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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-01-2013 Thread Starter
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Barton shifter and muffler installation hints

Just finished swapping out the stock shifter and axelbacks for the Barton short throw with the 2 piece bracket which would be the same as the FRPP shifter and the GT500 axelbacks. Took about 2 hrs total for the install so not too bad but large hands do make it a bit more difficult.

The mufflers go on so much easier when you take the front hanger brackets off but for those that don't have a 13mm offset box wrench, get one first would be so much easier to get at the bolt under the muffler. Leave the rear hanger on put the muffler in there then bolt up the clamp to the mid pipe then deal with the front hanger re install
Before you take the hanger off put the mufflers side by side so that you put the hanger on the correct orientation the first time.

The shifter is pretty quick install but the shifter plate is 3/8" and the bracket under the car is 10mm. Go figure! I used a dull edge to get the rubber boot tucked in on the drivers side of the shifter since there is no room for anyone's finger to get in there. When you put the second part of the bracket on the brace the drivers side bolt magically disappears behind the drive shaft. The passenger side bolt tightens down with a 13mm socket and then you need to get tiny hands up between the drive shaft and the driver side bolt with a ratcheting 13mm box wrench.

This was on done on my back using my race ramps with minimal body discomfort afterwards. The GT500 mufflers sound perfect and the Barton shifter is unbelievable. The shifts are so much cleaner and crisper and no dropping into fourth when shifting 5 to 6.


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The middle exhaust hangar, with the bolt that's blocked by the muffler is extremely irritating to get off without a ratcheting wrench.

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Yeah, that's where the offset would come in handy.

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