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Reply #30 - 12/23/11 at 07:54:14
 

 I've found a sourse for a straight cut 3.08 gear set fot T-10's. The problem is it's non syncro, so it's got to be power shifted, that's quiet a compromise for a street driven car, not to mention it's got to be in gear when the engine is started and killed to go to reverse. I don't know about that idea, and am hoping a better breathing engine will allow me to back down to a 4.30 rear gear and still improve my short times with the tranny I currently have.
 
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Reply #31 - 12/23/11 at 14:14:54
 
Power shifted?
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Reply #32 - 12/23/11 at 14:27:44
 
It sounds like a jerico would have better manners than a t10 setup like that.  This falls under the wacky ideas catagory i'd say.   Grin
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Reply #33 - 12/23/11 at 14:40:07
 
Not to sound like an old man but as Kevin stated all the safety gear does take the fun out of racing on a hot day. However since speed is an addiction plan for going faster and have fun, itís only money.
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Reply #34 - 12/23/11 at 14:54:53
 

 Drag racing, like Bill Jenkins said "spending money you don't have on parts you don't need to inpress people you don't know".  
 
 Jim, if I understand right, it's got to be slamed to shift, but it does shift without fail then? It's just having to kill the engine every time you stop to go back to first. I feel it's impractical for a street/strip car don't you? undecided
 
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Reply #35 - 12/23/11 at 15:19:42
 
Here's how I interpret power shifting..it's using the clutch to shift but you are holding the throttle wide open...
 Granny shifting to me is using the clutch and letting off the throttle during a shift...which is what your video tells  me you do... Wink
 You really need to buy a jerico....it's the only oem style tranny that will hold up...g-force is not durable...
what you need is the dr4-4 clutchless.....
 I have just the regular dr-4 clutch assist..but I shift it clutchless...I shifted it with the clutch the 1st year I had it...when I went to the advanve clutch I started shifting it clutchless and have ever since...
 I have been driving it on the street some lately with the smaller engine in it.....it is not really street freindly in the aspect it sounds destructive...I tried double clutching but found myself just shifting it clutchless on the upshift...but still double clutch on the downshift..the biggest non street friendly item is the vertigate shifter..
 If your not doing much in town driving I don't see an issue..get it out on the highway into high asap and drive it...as bad as it sounds it's probably no worse than shifting under power..the difference is your not paying any attention to those clunks under power...looking inside the trans it looks new other than some pitting on the low gear set which i have found to be normal...Adkins recommends straining your fluid through a cheese cloth or something like that a few times a year...
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Reply #36 - 12/23/11 at 15:22:32
 
Quote from SKeown on 12/23/11 at 14:54:53:

It's just having to kill the engine every time you stop to go back to first. I feel it's impractical for a street/strip car don't you? undecided

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Never heard of that...yes it would be impractical...but thats not what must be done with a jerico...
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Reply #37 - 12/23/11 at 16:53:38
 
Quote from Hurst390 on 12/23/11 at 15:22:32:
Quote from SKeown on 12/23/11 at 14:54:53:

It's just having to kill the engine every time you stop to go back to first. I feel it's impractical for a street/strip car don't you? undecided

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Never heard of that...yes it would be impractical...but thats not what must be done with a jerico...

 
 I just got off the phone with the guy with the gears, he said don't do it if driven on the street. Regarding my granny shifting, another forum member did that run with a phone camera. It was the first full pass after stroking my motor and was a 10.56 pass, just think what it would have been if you were driving, maybe a 10 flat. Seriousely, the sound was deceptive, I do recall hitting the limiter going into high, but my right foot is planted on the first yellow and stays there.
 
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Reply #38 - 12/23/11 at 18:05:14
 
If I were driving it would have been in the 9's along time ago.. Smiley Wink Tongue
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Reply #39 - 12/23/11 at 18:40:57
 

 LOL, it would probably be cheaper to leave it as is and hire you to drive it. Besides, I'm starting to get gun shy with all this talk about crashing. You know with my catarics, slowed reflexes and bouts where I have no controll over bodily functions, I may just need a 6 banger at this stage of life?
 
 That's how I get my grandsons to chop wood, I just act real old and decrepit.
 
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Reply #40 - 12/23/11 at 19:28:13
 
Quote from SKeown on 12/23/11 at 18:40:57:

That's how I get my grandsons to chop wood, I just act real old and decrepit.
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And I'm sure you could get an Academy Award for that too.   Grin
 
Wait a minute, how much of it is acting?   Wink
 
Here's the real issue as I see it:  You now have a race car that you want to drive on the street.  NOT a street car that you want to race.  As such, do what you need to do for the race car first and deal with the street issues later.
Then again, if you are only going to the track for test n tune, why worry about making go any faster?  If it's a street car, it doesn't really matter.  If it's a race car, then by all means, push the envelope, get everything you can out of that combination.  And do it safely.
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Reply #41 - 12/23/11 at 19:50:01
 

 Kevin, there's no real issue. I have a car I enjoy tinkering with. I drive it around some, I run it at the track some. I have two cousins that race, I do what's needed to stay ahead, then help them catch up, then make changes to mine and repeat the process. That's essentially what I do with my car, and it's fun.  
 
 You should be preaching to you're friend about safety not me, judging by the pictures you posted he may benefit from it. I've never put a single dent in a car in my 65 years, and yes I've been on oily tracks before.  
 
 I feel I've been getting everything out of a combination, I just keep changing combinations. Kind of like you and everyone else that enguages this hobby as a non professional.
 
 You keep touching on my age, I'll be in Detroit soon, I'll run you a foot race for bragging rights only, then buy you a beer to celebrate the outcome. You game? I feel when a person chooses an opponents age in a discussion as a disqualifying factor he has entered the refuge of the poorely prepared.  
 
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Reply #42 - 12/24/11 at 00:56:09
 
I'll take you on in a drinking contest ole man Grin
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Reply #43 - 12/24/11 at 01:15:02
 
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I'll take you on in a drinking contest ole man Grin

 
 It would have to be Saint Pauli Girl or Becks, and definately none of that brown whisky. You know, I havn't been good and drunk in over 25 years, so I'm really out of practice. We've got some stuff down here in the river bottoms that's good to smoke though, then you can do all kind of good stuff, like bird watching while eating sacks of powdered donuts. Smiley
 
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Reply #44 - 12/24/11 at 04:15:24
 
Quote from SKeown on 12/23/11 at 19:50:01:

Kevin, there's no real issue. I have a car I enjoy tinkering with. I drive it around some, I run it at the track some. I have two cousins that race, I do what's needed to stay ahead, then help them catch up, then make changes to mine and repeat the process. That's essentially what I do with my car, and it's fun.

That's great Steve, having fun with your car is what it's all about. Smiley
 
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You should be preaching to you're friend about safety not me, judging by the pictures you posted he may benefit from it. I've never put a single dent in a car in my 65 years, and yes I've been on oily tracks before.

OK, I have to cut you off here.  The wreck happened with my friend's daughter driving.  She has probably 1000 races to her credit so she has a clue.  The root cause of the wreck was a ruptured o-ring in the oil line.  It was NOT a driver error.  I watched in dis-belief as she rolled the car.  I can only hope that you fair as well in any similar situation.  undecided
 
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I feel I've been getting everything out of a combination, I just keep changing combinations. Kind of like you and everyone else that enguages this hobby as a non professional.

Excellent.   Smiley
 
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You keep touching on my age, I'll be in Detroit soon, I'll run you a foot race for bragging rights only, then buy you a beer to celebrate the outcome. You game? I feel when a person chooses an opponents age in a discussion as a disqualifying factor he has entered the refuge of the poorely prepared.

Actually, you are the one that keeps bringing up your age.  You want the pat on the back for doing your deal at your age, and you deserve it.  However, that also opens you up to the rest of the baggage that the "age" factor bring with it.  Yes, there is a fair amount of fun ribbing included here too but that goes for the young guys too.
 
The age deal is just a difference, something to set us apart.  No different than you being from the South West.  Just another way to differentiate the players.
 
Sorry, but I really don't need to foot race anyone to prove their or my health capability.  If you really want to run for your life, I can set you up with an "interesting" situation  while you're in Detroit. Cool
 
 
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