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  1. #1
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    That's right. The Cavalier has a 5 speed now. Took it to the track and was humbled. First by my friend Brad who helped me do the swap, then by a Pro Stock S10 pickup. But I had some fun and now I need more power!
    R2B4BTU

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    Sleeping at the lights man, try leaving on the third yellow, times arent bad for a heavy V6 car though

    I just finished installing my 5 speed also, not a swap though like you did, I just keep breaking them, here is the latest carnage....






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    ouch, that doesn't look good.
    I guess I can do that on the lights, seeing my R/T is almost 1.00, thanks for the tip.
    R2B4BTU

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    "R" don't mean race

    Next step:





    [Edited by gruntly on 07-30-2005 at 06:47 PM]
    Is this a Fabreze moment? C.Y.D. I'm voting white elephant. 2¢.
    My competition are my best salespeople!

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    Originally posted by gruntly
    "R" don't mean race
    It means Reaction Time doesn't it?
    R2B4BTU

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    trans swap

    I opened this thread thinking it was a totally different TRANS SWAP!! Gotta get my mind out of the gutter!!

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    Rob, I still have my plumbing "outdoors" and my Hot Wife would have it no other way! I was going to title this as a "Tranny Swap" but I knew that was leaving it open to people like, hmmmmmmmmmm............YOU! LOL!
    R2B4BTU

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    Otto:

    Just roll into the light beam farther to better your reaction time. Once you turn on both yellows, just lift the brake a quick second, and see how many times you can bump in before you roll out to far. After finding out how far you can roll in and keep both yellows on, then you can actually work on your time. You must be as far in as possible before hand.



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    Originally posted by otto
    ouch, that doesn't look good.
    Drove it 30 miles home like that too, 4th gear only, plus the tires rubbed the inner wheelwell on right turns anywhere over 5 mph, that was a fun balancing act

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    Is your buddy running a Cavalier also ??

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    Originally posted by mattm
    Is your buddy running a Cavalier also ??
    Yes, he is but he has installed a 3400 motor in there. I will also do that but his is stock and I want to do a cam, bore and head job with P&P the intakes and other stuff before I do the 3400.
    R2B4BTU

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    That's a pretyy damn fast Cavy.

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    Originally posted by mattm
    That's a pretyy damn fast Cavy.
    His best run that night was 14.7. It is a very nice car and can kill many stock mustangs. That's why I want to do the 3400 engine but also tune it for max power. Maybe turbo if I can do it.
    R2B4BTU

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