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Re: 5 speed transmission en route
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2010, 02:32:02 PM »
Waiting on a drive shaft and an answer on the cross member.  Initial response from Keisler was that they had never run into that problem, but that if the tunnel was not altered two bolts would be fine.  They did want to see a picture and if necessary I will cut the cross member and weld it to make the second set of bolt holes line up.  As mentioned the factory cross member is only held on by two bolts so it is essentially no worse than how the car came from the factory. 

Target is to pick the car up Thursday and get the exhaust modified and hooked back up on Friday or Saturday depending on my schedule.


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Re: 5 speed transmission en route
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2010, 05:39:39 PM »
It'll all work out Jeff.  Welding that crossmember doesn't sound like a bad idea.  Just put a couple of beads on each side, and with the bolts, you should be steady and strong.  That will be insurance in case you want to heat up that engine and make a real hotrod out of it.   ;D

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Re: 5 speed transmission en route
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2010, 01:28:41 PM »
Any luck getting her finished up?

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Re: 5 speed transmission en route
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2010, 03:21:35 PM »
Nope, still waiting on the driveshaft. :(  It was supposed to be shipped today.

Everything else is done, hopefully I can give a report next week.


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Re: 5 speed transmission en route
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2010, 04:09:08 PM »
Did you get an aluminum driveshaft, or just alter the old steel one? 

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Re: 5 speed transmission en route
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2010, 04:24:31 PM »
new steel one, keeping the original one and the old transmission along with anything else that comes off the car

Should have had it made local, but it was $100.00 from Keisler-now I know it would have been faster to just have it made here.  Oh well, more time to get the garage done I suppose.  Hope to have the car back Monday or Tuesday,  Going to try and have a roof on by late tomorrow afternoon if the lined up help comes through.

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Re: 5 speed transmission en route
« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2010, 04:43:22 PM »
Shoot us some pics of the garage construction progress.  I built a 4 car garage a few years ago, and really enjoyed the experience, but that was when I was younger.  Which kind of roof are you going to put on it?  Steel, or tile, or composition?  I went with plywood and composition because of the cost factor, but after a strong wind took off the composition, I replaced it with steel.  I later sold the land along with the garage, so have no interest in it anymore, but enjoyed building it. 

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Re: 5 speed transmission en route
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2010, 03:27:17 PM »
Plywood and composition construction.  Here in Tennessee the biggest risk is tornadoes and if one hits, it really doesn't matter what type of roof you have.

Update on the transmission.  I drove the car home and will be heading to the exhaust shop in the morning to replace the pipes from the collectors to the crossover.

It shifts nicely and cruises at what I believe to be 55 at a whopping 1500 rpms.  I say what I believe because my speedometer isn't working, but that may just require my reaching up behind the gauge cluster and hooking up the cable. 

Other than the speedometer, I didn't notice any other problems.  It shifts smoother than the toploader and is probably quiet, but with open headers it is hard to tell

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Re: 5 speed transmission en route
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2010, 03:28:42 PM »
Congrats on getting it all finished up.

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Re: 5 speed transmission en route
« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2010, 04:37:54 PM »
Open headers?   ;D

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Re: 5 speed transmission en route
« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2010, 08:34:06 PM »
The new crossmember and transmission interfere with my custom exhaust.  I should have it straight tomorrow, but open headers sounds way cool!  I may have a pair of cutouts installed ahead of the mufflers :D

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Re: 5 speed transmission en route
« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2010, 09:32:27 PM »
One of my pipes cracked on my truck, and even with just that crack its so loud i love it. I love driving around town and setting off car alarms haha. I can only imagine what it would sound like with both open manifolds.

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Re: 5 speed transmission en route
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2010, 07:37:03 AM »
All done finally.  After picking the car up and getting the exhaust straightened out last saturday, I took it back yesterday for some minor tweaks to fix the speedometer, parking brake and reverse lights.  It is all done now and I'll try and get a few pictures up this weekend.

The garage roof is also done and I'll have a driveway in tomorrow, so I'll be parking it under cover by Tuesday or so when the concrete has cured.  Now on to new weatherstripping and detail work!

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Re: 5 speed transmission en route
« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2010, 12:21:37 PM »
Congrats, can't wait to see it.

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Re: 5 speed transmission en route
« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2010, 07:53:09 AM »
progress photos!

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Re: 5 speed transmission en route
« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2010, 11:40:54 AM »
Lookin good, and the mach 1 is a nice addition to the garage ;D

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Re: 5 speed transmission en route
« Reply #36 on: April 12, 2010, 03:08:28 PM »
Nice work on the garage.  Is that vinyl siding?  If so, you won't regret it.  No painting in the future.   ;D

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Re: 5 speed transmission en route
« Reply #37 on: April 12, 2010, 03:40:18 PM »
Hardie Plank, it will be painted to match the painted brick with a good Porter paint.

The trim is Hardi Trim too and the fascia board is wrapped in aluminum siding then I am putting 6 inch gutters around both sides AND the front, to keep water off the driveway.


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Re: 5 speed transmission en route
« Reply #38 on: April 12, 2010, 05:47:04 PM »
Ah heck.  I thought it looked like something other than wood.  I have vinyl covering my whole house and I never have to paint.  I did, however, had to wash down th north wall with a clorox solution last winter due to moss growing on the vinyl.  Looks good now. 

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Re: 5 speed transmission en route
« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2010, 09:04:13 PM »
Hey Jeff i keep forgetting to ask you. Can you get some pics of the clutch set up? If you didn't re-use the old clutch fork can you send me a pic of that. I'm trying to piece together a clutch set up since most of mine was missing so im trying to fab the stuff but i have no parts to make templates of. Anything would help, thanks.

 

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