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by milehighXR
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 48
Views: 4514

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

FYI my XR has a 02-07-1986 build date, and the crossmember for the trans mount is 12.75" wide overall, not between centers of the slots.
by milehighXR
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 48
Views: 4514

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

This was back when it was originally installed: http://www.sacsaabs.org/sacsaabs.org/misc/xr_shifter_in.jpg It does include the lever part, which isn't shown. It does not include a knob - just a threaded nub on top of the lever. :) I ended up using an 8 Ball shifter from Kragen as a short term fix,...
by milehighXR
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 48
Views: 4514

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

Yeah, I had never touched a T5 before I put one in the XR 12 years ago, but someone here gave me that advice so I bought a Triax first thing. Spent more on that than I did the whole gearbox.:) Now, having driven stock shifters I have no regrets. The Triax changes the whole thing. Totally worth it. ...
by milehighXR
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Merkur goodies for Christmas?
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: Merkur goodies for Christmas?

I got new driveshaft in Oct-nov to go with the world class T5 that landed in my lap in Aug(?). Next will be a shift handle, and probably a shifter as well. Still gotta get a boot, and a surround. So some of my Xmas is gonna be late, but I always tell the wife to not buy me stuff for birthday or Xmas...
by milehighXR
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas!!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Merry Christmas!!!!!!

Happy Hanukkah, happy Kwanza, happy Festivus, and happy new year!!!!!!!!!!

From us to you, we wish you a metal christmas and headbanging new year :headbang

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avuYonYl6Ys

May 2020 bring completed car porjects, and many mile driven in those Merks :cheers
by milehighXR
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 48
Views: 4514

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

That driveshaft I had modified, or maybe more accurately fabbed, cost more then the trans did for me. Of course so did the clutch pedal spring that Herson sent me :lol:
by milehighXR
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 48
Views: 4514

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

I've been thinking about that simply cuz the stock one doesn't have stops, and it could be possible for someone less than skilled with the manual to band the forks if they aren't paying attention or just get ham fisted with it.
by milehighXR
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 48
Views: 4514

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

Gotta pull the 4 bolts to fill thru the shifter, and not just the boot eh?
by milehighXR
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 48
Views: 4514

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

Drive shaft is in the car and fits, I have probably just over an inch of pull out, but not bad at all. Now I just have to look at the drive line angles to make sure I have everything right. I need to make sure I have 5mm shims between the center support bearing and the body, then I gotta double chec...
by milehighXR
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Apostrophe Society Shuts Down...
Replies: 24
Views: 1456

Re: Apostrophe Society Shuts Down...

I had 6-7 classes a day in middle school from 7am to 2:30pm. I had the same class everyday. Now my youngest, 8th grade, has 5-6 classes per day and sees the teacher every other day. Science is 1 quarter, then social studies for a quarter, then repeat process again? Has certain things like home ec(no...
by milehighXR
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 48
Views: 4514

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

This one's getting close. Having this back on the road would be a heck of a Christmas/New Years gift. Here's to completing the project with no issues! :cheers New Years is the goal for at least mobile under own power. We'll see about smog test, I'm waiting on a free euro surround, and I gotta fab a...
by milehighXR
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Apostrophe Society Shuts Down...
Replies: 24
Views: 1456

Re: Apostrophe Society Shuts Down...

I don't think that's what I'm talking about. I'm talking about an organic process of something changing and then the larger body agreeing the new form is better. Not every step a society takes is engineered - probably most are not. Especially when it comes to language, there is no sanctioning body ...
by milehighXR
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 48
Views: 4514

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

Tomorrows goal is to try out the driveshaft to make sure it fits, and bolts up right. Crossing fingers as it's been nearly a month since I got it, and they didn't give me back the old one I took in. This one is entirely new it looks like, the tubes look bigger than the stock ones. The very least I k...
by milehighXR
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 48
Views: 4514

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

Got back to the project today... I stuck the clutch, pressure plate and bell on the engine probably a month or so ago, it took forever it seemed, to get the right clutch alignment tool. Don't order it from Jegs, they sent the wrong one, and have no tech specs on them to figure what is needed. I beli...
by milehighXR
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Image hosting...tinypic is gone...now what?
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: Image hosting...tinypic is gone...now what?

I started using postimages.org when photobucket started charging. You don't even need to sign up for an account or anything. No affiliation.