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4 hours ago, Rockwood said:

Back to upshift, forward to downshift is normal anyway :biggrin:

So I've been told.

 

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8 hours ago, Rockwood said:

Back to upshift, forward to downshift is normal anyway :biggrin:

I always thought I was abnormal., now I know I am. “Forward to go faster” for the win

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9 hours ago, Rockwood said:

Back to upshift, forward to downshift is normal anyway :biggrin:

That’s the way my King Sand Car was. I thought that’s the natural way it should be. 

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2 hours ago, ROBERT L said:

That’s the way my King Sand Car was. I thought that’s the natural way it should be. 

It’s for the racing: g-forces make it easier. 

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This car is beautiful, I mean really BEAUTIFUL!!!! In person it looks fast just sitting there. Erik couldn't stop smiling and I'm damn sure he can't wait to get her in the sand.

Trey put his heart into this project, so did others but Trey put in some long nights to get it done! 

Erik asked him if he would do another Funco update like this and he said "Yes, but without a time limit."

Congrats my friend! I hope this car is the one!!!

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9 minutes ago, matt86m said:

This car is beautiful, I mean really BEAUTIFUL!!!! In person it looks fast just sitting there. Erik couldn't stop smiling and I'm damn sure he can't wait to get her in the sand.

Trey put his heart into this project, so did others but Trey put in some long nights to get it done! 

Erik asked him if he would do another Funco update like this and he said "Yes, but without a time limit."

Congrats my friend! I hope this car is the one!!!

I know you took better pics than have been posted / LETS SEE THEM...I am dying over here!!!

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12 minutes ago, Poule43 said:

I know you took better pics than have been posted / LETS SEE THEM...I am dying over here!!!

Im not going to overstep my bounds! Was there for the reveal (I actually saw it before he did!) I'm going to let GM post the pics! Told him I'd hold off - and I will keep my word!!!

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12 hours ago, Grease Monkey said:

So I've been told.

 

That's what feels most natural and every car I've had has been this way, as well as every one I've driven but one. In that one that was forward to upshift it was very difficult not to get it wrong and blow the thing up.

 

-TJ

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6 minutes ago, matt86m said:

Im not going to overstep my bounds! Was there for the reveal (I actually saw it before he did!) I'm going to let GM post the pics! Told him I'd hold off - and I will keep my word!!!

a VAULT that matt86 is...........  Killing Me!!!  :lol:

 

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28 minutes ago, matt86m said:

Ok, maybe 1

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Let em rip tater chip.

Love to see what photos you took.

I'm here working on her now.

 

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Yes I've been home. I'm pretty lucky that my shop is 2.5 blocks away from home.

We had a wonderful Christmas eve with my mom and brothers family. 

Babette has work today and tomorrow so I've got a long leach today and tomorrow. 

Soon as it dries up outside, I'm going to test my neighbors patience. 

 

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51 minutes ago, tjZ06 said:

That's what feels most natural and every car I've had has been this way, as well as every one I've driven but one. In that one that was forward to upshift it was very difficult not to get it wrong and blow the thing up.

 

-TJ

My G52 was upshift fwd. Only car I ever had with a sequential. Then I picked up this car. Was the same fwd upshift.  Figured that was the norm. Really liked the 3rd to 2nd power shift. Just like the H pattern. Pull back and mash the gas. 

Its going to take me a few trips to get used to the car and the shift sequence but I'm told it will be natural after a while. 

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6 hours ago, Grease Monkey said:

My G52 was upshift fwd. Only car I ever had with a sequential. Then I picked up this car. Was the same fwd upshift.  Figured that was the norm. Really liked the 3rd to 2nd power shift. Just like the H pattern. Pull back and mash the gas. 

Its going to take me a few trips to get used to the car and the shift sequence but I'm told it will be natural after a while. 

You'll definitely find it more natural once you adjust. As you're accelerating being pushed back pulling the shifter back just feels right. Similarly when you're slowing down and being forced forward it just seems natural to push the shifter forward. 

 

-TJ

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Shifter works. 

Engine not so much. Just did a hot lap in the parking lot to then load it on the trailer.

Trucks fueled up. @tjZ06 fuel tank I bought fueled up, another 40gal of fuel jugs for the trailer. Cars full too. 

Enjoy the new years fellas. 

I'm out.

 

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I'd be having a few words with the greenest guy in glamis right about now... 

 

Sorry to see that man, was hoping to see you out tearing it up this week :classic_sad:

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30 minutes ago, Nickc313 said:

I'd be having a few words with the greenest guy in glamis right about now... 

 

Sorry to see that man, was hoping to see you out tearing it up this week :classic_sad:

John didn't open it up this time. Just checked it out. It's a special block that Gary originally built with custom o ringed heads. 

I've got it cleaned out and running with no coolant. Couple of oil changes so it's clean inside. It's running great. Just an internal coolant issue right now. 

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