Jan 21, 2009 update to the Dodge Neon ACR project car

Quick, Take a Picture Before It Blows Up Again

Hey, it made it!

Our Neon has had some issues since we bought it in July of 2008. The first issue was that, well, it didn’t really have an engine. The second issue was that the engine we built for it lasted about six miles—it turns out that the head that we got had mismatched camshaft bearing caps and the intake cam seized.

Our latest engine appears to be running just fine, and we drove it to the office this morning. Hooray!

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Tom Heath
Tom Heath UberDork
1/21/09 10:23 a.m.

I say the curse is broken.

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
1/21/09 2:55 p.m.

Those wheels look so..... right.

I have a buddy that has a 97 ACR that he drag races, and he wanted to put those wheels in red on his black car. I made fun of him.

But... now i'm second guessing.

turboswede
turboswede UltimaDork
1/21/09 4:49 p.m.

.... but the third one, that one stayed up and you'll inherit that one.....

Wowak
Wowak SuperDork
1/21/09 6:17 p.m.

Agreed about the wheels. I've seen them on alot of Miatas on the net but never liked them, but they look "correct" on a Neon.

Jaxmadine
Jaxmadine Dork
1/26/09 7:09 p.m.

Neons are forever cursed.

VanFab
VanFab New Reader
2/28/09 6:35 p.m.

Nice!

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