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    I plan to hit the build hard over the winter and hoping to bring the SpeedMullet out for the 2017 drag week. It has become my number 1 goal for 2017. here's to putting in work and making it happen I tried back in 2014 to make it and just couldn't get it together. we have since had our first baby, have baby number 2 on the way, which will be here before drag week 2017, and the car has been through several changes. this winter's biggest update will be going from a t56 to a G-Force gf5r



    any stick shift racers feel free to sound off :D
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    That sounds great. All I can say is lots of testing is a must. We went this year with two cars that had new combos and no track time and Monday didn't go well. Sunday test and tune turned into tech line Sunday for us. Haha.

    G force gf5r is a awesome trans my first year with it. If you run a gearvendors with it might make sure your shifter set back isn't to far it will hit the adapter housing. Rick Johnson was very helpful getting mine fixed to not hit we did have to move it forward and shorten up the shifter rods. My shifter is set at 23" to the front side of the handle from front of trans.

    Good luck on your build.

    Dusty

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    • #3
      whew, no gear vendors for me. that's way more than i intend to spend this winter, lol!
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      • #4
        A white Thirdgen with 3 pedals? Sounds good to me!
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        I we can all be there next year Matt, and even better if we all make it to the 2nd annual Stick Shift Shootout.

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        • #5
          if you have not acquired your gf5r yet I have on I can make you a deal on

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          • #6
            I'm looking forward to this, could'nt have chosen a better vehicle......😎
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            • #7
              Originally posted by racefast View Post
              if you have not acquired your gf5r yet I have on I can make you a deal on
              i'm working with g-force directly, as well as cale aronson. the trans hasn't been fully paid for yet, so i guess i could cancel the order, but doing it this way will allow me to have the trans built with the exact ratios needed.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Nate View Post
                A white Thirdgen with 3 pedals? Sounds good to me!


                I we can all be there next year Matt, and even better if we all make it to the 2nd annual Stick Shift Shootout.
                I can't wait to finally meet you and do 3-pedal white thirdgen stuff together!
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                  I want all this Spohn stuff under my Camaro.........I have the adjustable Panhard bar.......itīs a start...

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                  • #10
                    pa racing stuff is lighter and fits better this picture is from early last year. i'll have new pictures up with the new trans in i'm sure soon.

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                    • #11
                      anyone know when the track list is typically released?
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                      • #12
                        Last year it was December, year before I think it was April or May, so who knows.

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                        • #13
                          things are moving slowly ahead, lol. trans and bellhousing are on hand.





                          mock-up in the car to start later this week
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                          • #14
                            my biggest goal right now was to get the car up on stands before the end of the year. i was able to do that today thankfully. i got a few key measurements done and let me tell ya, that vertigate takes up huge amounts of room, lol! as it sits, i think it's going to be really crowding my legs, but i have a few ideas.





                            also i got a new toy that i'm pretty pumped about. 2" punch and bead die from Eastwood. taking my speed hole game to the next level


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                            • #15
                              got some work done saturday before the new year rang in honestly, i was really concerned about shifter placement, until i got it in the car that is. ergonomically, i couldn't have asked for better placement. it's close to me, but not so close i'm riding all over it down the road or anything. the bolsters on the seat keep my legs from falling into it.





                              it did take some cutting, but nothing real major. i'll build a nice removable panel to cover this up.





                              having way too much fun with this thing

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                              That's all for now. Happy New Year!
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