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Offline Stacka

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« on: August 26, 2010, 03:01:28 PM »
Hi Guys
I'm fitting a TKO600 to my 68 vette and was wondering if anyone else has fitted one and if so what tranny oil did they settle for.

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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2010, 03:01:12 PM »
Amsoil Synthetic Manual Synchromesh Transmission Fluid (MTF)     

Is what alot of the track guys are using

I use royal purple


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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2011, 04:13:45 PM »
TKO600 & TKO500 are considered to be the premiere transmissions with quality performance. Have more details on :

http://www.5speedtransmissions.com/tr-3550.html

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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2011, 04:35:18 PM »
I am thinking of something similar did you get a box set up for the vette
 
IE gear shift mechanism off set to the left
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2011, 07:11:48 PM »
Quote from: Bfit link=topic=7794.msg1045939779#msg1045939779
I am thinking of something similar did you get a box set up for the vette
 
IE gear shift mechanism off set to the left
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I will be getting full kit for my car sent very soon.

It includes everything I need for the install from clutch to driveshaft.


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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2011, 08:02:37 AM »
Mick this is what i am looking at

http://www.keislerauto.com/gm/gm-street-rod-kit-car-classic-truck/all-years/keisler-manual-transmission-kits/*-new-product-gm-street-rod/kit-car-5-speed-rs-perfectfit-kit/flypage_tabs.html
their  RS600 I think it will be a good fit in the C3

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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2011, 08:15:09 AM »
I'm pretty sure that box is a strengthened T5. Keisler remanufacture them with stronger internals. (ie parts are not available from anyone but keisler)

I went with a TKO600 as they are a known product. I got a complete auto to manual conversion kit from Amercan powertrain, with a hydraulic clutch set-up. I'm just waiting for it to turn up. It's on a boat somewhere :)

When I was getting quotes from everyone, Keisler were always the most expensive.

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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2011, 10:54:02 AM »
I would love to see some photos when you get the thing fitted
 I change clutch in one of my C3`s  a while back
not a pleasant job .
It was very fiddly to do
 What year is you vehicle
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2011, 08:31:29 PM »
Quote from: Bfit link=topic=7794.msg1045939996#msg1045939996
Mick this is what i am looking at

http://www.keislerauto.com/gm/gm-street-rod-kit-car-classic-truck/all-years/keisler-manual-transmission-kits/*-new-product-gm-street-rod/kit-car-5-speed-rs-perfectfit-kit/flypage_tabs.html
their  RS600 I think it will be a good fit in the C3

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im going this way...

http://www.americanpowertrain.com/cart.htm#ecwid:category=175688&mode=product&product=994888


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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2011, 09:52:21 PM »
Quote from: Bfit link=topic=7794.msg1045940000#msg1045940000
I would love to see some photos when you get the thing fitted
 I change clutch in one of my C3`s  a while back
not a pleasant job .
It was very fiddly to do
 What year is you vehicle
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It's a 73, with a lot of 80 model parts.

I started pulling the dash out tonight :rolleyes: to sort out a few things until the gearbox arrives.  I'll have to take some pics as I go and update the build thread.

I went for the 0.6x overdrive ratio.  I want the revs to drop right back on the highway.  I'll have to change the 3.08 diff for something much shorter for fast acceleration :drag:  No wonder it seemed sluggish with the T350.  The speedo swung around pretty quick thank to the huge torque of the 400sb, but the car didn't have that 'push' in the back.

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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2011, 05:03:01 PM »
Quote from: mick link=topic=7794.msg1045940009#msg1045940009
Quote from: Bfit link=topic=7794.msg1045939996#msg1045939996
Mick this is what i am looking at

http://www.keislerauto.com/gm/gm-street-rod-kit-car-classic-truck/all-years/keisler-manual-transmission-kits/*-new-product-gm-street-rod/kit-car-5-speed-rs-perfectfit-kit/flypage_tabs.html
their  RS600 I think it will be a good fit in the C3

Bfit


im going this way...

Mick have you got you kit yet ?

http://www.americanpowertrain.com/cart.htm#ecwid:category=175688&mode=product&product=994888


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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2011, 05:27:08 PM »
Quote from: Jethro link=topic=7794.msg1045940158#msg1045940158
Quote from: mick link=topic=7794.msg1045940009#msg1045940009
Quote from: Bfit link=topic=7794.msg1045939996#msg1045939996
Mick this is what i am looking at

http://www.keislerauto.com/gm/gm-street-rod-kit-car-classic-truck/all-years/keisler-manual-transmission-kits/*-new-product-gm-street-rod/kit-car-5-speed-rs-perfectfit-kit/flypage_tabs.html
their  RS600 I think it will be a good fit in the C3

Bfit


im going this way...

Mick have you got you kit yet ?

http://www.americanpowertrain.com/cart.htm#ecwid:category=175688&mode=product&product=994888



Yup last week before the dollar dived.

I ended up ringing my contact and had a long talk with him and went mechanical linkage.

their ceramic clutch set up is almost as light as hydraulic and he said they get a few problems with the internal hydraulic setup leaking.


btw Wintersun at Port Mac. has been good fun IM SO TIRED !!!!!