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  • #16427
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    Hi guys will be swapping my 4l60e out of ute soon for a turbo 350 as looking to make more on 500hp at the fly as currently 410hp.

    I want to put a pro ratchet shifter in, already got the drop down box and starting to get bits and pieces to set it up in standard surround like lsx454
    I want to mount it now as i know the 4l60e one works with the turbo 350. I have heard that running ratchet shifter with elec box is hard to set up?
    Any tips

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    #16445
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    Cant help with tips for the 60e but i love the ratchet.   :good:

    #16446
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    Be patient. You will not recieve drop box until t350 is in possession.

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    #16448
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    Be patient. You will not recieve drop box until t350 is in possession.

     

    I want to put it in as redoing interior at moment and dont want to pull apart again to do shifter

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    #16451
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    Then do the box now also.

    #16486
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    How are going about gaining the extra horsepower?Still looking at doing the Vortech?

    #16491
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    How are going about gaining the extra horsepower?Still looking at doing the Vortech?

     

    Running 10.5/1 comp and was going to be too much pissing about to go blower, as would need to run cooler etc. So ill just go a small cam like a 288 crane with the higgins heads i picked up B-)

    munch munch ls1s for lunch
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    #16519
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    10.5 with alloy heads would have been ok with a w/m spray or good intercooler, but with iron heads it’s a bit more of a  problem.

    288 is popular,wouldn’t say it’s small,duration wise.Street roller out of the budget?

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    10.5 with alloy heads would have been ok with a w/m spray or good intercooler, but with iron heads it’s a bit more of a problem. 288 is popular,wouldn’t say it’s small,duration wise.Street roller out of the budget?

    Not really about budget but dont want something thats a full head f#ck as in the pipe work involved with twin throts and intercooler. Will be happy if i can turn it into a 11 second weekender, every one telling me to go 288, 5200 stall is not real inspiring tho

    munch munch ls1s for lunch
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    #16530
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    Yeh know what you mean about the pipework lol.

    If budget no real worry take my advice and put a nice solid roller in and those Higgins heads……job done and you’ll hit your target with ease.

    #17362
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    So got drop down box from cav, carpet is out will start on shifter soon! Ill post pics as i go considering no one on here has done with 4l60e.

     

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    #17365
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    Def post as you go mate, I am sure it will help others, good stuff :good:

    #17370
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    So i got the drop down box made by a mate of cavs, mint bit of gear. How did you find was best way to line shifter up in it so was perfect with facias etc?

    I have all my interior out so will do now as makes sense to, just wondering best way to line it up without putting in and out a million times,

    Once i get alignment correct i want to weld bolts to drop down box so dont have to struggle doing nuts n bolts up

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    #17372
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    Well with mine, the guy actually jigs his up with I think an old trans tunnel he cut out of a wreck.  So it actually lined straight up.  Hate to admit its one part of the build I didn’t do though, they fitted it when they put the glide in as I just didn’t have time.  Maybe before you cut out the old one mark the tunnel and take a reference measurement side to side and forward back to line it up?

    #17375
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    Great idea, think i will:

    put the original stick in neautral or drive position as thats pretty much center of the selector positions

    Then make some datum marks on trans tunnel then measure front back left n right,

    Install drop box with temporary rivets

    Fit the ratchet shifter so centre of its shifter same as centre of original shifter using datum marks.

    Install plastics and check it

    Once in corect position remove drop box and weld bolts into drop box to make easier fitting and removing

    munch munch ls1s for lunch
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    #17381
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    ^mate you are onto it, bloody perfect way to do it.

    Not sure if you have ever used blind rivet nutserts?  Mate seriously they are the best thing.  Just drill the hole in the tunnel, fit the nutsert a bit like a pop rivet, instant threaded nut with no welding.  I use them quite a bit.

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    Ill upload some pics when I get a chance of how to do it. Im sure I emailed cav a bunch of pics on how to do it but cant find the email… he might still have it

    Best to get the box mounted sit the shifter in loose put the console over the top and line it up and mark it to where you want it, it will pretty much go hard up against the right hand side and I just lined it up so the centreline of the handle is at the D position.

    Also I angled the front of the box same angle as the cable mount on the shifter, you’ll only have to drill a hole just big enough for the cable to slide through once you know where the shifter sits.

    Hope you have good drill bits!! remember slow speed heavy feed!  :good:

     

     

     

    #17388
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    Cheers mate yea i have one of your drop down boxes!! Took one look at it and thought i had better get some sharp bits haha. Yea if you have any pics kicking around post them.

    Cav showed me picks of your car thats some amazing work and detail!!!!!!! Do you have a build thread? As far as vs commies can go its about as unique as you can get! :whistle:

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    munch munch ls1s for lunch
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    #17394
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    As far as vs commies can go its about as unique as you can get!

    +1 for a build thread please :good:

    #17398
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    He won’t.

    But it his car is on street machine FB page if you look hard enough.

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