Stan Weiss wrote:
> Wound Up wrote:
> > Stan Weiss wrote:
> > > [Snip]
> > > >
> > > > Thank you for your thoughtful acknowledgement, as well as your educated
> > > > recommendations. Knowing that you are an educated (and learned) person,
> > > > I believed that you took my rants with a measure of "them's the breaks".
> > > > I have had good luck with all three of those vendors, actually;
> > > > looking in my stack of stuff, I do have catalogs and receipts from each
> > > > of them. I haven't bought stuff from Virgina Classic Mustang in years,
> > > > but I have a couple receipts from them pre-2000...
> > > >
> > > > I am planning to solve the disaster which has been my '67 5-spd.
> > > > conversion with a hydraulic setup this Winter. I am determined to make
> > > > this Tremec conversion fly. The transmission itself, the too-cool
> > > > modified 4-spd. handle from Cali Mustang, and the Currie rear end are
> > > > fantastic. All I need is the stuff to make the pedal do what I need it
> > > > to do. I would be happy to help document things for you, if you'd be
> > > > interested. I am still looking at parts sets and kits, but I will make
> > > > my choices soon. I expect nothing; I offer this because I'm doing it
> > > > anyway. Let me know if it would be of any value to you, and I'd offer
> > > > whatever I could to you, with the idea of helping others, with zero
> > > > expectations.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks again
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Wound Up
> > > > ThunderSnake #65
> > > >
> > > > AHPBBFM posting rules: http://tinyurl.com/ak694
> > > > AHPBBFM links page: http://tinyurl.com/a9qsx
> > > >
> > > > Big Block is an Attitude
> > >
> > > I can I ask why you went with a hydraulic setup and not the original
> > > mechanical linkage or the later model cable setup.
> > I haven't done the hydraulic setup yet. I broke three cables due to
> > the fact they had to be installed at angles that fatigued the ends of
> > them. The conversion was not a drop-in on the '67; it required
> > customization that the vendor claimed was easy to do. It has never
> > worked effectively. Believe me, I took my time and followed his
> > instructions. It just doesn't work like it should.
> > I thought I had it finally right, but I broke a third one, and am now
> > trying to figure out what to do - what will work once and for all. I
> > do not believe the z-bar will work on a Tremec in a '67, so you need to
> > go cable or hydraulic... I did consider using pulleys to ensure the
> > cable would pull straight, but ... I just think hydraulic would be
> > better
> > I had a '90 Mustang
> > > GT 5 speed and presently have a '00 Mustang GT 5 speed and the cable
> > > works well for a stock setup.
> > > Stan
> Who was the vendor?
DB Performance Engineering. Danny Banh is the owner. There were other
problems with what I bought from him, like a driveshaft that was both
out of round (welded on to the yokes lopsided) and too short. The
crossmember he sent me was for a T5 conversion, too, but he wouldn't
admit fault, so I got a Windsor-Fox crossmember meant for this
conversion, which works fine.
With limited time and money, I'm still struggling seven years later to
make things work properly. In hindsight, I should have just gotten the
C4 built for 400+ hp, and put the money in the motor. I wanted an OD
stick, and not a T5, that could take 400 hp. I have a cheapie
parts-store motor with a mild cam, but what's behind it has cost me 3x
as much as it ever should have. I can't really use the 5th gear for
which I've paid so dearly, because the pinion angle is still severely
off, at about -6 degrees. It vibrates badly at 70-75 (cruising
Interstate speed in Mo.). I thank both DB Performance and SEMO Mustang
for that one. My ignorance is my own fault.
I have the pinion shims. Next, I need the clutch actuation problem
solved, and to get a driveshaft fabricated that is indeed the right
length with the right slip yoke. I think -maybe- I'll get it all done
this coming year. Quite a mess, huh?