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Old 09-22-2016, 10:00 PM   #101
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Of all the things I want to do on a saturday morning, a clutch is not one of them. I envy your youth.

Did I mention my N/A monster makes a whopping 125 wtq/145 whp? And 4 years but only 4k miles per year. Of course, in another 4 years who knows if I'll even have this car.
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Played with shifter ideas today. Drew a very technical drawing of my plans for an adapter.



This will lead out to a shifter mounted above the U-joint.

Kind of like how this video does it. But without the offset and angle **** needed.

T5 shifter relocation experiment - YouTube
No clearance for that. Do what I said.
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No clearance for what? It's basically what the guy did in the video
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4 years would be plenty. I can do a clutch in a Saturday morning and still have time for stuff in the afternoon. Biggest issue is the PTT discs are $286. And can't be resurfaced. Ill be pulling my organics soon after a year to measure wear and see how things are doing.
Want to come do the clutch on my FD?

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Bring it up here.
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Bring it up here.
Heh. Torque spec on the flywheel nut (there's only one) is 350 ft-lbs.

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Heh. Torque spec on the flywheel nut (there's only one) is 350 ft-lbs.

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I have never in my life seen an RX-7 flywheel nut that will come off that easily, and I have a bent 3/4" breaker bar to prove it.
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Old 09-23-2016, 11:43 AM   #108
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Grab one of these.

1 in. Industrial Pinless Air Impact Wrench
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I have literally split a vortec V8 intake manifold in half with that impact gun.

Dont ask...

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No clearance for what? It's basically what the guy did in the video
Nut on the bottom of the bolt going through the shifter ball socket.
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You tap threads into the whole adapter block. Like the guy in the video did.
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Turns out my t5 doesn't have the freeze plug on the shifter housing. Not sure when that started, but I hadn't read about it going anywhere. I'll have to cut a hole. Would be nice to figure out when the change happened.



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Lol. My rebuilt one with borg warner labeling has the freeze plug. It was for an 93 mustang gt, of course it was rebuilt and also upgraded to cobra spec by the rebuilder so who knows what the case it from.
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I realized after more brainstorming that I actually don't want the freeze plug. It gets in the way of the shaft. The shift shaft is so high up that to seal it correctly with a freeze plug there would be nearly impossible.

Stay tuned. I have a new idea.
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just hole saw it bruh.
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Almost did. Then I decided I don't want a hole there. Especially if doing an extended shift rod.
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how are you going to get the shaft out the back if you dont have a hole?
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I will have a hole. Just not in the same place the freeze plug would be.
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Old 10-09-2016, 10:26 PM   #119
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Duh.
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Old 10-10-2016, 11:30 PM   #120
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Got the thing taken apart some more.








Pictured is the upper shift rail. Going to replace that with a longer one, which will extend the shifter the correct distance out the back of the output shaft housing. With an adapter the lever will be in the perfect location in the cabin.
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