Dixie National... the Official Thread.

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Re: Dixie National... the Official Thread.

Post by disneyd » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:41 pm

thrdeye wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:48 am
Speaking of - you might want to see what Strano says about his Corvette. Something in the trans went wrong at Dixie and he had to put it on the trailer.
It'll be interesting hear what happened from him. There is actually a worrying amount of stuff under the C6Z that a cone could potentially wreck (coolers and lines for every fluid the car has). I really try to avoid center punching cones in the car.
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Re: Dixie National... the Official Thread.

Post by MARKP » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:48 pm

It was power steering related. It was a minor drip with the car running until you turned the steering wheel. As soon as you turned the wheel it created a puddle, quickly!

It was something under the engine, behind the cross member. It was not something that could be seen with the car on the ground.

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Re: Dixie National... the Official Thread.

Post by ConeEater » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:37 pm

Good to know. Haven't heard that
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Re: Dixie National... the Official Thread.

Post by thrdeye » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:34 pm

Video. Forgot to turn mic on for D2

The Hack (me):
D1 - https://youtu.be/yV2VgVVaHKk
D2 - https://youtu.be/SEHobEpI4eg

The Alien (Andrew):
D1 - https://youtu.be/om6UvlTz-pw
D2 - https://youtu.be/_iDhAI5EegQ
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Re: Dixie National... the Official Thread.

Post by TedV » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:12 pm

I think there is less shifting in a shifter kart...
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Re: Dixie National... the Official Thread.

Post by MikeKelly » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:00 am

disneyd wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:30 am

Interesting that the same trans is used in the Mustang as well as the later model C6 Corvettes.
You might find this interesting too...

The earlier 6 speed was the T56 - used in Viper, Mustang, Corvette, Camaro, Firebird, GTO, Cadillac CTS-V, and others.

Although they were all "T56", the internal parts only interchanged between specific groups (about 40 different varieties of T56).

In general parts could go between Viper, Mustang, Camaro, and Firebird transmissions - or between Cadillac, GTO, and Corvette transmissions.

But an input shaft from a Camaro or Mustang does not interchange with an input shaft for Corvette or Cadillac.

Because the bearings + synchros are set up completely different for no apparent reason (but all still "T56", and the outside cases are pretty much identical).


But you'd never know that without taking the transmission apart...


I don't know for certain if there are similar variations in TR6060s, but I suspect there probably are.

Just a notification that transmission internals can vary wildly (and not simply because of gear ratios).
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Re: Dixie National... the Official Thread.

Post by thrdeye » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:54 pm

TedV wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:12 pm
I think there is less shifting in a shifter kart...
Yeah, maybe. All I can do is A)Start buying STR parts (62mph!!!) or B)take Pallotta's approach and embrace the challenge of shifting. On day one, I got the 3>2 heel toe right once (about :40 in the vid). It does feel good when you get it.The trick is doing it in a straight line.

You can see Andrew is pretty dang good at it, being able to enter a slalom almost perfectly and doing the 3>2 on entry very early on the day 1 course.
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Re: Dixie National... the Official Thread.

Post by steverife » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:25 pm

When I asked him to take a run in my car at t&t at nats in '15, he downshifted in the slalom without me even realizing it. I was trying to guess where he'd downshift and I was like, "Oh, it's in 2nd now."
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Re: Dixie National... the Official Thread.

Post by 90civichb » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:20 am

thrdeye wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:54 pm
drew is pretty dang good at it, being able to enter a slalom almost perfectly and doing the 3>2 on entry very early on the day 1 course.
That was some very impressive shifting. At first I thought the audio wasn't in sync since I didn't even notice a change in posture or steering angle but you could hear the rev-match.
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