|Originally posted by holzee:|
I am in the middle of swapping in a 3800II and F23 5 speed into our 87 gt race car.
I bought Roger Thelin's kit for this tranny and have no freaking clue how to get it to work. His shifter shaft is too large in diameter and won't even go in. His response is to polish the shaft to get it to fit.
There is another issue with the tranny cover not working the way he thinks it does.
My question is: Has anybody had cables made to work with the stock setup on the F23?
I need a source and sizing ASAP as we have a race coming up and I don't have a shifter.
You may have noticed that Roger's kit is for use with an Ecotec swap... I am not sure what you mean by tranny cover, but if you are referring to the bell-housing, then you are correct, his front transmission mount bracket will not bolt to the Metric FWD bell from the Cavi/Sunfire. You need to make a front bracket that will work with the Metric bell-housing. His rear mount bracket fits like a glove, if you have an 88 Fiero.
I don't know of anyone, personally, who has used his transmission side shifter assembly... I wish I could point you somewhere for that. The majority of folks on the forum that have done the swap used the method, or something similar, to the one found in the The Getrag F23 Tutorial
which you can get the custom length cables for from California Push Pull
... and some have done one off custom deals of their own design, and stock length Fiero cables.
[This message has been edited by carbon (edited 09-16-2013).]