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07-18-2011 07:26 PM 1930u- T10 Problem
When I was fitting the Hydraulic Throwout Bearing I discovered my front bearing retainer had been broken and machined off. I ordered a new one from the Gear Box. Should be here any day now.


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07-04-2011 08:25 PM 1930u- T-10 Trans
Over the weekend I went over the tranny. It's a 1969 cast iron over the counter purchase T-10. I'm rebuilding the shifter now and waiting on the shifter lever bushing to arrive.


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07-02-2011 10:09 PM Trans Adapter Problem
As I continue to finish a variety of work so that I can reinstall the body I continue to have issues. Today I was pulling the trans off to do some detail work and to install new shift lever bushing and adjust the shifter. I noticed before unbolting the trans that it wasn't flush against the bell housing and the bolts were snugged up.

I measured the gap and it was just over .125" or 1/8". After pulling everything apart I discovered the trans had a pilot problem. The tapered portion of input splines were right up against the pilot bearing. I'm using a Hot Heads Hemi to Chevy trans adapter and their special flywheel with integral roller pilot bearing. $600.00 worth of parts. Needless to say after checking everything I couldn't find a problem ,other than the machining was off a bit causing the flywheel and pilot bearing to be to close to the trans. The only way to fix it was to change to a traditional pilot bushing and machine it off, or make shims to go between the trans and bell housing.

I made the shims and it worked out fine. So far every adapter part that I have bought from Hot Heads has had some sort of problem. You think for the cost of this stuff it would fit a little better.




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06-29-2011 08:13 PM Steering column mounting
Since the body is still off the frame I made a card board template to layout the mounting location of the steering column. I'm using a plain Jane 1-3/4" stainless column. Before drilling the hole in the firewall I checked the steering wheel rim angle on a 66 Corvette, 2005 Dodge Ram, 97 Ford Ranger and a BMW. Much to my surprise they all had a steering wheel rim angle of 65-70 degrees. This felt comfortable to me.

From there I adjusted the hot rods seat height to a comfortable position and set the dry stroke and height for the clutch and brake pedals. The big hemi heads and width of the engine and #7 header tube caused some problems. After some head scratching I ended up with a steering shaft angle between the column and Vega box of 35 degrees. I was shooting for 25-30 degrees but I think this angle will still work out with one 5/8" spline to ¾ double D U-joint.





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06-27-2011 07:42 PM Firewall work
Been away for awhile but I'm back at again. I'm currently in need of a few specialty parts that I plan to pick up at the Good Guys meet in Ohio. For now I'm working on getting the master cylinders plumbed through the firewall. I'm using all AN fittings for brakes and hydraulic throw out bearing. Here's a shot of the pass through fittings. The front and rear brakes are AN3 and the clutch fitting is AN4.


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