Monthly Archive for July, 2008

Pictures of the 57 Coupe

While my Chev is at Als getting a Turbo 700 fitted I’ve borrowed his coupe to give it a detail since it’s up for sale. The car drives very nicely, although the driving position in a coupe is a bit different to a 4 door sedan. There’s more headroom and rear leg room in a sedan although you do get a bigger boot in the coupe.

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Turbo 700 for the Chev

This weekend we swapped the Turbo 400 3 speed auto in the Chev for a Turbo 700 4 speed giving me an extra gear and hopefully better fuel economy and quieter highway cruising. I bought the 700 off my mate Al who’s also installing it – thanks Al!

The swap was fairly straightforward just requiring the transmission cross member to be modified as the Turbo 700 sits slightly back more. Some fiddling around with the kick down cable to hook up to the current accelerator cable was also required. The transmission came with a Lokar dipstick and kickdown cable. Eventually I’ll be replacing the current accelerator gear with a lokar one as I’m keen to put in a Lokar Midnight series accelerator pedal.

I’ve just sent the tailshaft to be shortened (Knox Driveshaft Services 9758 4015) and waiting on my shifter to arrive. I’ve ordered a 8 inch floor mount Lokar shifter, again in the black (the new Midnight Series).

Forgot my camera when were doing this but will post some pictures when we fit the tailshaft.