5 Speed Swap Complete!

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The 5 Speed Swap is complete and the car is back and it's...awwwwwweeeeeeessssssoooooommmmmmmeeeeee! This package is really how the car should be set up. It's like this upgrade has livened the car up and made it so much more fun to drive. The lightweight flywheel has made it accelerate and rev so much more freely. The short shifter is precise yet smooth. Engine revs are nice and low on the highway and the entire package makes the car feel younger and more spry.  It’s a classic car with some modern performance touches.  The only thing now is to choose a shift knob.  This is the last major thing I need to do to the car. The finish line is close!  I have done the big three. Motor rebuild/refresh. Paint and bodywork. And now the 5 speed conversion.   What’s left?  The rear diff that Le Tran put in is leaking so that’s getting swapped out and I am going with a 3.64 LSD. Beyond that everything is cosmetic like the recall seat adapters could be painted again, bumpers rechromed. Maybe hide wires in engine bay. Maybe install those sidedrafts?  Ireland sway bars. Offset roll spacers. AM radio hidden antenna. I mean I can start searching for things but the bottom line is we are getting to the bottom of the list!  In the meantime I’m enjoying the 5 Speed!

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