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grandestang
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posted 04-06-2003 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for grandestang   Click Here to Email grandestang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can't seem to find anyone but Transgo that makes a shift kit. Any other names?

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MAV
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posted 04-06-2003 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MAV   Click Here to Email MAV     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I once had a B+M transpack shift kit in an FMX and it worked VERY well.

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RonnieT
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posted 04-06-2003 10:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RonnieT   Click Here to Email RonnieT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Transgo and I think Fairbanks were the only companys I found that still made shift kits for the FMX a few years ago. Not a lot of demand for them, so most of the companys quit making them.

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Moneymaker
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posted 04-06-2003 11:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can just send you valve body to JPT or buy an exchange one from them.
517-663-0578 is best. E-mail is [email protected] but they are slow in answering.

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posted 04-07-2003 12:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for popeye   Click Here to Email popeye     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
grand,not trying to be a jerk but I had a FMX trans in my 1969 fastback and took out and put a C4 in it. You will be a lot happier with it not to mention a big weight savings.IMHO the best place for a FMX trans is in the scrap pile.

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posted 04-07-2003 12:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by popeye:
grand,not trying to be a jerk but I had a FMX trans in my 1969 fastback and took out and put a C4 in it. You will be a lot happier with it not to mention a big weight savings.IMHO the best place for a FMX trans is in the scrap pile.


I agree 100%, but if that's all you have and you don't have the money for a nice C-4 then you go with you you got.

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posted 04-07-2003 09:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tomslo   Click Here to Email tomslo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ditto what MAV said.

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grandestang
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posted 04-07-2003 01:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for grandestang   Click Here to Email grandestang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are the FMX's really that worthless? I mean I thought they were real stout and hard to break, but is that all they're good for? OR am I totally wrong? The issue with the FMX is not as much of the expense of a new c-4, but the idea of keeping the car more original.

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posted 04-07-2003 01:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are heavier, but they are pretty tough. Mine has a Trans-Go kit in it, I'm pretty sure. {I installed it about 1979 or so... }

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posted 04-07-2003 08:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RonnieT   Click Here to Email RonnieT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The only reason I am still running the FMX transmission is that it is the original transmission, I found the VIN stamped on it when i had it out a couple of years ago. If I did anything more than cruise around on weekends in it I would swap to a built C-4 and put the FMX in storage.

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posted 04-07-2003 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by grandestang:
Are the FMX's really that worthless? I mean I thought they were real stout and hard to break, but is that all they're good for? OR am I totally wrong? The issue with the FMX is not as much of the expense of a new c-4, but the idea of keeping the car more original.

They are junk as far as a performance transmission.

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