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ada1grant
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:29 pm    Post subject: choosing a new tranny Reply with quote

I am fixing to purchase a new th350. I have been looking at TCI full manual competiton th350. It is going behind a 540 hp 383 with 456 gears. Does anyone know how well a full manual will hold up for some limited street use?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy from a real vendor, not the Walmart of transmissions.

Ask some local racers and I bet there is someone good with a th350 local.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the full manuel would work on the street. If you like the TCI, go for it. ITs your ride and if someone dosent like it, thats their problem. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depending on where you are, you may want to take a look at these guys:http://www.rosslertrans.com/

I have one of their TH350 full manual's in my street car and it's holding up fine behind a 468 BBC.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those Terminator 2's look pretty good. I do not see any mention of using the 700R-4 roller clutch for 1st gear though. Just an observation.

I put my own together with TCI parts and some GM. Holds fine with a 530 HP 406 that I have no problems.

Can you build your own? I have a parts list that works well.

If you have the $$ you could go with Coan they build some serious transmissions.

http://www.coanracing.com/Catalog.asp?CatClass=03TR

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nothing wrong with tci coan hughes etc etc
i would definately not write off capricemgr's suggestion
look locally (research) esspeacially if you run into a problem
it may be as simple as running the car over to them for a little diagnosis vs taking it out and sending it back

just a thought

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a full manual T350 with a fluid release brake in my wagon,it works great.36 element intermediate drum,Alto reds,Kolene steels,fully rollerized,B&M deep pan.8" convertor flashes to 5200 rpm no problems with heat.I do change fluid alot,because it shears the fluid in convetor the whole time you drive it.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too like the local route. better chance of quick turn arounds, If something goes. (lets see one week to the vender, a couple of days on the bench, a week back home = 1/2 month down time, if your lucky. Shocked Mad it could go the same time with a local though. Mad
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could just buy 2 $$$$ Shocked and swap em if you have a problem. That would keep down time to a minimum.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul P wrote:
You could just buy 2 $$$$ Shocked and swap em if you have a problem. That would keep down time to a minimum.





can i call you "money bags" Laughing Laughing Laughing Shocked

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. I happened to be lucky enough to be able to Build,Modify and Repair my own. It still hurts buying a converter or parts. Money bags is not my title any more I'm married with house and kids..... Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
No. I happened to be lucky enough to be able to Build,Modify and Repair my own. It still hurts buying a converter or parts. Money bags is not my title any more I'm married with house and kids.....

I second that......Clay
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