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NixVegaGT
Nicolas Wiederhold
Minneapolis, MN
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Main British Car:
'73 Vega GT 4.9L Rover/Buick Stroker

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G-Force Gears
Posted by: NixVegaGT
Date: December 04, 2007 01:02PM

HOLY CRAP! I GOT MY GEARS TODAY! Ha ha ha ha ha hah ah ah h hahahhaaaa.... (ringing my hands) WOOOOOHHOOO.

Thanks for understanding... I'll post pix when I get it all unwrapped.


NixVegaGT
Nicolas Wiederhold
Minneapolis, MN
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Re: G-Force Gears
Posted by: NixVegaGT
Date: December 07, 2007 08:14AM

Ok so I spent a while unpacking my gears and they look great. The machine work is really nice. I set everything out and took a few pix but they really weren't better than the ones right on the website so I won't bother posting them.

I'll update the thread when I get into busting the T5 down for rebuild. That should make some good pix. I'll try to keep close track of it in case the info is useful for anybody.


motormouth
Kris Palmer
Mpls MN
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10/23/2007 03:13PM

Main British Car:
1972 Triumph TR6, Olds F85 V8, TR8 5-speed 'box Olds 215 V8

Re: G-Force Gears
Posted by: motormouth
Date: December 07, 2007 02:59PM

It'll be useful to me. I'm going to tear down and rebuild that T10 when time permits--hopefully over the winter. I've done my usual listing of obscure and used car parts as proposed Christmas gifts, including a T10 rebuild kit--and my family will no doubt buy me some pants and CDs instead. Don't they know "that old junk" is gold to us???!!!

I've got a manual with some decent black & whites, but it'll be cool to see someone doing the job today with (presumably) tools shy of a machine shop's.

'Course you're building yours to put up some sweet trap speeds on the quarter, and I'm building mine up because my 1980 gearbox ain't old enough. The fun factor on the workbench is identical, though. heh.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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10/12/2007 02:16AM

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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: G-Force Gears
Posted by: Moderator
Date: December 07, 2007 03:13PM

Sounds like a great idea for a Newsletter article!

Take lots of good color pictures, write some captions... perfect.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: G-Force Gears
Posted by: rficalora
Date: December 07, 2007 04:49PM

I'd love to see it too... buy why is that old Aamco commercial ringing in the back of my mind... you know, the one where the guy at the no name shop says "let me fix it boss... I always wanted to fix a trans-miss-sea-on" :)


NixVegaGT
Nicolas Wiederhold
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Re: G-Force Gears
Posted by: NixVegaGT
Date: December 07, 2007 08:39PM

Done! OK. I'll get started this week.


NixVegaGT
Nicolas Wiederhold
Minneapolis, MN
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Re: G-Force Gears
Posted by: NixVegaGT
Date: January 24, 2008 01:13PM

Ok I got sidetracked. I planned on beginning this week but no luck. It got too cold. I think I can cook some at it this weekend. It shouldn't take long once I get started.

Sorry guys.

Don't you hate it when the windshield washer fluid freezes on the window?? GEEZ>



rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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Re: G-Force Gears
Posted by: rficalora
Date: January 24, 2008 02:40PM

Wouldn't know Nicolas... bitter cold here is 40* & we only get a couple of weeks of that sort of nasty weather each year... one of the reasons I live in TX after living in Michigan & Kansas earlier in life!


NixVegaGT
Nicolas Wiederhold
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Re: G-Force Gears
Posted by: NixVegaGT
Date: January 25, 2008 11:39AM

That sounds great! *tear streams down face… then freezes there*

LOL! It's supposed to get up to 30º by Sunday. Good working weather.


NixVegaGT
Nicolas Wiederhold
Minneapolis, MN
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'73 Vega GT 4.9L Rover/Buick Stroker

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Re: G-Force Gears
Posted by: NixVegaGT
Date: April 04, 2008 09:55AM

I finally got to the disassembly. I've got TONS of pix. It as really a pretty simple job. I'm going to use the empty trans on the back of the empty block to mock up the engine mounts and trans mounts so it will be a while until I get to installing the gears.

I'm still planning on a comprehensive G-force gear upgrade article though. I'll keep you all posted.


NixVegaGT
Nicolas Wiederhold
Minneapolis, MN
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'73 Vega GT 4.9L Rover/Buick Stroker

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Re: G-Force Gears
Posted by: NixVegaGT
Date: July 16, 2008 01:51PM

I assembled the main shaft this past weekend. It was really great. The parts were just the right size and by using the dogs it reduced the overall number of parts significantly. The moving parts for shifting was reduced to just two sliders. Cool.

The other thing I noticed was the large difference in width and apparent strength of the G-Force gears. I took a bunch of pix and I assembled the first part of the article.

I'll be able to continue the build after I finish the header fabrication. It's easier to use an empty case for the mock up than the filled case.

Thanks for tuning in.


NixVegaGT
Nicolas Wiederhold
Minneapolis, MN
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Re: G-Force Gears
Posted by: NixVegaGT
Date: July 25, 2008 10:59AM

I finished the mount/crossmember for the T5 install. This is the crossmember I fabricated for it:

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/5/web/2357000-2357999/2357894_257_full.jpg

I had to fabricate an adaptor to the mount I had on the saginaw4. Here's a couple pix of that:

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/5/web/2357000-2357999/2357894_261_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/5/web/2357000-2357999/2357894_260_full.jpg

You can see that the Ford Tailhousing mounted on the GM main case attached to the bellhousing puts the base at about 5º angle. I fabricated an adapter for the trans mount.

Here's what it looks like mounted on the trans:

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/5/web/2357000-2357999/2357894_263_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/5/web/2357000-2357999/2357894_264_full.jpg

Lastly a few pix of the T5 installed in the Vega:

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/5/web/2357000-2357999/2357894_271_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/5/web/2357000-2357999/2357894_270_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/5/web/2357000-2357999/2357894_272_full.jpg


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