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    soon it will be time to start preparing parts for assembly
     
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    That is way too nice to be hidden under the car.
     
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    You might want to remove the boss on the passenger side of the overdrive case now before you try and install it. I also cut away a web on the driver side for the original shifter linkage which you probably don't need to do with your mega shifter. Here's a picture that might give you a better idea of what I mean.

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    I have already fitted it to the trans tunnel, that's where it was until a few days ago.
     
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    The 518 build is underway
     
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    front section is built, waiting on parts to arrive
     
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    all buttoned up waiting for the valve body to be done
     
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    got a nice aluminum pan from summitracing to replace the tired steel one. I got the shift kit done, hopefully it is right.
     
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    damn I really need to clean up my mess
     
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    20200719_172935.jpg starting to mock up the shift linkage so I can make cooler lines
     
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    Got a set on cooler lines bent to a usable rough shape
     
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    New converter installed, along with the new dipstick and wiring. Ready to go in when the tunnel is ready.
     
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    So for anyone interested in the specs on the 518. I changed the front 3 clutch front drum for a 4 clutch, rebuilt with an Alto Red Eagle Power pack, and new spring set. The "rear" clutch received the rear clutch power pack. New HP/HD bands, 5.0 kickdown lever, extra duty apply strut, and nex sprag rollers and springs, upgraded accumulator, and a 4 gear rear planetary. The Overdrive section is loaded with an OD Power pack, new trust bearings,a beefed up apply spring reaction plate, and a 5600rpm govenor kit from A&A. I then added a superior shift kit. It is popped off with a Summit deep aluminum pan for a 727, a Torco 22-2500 converter and an Allstar locking dipstick.
     
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    Transmission cross member is done.
     
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    Trans is finally installed
     
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    Going to have to start over on the transmission lines, the ones i made don't fit the way they need to.
     
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    Got one of the correct tank senders from Vans on eBay. Looks like a perfect replacement. I'm adding a 3/8 inch pickup to it