03 cobra rowing gears

V6&V8SHO

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This was back when I had the ported eaton. I take it easier now with the VMP TVS until I eventually upgrade to the magnum.

A healthy T56 should shift pretty good. Very direct transmission.

 

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This was back when I had the ported eaton. I take it easier now with the VMP TVS until I eventually upgrade to the magnum.

A healthy T56 should shift pretty good. Very direct transmission.

Nice shifting. What is your clutch set up? Did u do the clutch cable adjustment yourself?

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Nice shifting. What is your clutch set up? Did u do the clutch cable adjustment yourself?

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That was an 03-04 clutch, fidanza aluminum flywheel, steeda quadrant. Such an easy setup. 530whp

Now have the RXT, 26 spline, steel flywheel. 711whp. Now I need to run some slicks instead of the 18in toyo TQs. Halfshaft went boom last outing.
 

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The stock quadrant has a "release" tab on it that messes with the cable adjustment if you try and shift her quickly. Before I changed quadrants I got under the steering wheel and bent the stupid bracket out of the way, so the adjustment would stay put. I think it may have been in the "how-to" section.
 

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Over the years a lot of folks have complained about the T-56 notchiness. The anti-venom mod was a helpful solution. I remember back in 2003 or 2004 there was a discussion about arm/hand position on the shifter and how important it was to smooth shifting. I experimented with just my hand position and did find that where my hand was, and the angle of my arm, definitely played a role. At least with the T-56. One guy even came up with an ingenious handle extension that positioned the shifter handle in a better location. Those who used it said it really helped. MGW offers various handles to improve on shifting characteristics. To this day, I still believe the position of the handle is important on the T-56.
 

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I drove my buddies 65

manual everything

like driving a truck.

made cobra feel nice for awhile

I know when I oiled my clutch cable
Pedal effort changed.
 

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Good job shifting!


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Thank you!

Guy thats the best ive ever seen someone shift a t56 cobra. Tell me your secrets please haha

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Good clutch, shifter & cable adjustment go along way. And lots of practice. I'm running a MGW shifter, OEM ford clutch cable with firewall adjuster and an RXT clutch. Also running pennzoil synchromesh in the trans.
 

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