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Old 10-19-2009, 01:25 AM   #160 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by vpoppv View Post
Hey, I STILL don't understand how synchros work, no matter HOW many people explain them to me, or how many pictures I look at! I wouldn't be caught dead rebuilding a transmission! That's why I have two spares in my tool shed!
Well, the problem here is that electric conversions are still relatively uncommon. I had a feeling that my transmission would work OK again when I converted it to electric based on the experiences that some other converters had with their setups. An example of this is a gentleman who had a Saturn he converted was on the boards asking how to downshift from 3rd to 2nd. He described the exact same problem that I faced in my car with the ICE. And then I said to myself "AHA! that sounds familiar!". In the end, there really isn't a way to be sure of anything until you go out and do it! I'm just glad I didn't convince myself to stop my conversion for fear that I'd be unable to shift. I highly value your opinion, so please don't hold back comments you might have.
And now for something completely different:
I love that style of wheel on older muscle.

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