Discussion in 'Big Block Cadillacs' started by Darius, Jan 2, 2014.
Is that a big black knob in your hand? Or are you glad to see me???
I got your note about not having room in that X-frame.
But if the direction you are going doesn't pan out you might want to consider a 4X4 version of the 4L80E. They are considerably shorter!!
The length is not the trouble, it is the girth. If my interior was not finished, I would beat the trans tunnel into submission to fit it. Did you get my 2nd pm?
D, that there's a pretty lookin' shifter! I'm pretty eager to see you posting videos of this thing tearing up the streets, I can only imagine how psyched you are! Hope all is well on your side of country.
That does look slick! I like the right/left tip-tronic style of manu-matic shifters vs the fore/aft.
How fast will that trans shift electronically? That e-shift stuff has come a long way in the past 15 years.
Kinda like a tuna can
LOL !!! YOU is a baad man! After soda cans and tuna cans, it is clear y'all are too much - and It only proves that the first liar doesn't stand a chance!
Now, about the speed of shifts: I called Baumann / USShift and asked them the question of "how quickly are shift completed? The answer came in two parts: 1st) the onset of the shift generally occurs in 2-3 tenths of a second. 2nd) the time to complete a shift depends on the line pressures called up and the condition of the internal components. That said, the completion should take an additional 2-4 tenths of a second. Combine the two numbers and you are Well Under any time I could effect manually - stick or auto. http://www.usshift.com/usq4.shtml?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIr9mRgZjM2QIVhrrACh1OqwhzEAAYASACEgJ91_D_BwE
That'll work, .4-.7 second is pretty quick. Sounds like fun!
Six years in the USN ruined me for life...
Having been a civilian attached to USAF and USArmy I too have been corrupted.
Cant wait to see you enjoying the fruits of labor poured into this Darius. This year
(Mental review for self)
This Studebaker project is the most extensive automotive “anything” I’ve ever done.
As though it wasn’t challenging enough to build a Cadillac 500 to handle the expected 1100-HP and 1200–lbs of torque, all of the other components had to be considered to support those numbers.
Transmission(s) (4L80E), AWD transfer case (NVG149), frame (4X4 S-10 pickup - BOXED), rear end (T-Bird 8.8 inch IRS), reworked Chevy IFS differential, ditch torsion-bars - add front coilovers, it's all core part to this build. Add to the list: twin fuel pumps (Holley 12-1800 Dominator), dash-10 Teflon lines (needed with the E-85 fuel). Tank (32 Gal. Cell), special sending unit, dash-10 return line, special stainless steel mesh fuel filters, 235 pounds per hour injectors. DANG! Talk about lots of details to keep in mind! Hope I haven't missed too much.
Hopefully, all of that STUFF is done (?) and it is now time for the hard parts! Got to figure how to get the front seats leveled in a floor that slopes away from center on both sides. Not sure if the stock Lexus RX300 center console, which came with the seats, will have enough room in the narrower Stude. Hmm.
Yesterday I removed the stock dash to allow an upgrade to modern gauges and wiring. Oh yeah, wiring! Can't worry about that just yet, the dash and gauges have priority.
The nice shinny picture, the one with modern round gauges, is what I’m trying to have mine resemble. The dash with old rectangular, hard to read, dual gauges must go, not only for looks but for functionality. If the hoped for (expected) performance levels are met,and maintained, must know what is actually taking place with that engine.
Oh Boy it wont be long now.