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65_289
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posted 03-06-2002 04:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Who makes the best 4 or 5 speed racing tranny? After I get a daily driver, I plan on a stroker with some nasty hp numbers. Don't think the 3550 can hack 500hp. Jerico? Liberty? Some websites would be cool too.

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1965 Coupe, Tremec 3550, Steeda Tri-Ax, Cable Clutch conversion, 9" N case, 4.11's, Detroit Soft Locker, 31 spline Moser axles, Daytona pinion support,, Biondo Line Lock, Ford XB3 longblock, x303 heads, B-Cam, 9:1 comp., Tri-y headers, cut-outs, Ford Racing high-torque mini-starter, Pertronix Ignitor & Flamethrower coil, 650 double pumper, Edelbrock RPM intake, K&N air, Holley electric fuel pump & AFPR, dual 2-chamber Flowmasters, Summit 3-way fronts, Rancho 5-way rears, 5-leaf springs, Chrome Export Brace, Griffen Radiator, Comp. Eng. subs.

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Daniel Jones
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posted 03-06-2002 04:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Jones   Click Here to Email Daniel Jones     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A buddy runs a Tremec TKO behind a 500HP 428CJ that runs 11's in the 1/4 mile on street tires. No problems so far but he's put the hurt on two 9" rears (fixed with the addition of the Daytona pinion bearing support). The TKO is more of a street tranny than the others on your list. Pick it if you want something to use on the street, pick one of the others if it's a dedicated strip car.

Dan Jones

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65_289
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posted 03-06-2002 06:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Daniel Jones:
A buddy runs a Tremec TKO behind a 500HP 428CJ that runs 11's in the 1/4 mile on street tires. No problems so far but he's put the hurt on two 9" rears (fixed with the addition of the Daytona pinion bearing support). The TKO is more of a street tranny than the others on your list. Pick it if you want something to use on the street, pick one of the others if it's a dedicated strip car.

Dan Jones

What about slicks? I'd be running slicks.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-06-2002 06:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jerico is the top of the line.
http://www.jericoperformance.com/

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n2oMike
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posted 03-06-2002 06:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If it will see any significant street mileage, stay away from the 'racing' transmissions. The Tremec is a good unit (it's what the 351W powered 95 Cobra R came with). The TKO and the TKO 2 are even stronger. These use a 26 spline input shaft and 31 spline (C6) output. Install a good shifter, and be happy. Slicks won't be a problem.

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Mike Burch
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TomP
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posted 03-07-2002 03:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i'd suggest using a Richmond 5 speed, the gear ratios would be more suitable.

The Jerico 5 speed is much more money than their 4 speed. They can be fitted with road race sliders to be made more streetable.... besides... maybe it's just todays wuss society where folks don't know how to use a manual window crank anymore but synchromesh trannies weren't always used in cars.

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TomP
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posted 03-07-2002 04:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

http://www.richmondgear.com/ (click "catalog")

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n2oMike
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posted 03-07-2002 07:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Tremec is a really nice street/strip transmission... hence it's popularity. I believe the standard unit has a fairly steep overdrive, but I believe the TKO 2 has a 0.83 ratio, which is really nice. The TKO's also come with large 26 spline inputs and 31 spline outputs... unlike the old Richmond 'Nash' closer ratio unit. 5-speed trannys have come a long way. I'd use a Tremec in a street/strip car in a NY minute. Check out the top vendors for more detailed info.

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
http://www.geocities.com/carbedstangs/cmml_mburch.html
http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/healey/367
http://www.mustangworks.com/cgi-bin/moi-display.cgi?220

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