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Old April 10th 2006, 01:14
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well i got everything back from the painters and fitted at the weekend , went for a testdrive ,the boost was running 18 psi ok fueling about right afr ok so opened it up in 2nd spun the wheels dropped it into 3rd and hit the gas ,jesus christ i have never been so fast it was like been fired from a gun ,i had a 2007 turbo last year and it felt standard in comparison , then bang no drive rip gearbox , all i can say at this point is i wanted a new gearbox anyway just not after 10 miles so will be spending the next few days undoing all the work i just spent months doing ,till next time
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Old April 10th 2006, 03:07
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Great project! More high-res pics needed.. I am planning to use one of those shifters. What are your experiences with it? What does the throw work out to be? Any problems?

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Old April 10th 2006, 21:45
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Dang way to tear it up!

It looks super sweet. Drop a cheap tranny in there and be gentle until winter when you can put a stout one in.

Way to go man!
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Old April 11th 2006, 18:30
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Great project!
It's awesome! Is it a GWD??
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Old April 12th 2006, 04:50
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Its made by CAE-Automobiltechnik.. GWD just buy them and sell them on. I got mine from ebay.
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Old April 12th 2006, 08:41
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Stu bayliss has fitted one in his race car, seems to like it.
Drop him a line on snott4@hotmail.com he's doing his first race with it at Brands Hatch on the 22nd April. I'm sure he wont mind you contacting him.

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So speedy,

Any truth to the shifter not being 'smooth' enough to shift it quickly?
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Old April 12th 2006, 11:38
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hello chris and dorigtt, the shifter works fine, it is a bit time consuming to get it set up ,you must put another 4 holding bolts in the base to keep the shifter solid or you will find that consistant shifting is near impossible , i made a plate to sit on top of the base and bolted through this, do this and shifting is a pleasure the throw is about 1.5"-2" depending on how you set it , on my standard i had to cut the handbrake down 25mm to use it but this is no big deal , i have heard allot of people have had problems with this shifter ,most of these will be fixed by making the base more ridgid as the pivot point is 150mm above the tunnel
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p.s will get some high res pics on as soon as i can
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Old May 3rd 2006, 11:11
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well i get the gearbox tommorrow so hopefully i will be test driving at the weekend and be able to finish off the exterior (back to the painters ),when its all done i will take some high res photes and post them
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Can it not be mounted in 'reverse' ie backwards to how its mounted in the image above so it clears the handbrake?
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Old May 4th 2006, 11:21
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chris ,the spring pushes it accross the gate fron 2nd to 3rd so if you reversed it the opposite would be true 3rd to 2nd, (generally you want to change up fast ) unless you somehow reversed the throw of the spring , cutting the handbrake down takes 30 mins , much easier
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There is a bolt which controls where the spring 'rests', this bolt is in a slot, which means you can move it side to side. Simply moving this to the other side would reverse the action of this spring. I would rather not have to cut the handbrake lever, if I can help it..
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woo hoo i have ordered a new dslr camera today so should get some good digi photoes over the weekend and post them some time next week , just got to get the wheel spacing correct on the back and the project is done for this year ,roll on new gearbox next year
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Old August 21st 2006, 14:55
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well here are a few pictures of the car in its present form , i go away for a year of travelling on the 4th october , when i get back there is an ever growing list of things i would like to do to it gearbox ,new wheels,new fi microprocessor sort the front suspension and tweek the back suspension , at the moment i need bigger injectors to get it running sweet it has injectors suitable for about 275 bhp , push it to hard on a hot day with two people in and you run out of fuel and suffer pre ignition ,i split a barrel the other week so i know but it is back on the road and just done about 1000miles with no problems the last hundred running 80mph 4000 revs and 90 degrees on the oil temp anyway here are the pictures
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...t/DSC_0157.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...t/DSC_0167.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...t/DSC_0153.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...t/DSC_0146.jpg
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Damn that's a clean lookin' car, you could get lost in the reflection of the paint. Awesome car, I just can't get enough of it. Too bad about the gearbox though, that was my one biggest fear about a type 1 tranny. With the turbo so close in back did you ever get it hot enough to cause problems with the interior or did you put a heat shield on it?
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