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Rory McNeil
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From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 10-21-2002 02:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone here run a Nash 5 speed race trans? I recently bought an older race Nash,for my 85 Mustang, but now I`m worried about the availability of replacement parts, & different ratio`s. Does G Force sell Nash parts? (I believe they bought the Richmond gear transmission division). If not, who, if anyone does? I certainly don`t need a transmision that I can`t get pieces for!

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78 Fairmont 428 4 speed [email protected]
80 Fairmont 302 5 speed [email protected]
85 Mustang NHRA Stocker under construction, 302 5 speed
59 Meteor (Canadian Ford) 2 dr sedan 332, auto
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Buster
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From: Orlando
Registered: May 2002

posted 10-21-2002 08:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Joe Liberty sells the gears and repairs the gears as well.

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Mpcoluv
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From: Charlotte NC usa
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 10-21-2002 10:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The G-force transmissions LOOK like the Nash/Richmond gear units......Expensive though....

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kid vishus
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From: middle of NC
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 10-21-2002 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One bad thing I do know about the old Nash 4 speeds is, it seemed like all the guys thatused to run them stopped running them becasue they broke all the time. The local stick shift group in iowa, http://www.geocities.com/supershifters/ very few if any of them guys use the old Nash 5 speed anymore. They all switched to Libertys and the like.

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Rory McNeil
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From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 10-21-2002 11:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
KV, there are a few guys around here running Nash 5 speeds, mostly mid 11-high 9 sec. ET`s, & they don`t normally break them, however, it seems that the Nash(& most other "pro shift" type trans)DO require regular teardowns for maintanence. It would appear that the shifting "lugs" on the gears, & the sliders get chewed up some from use, & taking the trans apart now & then is require to clean up the points with a die grinder. Due to the split case design of the Nash 5 speed, this is a pretty quick & easy task to perform, compared to a toploader or even my Jerico 4 speed.Cosidering that my 85 Mustang will likely never run quicker than 12 second 1/4 mile ET`s for a LOOOONG time, breakage is not something I`m anticipating. However the ability to try different ratio`s, & replace worn components IS of concern. Since the rules allow me to use either a 4 or 5 speed, I THINK the 5 speeds closer gear spreads SHOULD help my low HP engine stay in it`s power band better than a 4 speed, but that`s all just an educated guess at this point. I had considered taking the Jerico out of the 428 Fairmont, but I would need to change to ratio`s for the weaker engine,plus I don`t really want to use my low 10 second car as a "parts car" for what should be a mid-high 12 second piece. And a second Jerico is not in the cards financially, for quite a while.

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78 Fairmont 428 4 speed [email protected]
80 Fairmont 302 5 speed [email protected]
85 Mustang NHRA Stocker under construction, 302 5 speed
59 Meteor (Canadian Ford) 2 dr sedan 332, auto
74 F350 ramp truck 390 4spd

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Stephen & Horace Johnson
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From: Gadsden, AL
Registered: Jul 2002

posted 01-17-2003 02:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stephen & Horace Johnson   Click Here to Email Stephen & Horace Johnson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Rory... my dad has a g-force trans for sale if you are interested.. it has a 1-3-4-5 shift pattern.. we can't use it anymore because NHRA refactored us.. and its too heavy...

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Stephen Johnson #2162
Horace Johnson #2167
NHRA-IHRA SS/D 427 Ford Fairlane (Ex-Van Cleve)
1985 Mustang FFW True Street 11.86 @115mph (N/A)

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Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 01-17-2003 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Stephen & Horace Johnson:
it has a 1-3-4-5 shift pattern

1-3-4-5 ????

That first 1-3 shift must be one hell of a manuver.

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Buster
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From: Orlando
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posted 01-17-2003 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
lmbo.... 1 3 4 5 lots of people have problems going from 2nd to 3rd, lol.

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Stephen & Horace Johnson
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From: Gadsden, AL
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posted 01-18-2003 02:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stephen & Horace Johnson   Click Here to Email Stephen & Horace Johnson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Alex you should try it.. ya might like it.. ..lol.. I know that g-force shifts better now then the jerico did brand new.. its a great trans. just a little heavy.. can we say 120lbs..

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Stephen Johnson #2162
Horace Johnson #2167
NHRA-IHRA SS/D 427 Ford Fairlane (Ex-Van Cleve)
1985 Mustang FFW True Street 11.86 @115mph (N/A)

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