Dan's 65 Cyclone project !

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Looking real good, nice setup.
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Re: Dan's 65 Cyclone project !

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I heard using Dry Ice on the inside freezes the under coating. it gets brittle and can be scraped off very easy
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Re: Dan's 65 Cyclone project !

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bigdan wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2024 5:19 pm
No, my car was an automatic. I've used a TKX previously; I'm hoping the forward shifter location will clear the tunnel support. Floor first, of course. Here's the last I installed; the square plate with the sticker is for the forward shifter location. Thanks for looking-

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I'm pretty sure one TKX shifter location should be same as T-5. There are plenty of those conversions floating around.
Was revisiting this in my head, looking for stout overdrive that fits factory location and remembered that's a bust. :(

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Re: Dan's 65 Cyclone project !

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Joe Travers wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2024 10:31 am
bigdan wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2024 5:19 pm
No, my car was an automatic. I've used a TKX previously; I'm hoping the forward shifter location will clear the tunnel support. Floor first, of course. Here's the last I installed; the square plate with the sticker is for the forward shifter location. Thanks for looking-

Dan

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I'm pretty sure one TKX shifter location should be same as T-5. There are plenty of those conversions floating around.
Was revisiting this in my head, looking for stout overdrive that fits factory location and remembered that's a bust. :(

Thanks

Joe
Would have to be a toploader for the stock location. The TKX is rated to 600 ft/lbs and I'm thinking the forward shifter location would clear the crossmember. They're super smooth - I love the unit in my 53 pickup - shifts at 6500 every now and then 🫣

More later -

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Long time search complete, 65 Cyclone project in progress!

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Re: Dan's 65 Cyclone project !

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Still making progress. Body is stripped for now and braced off. It's amazing how light these cars are once stripped down; heck i can pick up either end off the sawhorses myself! Pulled dimensions and then got distracted stripping a little paint from the drivers trunk drop; not too bad, just a little rust and mud to remove. Whittling away at floor removal now; more later!

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Long time search complete, 65 Cyclone project in progress!

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