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    ohiorob's project log

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ID:	44032Bought this car from a junkyard in the fall of 1995, since the vehicle had a chrome valve cover, I thought it was something special.
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ID:	44033A typical Ohio car.
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ID:	44036Looking better!
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ID:	44037I bought a '88 turbo lebaron for parts, I used the wiring harness, steering column and engine to start a turbo II swap
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ID:	44039Got it running in the spring of '97. The very first car show I attended that year I won people's choice.
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ID:	44040My baby in my driveway!!
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ID:	440412.2L turbo II, super 70 turbo, .63 exhaust housing, exhaust manafold from a na K-car, mahle pistons, super60 cam, this engine ran 11:80s on 23lbs of boost. This is the motor I pulled out before the 2.4 swap.

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    Dang you did some great work. Cars that rusty don't get saved out here.

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    Re: ohiorob's project log

    Quite the transformation! You would never know it was that bad looking at it now

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    Was this originally a Carb car or a turbo car?
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    Thanks for sharing, awesome job restoring it,
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    After being impressed by Darrel Cox's 2.4 Neon, I bought two junk 2.4L in the spring of '02, to see if I could make it work in my car. After some research, I found out that the Neon auto bolts up to the motor and that my axles will work and that the transmission mounts were the same as the old autos. Then I had to figure out how to make a distributor run backwards and make it bolt to the side of the head and run off the cam. That same year I met up with Darrel Cox at a sport compact race and discussed what I had in mind, he said he would sell me his old turbo and exhaust manafold off his green Neon. That following winter I proceeded to do the engine swap. In less than four months, from beinning to end I had the swap completed.
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ID:	44044Spring of '03, swap completed. Rising rate fuel regulateor, two extra injectors, and a 2:2 calibration, it was a very scary tune!! but it worked. More to come later.

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    Re: ohiorob's project log

    Quote Originally Posted by 85boostbox View Post
    Was this originally a Carb car or a turbo car?
    It was orignally a carb.

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    Re: ohiorob's project log

    You did a great job! Show and go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1BADVAN View Post
    Dang you did some great work. Cars that rusty don't get saved out here.
    thanks if I knew it was that bad I would of never bought it. but then again it has taken me on a journey of a lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rampage16V View Post
    Quite the transformation! You would never know it was that bad looking at it now
    thanks Dean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbovanman View Post
    Thanks for sharing, awesome job restoring it,
    thanks, I'm not one for posting much but with the help of my son-in-law Clint I was able to get this much done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo84voyager View Post
    You did a great job! Show and go!
    thank Justin

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    Re: ohiorob's project log

    wow, I had no idea that your car started out like that Rob. That's inspiring to say the least!

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    Re: ohiorob's project log

    LOL'ing at the young guy in the '97 show pic with the dark hair and moustache

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    Awesome car! Never knew about the 8v 2.2 TII version till now. This car has no doubtedly inspired many in the community to build these cars looking for the Great results you've shown are possible with yours!

    I know it was one of the Great inspirations for me in going where I have with the Charger

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    Yep, Rob was the inspiration for MoparBoyy to put a 2.4L in his 87 GLHS which thanks to his his ADD and bike racing it ended up in my car, LOL!

    Thanks for sharing Rob, neat history! I remember you talking about saving it from the yard, and your car is now a fantastic example of what can be made from saving something that others would trash. Excellent work hoping for more pictures & info to come!

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    I don't know if I ever told you this Rob, but probably around 2001 or so, I saw your car run at import event at Maple Grove Raceway.

    I waited around your car for as long as my corworkers would let me, in the hopes that I would get the opportunity to ask you some questions about it. But you were probably off checking out the rest of the event. If memory serves you were running high 11's at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohiorob View Post
    Then I had to figure out how to make a distributor run backwards and make it bolt to the side of the head and run off the cam. That same year I met up with Darrel Cox at a sport compact race and discussed what I had in mind, he said he would sell me his old turbo and exhaust manafold off his green Neon. .
    That's pretty neat, you must have been the first one to get the dizzy working backwards.


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    Quote Originally Posted by turbovanman View Post


    What turbo?
    T66 if memory serves.

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    Wow rob. I have seen this car up close and if you didn't post the pics you did I wouldn't have believed it started out that bad. That thing has come along way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cordes View Post
    wow, I had no idea that your car started out like that Rob. That's inspiring to say the least!
    No one knew, thats part of the reason I started the log.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2.216VTurbo View Post
    LOL'ing at the young guy in the '97 show pic with the dark hair and moustache
    and about 20lbs lighter. I still got all my hair though.

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    [QUOTE=Shadow;980226]Awesome car! Never knew about the 8v 2.2 TII version till now. This car has no doubtedly inspired many in the community to build these cars looking for the Great results you've shown are possible with yours!

    I know it was one of the Great inspirations for me in going where I have with the Charger [/QUOTE

    why thank you you're making me blush. you young guys never stop amazing me with the stuff you come up with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbovanman View Post
    That's pretty neat, you must have been the first one to get the dizzy working backwards.

    not the first, I think Slowe and maybe one or two others had the same thing in mind at the same time.

    What turbo?
    yes a T-66

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bardo View Post
    Wow rob. I have seen this car up close and if you didn't post the pics you did I wouldn't have believed it started out that bad. That thing has come along way.
    thanks man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by contraption22 View Post
    I don't know if I ever told you this Rob, but probably around 2001 or so, I saw your car run at import event at Maple Grove Raceway.

    I waited around your car for as long as my corworkers would let me, in the hopes that I would get the opportunity to ask you some questions about it. But you were probably off checking out the rest of the event. If memory serves you were running high 11's at the time.
    I remember you telling me that story, to bad we didn't get to meet up back then. that was back in 02 first year for the 26 tall slicks. slowed me down a little but way more consistent. ran twice at Maple grove. the first was NHRAsport compact nationals was running 12.12s all day long. got first place in bracket 1. that was on fathers day and my son was with me at the time, awesome. the runner up was a dodge shadow called topless. a girl was driving it and she wasn't. I think her car was in a magazine some time ago. next time out was NOPI later on that year. used a 50 shot of nitrous to get the party started. ran 11.80s went out in the second round. I like Maple Grove its like a drag strip in the meddle of gods country.

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    Sweet! Ready to see it go down the track!

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