Freitag, 15. November 2013

Get a grip

The transmission is installed, pistolgrip shifter and all. Doc Stinger from the Mopar Garage did a great Job, I can't wait to take the Cuda out for a spin!

Dienstag, 12. November 2013

Trackday Red Bull Ring

Here's some footage of the last trackday at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Filmed from the Cuda of course, with some other Mopars in the picture as well.

Tremec upgrade

Prior to installation the tremec transmission was upgraded with parts from Liberty's Gears. That includes bronze shift fork pads, an internal shift linkage upgrade and carbon fiber blocking rings on 2nd, 3rd & 4th gears.
I hope that will remedy some shifting problems that have occured with these transmissions in e-bodies in the past.

Going manual

Work is progressing on changing the transmission in the Cuda. A 5-speed  tremec TKO 600 will be passing the power to the rear instead of the torqueflite in the future. The 0.64:1 final drive of the tremec will reduce rpms on the highway, a much appreciated improvement considering the cruising speed of 85 to 90 mp/h  on the left lane around here :-)
 The 4-speed hump has been grafted on to the floorpan of the Cuda, along with some modification of the passenger side front of the transmission tunnel to acomodate for the bigger bulk of the transmission. Again, Doc Stinger of the Mopargarage is performing the work.