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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by anythinggm, Dec 1, 2011.
Thats awesome man!! congrats
Congrats on the pics! Before you know it, you'll have the car featured in all the magazines!
Good luck getting her done, hope you make the deadline.
Do let us know how that tranny works out!
I like that adaptor since it uses the oem clutch parts and linkage, for the most part. I saw a set up that used a slave cylinder and that put me off of the idea...yours puts me back into it.
I'll swap it when I get my 265 installed.
Driveline is finished and fits like a glove. Everything is going good, Time to spend on the car has been few and far between. But all fluids are in and all thats left is bleeding the rear brakes and finish mounting up the new wheels and tires..O ' I think I for got to mention I purchased new wheels and tires..The front being lowered so much the stock 16" 600x16 where just to tall, i had like zero turning radius..Though it looked bad ass..So I went for 15" smoothies and silvertown WWW's topped off with a narrow trim ring. I think it looks pretty bad ass..
Wheels and tires look great!
Stop teasing and get us a pic of the whole car and not a birds eye view!
That's funny that you say "birds eye view" I hear that alot..I suppose its partially because I'm 6' 6" tall
At 6'3".... I know why the pics look like that...but I wasn't kidding about the whole car pics.
How did you mount the alt? I went back through the thread but I may of missed it.
very nice, tire and wheel combo are great
How did you mount the alt? I went back through the thread but I may of missed it.[/QUOTE]
I used a regular gm 12v alternator, removed the the narrow pulley and replaced it with my generators wide belt pulley, since my 201 flatty still uses the wide v-belt. It fit perfectly. The mounting bracket is just a cut and re-weld of the original bracket..Sorry I didn't do a how-to-on that..
I know those tires!...mine are back from 04 from the PO and they are alittle hard and little dry rotted, but still driveable....good tires.
What'd those set you back...about $250 each?...I hope you did the spare too, for looks and just in case!
When my drivetrain is all done and in I plan on smoking some old tires!
Looks good buddy!
If you get a chance to post a couple of pics of the alt....thanks
Okay, I was able to get home this afternoon and get the car off the jack stands and go for it first testdrive with its new 5speed trans and rear diff..I must say its like driving a completly different car..Very nice to drive..I need to do some front end alignment changes and then I will go out onto the freeway and see how she does,,but just around the hood on surface streets, its great..I will have to "re-mould" the shifter to help out with my long legs for some more room..But all and all..BIG THUMBS UP!!!!
Here are some complete pics showing the new wheels and tires..The back looks alittle funny being a small tire, but the point of that was for next year when it gets 4-linked and bagged in the back, it will give me more room to drop..Still looks pretty good though.
Sorry about no pics, I had to resize them.
Here is a link to the test drive video, Will for sure have to re-work the shifter for more knee room..Its a little loud in the video cause the trans is exposed cause I still need to make a new tunnel cover for it.The s-10 trans sits just a little higher then the factory 3 speed so I had to cut a relief out of the stock tunnel .
Man, you have done alot of work to the coupe, all for the better. The HAMB is so great, see progress/tech on members rides that helps so many with all those unanswered questions, and maybe abit of motivation to keep or get going on theirs. You have turned pops coupe into a user friendly, super cool Plymouth...two thumbs up
Thanks 117harv..Its been alot of fun and more fun to come, I hope your dad enjoys what I've done to the ol'gal
That's looking real good bud....that new tranny shifts hella nicer than my 3spd.
Very nice..Its guys like you that really help guys like me out!New to mopars I really had no idea that these great parts were being made and available. Thanks for all the links, how too's and parts/pics.Great looking ride and great job!
Great vid, looks like the trans and rear swap is a great succes!
nice work, seems to work very well.
Getting ready to replace these mounts, where did you find em?
I've had really good luck and fast service..
How did she fare on I-5 to BP this year?
What size wheels and tires did you end up putting on the car. I ask cuz i'm kinda in the market and your combo looks great.
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