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joe
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posted 06-08-2001 03:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for joe   Click Here to Email joe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm helping a friend look for a 65,66cp with 4spd. Well yesterday I found two but in talking with the owners of each car, it appears I've found one of each. Is one better than the other? The car will be a daily driver, no big time performance mods.

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steve'66
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posted 06-08-2001 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Joe,

The top-loader is the better tranny.

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Ken
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posted 06-08-2001 04:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If I'm not mistaken Joe, the 65 Shelby 350's ran T10 trannies.....so they can't be all that bad !!!

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steve'66
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posted 06-08-2001 04:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ken:
If I'm not mistaken Joe, the 65 Shelby 350's ran T10 trannies.....so they can't be all that bad !!!


True, but the toploader is still the better tranny. They were used behind the 428 CJ's.

Besides isn't a T-10 Borg-Warner/Chebbie.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-08-2001 06:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ken:
If I'm not mistaken Joe, the 65 Shelby 350's ran T10 trannies.....so they can't be all that bad !!!

Don't you wonder why they changed in '66?

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joe
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posted 06-08-2001 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joe   Click Here to Email joe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
, Toploader it is. I have one that came with a car I bought but it needs rebuilding, guess I'll hang on to it afterall. Thanks.

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Ken
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posted 06-08-2001 09:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
Don't you wonder why they changed in '66?

Nope.......

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richard bohm
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posted 06-09-2001 02:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for richard bohm   Click Here to Email richard bohm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the T10 is a good tranny but shelby used it only because it was lighter. the toploader can withstand much more power.

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Bob Hopkins
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posted 06-13-2001 11:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob Hopkins   Click Here to Email Bob Hopkins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve the reason the changed in 66 may have been the big cheese at FORD saying "guy's we don't supply t-10 tran's anymore here use our new design top loader" orelse

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Rustang
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posted 06-14-2001 10:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rustang   Click Here to Email Rustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A guy I work with had a '65 mustang back in the early 70's. He hated the T-10 because he constantly was breaking them behind his 289. If you have the choice, go with the toploader!

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