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Old 07-12-2017, 03:39 PM   #201
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you didn't know it was an option until i told you it was.

who clogs their trans tunnel with sprayfoam?
Hey, someone here told me to do it. And it works. Though not something I'd do to a nice car.
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Old 07-12-2017, 03:41 PM   #202
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What shifter do you use? I use a pro 5.0, and the shift knob that comes with it is angled down a little too much. I should just make a new one.
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Old 07-12-2017, 03:45 PM   #203
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What shifter do you use? I use a pro 5.0, and the shift knob that comes with it is angled down a little too much. I should just make a new one.
Ebay special, This one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Core-Short-S...odel%3AMustang

Uses a Hurst lever, that I cut and extended (should have made it another inch longer).

I like the action, and have only rowed sloppy T5's in the junkyards, so this one feels premium
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:03 PM   #204
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What shifter do you use? I use a pro 5.0, and the shift knob that comes with it is angled down a little too much. I should just make a new one.
Which ever one harlard has is sweet. That was the best shifting t5 I've ever felt
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:04 PM   #205
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:04 PM   #206
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Which ever one harlard has is sweet. That was the best shifting t5 I've ever felt
Summit shifter with a homemade handle. I did refresh the trans before putting it in the car...
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:09 PM   #207
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Now I'm curious if mine has a good shifting action. Who want's to come bang gears in this thing??
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:21 PM   #208
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Does yours have positive stops?
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:23 PM   #209
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Which ever one harlard has is sweet. That was the best shifting t5 I've ever felt
I think this is the first complimentary thing I've seen you say about that car
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:45 PM   #210
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Which ever one harlard has is sweet. That was the best shifting t5 I've ever felt
+1, leave it to dan crandall.

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I think this is the first complimentary thing I've seen you say about that car
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Old 07-12-2017, 05:05 PM   #211
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Does yours have positive stops?
Negative, Now, in modern trans, they all have internal stops, what's with the shift kits for these trans having the external stops?
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Old 07-12-2017, 06:13 PM   #212
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Negative, Now, in modern trans, they all have internal stops, what's with the shift kits for these trans having the external stops?
I've read when you shift it hard it starts to bend the forks.
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Old 07-12-2017, 06:31 PM   #213
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I think this is the first complimentary thing I've seen you say about that car
I love harlards car, I just like giving him crap more
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:08 PM   #214
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+1, leave it to dan crandall.



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Dan didn't touch anything drivetrain-related.

EDIT: actually that's not true, but the transmission and gear linkage was all me. Dan did manage to work the shift lever loose somehow...

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Old 07-18-2017, 02:31 AM   #215
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Finally got around to fixing the intake manifold. I made a new mount from some angle aluminum as well as some gussets. My buddy re-welded the joint and the gussets. No way it's breaking again. The fuel lines have plenty of slack.





While I was in there, I made some RX7 brackets and installed them.



Finally put on my LMs as well. They have Michelin Pilot Super Sports on in 225/45r17 and 245/40r17. Front effective offset is 0 and rear is 15 mm.



The rears rub a tiny bit on bumps. I need to center my axle a bit and maybe roll my fenders a little more. Maybe I could remove a bit of material from the spacer. Really what I need is some adjustable trailing arms to move the wheels to the front a bit.

I also need to get the rest of the air out of my brakes, the pedal is a bit soft.
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Old 07-18-2017, 02:57 AM   #216
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Good sht, always like those alum welds.
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:23 AM   #217
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The wheels look killer bud.

Shortening the trailing arms is what I will probably do next weekend. Going to section out .750", and box them.

What happens to the panhard bar when the trailing arms are shortened? I'm running an IPD poly unit, and I'm pretty sure the changing the angle that it mounts at can't be misaligned and taken up by the poly bushings, if that makes sense.
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:35 AM   #218
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The fuel rail tabs is really weird, still can't understand how they were breaking on you. Sure looks solid now though.
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Old 07-19-2017, 12:56 PM   #219
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The wheels look killer bud.

What happens to the panhard bar when the trailing arms are shortened? I'm running an IPD poly unit, and I'm pretty sure the changing the angle that it mounts at can't be misaligned and taken up by the poly bushings, if that makes sense.
Thanks.

I raised the rear a little bit, and centered the axle a little bit more and now I get no more rubbing, even on big bumps. I'm happy and not going to shorten my trailing arms until Ben gets out his new adjustable ones so I can use a real coilover in the rear.

But I bet you'll need to cut the panhard to change the angle, or cut one end off and use a heim joint. I don't think the poly will have enough misalignment.


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The fuel rail tabs is really weird, still can't understand how they were breaking on you. Sure looks solid now though.
I don't know either, I bet it was because only the top was welded. Maybe my fuel line does pull on it when the engine moves. I need to get a video of that. But in any case it's not going to break now.
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Old 07-19-2017, 01:04 PM   #220
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This car is awesome.
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Old 07-21-2017, 02:54 AM   #221
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My upholstery guy got this done way quicker than I thought he would. It's done in black street suede. The fabric doesn't match my front seats that well, but it's black and cheap and looks good. He did try to match the front Recaros with the horizontal striping. The Recaros have three horizonal stripes, and he put two in the bench. He was also going to recover my door cards, but they were in too bad of shape to spend time and money on (I've also pretty well reached my limit on car parts spending for a while). So I'm looking for some decent cards to recover, or I'll make my own out of aluminum if I can't find anything for a decent price. I also need to find a decent parcel shelf to recover. I have until September before he goes back to Venezuela. He's friends with the father of one of my buddies and is visiting for a few months. I'm getting close to my pretty much full black interior.









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Old 07-21-2017, 11:45 AM   #222
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Time to hit the rest of the interior with black SEM.
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Old 07-21-2017, 11:53 AM   #223
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Nah. I can be patient. Think how long that ugly orange hood was on.
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Old 07-23-2017, 06:35 PM   #224
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I did some freeway pulls last night after a Saturday night meet. Wish I had some videos, but I hung with an R35 GTR from 50-90 or so until he started to pull on me. I took a few other cars to town, but one really quick wrx pulled on me by a half car or so. I talked with the fast wrx guy and he says he makes 460 whp on ethanol. I saw this on fb this morning:


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Old 07-23-2017, 07:50 PM   #225
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Your car is set up to handle EJ25 crank-splitting levels of power. TURN UP THE BOOOOST.
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