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post #151 of 294 (permalink) Old 07-04-2018, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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Continued work on the transmission mount, and stiffened it up so it is structurally much stronger. It took all night, but I am happy. I make take the opportunity to fab up a driveshaft loop or a few other under chassis details.


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post #152 of 294 (permalink) Old 07-04-2018, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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I finished off the bracket with a couple coats of satin black paint.
The next task was the scattershield. With the car being so low to the ground, the flange protrudes a good 1 1/2" below the lowest point on the car. Being that those low points have already been tagged at various times, it was important to clearance the scattershield. Obviously not recommended for hardcore racing, ut the upper portion is fully intact.
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A lot of the challenging tasks are falling by the wayside. Hope to be looking at an install soon.
Today I installed the heat shielding
Then went on to dialing in the bellhousing.

This was not fun, first Summit shipped me the wrong parts, well one set off the offset dowels was packaged wrong. I managed to get something that would work. I am glad that I persisted.
It took about 2-3 hours just to dial in the bellhousing, but I have it just within the 5 thousandths required.
Then I marked out the offset dowels with some extra nail polish, my wife didn't use anymore.

I hope that will stay marked.

Driveshaft is almost ready, I just phoned, so it is getting really close now.
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How far out was your bell? Mine measured no more than 3 thou. I was surprised, the only prior one I did was a Lakewood, and it was a PITA. Setting up the Tilton hyd TOB was way more difficult than the QT bell.


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How far out was your bell? Mine measured no more than 3 thou. I was surprised, the only prior one I did was a Lakewood, and it was a PITA. Setting up the Tilton hyd TOB was way more difficult than the QT bell.


What heat shielding is that?
My bellhousing was out a lot +25. Could be the block as well, maybe

Thanks for the heads up on the throwout bearing.

The heat shielding is "heat shield products" I think I am going to wrap the exhaust as well, to reduce the in cabin heat issues


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Installed everything, including the starter and torqued it all up. Then reading the MDL literature, they suggest removing the counterweights from the centerforce clutch assy. so it does not interfere with the hydraulic TO bearing.

I guess I'll check that out tomorrow, after doing a little more research.
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Everything went pretty well tonight Thanks to j persons' recommendation, I was prepared to do battle with the hydro throwout bearing.

It wasn't too bad, however, there was a good amount of customization was required to make it work, but got it done.

The transmission install was easy. Easier than almost all my previous transmission swaps, the T56 slipped right in.

Unfortunately, the transmission mount hits my exhaust system, so I am going to have to redo the mount. Honestly, that should be pretty easy, so I can do some more fabrication. All that's left after that is the wiring and driveshaft install, and should be ready to test drive.
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Looks good!

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Looks good!
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Well, it was one of those nights. After figuring out that the transmission bracket was hitting the exhaust, I had to modify the support quite a bit.
Tonight I planned on buttoning up and testing the clutch.

I got bogged down though. I think that during the install, the clutch master got damaged. I was not able to bleed or actuate the slave cylinder at all.

That was frustrating. Not sure if it was the linkage configuration or me. I had to customize the linkage quite a bit, to make it work properly. Anyway I ordered another m/c. Hopefully that's it.
I wanted to have it back on the road this weekend. I doubt that will happen now


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I was having trouble with the hydraulic clutch set up. So much so, that I thought the hydraulic master or slave was faulty. I ordered a new maser, but that was no the issue. There was a loose line fitting, so that caused all the trouble.

Once I sorted that out I was finally able to bleed the system. It felt like a big step tonight, finally
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A couple of pics after the days long battle. Finalized bolting up the transmission mount, and installed the driveshaft. Filled the transmission with fluid, and checked the throwout bearing for spin. This means that there should theoretically be a little more adjustment in the clutch, which is good. Tomorrow will be all electrical, and console work. Hopefully, I can get it done and there will be no more hiccups. I think I mentioned summit send me the wrong plug for the reverse solenoid release, so that likely won't be in town until tomorrow.

I am not too certain if it is possible to use the transmission without the solenoid active
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Another night of re and re. Adjusted the throwout bearing, and reinstalled the transmission. Unfortunately there is still not enough movement on the clutch master to release the clutch. I am going to try another master that I have tomorrow night with a little larger bore. Getting closer I hope.


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The lengthy transmission swap saga continues. After coming to the conclusion myself that it might be an issue with the design of this particular clutch and pressure plate, I had decided to pull everything apart.

I am getting pretty slick at this.

There was some more bad news. The shoulder of the input shaft was contacting the pilot bushing.
So now I have ordered a spacer and longer dowels now.

In a way it is good news, I guess. If I had left it that way, there could have been the potential for damage to the transmission if it had been left that way. So I have to be more patient now while the next series of parts are on order
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Your car is coming along nicely. I have a quick question about the wood wheel stands from one of the pictures. Iím guessing you made them yourself. Are you satisfied with how they work? If so, can you please share how ( material and design) they were constructed?

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The lengthy transmission swap saga continues. After coming to the conclusion myself that it might be an issue with the design of this particular clutch and pressure plate, I had decided to pull everything apart.

I am getting pretty slick at this.

There was some more bad news. The shoulder of the input shaft was contacting the pilot bushing.
So now I have ordered a spacer and longer dowels now.

In a way it is good news, I guess. If I had left it that way, there could have been the potential for damage to the transmission if it had been left that way. So I have to be more patient now while the next series of parts are on order
You should check the input shat bearing clearance. If it had enough force to mark the pilot bushing, it may have done something to the input shaft clearance.

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