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  1. #191
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    Thanks Gerry.

    The TC has 2 quarts in already so was just going to fill till I saw the fluid on the bottom of the stick.
    Then top up when the motor fires up.

    Just thinking about my previous post.
    The engine should have started in N as the neutral safety switch should be closed.
    Just gone out and checked...the Winters shifter I'm using has a neutral slot with a left/right movement.
    Looks like the switch needs a small adjustment as it works on one side of the gate but not on the other.
    Note made to move the switch position.

  2. #192
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    Quote Originally Posted by fabphil View Post



    That is just pure engine porn right there

  3. #193
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    Well didn't get round to putting any trans fluid in yet.
    Got side tracked into fitting the seats.
    It took two days faffing around to figure out the mountings.
    Was looking at welding in steel re-enforcing plates under the steel floor but there are so many spurs and brackets already welded to the chassis from the original build the plates would not fit.
    Eventually found eight points on the chassis that I could mount some uni-strut to positioned across the car.
    The sliders then mounted front to back on top of the uni-strut.
    There's a small bit of fiddling to do but the seats are mounted.



    For those wondering about the bomber seat I made earlier, after sitting in it for a while in the car it became fairly obvious that if racing and some thing happened it would not be strong enough.
    The new seats are fibreglass buckets that have an integrated headrest and harness slots so all round are a better solution even if they don't look as cool. They are a lot lighter than the BMW seats I tried last year.

    Then I took the passenger seat out to move the handbrake lever again and try and fit the shifter housing in the gap between the seats.
    It has a very precise location as the throw of the lever is quite long so I need to be able to reach Park when strapped in the seat and also not bang my arm on the seat when selecting 3rd gear.

    On to the trans fluid.
    A TH400 has to be filled via the dipstick tube. I have a nice Lockar braided stainless tube that the funnel doesn't fit in!
    The story continues.....
    Last edited by fabphil; 19-05-20 at 08:39 AM.

  4. #194
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    how about an air/electric solenoid on the shifter for racing..i have one on the bantam..its bolted to the shifter linkage at to box end..dead light,works off air,shifts using a chip in the msd..(rpm activated)

  5. #195
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torment View Post
    how about an air/electric solenoid on the shifter for racing..i have one on the bantam..its bolted to the shifter linkage at to box end..dead light,works off air,shifts using a chip in the msd..(rpm activated)
    Just had a look.... but it looks like the Winters shifter can't use air due to the gate design. Its also more dosh
    I've already got a Hurst pistol grip for the C6 box I'm not using any more. So don't want to go there yet...may be next year.

  6. #196
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    Oil transfer pump arrived today so managed to get 2.5 ltrs of diff oil into the 9".
    Filled until the oil came back out the side fill hole on the centre section.





    Moved hand brake lever 2" over and had a play with shifter height and position.
    Last edited by fabphil; 19-05-20 at 08:25 PM.

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    Getting ever closer

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