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My 86 sami lack speed and power

I replaces the engine with a crate engine and a weber carb but I still can not get it in 5 gear and it has the calimi exhaust system with header. I was told that it might not have enough back pressure with that exhaust. it also has new cap wire and plugs

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  • c38hot May 11, 2010

    5th gear is all the way to the right and forward , what does engine , carburetor and exhaust have to do with shifting ?

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The samurai tranny shifter's wear down and the shift pin tends to break cause slop in the shifter and making it harder to get into 5th gear.

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