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Much needed up grades
« on: April 12, 2018, 05:25:10 PM »
So it's been a few years since I parted ways with the green Mantis and started rocking the Yellow HRT.   One full engine overhaul an and more then a couple of 2d trans builds now with the gernading of a couple of very expensive RCV's CV's and twisting and breaking two equally pricey 300M axles it is time for me to step up to the pump and do a PBS S-4 swap.   

 


With the new 934 CV's and axles I believe I have moved the breaking link back into the somewhat fragile 2d. So here is the compareance of the 2d and the s-4 PBS. and this is just first gear. 

There is a huge difference in the two gears in these transmissions.  Andy at CBM is supplying me with the newly refurbished from Rancho PBS s-4,  I spent some time on the telly today confirming with John at Outfront and Sam at Rancho that my Subaru bellhousing that bolts my 3.o liter to my 2d will for sure bolt to the new PBS. 

 



Check out reverse.


So very shorty after I get back from LS this spring the HRT will be slice and diced to expect the new PBS and finally be gently moved back straight from the damage that it incurred last fall during the Skagway walk. It seems the landing was a bit hard on the left rear quarter of the frame. Check in from time to time here in about a month for the updates. Let the fun begin.
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Re: Much needed up grades
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2018, 05:45:33 PM »
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By the way I'll have a chevy bellhousing that will fit a PBS for sale. I don't know for sure if it will fit a mindy or not.  Will have to talk to Sam at Rancho on that onel 


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Re: Much needed up grades
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2018, 06:38:03 PM »
GOOD ,ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!!   :) :)  SO far,I'm LOVING my S5 Fortin. Shifts smooth as butter. You should love the PBS equally as well. There's no way I'd EVER use an H pattern synchronized tranny no matter the brand after experiencing a sequential.
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Re: Much needed up grades
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 12:44:40 PM »
pretty massive diff there fast! you will enjoy all that work but remember the alternative.......turn down the power???  rofl rofl
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Re: Much needed up grades
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2018, 05:22:06 PM »
pretty massive diff there fast! you will enjoy all that work but remember the alternative.......turn down the power???  rofl rofl


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Re: Much needed up grades
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2018, 09:57:06 AM »
 ;D LMAO LMAO ;D rofl rofl ;D
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Re: Much needed up grades
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2018, 11:18:11 AM »
You can never go back.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
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Re: Much needed up grades
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2018, 12:20:13 PM »
Looks like a well needed upgrade.  I would love a sequential shift.  How much larger is the tranny and how much will need to be tweaked for it to fit? 

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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2018, 04:04:06 PM »
Looks like a well needed upgrade.  I would love a sequential shift.  How much larger is the tranny and how much will need to be tweaked for it to fit?

Don't have that answer as yet.  I'll start the rework just after returning form our LS trip next week.  Transmission should be here along with the Haggart shifter.  Most likely will have to just cut the back half of the car off and start over.  I need to push everything back a couple of inches anyway to straighten the axles. Looking at installing a sway bar to.

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Re: Much needed up grades
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2018, 03:42:13 PM »
can only get better! or just turn the power down  rofl rofl LMAO LMAO ;) ;) rofl rofl
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Re: Much needed up grades
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2018, 05:19:31 PM »
Ya,turn the power down. My lead sled will never keep up with you.
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but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
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Re: Much needed up grades
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2018, 06:01:05 AM »
He's a full blown boost junkie.  Moar moar moar....
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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2018, 08:35:57 AM »
 ;) ;D rofl
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Re: Much needed up grades
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2018, 08:21:38 AM »
OK back from playing in the little sand box and got the job started.  Pulled all the sheet metal from the car and let the games begin. 



Looking like the complete package will have to go reword about 2 inch.  This tube on both sides will have to slid to the rear. 



One of the main things to do is rewire the whole car.  It has been a night mare keeping this car running with the wires the way they have been.










FYI anything on the car that is not tied down tight will sand it's self away.  This is my air compressor that I carry just in front of the passenger seat on the floor.



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Re: Much needed up grades
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2018, 09:07:12 AM »
Nice compressor bag! WOW! How long did that take?
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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