took the car to the dragstrip, no longer able to shift gears - clutch dead?
Took my 2000 GT 5-speed with just mild bolt-ons (251rwhp) with street tires to the drag strip today, and on my first pass launching from idle, the RPMs suddenly went high gears 1 through 4 but the car was hardly accelerating..
When I slowed down and tried to shift gears the car would no longer shift. I had to turn the car off, then I managed to shift the gear into first and restart the car...
The car lurched forward in 1st gear upon restart, and the only way I could shift gears was without the clutch, but rev-matching the synchros and managing to shift into higher gears.
The clutch pedal feels fine, so I do not think it is a snapped cable. The car also smells like burnt clutch, and there was a bunch of smoke on my first and only run at the drag strip following my car.
Anyone know what it could be? Should I expect more damage than just a destroyed clutch? Flywheel? I didn't really feel any vibrations driving the car at 60mph back home in 5th. I have a new valeo clutch (king cobra kit) for the car.
2000 Atlantic Blue GT