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So I finally got the car together. Roughly 5 days sooner than I had expected. Here's what I did:

Liberty's Gears treatment of my TKO
Pro 5.0 Shifter
McLeod Soft Lok
Re-work of the carb by CSU

All I can say is WOW! The trans shifts instantly, the car idles crisp and clean, throttle response is great, and the clutch will take a little getting used to. It's amazing how the car feels. The shifter is about 3" closer to me now, so that's a whole lot nicer, especially with the more solid feel of the Pro 5.0 shifter and shorter throws thanks to it. The trans 'clunks' now when I shift, but that was to be expected. Even low rpm power shifts are simple. I feel zero resistance when pulling a gear. I can't wait to see how the car does off the line and at the track. I'm getting out to Irwindale this week. Hope to see my fellow Nova guys there.
 

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sup aron im gonna try to come down after work i get off a 2pm what time you gonna b there oh and if you need help setting on the bumper ill be more than happy to help :yes.... just kiddin i gotta see this
 

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Aron that is great! I hope to make it out to see it go. What time will you get there?
 

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I'll be rolling out with a few friends, and should be there early. I'd like to beat traffic with the new clutch.

I highly doubt everything will go 'right' on this first outing. Hopefully I get the car in the 6's. If that happens I'll be happy. My other goal is to get in the 1.40's on 60 foot. That DEFINITELY won't happen on Thursday.

With just the trans and shifter modifications I can't imagine the car doesn't go .2 seconds faster than before. It's that different.
 

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Well, I just ran 6.80 with just a touch more MPH than you have in your sig. [email protected] was my best. So I would say you are definitely in for some improved E.T. My E.T. on that pass was 10.69 so you are well on your way. Now as far as the folks with the "on the bumper" comments, I wouldn't be looking for that to happen...although I have seen crazier things.
 

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Aron, that's great! How about some pics? :pics: I plan to make it out tomorrow, but will be stuck in traffic after dropping my daughter at UCLA :(. I don't expect to be there before 6:30.
 

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Not much to see in terms of pics. That's what sucks. Tons of $ and it looks about the same. Here's the new shifter (same arm) as well as how I modified my scatter shield.



 

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My liberty gears shipped out yesterday. Hopefully I can make more than one pass on these. These are the newer 7 lug plates vs. 9 lug. I miss driving my car.
 

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what's the difference in the plates besides lug count? i drove the car around a bit ago. it's gonna take some getting used to if i drive it on the street much...

but as for power shifting i couldn't be happier
 

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The plates with 9 lugs were a bad design. The lugs were smaller in general and also, smaller at the base than at the top.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/stevemc1979/SNC00063.jpg

The new ones with 7 lugs are wider overall and larger at the base than at the top.

http://www.tick-performance.com/tickshift/images/faceplatebig.jpg

I was hoping to one day switch to a straight cut gear, but the people who sell those must have gold or platinum mixed in. The cheapest I have found for a gearset is $4500. G-Force wants $6000.
 

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Track didn't go as planned today, but I'll figure it out. SNS members were there to help out in the best ways. Here's the results:

First pass
[email protected] Missed 3rd gear
1.646 60' leaving at 5200rpm
7 turns of base pressure

Second pass
[email protected] Best pass ever
1.616 60' Leaving at 5200rpm
6 turns of base pressure

Third pass
[email protected] Timing retarded itself to 30* Why I don't know
1.643 60' Leaving at 6200rpm
6 turns of base

Fourth pass
[email protected] Skated all over the track, best mph with this combo
1.631 60' Leaving at 6200rpm
6 turns of base

Good learning experience. As straightaxlenova says, I need to get a better tire. Mine are 3 years old and have been outside on the car that whole time. Hopefully with that, and some more suspension tuning the car gets down into the 6.80's. It's a matter of tinkering. The car picks up both front tires on the launch, despite bunk 60' times.
 

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TKO Update

Hey Thanks for the updates. Wheels up! Nice.

Are you using any sort of data logging device? How does the clutch feel?

Still waiting on the weather here to try mine....

Please keep us posted on your progress.

Thanks,
Gary
 

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Track didn't go as planned today, but I'll figure it out. SNS members were there to help out in the best ways. Here's the results:

First pass
[email protected] Missed 3rd gear
1.646 60' leaving at 5200rpm
7 turns of base pressure

Second pass
[email protected] Best pass ever
1.616 60' Leaving at 5200rpm
6 turns of base pressure

Third pass
[email protected] Timing retarded itself to 30* Why I don't know
1.643 60' Leaving at 6200rpm
6 turns of base

Fourth pass
[email protected] Skated all over the track, best mph with this combo
1.631 60' Leaving at 6200rpm
6 turns of base

Good learning experience. As straightaxlenova says, I need to get a better tire. Mine are 3 years old and have been outside on the car that whole time. Hopefully with that, and some more suspension tuning the car gets down into the 6.80's. It's a matter of tinkering. The car picks up both front tires on the launch, despite bunk 60' times.
timing retarded :eek: yeah that would slow it down a tad looks like the track was loose at the end of the night those 60 ftrs are very decent despite being 3 yr old tires looks like they still work a little what was tire pressure at on all runs i think you told me it was at 12 3/4s i dont remember and what are the specs for the cam
 

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Third pass
[email protected] Timing retarded itself to 30* Why I don't know
1.643 60' Leaving at 6200rpm
6 turns of base
Aron, I don't think you left at 6200 on that pass--it sounded like the rpm was way up there, but just before you let the clutch out, the rpm dropped a lot and seemed to leave much softer than the previous pass. It looked like it was hooking fairly well to me and could have taken more rpm.


 

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Thanks for the video, bill. Mike, you're right. The 2 step was bunk and bounced off the high side limiter then I backed out. Whoops. The 2 step was set at 62 though...

The last pass was true at 6200 though. I'll get it someday
 
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