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by Bugle
Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Suspension, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Custom springs
Replies: 24
Views: 11935

Is it possible to make stiffer & lower springs that are the same extended length as originals? I have lowered springs but at full droop they can fall out so i'm going to have to sort that out before I get mine rego'd.
by Bugle
Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: MUA-5 Transmission Swap.
Replies: 66
Views: 51443

I fitted the box, unfortunately the quadrant box hits the tunnel when the gearbox crossmember is about 5mm lower than it should be, so i'm going to have to pull the box back out and hammer the tunnel a bit in that area. It is also a complete pain in the arse lifting this gearbox onto the jack while ...
by Bugle
Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Removing tail lights
Replies: 6
Views: 4620

The HBL metal clamps look a fair bit different to the originals I don't think the originals would work anyway. I wonder why they had to go change the plug too... There's actually something left of the rubber gasket? Every tail light i've got has a few remaining chunks of it after it has gone rock ha...
by Bugle
Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: Dump valve setup
Replies: 5
Views: 5078

On the vacuum line going from the plenum I noticed it looks like there's a one way valve in it at the point where it's over the top of the engine, that little white in-line cylinder. The BOV needs to get both pressure and vacuum on that line to function properly. OMG did I just see a ghost. Bugle i...
by Bugle
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: MUA-5 Transmission Swap.
Replies: 66
Views: 51443

They do have a switch on the clutch aswell, the box one is just to make it foolproof. I checked the MUA reverse and it was normally closed, pretty sure i checked the MSG one too and it was the same. I'm surprised you're keeping cruise though, wouldn't the actuator get in the way of the massive turbo?
by Bugle
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: MUA-5 Transmission Swap.
Replies: 66
Views: 51443

eyecon wrote:There you go. Problem solved. Delete the switch.
Nah that's a different problem. The one on the shifter is so that when you're using cruise control and you shift out of gear without pushing the clutch it turns off cruise rather than redlining the engine.
by Bugle
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: MUA-5 Transmission Swap.
Replies: 66
Views: 51443

haha nice way to burn out peoples clutches quicker. Lucky they left that one off Australian models..

I think Geminis had switches there for switching emissions stuff.
by Bugle
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: MUA-5 Transmission Swap.
Replies: 66
Views: 51443

Yeah they are all interchangable, the normally open one I got was from the top behind the bellhousing of an earlier 10 spline output MSG gearbox, but Piazzas didn't come with any switches in those holes.
by Bugle
Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: MUA-5 Transmission Swap.
Replies: 66
Views: 51443

Looks like there's a fair bit of room above there, I measured the height of the shifter on mine it's 48mm. The problem with the cruise neutral switch is that the switch gets pushed on the original when you go into neutral and on the MUA shifter it has a notch in the shaft which releases the button w...
by Bugle
Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: MUA-5 Transmission Swap.
Replies: 66
Views: 51443

I will try and pry off the plastic access panel and have a look. The issue still remains that its quadrant is much taller than yours or the stock unit. I'll measure the height of mine then see how much clearance there is to the floor when i've installed it so you'll be able to figure out if the hig...
by Bugle
Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: MUA-5 Transmission Swap.
Replies: 66
Views: 51443

Couldn't you just cut the end off the one piece housing to turn it into pretty much the same thing as the earlier type? I'm guessing it would still have an oil seal on the shaft inside there or it would get filled up with oil.
by Bugle
Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: MUA-5 Transmission Swap.
Replies: 66
Views: 51443

The ball holder came from an RB Holden Gemini which is the Australian version of the US JT I-Mark. Had to cut the excess off and machine it down then screw it to an alloy plate. I had already made the gear stick a while ago as a direct replacement for the original gear stick but then I got the MUA. ...
by Bugle
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: MUA-5 Transmission Swap.
Replies: 66
Views: 51443

Another way to do the shifter without modifying the box is to take the pivot ball holder off the original MUA shifter and make a whole new shifter. I really didn't want to have to re-use the original sloppy shifter. There seem to be 2 types of shifter, mine came with the one with the steel housing f...
by Bugle
Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:56 am
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: Dump valve setup
Replies: 5
Views: 5078

On the vacuum line going from the plenum I noticed it looks like there's a one way valve in it at the point where it's over the top of the engine, that little white in-line cylinder. The BOV needs to get both pressure and vacuum on that line to function properly.
by Bugle
Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: Dump valve setup
Replies: 5
Views: 5078

The one on the manifold isn't a blowoff valve, it's an overboost valve. It won't make any difference whether it's there or not unless you want to run boost higher than the opening point of the overboost valve. Also is that a one way valve on the line that goes to the top of the BOV? That needs to fl...