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By SpeedClown

The Neon is my first car that I've only had for about a year. It has had its share of problems, I replaced the coil pack and plug wires, I replaced the clutch, All 4 struts, and the fuel pump just went out and got replaced about 3 months ago.
This car is my baby, now that most of the problems are fixed it has been an excellent car. The vehicle accelerates nicely and has a decent top speed ,I'm not quite sure exactly what it is because it has an electronic governor @ 120 MPH, I've tripped the governor a couple of times so I know its somewhere around there.
The suspension does need serious work. Right now it is still stock but I currently have a set of coil over shipping to me right now. Although, I might not get them installed for a couple months, I think maybe around the end of June.
I also have a Speed Chip coming that is good for 20 HP and higher Top Speed, should be fun.
The body isn't much to look at. It's Teal and has dents on the driver side door and front panel. I'm not to worried about that right now though, I would rather upgrade the motor instead. Lets you know more later



By SpeedClown

I've been working on this probe ever since it blew up last year on Easter 2006. It progressed slowly due to a tight money situation. Finally I got enough money for a rebuild kit and a used motor from the junkyard. I got to work immediately at school in our shop, I currently attend a school called C-Tec and I'm in their Automotive program, and work went pretty smooth from there. Now it is just about ready to go back into the car, just after I receive the clutch I ordered. It should be running, hopefully, before I get out of school for the summer. Today I replaced the rear main seal, which turned out to be a huge pain. I eventually had to remove the oil pan, again, and the bevel thing that is above it, not sure what it's called, to remove the housing. That could of been avoided. Anyway, I got it replaced and had to create another gasket for the bevel thing and the oil pan, I had to use that Permatex stuff, Ultra Black. I nearly ran out and had to borrow some, o-well.


P.S. I will be getting pictures soon, my camera isn't here.

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