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Old 04-05-2015, 12:42 PM   #196
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T56 mods, Shifter

Credit to the other guys that posted pics and ideas that helped me dig into this one too. Nothing different here but I thought it was worth putting up some detail pics for the next guy.

This is the stock GM/Hurst shifter, I got an extra to play with so pics are of both. The one that came with my tranny was abused, explains the trashed reverse and 4th gears, syncros, main input shaft, and broken tail housing.

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Will be cut at the top edge of the tape. The pen marks are to reference where the indention on the shaft is.

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Cut with carb wheel, forget the hacksaw it's hardened steel. This shows it assembled in the housing. This is def as low as you can cut it.

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Perfect cut not terribly important here.


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Can makes a good shifter stand

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Quick pattern for relocation of the shifter handle. Not seen is time spent in the car getting the right spot located. Made the call to use 1/4 in flat stock as I couldn't find 5/16 anywhere local. Could cost days getting some in and I didn't want to lose the time.


Maybe these measurement pics will help someone...


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Top piece tacked on and it clears as I expected with no room to spare. But I wanted it as low as possible, didn't want the shifter sticking up high like one of those Big Daddy Ed Roth jobs.


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Vertical piece cut, drilled and tapped for shift handle bolts. Positioned it low.
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Used nuts on the back for clearance in case I wanted to back up the bolts with nuts. Also with nuts turned I could get e close fit on the horizontal piece to help with tacking in place.

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All tacked together

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Fits really nice!!!

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Old 08-29-2015, 11:09 AM   #197
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Just some new pics, haven't updated in a while

Looking through the gill opening, driver side. The GTO ecm is on the driver side normally so I had to locate it the same on the vette.

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Part of the harness I got back from being modified for swap. This was regular electrical tape. Of course it doesn't look like that now. I must've pulled a half a roll of the sticky stuff off the harness and cleaned/retaped it with harness tape.

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The ecm and speedo box fit well where the big ass vacuum can used to be.
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Old 08-29-2015, 11:42 AM   #198
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Proof I still have it and I am still working on it!
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Clutch reservoir fit nicely...
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Old 08-29-2015, 01:03 PM   #199
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Looks good Bill!!!


Glad to see you are still at it!!
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Looks great!
Not much room left in there huh???
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:35 AM   #201
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Hey Sly, I must've said a hundred times, you could not build a dash with any less room under it!! I've been under hundreds of dashes, this one is a real bitch.
But yes, less room under the hood means more stuff back together! Less boxes on the floor!

Getting close to firing it up. Fuel and radiator. Although fuel means cleaning up the rear frame and underpinnings and painting, refurbing the trailing arms and suspension before the tank goes in. Would give anything if I hadn't changes that front pinion seal. I really wish I could find a good running 3:55 pumpkin for decent money to put in.

Dad was 79 when I started, he's 82 now. Still running around though, hell most of the time he seems to have more energy than I do!
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:40 AM   #202
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Looking great Bill!

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Thanks Scott,
Funny how weeks of wiring and odds and ends can be invisible to anyone else.
Also amazing how much time you can spend trying to source a part for a particular application, and then one bit requires you to go in a different direction and the process starts all over again. Lot's of unseen time!
At least now we have the internet, used to be I'd have to dig through paper catalogs, limited to what I had on hand, or get in the car and drive out of town to go see if someone had something that would work etc... Now something comes up and a quick search gets you all over the country (or globe) in a matter of seconds. Don't know how we all did it back then!
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Is that the cable x box? Im running one of those on my vette. You might need to insulate it from the firewall a bit as they are a bit noisy. The less of a bend in the cable IS better. Mines on the firewall down where my feet are but im thinking of moving it to a more straight out position to get rid of the bend in that cable
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Is that the cable x box? Im running one of those on my vette. You might need to insulate it from the firewall a bit as they are a bit noisy. The less of a bend in the cable IS better. Mines on the firewall down where my feet are but im thinking of moving it to a more straight out position to get rid of the bend in that cable
Man I was worried about that. I really don't have a better place to put it. I did put a piece of rubber on the bottom of the box before I mounted it, and I didn't want it near the exhaust. But I'll have to address it later though, too much left to do and too little time.
Yours is mounted on the firewall down low? Is the bend causing any problems? Slow response, bouncing needle? I do wish there were a better way to keep the original gauge.
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yep mines at my feet , the cable points up and out wards toward the washer bottle and curves around and goes through the firewall right next to the steering column.

its a bit bouncy on acceleration , not too bad but one day I will move it to get it straighter.

you might be ok with the rubber to dampen the noise.

but like you say, try it first and see how it goes.

great build you have going on
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The car is coming along well, as usual great work.
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Sidetracked!

Well, I've barely touched the vette in 3 weeks. Had a small disaster in an upstairs room. AC unit drains clogged, kill switch didn't work, flooded ceiling until most of a sheet of drywall fell down all at once!

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All my fun stuff got sh*t on...

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But today I got in 4 hrs on the car!

Sorted an electrical glitch with the gauge cluster, put in new spark plugs and new fat plug wires, finished bodywork on the pass door and primed, and got the old fuel and vent lines out! Busted my ass!
Feel better now...
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Holy cow! Thankfully nobody got hurt.
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