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Re: BOB update

PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:32 am
by cob115
sounds good simon,what about a single rail instead of the top loader,or if the
$$$ alow a tremac 5/6speed ? my interceptor had a single rail in it when i got it ,i had a spair top loader in my shed ,the car was ment to have a top loader from new ,so i decided to pull out the single rail n fit the top loader ,also iv never driven a coupe with a top loader,i wish i didnt now bigest pile of crap out :o ,its a good gear box and all but the single rail changed heaps better n smother ,iv had a few single rails n thrashed the guts out of em n the still hung in there,just a thought
oh on the motor go the stroker :twisted: more fun smokeing it up he he cheers pat

Re: BOB update

PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:48 pm
by MadMatt
I have heard that the single rail was a better driver friendly box. The tremec in the My mustang is like not much bigger than a damn football!!! Mabey one day i will take out my big C6 and put in the newer Tremec Tranny.

Re: BOB update

PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:17 am
by toecutter
My experience is exactly the opposite. I find the single rail to be mushy and have missed gears in the car that it is in. The top loader in my coupe changes gears slickly, like a lee enfield bolt action rifle.

Clutch in the single rail is gentler however.

Re: BOB update

PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:17 am
by MrSpeed
I have a single rail in my xc coupe, i bought a aluminium thread for the gear shift as the nylon one's tend to come away in your hand when its time to slam through the gears,ive stretch'd the gears heaps of times and the box holds up,ive heard people knock the top loaders so i hope when ive had it reconditioned it will be a smooth shifter, untill i get the toploader sorted another single rail is going in the BOB, ive also looked into a twin plate clutch for both my cars, my old xc coupe had a twin plate, although i didnt know it at that time, i just love the double take sound the twin plate makes when ya go'in through the gears.

Anyone out there got a spare shifter for sale for a v8 single rail.

Simon

Re: BOB update

PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:04 am
by MrSpeed
Ive managed to get the whole dash reinstalled without breaking anything :D although some swearing was used for the difficult parts, peddle box,accelorator linkage, and power steering box are all back in place, i hope to be fitting the engine and gearbox soon.

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here's a cut out from amagazine that led me to the stars and there car museum in keswick UK

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another cut out of a ford concorde 005 1977, so the add says asking 6,900 ono.... 17 years ago

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Re: BOB update

PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:52 am
by roadwarriormfp
Keep em pics coming... I have been fortunate enough no to have to pull the dash out!.

And i intend never to do so :mrgreen:

Re: BOB update

PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:53 am
by WASTELAND MARAUDER
HOLLY MACKRELL MR SPEED. IT REALLY LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE BUILDING A FINE REPLICA CAR THERE. I HOPE TO SEE THE FINNISHED PRODUCT SOON.

Re: BOB update

PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:39 am
by MFPmaniac
Looking good Simon, looking damn good! 8-)

Aaron

Re: BOB update

PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:15 pm
by mad dan
awesome :)

Dan

Re: BOB update

PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:21 pm
by mack tanker
Looking good Speed