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Old 11-28-2009, 04:21 PM   #121
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Congrats on the first start. Gotta update us on how it drives. I'm super jealous btw!
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:08 PM   #122
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Thanx

Only drove it a tiny bit so far: everything feels solid.

I'll be taking a 60 mile drive tomorrow and report back.
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:41 PM   #123
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That's a beauty!

Make sure you post your new map.
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:08 AM   #124
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How does the 6-speed feel Vlad? Did you put the Motorcraft oil in it or something else?
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:43 AM   #125
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Feels good so far. Its SOOO smooth. I mean ridiculously smooth. When reading about 6 speeds all I heard was "They are way notchy, way more than 5 speeds, nowhere near as smooth shifting"

WELLLLLL

This thing is about 3 times smoother than my 5 speed was. I don't know if its the oil, or that my old one was way notchy, or if this one somehow is different from other 6 speeds, but its like butter.

One thing I don't like though: the shifter is so wobbly. Like I have it in 3rd or 4th, and the shifter has like half an inch of "play".
What could that be?
Is it because I used my 5sp shifter in a 6 speed tranny or is it supposed to be like that?
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:09 AM   #126
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Is it because I used my 5sp shifter in a 6 speed tranny or is it supposed to be like that?
IIRC, there is a specific 6 speed shifter.
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:39 AM   #127
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Gotta say, that is one great looking DIY, Interesting how you did the over the radiator tubing. Congrats, you should have a lot of fun with it, plus the pride of doing a different build that YOU designed and made work. Good luck, and be careful, once you get it tuned I think you're going to see a lot more usable power than you think.
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:19 AM   #128
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One thing I don't like though: the shifter is so wobbly. Like I have it in 3rd or 4th, and the shifter has like half an inch of "play".
play side to side? weird but mine (all stock 6 speed) has no play at all.
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:24 AM   #129
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Get a short 6sp shifter and new bushings and it will like even mo butter.
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:18 AM   #130
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You need to use a 6-speed shifter because the little plastic part is larger on the 6-er.

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Get a short 6sp shifter and new bushings and it will like even mo butter.
No, you're a dumbass, he does not need to **** up the stock shifter. Take your clubroadster **** out of here and kill yourself, nobody likes you. Use English, we don't speak "retard" over here.

BTW, I saw those pictures of your busted GF on the amateur site, lol.
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:58 PM   #131
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Can't I just buy the plastic ring? And if yes then where?
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Can't I just buy the plastic ring? And if yes then where?
That is what I did. IIRC when I bought my 6-speed (the one you have now) Gary at TDR sent me that little white plastic piece that goes on the end of the shifter, for a 6-speed of course. I popped that onto my 5-speed shifter and used that. I do not remember as much side-to-side play as what you are describing.

Hell just try it. It is a small piece, should not be too expensive from Rosenthal or one of the other suppliers. And other than removing the console it would be a 5-10 minute job tops.

EDIT: Just for clarification, I am talking about the small dime sized plastic piece that snaps onto the ball on the very end of the shifter, the part that mates with the transmission innards. I'm not talking about the mid-shifter parts where the boot is at.

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Old 11-29-2009, 09:25 PM   #133
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I heard the smaller plastic ring that goes on the ball at the end of the shifter is the one that makes the difference if it's worn out. The bigger thinner ring would probably be worth replacing as well though.
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In for Vids when you're sure your map is safe.
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This thing is gonna rock. Good job!
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:35 PM   #136
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Thanx guys

Drove it a few times now: so far so good.
Only problem appears to be a tiny leak at the downpipe where it mates to the exhaust. I suspect the gasket.

Other than that, thank God everything is holding together. No leaks, no bs, just good ol engine operation
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