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68 S-code GT
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posted 09-29-2002 08:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How much horsepower and torque can a stock top loader and T-5 handle?

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posted 09-29-2002 11:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Top loader near 500 HP, T-5 anything over 350 is pushing it.

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posted 09-29-2002 05:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Almost afraid to ask... how about a T-10? Hasn't broke yet (no slicks yet either), but it'll have a toploader before I take this car to the track.

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68 S-code GT
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posted 09-29-2002 09:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So I guess that the T5 will not hold up to the 351 stroker I'm thinking of. It would be nice to have that 5th gear.

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Top loader near 500 HP, T-5 anything over 350 is pushing it.


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MrWesson22
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posted 09-29-2002 11:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrWesson22   Click Here to Email MrWesson22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Put a tremec in it.

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TomP
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A T5 will live behine a 600" Boss 429 if you drive like an old lady (tho not Shirley Muldowney!)

You can also bust one with a mild 302.

Driving style determines most of it,but i still wouldn't use a T5 behind any 351.

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ccode67
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I have the Ford Racing Z-spec T-5 behind my 351, no problems so far, and I do rip on it pretty hard sometimes, but my car is a tire frying beast, if I get some sticky tires it may be a parts breaker.

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cpmaverick
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I'd say a T-5 can handlequite a bit of horsepower, as long as you always run street tires and never launch the car. If you plan on drag racing, ever, don't get one

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posted 10-03-2002 06:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I always liked the Dough Nash transmissions, but they are expensive even when used! I think Richmond now makes it. It can handle 450 foot pounds of torque.

Whats a T-56?

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