views: 2579

Re: Help Me Put Together a 3.94

The cross over and sector shaft seals leak because .. He claims they (bushings) are made to short and leaks result... There is a better one somewhere??? Mr. Peters, yes. I'm positive you could source a bushing that is same ID/OD and longer, I did research this when I originally posted the how-to, b...
by UptownSport
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Drivetrain,Driveline,Suspension
Topic: Help Me Put Together a 3.94
Replies: 87
Views: 2579

Re: Help Me Put Together a 3.94

And not to sell under Mr. Peters, but if you decide to go used on the bearing,
please keep me in mind.
by UptownSport
Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: 1997 Plymouth Neon with mild Modicications
Replies: 79
Views: 1713

Re: 1997 Plymouth Neon with mild Modicications

Somewhere there's an article called 'silicon shootout' from Mopar Action Magazine. It goes over spark advance and power outputs from stock, MP and AF/x Street The street version is less aggressive than the race version, yet even the street version smokes the MP. Upshot, ET's radically improved (Into...
by UptownSport
Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: 2.4 block decking
Replies: 33
Views: 976

Re: 2.4 block decking

To answer both your first and third question, E has a wider 'Quench / Squish' area than "J", it's very difficult to see. When Quench/Squish goes into the aforementioned 'bad' distance, there's wasted charge, AND enough in a pocket to start detonation. You could imagine there's not much of anything t...
by UptownSport
Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: 1997 Plymouth Neon with mild Modicications
Replies: 79
Views: 1713

Re: 1997 Plymouth Neon with mild Modicications

The AF/x R is MINT.

Buy it; back to back with the MPPCM, you'll soon forget about the $$ you spent.
by UptownSport
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: Stock DOHC cylinder head thickness?
Replies: 16
Views: 441

Re: Stock DOHC cylinder head thickness?

I can't answer when valves may hit, but can tell you there's no minimum chamber size-

Mill away.
THis head's had over 1/8" (on one side) removed:
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by UptownSport
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Drivetrain,Driveline,Suspension
Topic: Help Me Put Together a 3.94
Replies: 87
Views: 2579

Re: Help Me Put Together a 3.94

IMHO, this is #1 cause of T-350 failure: http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b250/newtoCA/BadFork.jpg Look for the little plastic pieces, they end up getting into input shaft oiler holes for gear idler bearings. It's very, very difficult to see this even with bellhousing off. I'd also check the shift ...

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