Jul 28, 2008 update to the Dodge Neon ACR project car

Neon ACR Progress

The Neon's interior is pretty easy to work on.
Our engine's bottom end is now cleaned up and ready to receive the cylinder head.
The panels are mostly just plastic bits that snap in place.

We took a trip to our local junkyard and got new interior bits for the Neon. About $50 got us a new dash, door panels and console pieces to replace the parts that the car came with. They had been painted several times by previous owners—Neons and spray paint just seem to go together.

Our engine bits are also being looked over as the long block assembly begins. We’ve cleaned up the short block, replaced the water pump and now we’re looking over the DOHC cylinder head. It appears as though the valves for No. 2 and No. 3 aren’t sealing so well, so we’ll probably go through the head before it gets put back together.

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chknhwk
chknhwk HalfDork
7/28/08 4:18 p.m.

First two pictures don't seem to be working... =(

Per Schroeder
Per Schroeder PowerDork
7/29/08 5:53 a.m.

That's weird, working on our end and on both of my computers (PC and Mac) Hmmm.

browser?

fastEddie
fastEddie SuperDork
7/29/08 7:09 a.m.

First two don't work for me either, just a thin white bar shows up. Third works fine....

Tim Baxter
Tim Baxter PowerDork
7/29/08 7:10 a.m.

Browser?

Wowak
Wowak SuperDork
7/29/08 10:22 p.m.

They're not working for me, either. IE7.

Tim Baxter
Tim Baxter PowerDork
7/30/08 9:17 a.m.

How 'bout now?

chknhwk
chknhwk HalfDork
7/30/08 8:05 p.m.

Still getting the thin white bar here.

thecoop
thecoop
8/5/08 6:21 a.m.

nice work. 1st 2 pics don't work for me either. This has happened here before. Just right click on the pic, copy shortcut, and paste it into the URL field.

skipferry
skipferry New Reader
8/26/08 2:22 p.m.

I am so cranked about this project!

I bought my 96 DOHC ACR (black, of course) new and have been tweaking it ever since the warranty ran out. It's currently down for The Big One: upgrade to 2.4 with SRT-4 internals, Hahn Racecraft turbo kit and a few other goodies.

But maybe the coolest thing about the car is being able to tell people with a straight face, "Well, they brought out the ACR in '95, but '96 was the first year you could buy one without a competition license."

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