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mgleason007May-22-14 08:10 PM
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#2356, "Hello Everyone (Build Log)"


So I'm new to the 420a platform, but this site has been excellent for research. Lots of plans for mine, but I have to restore some things on it first. The wiring at the battery looks like someone had no clue what they were doing. The interior is a wreck (black and tan, the tan has seen way better days).

I've been to the junkyard, and I ripped an entire grey interior out of a 95 Eclipse. It needs a little work, but will look way better than the tan (I mean, the tan driver's seat says "blond e" on the headrest.

It did come with some nice 17" black wheels. They need a good paint job. I plan on doing that next week. I'll take pics and post about that project. I also need to get a few more parts in from Amazon for my stereo system. I'm huge into music and the stock speakers leave a little to be desired. I plan on putting the subs where the rear seats currently reside. I'm hoping that the amps will be comfortable there, too, and I'll basically have a full trunk all the way to the front seats. We'll see.

Here is the stereo system I am installing:

DEI 050380 Boom Mat 6"x9" Oval Speaker Baffle - Pack of 2
DEI 050330 Boom Mat 6.5" Round Speaker Baffle - Pack of 2
3M Spray Adhesive, 17.6-Ounce
Pioneer DEH-X8500BH
Absolute C10GR 10-Feet Long/4-Feet Wide Grey Carpet for Speaker Sub Box Carpet rv Truck Car Trunk Liner
Acousta-Stuf Polyfill Speaker Cabinet Sound Damping Material 1 lb. Bag
2 of Pyramid TCUP ScrewIn Terminal Cup
5 of DB Link CL12Z Double Shielded Competition Series 12-Feet RCA Adapter
Rockford Fosgate RFD4 1/0 AWG 4 AWG Distribution Block - Platinum
Pyle PSC1250 12-Gauge, 50 feet Spool of High Quality Speaker Zip Wire
Cooler Master Sleeve Bearing 120mm Silent Fan for Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, and Radiators (Value 4-Pack)
Rockford Fosgate Positive/Negative Battery Terminal (2) 1/0 AWG/4 AWG Input (2) 8 AWG Inputs
Morris Products 10331 Female Disconnect, Vinyl Insulated, Yellow, 12-10 Wire Size, 0.032"X0.187" NEMA Tab (Pack of 100)
Gardner Bender 10-145F Disconnect Female - Vinyl-Insulated Barrel, 12-10 AWG, 0.250 Tab, Yellow (100 pk)
Rockford Fosgate 4 AWG Ring Terminal, 4-Pack
Frost King B2 Mortite Caulking Cord 19-ounce 90-Foot Long, Grey
(2) Rockford Fosgate P300X2 Amp
Rockford Fosgate P1694 6X9" Car Speakers
ROCKFORD FOSGATE P165-S Component fronts
ROCKFORD FOSGATE RFK1 1/0 Gauge Amplifier Power Installation Kit
(2) Rockford Fosgate P3D4-10 Subwoofer

I am going to the junkyard Saturday. We have an LKQ Pick-Your-Part, which is where I got the interior. I am planning on getting the following, but after even more research I may find out there are better options:
2.4 short block
Pistons and Rods / Crankshaft / Oil Pump / Water Pump from an SRT4 if I can find one.
420a head
3g rear suspension
rear disc brake conversion parts

Also some parts for an eventual turbo kit:
93-99 Jeep 4.0 V6 Throttle Body
Nissan 240sx - Garrett GT28r ball bearing turbo, or something else that might be laying around out there, plus an intercooler and any other turbo kit parts I might find.

This build will probably take a couple of years. I realize I will need several supporting parts, but probably not ones that I will find in a junkyard. I'd like to eventually make 700-800 HP, but I haven't yet found where we can get a crankshaft (or a tranny, for that matter) that will support that much power. So I will just stay around 300-400 HP and go to the dark side (2g GSX) to build a 9-sec car and use my 2gnt as my fun daily driver.

I'll get my blog up and running so I can post pics and details without making my posts here unduly long.


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Hello Everyone (Build Log) [View all] , mgleason007, May-22-14 08:10 PM
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RE: Hello Everyone (Build Log), mgleason007, May-23-14 09:43 AM, #2
RE: Hello Everyone (Build Log), mgleason007, May-25-14 04:15 PM, #3
RE: Hello Everyone (Build Log), mgleason007, May-25-14 05:07 PM, #4
RE: Hello Everyone (Build Log), mgleason007, Jun-07-14 07:29 AM, #5
RE: Hello Everyone (Build Log), ej420a, Jun-11-14 07:52 PM, #6
RE: Hello Everyone (Build Log), stfoer, Apr-16-16 02:20 PM, #7

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