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Old 05-21-2016, 07:35 PM
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Default 87 5.0 "white lightning"

Picked this truck up last fall just getting to a build thread now because I'm getting to the bigger upgrades and thought I'd share.
Drove 3.5 hours to get the truck and trailered it home.

Only drove it three times and then parked it for the winter.

It had "White Lightning" stickers on every corner of the truck and across the tailgate so the name kind of stuck.

After removing all the stickers, cheap chrome trim, and changed the grill and parking lights.

new garage so i have room for some real upgrades now.

new headlights and wiring harness.


new wheels off a 2014 mustang gt.

and some goodies going in this week hopefully.
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Old 05-21-2016, 07:47 PM
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Subbed! So clean
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Old 05-21-2016, 08:02 PM
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Subbed! So clean
Thanks man i appreciate it!
More parts have come in i work out of town but will have updates in a few days.
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Old 05-21-2016, 08:39 PM
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This is clean... Sweet first gen man!
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:20 AM
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This is clean... Sweet first gen man!
Thanks! Hopefully I'll have some updates this week.
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:05 PM
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Installed a short throw shifter but something wasn't right, it was grinding like crazy when in gear and driving. Took it out and put it back in and same thing so i put the stock one back in and am returning this one to summit.

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I noticed it was longer on the bottom side should it be?
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:07 PM
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My Hurst came with a spacer, for my 92....
What brand is yours?
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:10 PM
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It's a steeda tri ax knock off, summit racings brand.
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:13 PM
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It's a steeda tri ax knock off, summit racings brand.
I'd just Google the problem and see if there's a solution. Did the instructions say anything about a spacer?
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:16 PM
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Default Re: 87 5.0 "white lightning"

Followed the instructions and even watched a video, still ended up with the same problem both times. Called summit and they kept telling me i must not have a T5 transmission, I think it's the shifter.
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:16 PM
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Is your transmission in neutral?

When I removed my shifter I accidentally left it in fifth gear and my Hurst didn't shift correctly...



I had to push the button on the left with a screwdriver and push it forward
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:19 PM
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Ball goes in the cup its really simple. You just need to make sure that plastic insert was still there and it was.
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:21 PM
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Ball goes in the cup its really simple. You just need to make sure that plastic insert was still there and it was.
I wonder if it would work without the plastic insert lol
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:23 PM
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I doubt it lol
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:33 PM
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Yeah I would just Google it and see if you can find other people that have had the problem or just return it
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