Changing over from auto to 5 speed

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  1. joer

    joer Veteran Member

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    Finally finished the job. What a pain in the rear. Here's some before and after pic's.

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    Looks fantastic!
     
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    Nice work. How does the car feel with the new trans?
     
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    I can imagine the work. I know the work I put in when I
    R&R my Muncie, clutch kit and flywheel with no lift in my 60’s. It’s still not a big deal since I still workout, bike, ski, golf and have a workout in bed.
     
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    It feel's good. Car pull's hard through the gears. Still running 4.10's. 5th calms the car down. Good for cruising. What a difference.
     
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    I'm 63. The hardest thing was putting in the pedals.
     
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    You are gonna love it more and more each day ... No pain ... No Gain.

    What was the hardest part?
     
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    Putting in the pedals. Had to take out the steering column and squeeze under the dash.
     
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    Ah ... If you ever do this again ... simply unbolt the old brake pedal via the shaft bolt and then slide in the manual setup and re-connect the shaft bolt. It saved me a ton in the old days.
     
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    Thank's but I'm pretty sure it's my LAST TIME.
     

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