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Post by TURNA » Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:12 pm

Sweet cant wait for more pics and updates!!
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Post by Meat Drapes » Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:27 am

OK. I could not figure out how I was loading files before so I ended up learning a different way.
In these 2 pics you can see the offset arm. The new piece is much nicer billet and the pin has no play. The older one was getting sloppy.
The shifter has the springs inside to aid in my centering and it was a little better quality too.

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New 153 T Bellhousing

Post by FortesPartConnection » Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:09 am

Hi,
I just got in a new 153T steel bellhousing to fit a G-body. A stock GM starter will require trimming for clearance in the starter area. That along with the linkage kit I make converting to a stick is easy.
It weighs in at just 18 lbs!!!
I also have new TKO-500 & TKO-600 trannies ready to ship.
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Re: New 153 T Bellhousing

Post by TURNA » Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:54 am

FortesPartConnection wrote:Hi,
I just got in a new 153T steel bellhousing to fit a G-body. A stock GM starter will require trimming for clearance in the starter area. That along with the linkage kit I make converting to a stick is easy.
It weighs in at just 18 lbs!!!
I also have new TKO-500 & TKO-600 trannies ready to ship.
Mike Forte
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What linkage kit do u have?
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Linkage

Post by FortesPartConnection » Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:32 am

Hi,
I have a clutch pedal & mechanical linkage kit I make.
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Post by TURNA » Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:04 pm

pics????
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Hi Turna

Post by FortesPartConnection » Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:45 pm

Hi,
I have the parts in stock and could email you pictures but I'm not familiar with this forum and pictures yet.
Please email me and I can send them to you.
Thanks,
Mike Forte

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Post by beachbum29 » Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:07 pm

I do have a question for Mike Forte here, and hopefully not break any rules.. Since Kiesler stopped production of the adaptors to move the shifter location over close to the factory G body location, i've having a dilema. Mike's been in contact with me, but now that Meat Drapes posted the pic for me to see what his looked like. is there anyway you could post a pic of yours in comparison? I'm sure others might be interested in seeing that too? I only ask, because like Meat Drapes bu, mine is also a factory 4 speed car and I really hate the idea of totally cutting up my factory location, although even with the shifter location moved on his tranny, he still had to cut up a bit of the floor however not as much as it could be without the offset.

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Post by TURNA » Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:19 pm

Hey beachbum how far up north are you
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Post by beachbum29 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:43 am

i'm exactly 34 miles west of Albany..
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Post by Meat Drapes » Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:03 pm

Big block is finished. Ill pick it up tomorrow ( Sat ) and then begin the check for runout and start this install all over again.
Post photos within a week or so.

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Post by TURNA » Sat Apr 14, 2007 12:35 am

sweet can't wait to see it
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So it begins again.

Post by Meat Drapes » Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:46 pm

Here we are. I bought the 454 back in June of '06. Bought a piece here and there and now I have a final product. I have spent between 4-5K...dont even know for sure.
If you have read this thread you will recall that I did not check the runout as Tremec demands. I got lucky. This time I did check it and as per the instructions total runout cannot exceed .005 . My runout was .005 on the nose... maybe .0005 under that. So I feel good installing everything and as soon as I can find a cam freeze plug for the rear of the block I should be good to go.



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Post by Meat Drapes » Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:41 pm

Bell and clutch are in. Tranny can be installed Friday. I had to remove the shifter completely to have the clearance to slide the input shaft into the clutch. Ill take a pic.

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