2-3 Flare fix kit offered:

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  1. PaulS

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    I am considering offering a kit that will eliminate the 2-3 flare that happens when folks use some kits in their C4s. The Kit will contain a drill guide, a tapping guide, an adjustable restrictor and lock nut. It will come with detailed instructions (with pictures and text) and a list of which tap and drill to buy. (you can get them cheaper than I could sell them to you with shipping. I am thinking the cost would be $15 plus postage - but that depends on how many I make. (the more material I get at once the cheaper it will all be)

    Is anyone interested in the kit?
     
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    15 bucks to fix a 2-3 flair, You would sell a lot of them. Unless the tranny had to be removed. Then im not so sure. Good Luck with your venture, Hey aint that the way MR. Gill got started?
     
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    :thumbs2:...I would like one...

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    Sounds like a plan. Like Blown 5.0 asked,will total removal be necessary? If so I`ll just wait on getting the trans rebuilt for awhile. And,yes,I would like a kit!(y)


    P.S. I just had the trans in my maverick rebuilt,would the kit benefit it? It works just fine now.
     
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    I'll take one!(y) Thanks for offering to do this.:Handshake
     
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    Only the valve body will have to be removed and the channel casting separated from it. It is designed to be easy enough that a complete novice can do it in a weekend at most.
    Unless you want to tune your 2-3 shift for maximum performance the kit will do nothing for a C4 that has no flare. It would allow you to adjust the release of the intermediate servo so that it doesn't drag when High gear engages or so it doesn't disengege before the high clutches apply.
    It is really for those who are experiencing the flare in there current transmission.

    So I count four right now... got any friends or other forums - you can repost my info as follows:
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    2-3 Flare fix kit offered:
    I am considering offering a kit that will eliminate the 2-3 flare that happens when folks use some kits in their C4s. The Kit will contain a drill guide, a tapping guide, an adjustable restrictor and lock nut. It will come with detailed instructions (with pictures and text) and a list of which tap and drill to buy. (you can get them cheaper than I could sell them to you with shipping. I am thinking the cost would be $15 plus postage - but that depends on how many I make. (the more material I get at once the cheaper it will all be)

    Is anyone interested in the kit?
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    Paul,are these still being considered?
     
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    Yes, but I need to either have more ordered or the price will have to be higher. I would rather wait for more orders. - How about you?
     
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    Ok,didn't know if you decided to make them or not.
     
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    I would've given you twice that price today when i was at your house, and saved myself the shipping costs!
     
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    They will mail in an envelope so shipping should be very low.
     
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    Sounds good. Put me down for one.
     
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    I am announcing that I will be making the kits - I have enough potential oders to begine the process.
    Please email me your order to Pauls Street & Strip asking for the "Adjustable Flare Eliminator Kit" for $15 plus postage. Give me your name, address and contact information. I will send a confirmation of your order and ask for payment when I am ready to ship. You will not pay anything until they are ready to ship.
    I will find out what the postage will be - I hope to standardize it with prepaid envelopes that will go anywhere in the US - Out of country - not too sure about but if I get an order from Canada or other country I will check to see what the cost will be.
     
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    Got er' installed this weekend.

    Some details that popped up;

    -Guide diameter was slightly smaller than recommend drill bit size. I just added a little lube and elbow grease and it reamed through the guide OK.

    -Nut that holds needle interferes with nearby valve body bolt preventing a socket from fitting. Had to use a open end wrench. Couldn't get full torque on that bolt (but enough to keep it tight). Would recommend getting a narrow hex head bolt for that spot.

    -Decided to add a little flat washer and mini lock washer for a little extra insurance in addition to the sealer to hold the adjustment on the needle.

    -Make sure to double check the shifting from the cockpit to make sure you have the valve body manual shift rod and kick down in the right spot.
    I got careless and put the pan on and new oil only to find out it wouldn't shift to 1st. Had to yank the pan back off and reinstall the VB rod in the right spot. Don't let that happen...not pleasant!

    Fortunately, I installed a tranny drain bolt kit before putting the pan on the first time, so the oil bath wasn't as nasty.

    Test drive;
    Went ok. Shifted nice during "enthusiastic" acceleration. Unfortunately,
    the flare hasn't been noticeable when just on the motor. The theatrics only have been occurring at the track while spraying the laughing gas. I hope to hit the strip soon to give it a full power test.
     

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