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    ugh, love me some T Swift
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norb O View Post

    I'm just trying to keep up with whatever 2 tone pile you buy next!
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    lol x2

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    Good news - I was able to pull off the 5-6 driven gear without much difficulty after making up some 3 jaw puller extensions

    Not my pic, just an example

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    Main case nearly empty of parts (all 5-6 and reverse stuff gone)

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    Everything laid out in order of disassembly

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    The bad news is that both the 5-6 and reverse shift fork pads showed issues of cracking. Probably to be expected after 115K miles. I will be replacing them for all gears/forks with billet bronze units.

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    Magnets will need some cleanup but no chunks of anything on them, just that metallic paste


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    Hoping to have the main case off the front plate this week so I can finally get to the spring that made me take this whole thing apart in the first place.



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    Got some work in last night.


    Main case off
    0131171903 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    And it's remarkably light
    0131171903b by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    The torsion spring I've been trying to get at.
    0131171903a by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    Shift guide plate was in nice shape, so was the detent ball that rides in it
    0131171905 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    Mainshaft off, parts pile grows
    0131172025 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    The stock 3.42 diff arrived today at RKT Performance for a rebuild and Motive 4.10 ring and pinion install. Rick sent over some pictures of the worn clutches and broken Belleville spring.


    unnamed1 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    unnamed2 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    unnamed3 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    In addition to the Motive 4.10s it will be getting new C6Z06 clutches, springs, seals, and o-rings.


    While I wait on T56 parts and the diff I think I'll start to work on the torque tube. That will consist of inspection of the rubber couplers (guibos), bushings, and bearings. Last of the "must do" items is an LS7 clutch and flywheel. I am starting to get the itch to drive this thing.
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    Diff is all torn apart at RKT Performance.


    unnamed7 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    LS7 clutch, flywheel, pressure plate, pilot bearing on order.
    Torque tube guibos on order (stock replacements). Old ones looked generally ok but had some stress cracks starting up.
    Polyurethane rear sway bar bushings on order.
    Last edited by Norb O; 02-06-2017 at 01:01 PM.
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    So while I wait for the diff to come back and other parts to come in, I had a friend make me some brass bushings for the C6 lower shift box.


    After a long Monday at work followed by some snowmobiling, it was nice to come home to this and relax.
    0206172108 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    Pressed into retaining plastic
    0206172109a by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    Great fitment on the larger (rear) bushing, only minor hand sanding needed.
    0206172108a by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    The rear bushing needed more work to to fit correctly as it was too tight. It was taking forever to hand sand this stuff so I chucked up the shift rod in the CNC lathe (LOL) and got to it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqcF...ature=youtu.be
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    How much is it going to be when it's for sale?

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    Lol. wanna buy it @Spam16v ? Not horribly tied to it but it's paid for and doesn't hurt to sit.
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    I am calling you out son.

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    Yet another offensive post.

    All cars matter. #notmyrollrace





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    memegame on point
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    The transmission is back together, 4.10 diff came back from RKT56, torque tube is reassembled with new couplers, LS7 clutch and flywheel installed, drill mod done on new LS6 clutch slave...it was a busy weekend.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Norb O View Post
    The transmission is back together, 4.10 diff came back from RKT56, torque tube is reassembled with new couplers, LS7 clutch and flywheel installed, drill mod done on new LS6 clutch slave...it was a busy weekend.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9k0lgI6J1A
    Trannies with Norb!

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    Nice work, I think I'm going to go with an LS7 clutch for my gto.

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    I ran the AC Delco Flywheel and LS7 clutch on the BMW, loved it. This time around I put in a LuK flywheel ($70 vs like $250 for the ACDelco branded unit). Both seem to be identical. We'll see how it works out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norb O View Post
    I ran the AC Delco Flywheel and LS7 clutch on the BMW, loved it. This time around I put in a LuK flywheel ($70 vs like $250 for the ACDelco branded unit). Both seem to be identical. We'll see how it works out
    I like your style! I'll be looking to do the same!

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    Bunch of small updates, I have been working on this thing a couple days a week getting little things done.

    Torque tube out

    _DSC7628 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    Removed the World's Largest Snap Ring using a pair of needlenose
    _DSC7631 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr

    Driveshaft out, inspecting the 2 rubber couplers:
    _DSC7686 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr

    How cool is that! Made in West Germany! makes you wonder how old the tooling/mold is, and if it's still in use today...has to be from the 80s, at the latest...

    The originals had 115K on them and were in ok shape, but were starting to crack. The GM replacements were $180 EACH. Turns out there is a BMW application made by Febi/Bilstein that is a functionally identical but much less expensive.

    _DSC7687 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr

    Factory torque spec is fairly high on these, apparently I have shitty tools.
    _DSC7692 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr

    Ah, the good old BMW days, proper giubo orientation and loctite on fasteners
    _DSC7693 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr

    New pilot bearing

    _DSC7689 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr

    Drilled out the line on the new LS6 slave, before and after. The "after" is still a baby .125", LOL.
    _DSC7677 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr

    Took a break from mechanical work to refinish the original period correct N73 Magnesium wheels. These were a $3000 option back in the day and were fairly rare. I picked up another pair of rears to have a square 18x9.5" setup all the way around. I'll probably end up using these as track wheels only.

    _DSC7680 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr

    - - - Updated - - -

    Stock photo of Pfadt Trans mount vs stocker to hopefully knock down some of the wheel hop

    2 mount by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr

    LS7 Flywheel all degreased and ready to slam in
    _DSC7695 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr

    While reassembling the T56 I had some trouble lining up the shift rails on the guide pins, as the rails want to walk down when the trans is sitting vertically. Made some Sharpie marks on the rail blocks to be able to peek through the guide pin holes and get an idea of where they were. Worked like a charm.

    _DSC7696 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr

    _DSC7697 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr

    Took a break from the monotony to go to Vegas and kick the shit out of some cars. Somehow it rained that day...in Vegas...in the desert...

    _DSC7654 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr

    _DSC7647 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr

    _DSC7644 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr

    _DSC7667 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr

    _DSC7661 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr
    Last edited by Norb O; 03-20-2017 at 07:49 PM.
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    3/8" drive Craftsman with a high torque spec.....can't imagine why it broke

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    OH YEAH SARCASM!!!
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    been a while since any updates, but I've been busy on this thing.


    With the majority of the small stuff assembled, it was time to get the drivetrain back in the car. The Pfadt trans mount is easily the most "bling" piece on the car, shame it's hidden underneath the rear end. I installed it with the hopes that it would cure some of my wheel hop from a dig.


    0228172115 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    Filled the trans up - this stuff isn't cheap but gets good reviews.


    0301171848 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    So the whole reason for all this drivetrain work was to improve shift feel and eliminate some of the "slop" in the gear lever, most of which was in the factory shift linkage that runs from the lever back to the trans. The small factory u-joint consists of a small pin held in a brass bushing, which had worn out.


    Measuring for the new setup:


    0301171931a by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    A factory replacement shift linkage u-joint doesn't exist, and I think the linkage arm is discontinued. The other option was a custom machined replacement brass bushing, but that would have worn the same way as the old unit. So I found a universal steering shaft u-joint on Amazon, chopped the ends off it, and welded it to the linkage. ZERO slop achieved!


    0306172111 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    While the rear subframe was out I also tossed in new sway bar bushings. In retrospect, I should have installed all new poly bushings in the control arms while the cradle was out, but I was confident that the Pfadt trans brace would cure the wheel hop. (This did not end up being the case).


    0305171548 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    How to get the ultimate lows - remove wheels and put the lift all the way down.


    0305171613 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr

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    The rest of the work was boring reassembly, I tend to get a little OCD with torquing everything to factory spec, but the first start/drive went flawlessly (despite being 20F outside).


    0309172153a by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    0309172141 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    0311171840 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    So after a long and agonizing 500 mile break in for the clutch, trans, and new rear gears (of which all was spend <50mph), it was time to put it to the test.


    0312171530 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    0321171919 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    Hauls stuff like a beast.


    I had a titanium Z06 exhaust on the car but sold it to a local with an automatic C5 ragtop - I installed it for him, and he was kind enough to leave me his old stockers (stainless steel). So now I had that stainless set, in addition to the stainless stockers on the car that I bought last year. More on that later...


    The factory tips are awfully ugly, so I chopped up some spare 3" polished stainless laying around and chucked it up in the drill press to spend time polishing it. The final effect is a brushed finish. I used a 3" hole saw to cut a slug out of a 2x4, then jammed the wood inside the pipe, put a nut and bolt through the wood, and got it all in the drill press.


    0319171330 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    Welded over the existing oval (trimmed) tips:


    0320171704 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    I used a small steel rod welded to each pair of tips to keep them perfectly square and level.
    0320171704a by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr




    Finally installed my race pads in prep for an open lapping session at Toronto Motorsports Park. Great stopping power (finally activates the ABS) but dust extremely hard.


    0412172045 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    Track day bro
    0414171855a by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    0414171856 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    0414171938 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    0414172015 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    0414172015a by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    Great evening lapping - but it exposed a few flaws in the car. Still need to address the minor oil consumption issue that only occurs on track, so an LS6 valley cover/PCV is waiting in a box in the garage. I also found myself wishing for more grip in corners. More on that later in a future update...


    Finally, I got fed up with the wheel hop that occurs when aggressively leaving a light, so I ordered up a full set of Energy Suspension Control Arm bushings - in the process of installing that now. Like I said earlier, I should have done that while the cradle was out, but such is life.


    0412172046 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr


    I'm working on this thing quite often now, so hopefully I'll be posting more updates soon.
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    I'm curious to hear how the bushing swap goes.

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    A lot of nice work going into this car! I found after Auto cross yesterday that my engine mounts are weak my motor seems to move A lot ut kept pulling the cold air intake out of the MAF.

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