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Old 06-18-2007, 02:52   #1 (permalink)
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G,day im looking at getting my c10 rebuilt soon and was after some advice weather to go a decent shift kit or just go the whole hog and it manualised. Is there any special instructions for how to use a full manual? do you have to be stopped to change down? the car isnt a daily driver. so comfort isnt a huge issue. thanks
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Depends on your overall use and engine combo
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it will mainly be used as weekend fun car with some drag racing and burnout competitions. so far its a mild 351 but will get bigger cam and better manifold and carb want to and want to use 3000 stall and 3.7 gears
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In that case full manual will be fine
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How harsh are they? and what are they like to drive?
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Easy enough to drive just need to do every shift yourself.. Maybe something like a stage 2 transgo kit might suit you better,still have auto shifts in drive but can shift manuall if you wish.. The shifts are nice and firm without being overly harsh.The kit comes with 2 choices as a street setup or race.
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Re: Full manual C10?

shifts quality and feel is governed by convertor mods and stall speed and valve body spring rates and line pressure. manualising the auto only loses the auto shift capability. so its up to you. one thing though, even if you run it manual, ALWAYS have the vacuum modulator hooked up, unless it is a true and dedicated strip only car that's NEVER street driven. if you dont, you will suffer early trans failure. cheers
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