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post #20 of (permalink) Old 09-13-2006
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Originally Posted by helicfii
Glad to hear that I am not the only one with this complaint. I remember driving a 289 AC Cobra with a Ford tranny that I had no problem at all shifting quickly, and it had a Hurst shifter too! It was not notchy at all.

I took the car out again, and I am learning how to shift it faster- it seems like you have to pre-load the shifter a little prior to clutch disengagement. Timing seems to be everything- not a very forgiving tranny! But I am getting better.
I think practice makes perfect. I was playing around last night with this topic in mind and I noticed, again, that the higher the RPMs during the shift the less I noticed the 'sync delay' and the more easily I could shift right through it.

2005 Mustang GT with 300 ci 04 Cobra iron block, Kenne Bell 2.6l twin screw, P&P S3 Heads, SS valves, Comp S3 cams, Currie 9+ 9" rear end and DS, Hurst shifter, BMR K-member, A-arms, LCAs & UCA, JBA long tubes & mid-pipe, Accel COPs, Dual GT500 fuel pumps, much more...
670 RWHP, 640Tq @ 16 psi & 6400 RPM
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