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  • silver_bullet
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    3/4 offset? or 3cm offset?
    Last edited by silver_bullet; October 28, 2021, 06:06 AM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Just one day late, but it's here

    I need to check American Power train's tape measure... that isn't a 3" offset...

    I'm not against it coming up from the center, but it is a bit annoying

    seems my shifter isn't going to work either... maybe if I put a skull on it?


    driveshaft tomorrow.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    would you just look at that

    winking...

    not winking

    things get a bit crowded when I need to use the lift for the daily

    wiring the speedo

    imagine taking the interior apart to pull the old 3 wire cable out and putting in the 2 wire..


    and lastly, I'll try to save the fenders by cranking up the coils

    Not a lot happening because I'm waiting for key parts
    so... driveshaft and shifter should be here Thursday... hoping to get it in before I leave on Sunday.... we will see. I could move it if the driveshaft arrives...

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    time to finish up the cross member

    make the e-brake work

    weld some braces too

    then paint

    and done

    then little stuff like - will an 18" wheel fit on the back - yes

    and rubbing issue.... such a temptation to just grind that 1/4" off


    then fix the clutch linkage

    the car was a 4 speed car and those rods were likely there since new.... the pivot was half worn through - so it was time to make it a bit better

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
    cross member time

    need to finish welding, put the e-brake cable pulley in place then paint it.... but doneish
    Cool! Serviceability is always a good thing!

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    cross member time

    now 4

    and weld

    and cross member

    need to finish welding, put the e-brake cable pulley in place then paint it.... but doneish

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by 65RHDEER View Post
    "How much trimming?" Not much at all
    nothing to see here, just move along

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  • 65RHDEER
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    "How much trimming?" Not much at all

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    how much trimming?

    round 2

    win



    okay - explanation time. The Corvette version of this isn't available yet - they copied what they did on the T5 and TKO - which is mill a slot in the tailshaft, then move the entire shifter over. I wanted it now, so I figured I'd have to do some adapting.... the solution is a different, shorter shifter with a 3" offset. It requires the cutting I did - but will (hopefully) allow me to use my stock console.

    Took the driveshaft to get shortened today - 4" is the number. granted, it should have been only 3" - I should have given myself a bit more slip the last time around (live and learn)... no harm, no foul but it was a pain to get out. Might have it back tomorrow - Friday is more likely....

    Waiting on the speedo cable for the Dakota Digital (how simple was that? just replace the plug....

    Tomorrow night I should finish the mount - been playing with my plasma table... so it's taken hours where had I just done it by hand - it'd be done. That said, once I get the table working.... it will be a game changer for me.

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  • milner351
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    This is the coolest vette, ever well done

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    measuring for the driveshaft.... and disassembly

    and make a CAD for reassembling the cross member.

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  • silver_bullet
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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by 65RHDEER View Post
    So the only difference with the "hole" is that it now falls in the middle of the tunnel, it's in the same plane front to back?
    short answer - probably, but there's 2 locations where the shifter can locate... my biggest fear was altitude - that the shifter mechanism remained under the tunnel - and it appears that is the case.... tomorrow... there will be more answers.

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  • 65RHDEER
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    So the only difference with the "hole" is that it now falls in the middle of the tunnel, it's in the same plane front to back?

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    cleaned up

    now with paint

    installed

    rear matching

    for sale ;)

    first problem... the cross member is simply in the way

    I could have got the trans in/out without removing it but that would be a real problem on race day since it'd mean moving the motor

    now it's not a problem

    first issue... a bit of massaging and it's fine now

    time to set angles before building the cross member

    a bit of envisioning going on

    it does fit really well, I have no trouble cutting the floor - which solves the issue of whether or not I need a special shifter

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