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Re: 360 on hold, magnum swap instead.
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2011, 19:43:15 »

I was going to say that, its mostly talk

It's hard to do modifications on your car when it's your daily driver and you're a young guy with a beginner job. I'm the biggest procrastinator on this board, I should change my title to that.

The head swap is not a big deal, especially if you're not going to get into the cam. It's having the tools, time and motivation to get it done. It took me a very long time to restore my Charger, because if I had the time, I didn't have the money, and if I had the money, I didn't have the time....then I would get burned out from doing so much work and not seeing much progress on the car for the amount of effort I put in. But if you're doing a head swap, just plan on a weekend of working on the car and not driving anywhere.
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Re: 360 on hold, magnum swap instead.
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2011, 20:17:55 »

the head swap can be done in under 3 hours. ive done it twice, and not by choice.
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Re: 360 on hold, magnum swap instead.
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2011, 20:24:40 »

the head swap can be done in under 3 hours. ive done it twice, and not by choice.

Believe me..ill have plenty of questions about it when I get over there..lol.
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Re: 360 on hold, magnum swap instead.
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2011, 20:46:38 »

One of these days I am going to start procrastinating.
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Re: 360 on hold, magnum swap instead.
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2011, 21:36:32 »

One of these days I am going to start procrastinating.

Yeah, I started in high school and haven't stopped. Only lately have I started to overcome my procrastinating..lol
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Re: 360 on hold, magnum swap instead.
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2011, 08:39:00 »

its simple, search craiglist or kijiji for a 2000 or newer dodge neon to use as a daily driver for abit. I usually pick them up in driving condition for $100-$200, then you can jump into the project feet first and running
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Re: 360 on hold, magnum swap instead.
« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2011, 14:48:34 »

its simple, search craiglist or kijiji for a 2000 or newer dodge neon to use as a daily driver for abit. I usually pick them up in driving condition for $100-$200, then you can jump into the project feet first and running
Yepper, having a driver is a must when you want to work on your real daily driver. You can take your time and not feel pressured to half-#ss anything.
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Re: 360 on hold, magnum swap instead.
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2011, 18:05:20 »

its simple, search craiglist or kijiji for a 2000 or newer dodge neon to use as a daily driver for abit. I usually pick them up in driving condition for $100-$200

What??? I've never seen a 2000 or newer Neon, or any Neon, cheaper than $400 and that was for a parts car. A "decent" Neon around here runs $1500-$2500 and that's a car with 150,000+ miles on it. I can't even buy a derby car for $200.
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« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2011, 18:46:29 »

What??? I've never seen a 2000 or newer Neon, or any Neon, cheaper than $400 and that was for a parts car. A "decent" Neon around here runs $1500-$2500 and that's a car with 150,000+ miles on it. I can't even buy a derby car for $200.

I just bought a 2000 chrysler neon (chrysler here in canada) with 113,000Km with cruise control 4 new all season tires and a full tank of gas in it for $220, it does need brake pads and shoes and maybe rotors but its a cheap driver. I have bought neons from anywhere in the price range from $150-$900 if you know what your looking for and have cash when the ad is placed you can get some good deals
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Re: 360 on hold, magnum swap instead.
« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2011, 18:59:58 »

They're usually $1,000+ around here for anything that's drivable.
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« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2011, 19:09:28 »

They're usually $1,000+ around here for anything that's drivable.

thats why I love living where I do, I can buy cars on the cheap, one out of every two cars are junk but that just makes you appreciate the good deals that much more
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Re: 360 on hold, magnum swap instead.
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2011, 20:00:25 »

No deals like that around here...whats the deal with that?
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Re: 360 on hold, magnum swap instead.
« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2011, 20:11:42 »

No deals like that around here...whats the deal with that?

you likely won't find the deals unless you need to, I search everyday and if I find something I drop everything to go look before someone else does
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Re: 360 on hold, magnum swap instead.
« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2011, 21:19:19 »

What I'd do is get a D-100 or Reliant for $100-250, drive that while you do your car. You'll only be out gas and tags by the time you scrap it.


If you're worrying about paying labor as well and need to acquire lots of parts, hold off on modifying it until later when you can do it to your final form.
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Re: 360 on hold, magnum swap instead.
« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2011, 23:01:39 »

Well, I'm not in a hurry for it, I'm thinking with part of my tax return money, I can get whatever parts I don't have, which hopefully is just pushrods and lifters and gaskets..and not intake/carb/valve covers as well. But basically any additional funds are going toward that. The reason I wanna do this is simply to be able to learn how to do it. I've become good friends with a guy at church who used to build nasty 360s, and he's gonna show me what I'm doing, rather than doing it for me. As far as a different vehicle goes, I've never seen a neon for less than 500, unless the motor was blown or something along those lines. I can get a good solid vehicle around here for about 500-800 bucks, but even 500 isnt often. Also, I still plan on dropping the 360 in when the car is done, meaning body/paint/etc..but for now, the 318 magnum headed cop motor will be fine.
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