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ianacole

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« on: July 02, 2005, 10:31:56 PM »
Remember this (Peloquin TBD)?



Well, after much deliberating and trepidation, it finally found a new home...here:



And by tomorrow should find it's final resting place here:



I hope to get it out on the road tomorrow and test it out.  I can't wait to see how it performs at the upcoming autocross event.

This has honestly been the most difficult thing I've ever done on a car.  I had the tranny out in about 2 1/2 hours on Thursday night.  It's taken me 2 days to dismantle, install, and reassemble the transmission.  There were times, like when I was drilling out the differential gear rivets from the stock differential, or heating the gear with the torch, that I seriously questioned whether or not I should have done this project without out someone helping me for this first time.  This is not a project for the faint of heart.  Swapping the engine in my truck was easier than this, as is differential work.  But, if all goes well with driving tomorrow, I'll be ecstatic that I can say I did it myself!  I'm just happy that it's over with and seems to be in good working order.
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2005, 10:38:07 PM »
Looks awesome man.  I remember when you first posted saying that you wanted to install this yourself.  I give you credit for wanting to do it all alone.  Transmission work is one of the more difficult things to deal with since it requires such exact and prestine measurements to keep things all in spec.  Congrats, and enjoy the new-found traction tomorrow.

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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2005, 10:38:07 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2005, 11:25:10 PM »
Ian.   You know I am excited for you.  You won't believe how well these things pull you into the corner when you get on the gas.

 :twisted:  <- I still think this needs to be called :jack:
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2005, 05:30:07 PM »
8O Way to go Ian!!!

If you need some extra hands call me.  I am happy to lend a hand if needed.

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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2005, 08:37:19 PM »
Looks daunting to me! Something I wouldn't tackle before I had at least some DADC classes behind me.

Ben
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2005, 09:42:56 PM »
Quote from: "BHase"
Looks daunting to me! Something I wouldn't tackle before I had at least some DADC classes behind me.

Ben


It was pretty rough...using an impact hammer to vibrate the main shaft while levering off 5th gear was the first point where I seriously questioned my testicular fortitude...fortunately, or unfortunately (according to my wife), I'm not afraid to break anything.  But now that it's done, all I can say is:

WOOOOHOOOOHOOOYEAHAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

I should have done this years ago.  It has completely changed the driving manners of the car.  Torque steer is a thing of the past.  It's like changing a wild lion to a tame Grizzley bear; all the power and ferocity is still there, but now in a controlled environment.  I couldn't feel it when Jack took me for a ride as much as I can now feel it driving.  The feeling at the wheel is completely different.  If anyone is thinking about doing this modification, whether it's doing it yourself or having it installed, I'd absolutely recommend it.

Oh, and what is DADC?

And thanks for the offer Randy!

If anyone wants to come and feel for theirself, let me know...my gas pedal is always open.

I can't wait for the 16th and 17th!!
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2005, 03:14:20 PM »
Way to go Ian!!!

Might have to schedule an appointment for a ride sometime soon.
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2005, 03:45:14 PM »
nice job on the install.

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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2005, 06:27:10 PM »
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Way to go Ian!!!

Might have to schedule an appointment for a ride sometime soon.


Thanks!  Any time you'd like, just let me know.
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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2005, 04:26:51 AM »
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Oh, and what is DADC?


Glad you're enjoying it!  DADC is Denver Automotive and Diesel College.  A lot of the car guys (especially McDonald Audi/VW) get certified there.  On a side note, they offer classes for people who just want to advance their hobby...pretty cool. Something for later...

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« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2005, 11:48:53 AM »
That's awesome Ian! I'll have to take another another ride with you one of these days... 8O

I would have been glad to come by and hold the worklights for you! :lol: But it looks like you got it all under control. Congrats!!
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