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Old January 24th, 2014, 03:37 PM
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You are shifting way too quickly and you need to give a blip of throttle to downshift from 3rd to 2nd. All I am saying is to galvy what you have already rather than buy new. It will be as good and thousands cheaper.
Ron:

Truck reminds me a lot of shifting my '83 Porsche 911. Slowly, match the revs, etc. Still grinds most of the time.

I hear ya on the galvanizing, but I will likely go new. Question is, Richards or Marsland?

Thanks again for all the help- loving the truck!

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Old January 24th, 2014, 05:27 PM
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Ron: Truck reminds me a lot of shifting my '83 Porsche 911. Slowly, match the revs, etc. Still grinds most of the time. I hear ya on the galvanizing, but I will likely go new. Question is, Richards or Marsland? Thanks again for all the help- loving the truck! Paul.
At least your 911 did not have the dogleg first like my 71 911, you must drive her like the 911 to have some fun. I have both Richards and Marsland and do not see a material difference (albeit the one is a series frame), but I still think stock frame as better (and cheaper). If you do go new, make sure to get one with the old style crossmember. The new one looks stupid. I would also get one with a TD5 rear tank mount and run two tanks as the range on a single side tank v8 is not great (maybe not an issue in the VI). It should be easy to run two tanks on a carbed V8 as the pump is external.
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