The Ripper : Transmission Swap P1

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The Ripper : Transmission Swap P1

This weeks simple project was to try to get the new transmission fitted into the car. The new gearbox is different then the Tremec TKO 5 speed that was in the car and also different then the original top loader that was in the car. The new Texas Transmission T101A is a heavy duty gearbox from some Nascar or related type of racing. It’s similar to a T10, but bigger in some dimensions. The first issue was to “get the shifter in the hole”. So the blown engine block was bolted to the Tilton bell housing and then transmission and dropped back in the car. Motorator Matt helps out the Professor in some minor hacking to the transmission tunnel. Against better judgment Ganz didn’t cut enough…



Transmission Tunnel Video

5 Responses to “The Ripper : Transmission Swap P1”

  1. Andy says:

    lol same creeper i’ve got. Works great!

  2. Joe says:

    Thanks guys.
    All of these videos are very inspirational.
    LOVE the FrankenMiata feature.Makes me think a piss poor schmuck such as myself can have a lot of fun on the cheap.

    p.s. $53 or ~$290 to register? I lived in northern IL. A winter beater(aka expendable car that has a working heater) purchase price $250,to register $300.

    • Joe says:

      So no pt 2 video?I saw the pics,but no video.
      Not complaining,just asking.

      • CarCast says:

        Joe –

        No problem, I think we have a bit more video on this, but I can’t remember. I will have to check and see what we got on when I get back.

        I guess the motor is out now I could roll some more as we get it back in, that might show the rest of the job.

        The registration is a shake down in many states it seems…

        Sandy

      • CarCast says:

        Joe –

        No additional video except the FAIL video. I also added a bunch more pictures of the process.

        Sandy


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