Project Old Soul 71 build

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by C4Racer, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. C4Racer

    C4Racer Veteran Member

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    took another drive this AM back behind my house deep into the country. Car performed great - handling and steering is incredible for a car of this vintage. Love the trans with this motor too!

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    NICE!!! LOOKS GOOD . A+A+
     
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    Great build all around ! Did you go 18x 10 6 BS all around ? I'm trying to figure out what rim spec you used on the front ?
     
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    Correct. 18x10 6” bs all around.
    Tires 275/35/18 front
    295/35/18 rear

    No spacer rear but the rear end is 5/8” wider than stock. So about .25” per side. Equivalent to 5.75” bs
    Have not rolled fenders or banged in seatbelt humps.

    On front currently running .25” spacers. Only needed to clear the DSE upper control arms on full lock the wheel hit the upper ball joint area. Could have just made clearance with a grinder to the UCA but I like the wider track looks anyway so for now running the spacers.

    Nitto NT05 tires.
     
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    Did you need to remove that much of the tunnel? Or did you just want extra space around it?
     
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    Also, what's your overall impression of the transmission?
    And where are you in CA? We might be able to meet up some time! Your car looks awesome!
     
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    SPG Bumblebee Builder

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    Looks like he lives around mt diablo...which is a fairways away from bakersfield haha (actually found my car at mt diablo in a barn)
     
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    No I’m in San Jose.

    And yes you do need to remove a fair amount of the tunnel to get a good engine and driveline angle. And on my car the motor mounts are lower than stock which helps driveline angle. There is a vent tube that hits the tunnel pretty far up the trans so that is why you have cut pretty far up. Doesn’t really matter how much tunnel you cut anyway since the replacement section covers it all anyway.

    It’s a great transmission. Pairs as well with this carbed 406 as it does with a stock LT1 in my 2016. Same trans. I have a lot of seat time so far in the 2016. Anyway nothing bad to say about this trans. Very similar to the Transaxle version in the C5-6 as well and I’ve had 3 of those.
     
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    eh, close enough lol
     
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    What mounts are you running?
    What are your angles?
     

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