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Old 01-16-2015, 06:18 PM
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What a shame right there you ruined a really nice car 8>)
I can put the slushbox back on... but it would drop my top speed and negate all the other high performance parts.....
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Trans, torque tube and shifter linkage installed, transmission mounts are installed and this afternoon, trans will be mounted to the cross member , the lifted and bolted to the car...
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your gonna love that 6spd and get one of these.02 T
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Have one on order Tony... I got distracted today by going to Sean's to install my hypercoil springs so I can get this all back together at the same time. I also ran into a stud that was supposed to be a bolt for one of the brackets.... and it is froze tight.... I tried the double nut method no budge..... so I soaked it in PB blaster to see if I can break it loose tomorrow.

So far the kit is very well constructed and organized with parts well marked, bagged and numbered. It is a very advanced kit as an installer you will have to read directions, measure and drill holes in the corvette case... nothing extreme, but in my 1st experience I have a special small head drill that works where your normal drill won't..... and in one place I will probably procure my own hardware to use allen head as the access is so tight you can't use ratchets or gearhead wrenches. its a one time install for the brackets so I'm following the instructions, but I will add blue Loctite just to make sure nothing goes anywhere...

As I mentioned above this is a very advanced install.... so read the directions, look at what you are doing and read again.
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I have to figure out how the shifter works, as my new short throw shifter is here and since I didn't take the shifter assembly apart I've installed the factory corvette shifter so I can figure out which gear the gearbox is in....

The 928 shifter is simple by comparison
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Barring the price of the oem Chevy parts, which is based on commodity used prices, how bad are the conversion parts prices?

I'll be interested to see how it goes.
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So I spent most of the day in the garage tinkering around and making some progress on the conversion. Carl's instructions are very good and detailed.... I also did some cleaning and organizing because my projects have been long term, and my garage has gotten a bit messy.

I don't want anyone to think that my slow progress is due to the kit or instructions. I usually work on multiple things at the same time, so its ok if everyone just thinks I'm slow...
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That shifter is a little different than the one I got from MGW.
Here are some pics. My MGW short-throw shifter dropped right in.
Wonder if you ordered a different one, or they changed their design?

Shifter setup is very simple. Insert the ball at the bottom into the carriage I already mounted for you on your torque tube, and insert the 4 small fasteners to hold it down. Done.

Note the shifter on the right in the pics below is the stock unit with the carriage attached. Your carriage has been modified, and is already mounted on your torque tube.
Both shifters (the stock one and the MGW) are mounted with 4 M6 fasteners screwed down from the top.

Your shifter has the Corvette 2-bolt mount on it which we do not use.
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Those are different parts.
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So it turns out they did redesign the kit.... I was going to have to modify the shaft of the shifter anyway, worst case scenario I will just make a whole new upper, and not use the supplied lower box parts....

on a side note I have to go to a chevy dealership to order the bolt for the shifter linkage... lol that should be a fun conversation....uh I need a bolt... this is where it goes.... can you find it in your system?
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I did think about putting a corvette emblem, and a ford sticker somewhere under the hood. One think I know I will do is get another jack in the box antenna ball to put on it. I have wind tested the jack in the box antenna ball up to 150 mph...
We all know how that ended up for poor Jack...


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We all know how that ended up for poor Jack...


I have some old video... so old its on vhs..... after a 150 run with an antenna ball... it was still there... but I did loose the nose and half the smile.... lol
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I can supply a replacement for that OEM fastener if you want.
Your junkyard should have included it with your parts, but that linkage bolt is sort of on the fringe and about half the used Chevy shift linkages show up here without them.

The OEM fastener is a torx and very shallow, I found it striped easily. So I made one from a allen-headed fastener that works better. I can make you up one too for your car if you like. Just let me know.
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Sterling's new shift ****?

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So, It is the little things that will get you....Porsche makes a very integrated shifter, **** and boot.... including a plastic button in the top of the shift **** that shows the shift pattern.. and that last part is pretty much cosmetic.... because if you drive a manual 928 you know what the shift pattern is...

the corvette 6 speed is obviously a different shift pattern, and the shift ***** are held on with a threaded insert and nut.... so there are an infinite quantity of shift ***** out there for the corvette owners....

I bought an aftermarket shifter... $400....and about 90% of the parts in the kit I can't use.... I called the manufacturer to see if I could return part of the kit since they are new in the bag and never used... I was told no. the kit is a kit... so I will sell the parts I don't use on ebay even though the kit manufacturer when posed with this option threatened to sue me.... uh huh... I bought parts that I don't need and the manufacturer threatened to sue me if I sold said parts on ebay... so I may just do that to see how that works out for him..

now my goal is to use a GTS shift **** and make or have made an plastic insert that fits in the top with the corvette shift pattern... crazy? yep. over the top? yep
but I want my 928 to shift well, look right and my overall goal is to have a really cohesive collection of modifications that compliment each other to the point that the total car is better than a sum of its parts...

does anyone have a 3d printer that can use black as the medium color?
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