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TomP
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posted 03-11-2002 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
David Kee website has this

http://www.4speedtoploaders.com/white_stripe_toploaders.htm

Wow I have never heard of these, what sorts of cars used them , what other differences were there and are these all large spline?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-12-2002 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anybody know?

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jkilroy
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posted 06-13-2002 09:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am sure Mr. Kee knows his stuff. As he says, "Extremely Rare" and "Used in factory race cars".

I don't think that these "white stripe" trannys were a specific part number but rather regular trannys that had been reworked by hand, for individual racing situations.

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Moneymaker
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posted 06-13-2002 11:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They had part numbers. What do you think that the codes are for?
Just as all 289 HIPO's, and solid lifter 427's, these transmissions were "select fit" in FoMoCo terminology. A former FoMoCo employee and friend of mine Bert Coons, was a product development engineer for the Top Loader program. His Oak Park IL basement was full of "white stripe" parts. He was the trans guru for all of the F/L/M Trans Am teams, and was the full time trans advisor to Bud Moore and the Cougar program in both SCCA and USAC. I had a couple of units from him. I was young and never knew just how special they were at the time. I just needed some hard to find parts and he offered to get me a "select fit" 2.78 low top loader for FREE. They came in small and large input sizes for both big and small blocks. These were all measured and were within absolute close tolerance. They were all obtained from "special" vendors and ordered with "spec" materials. All componants had white stripes. Mainshafts, inputs, clusters, etc. FoMoCo was very serious about their racing in the 60's and very early 70's gang. Lest we all forget the Trans Am, Can Am 494, Nascar, SS drag racing programs and all of the wild stuff that came from them?

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Earle Holt
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posted 06-14-2002 08:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Earle Holt   Click Here to Email Earle Holt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For what it's worth, the toploader I run in my stocker came from David and I love it! I've always found him to be very accessible and if he is not there, he returns my calls promptly.

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Moneymaker
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posted 06-14-2002 11:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Earl, where ya been? Long time no post!

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00, '01, & '02
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Earle Holt
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posted 06-15-2002 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Earle Holt   Click Here to Email Earle Holt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Alex! Yeah, I haven't been on the net much lately. Lots going on. Switched the car to a stick this year which has kept me busy. We got factored 3 hp recently and there are new weight breaks for the stick cars so there's alot happening. Looks like you guys have been running strong this year. I noticed Tony is running some stout numbers. Keep up the good work for the Ford faithful!

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Earle Holt
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posted 06-15-2002 10:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Earle Holt   Click Here to Email Earle Holt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Alex! I haven't been on the net much lately. We swiched the car to a stick this year which has kept us busy. We also got factored 3 hp recently and NHRA changed the weight breaks for stick cars, so it's been constant change for us.

We went to Englishtown and got our first "Wally" for class which was exciting! We were the only car in "P," but it was still fun to get the trophy (and money).

I see you guys are running well again this year. In particular, Tony seems to be running some stout numbers! Keep up the good work for the Ford faithful!

Earle

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Earle Holt
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posted 06-15-2002 10:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Earle Holt   Click Here to Email Earle Holt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As you can see, I'm not very good at this computer stuff!

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Moneymaker
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posted 06-16-2002 11:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You are doing fine Earl.
I went 13.221 and 13.227 @100 MPH with the P/SA convert this weekend in pretty crappy air.
29.07 barometer and 2900 feet AA.
Got real close to your record. Maybe next time.
I have to put a real camshaft in that car I guess. One that doesn't have a FoMoCo part number on it.

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00, '01, & '02
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
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