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Today 08:05 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I think he is changing his user name.......NeedAnotherProject

John
Are you sure it isn't " Ooooh, Sparkly, Mine!"

BB
Today 08:00 PM
MARTINSR I got the pull cord changed in my Stilh edger.

BRian
Today 06:48 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Rodnit View Post
I agree. You could use another project, Mitch......
I think he is changing his user name.......NeedAnotherProject

John
Today 06:41 PM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
I like your coupe for a rod,but the sedan makes a GREAT cruiser,and another couple can go with you ,out fir a meal,or just cruising ,mabe a car show
I agree. You could use another project, Mitch......
Today 06:39 PM
John long
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This is a parts car for the coupe. The front clip is in much better condition and will be less costly in time and money to iron out for paint. I'll put the clip from the coupe back on here and flip it. It has the original tags and title.
Sounds good to me. Did you check on the door in Atlanta?

John
Today 06:32 PM
496CHEVY3100 I like your coupe for a rod,but the sedan makes a GREAT cruiser,and another couple can go with you ,out fir a meal,or just cruising ,mabe a car show
Today 05:20 PM
Too Many Projects This is a parts car for the coupe. The front clip is in much better condition and will be less costly in time and money to iron out for paint. I'll put the clip from the coupe back on here and flip it. It has the original tags and title.
Today 05:03 PM
John long
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I took the trailer for a walk today and it found another stray to bring home...



Pretty cool. Do you have lots of stuff left from your coupe build that will be usefull for it?

John
Today 04:45 PM
John long Lots of grinding welds and cleaning for me today!

John

Today 04:11 PM
Rodnit
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I took the trailer for a walk today and it found another stray to bring home...
Mitch, you're crazy, man~! Haha...... I love it!!!!!!!!!!!
Today 04:07 PM
Too Many Projects
Uh, oh

I took the trailer for a walk today and it found another stray to bring home...



Today 09:16 AM
adantessr [QUOTE=Too Many Projects;3995033]I worked on Christmas shopping for my '54 210..
I called an add in the MSRA Linechaser about a 1957 Chev posi axle. It has been heavily modified for use in a 1933 Ford. The owner said he "thought " it had 4.10 gears. I also bought a 1956 axle housing with non-posi center section, hoping for a better gear ratio. He had a 3rd center section only with 3.36 gears that I was thinking of buying but wanted to see what I had in the other 2 first.
I pulled the non-posi first and it is 3.08 ratio. Not really what I was hoping for, and I was going to call the guy and tell him I would buy the 3.36 section. I then decided to see what was actually in the posi, so I pulled that and it has 3.36 gears !!! I have no idea how he thought they were 4.10, but I'm happy with 3.36. I now have an open drive axle for the '54. I'll look for an S10 5 speed over the winter, cheap, and have this on the road next summer..

I have a 1957 rear gear with 3.36 ratio in my T bucket. With the 700R4 in front of it , it is the perfect combination. IMHO
Today 09:07 AM
John long
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IF I were to buy a new Tremec, it would go in the SS.

Lots of good info on 5speed.com about these transmissions. The WC is the only one I would consider for the '54. The 292 is the common bellhousing bolt pattern. The engine had plenty of torque in stock, low compression, form. Mine is estimated at 320-350 lbs ft...

Your 454 will have plenty of torque to move the car once it's rolling. It's that period of time from the dead stop that can be hard on the disc. If it is the M20, you'll be good. My SS has the M20 with 3.31 gears and 28" tall tires. Very little slippage needed to get to full engagement. The new engine may be a different story as it isn't a truck torque motor. The new cam may not provide enough torque below 1800 to achieve a smooth engagement. The TKO600 may be a "necessary" addition in the near future...
I agree Mitch.

My roadster runs a '88 S-10 NWC from I think a 2.8. The engine is pretty well built with about 265 CI and with a 4 inch stroke it has gobs of torque. I don't baby it but I don't dump the clutch either. I think you would be fine with the early T-5 for normal driving. I have a friend who runs one in a '52 with a 350 and has been driving it for a couple of years. Key word here is he drives it, He does not hot rod it. I will admit, I have a spare trans tucked back.....Just in case.
Today 08:49 AM
Too Many Projects IF I were to buy a new Tremec, it would go in the SS.

Lots of good info on 5speed.com about these transmissions. The WC is the only one I would consider for the '54. The 292 is the common bellhousing bolt pattern. The engine had plenty of torque in stock, low compression, form. Mine is estimated at 320-350 lbs ft...

Your 454 will have plenty of torque to move the car once it's rolling. It's that period of time from the dead stop that can be hard on the disc. If it is the M20, you'll be good. My SS has the M20 with 3.31 gears and 28" tall tires. Very little slippage needed to get to full engagement. The new engine may be a different story as it isn't a truck torque motor. The new cam may not provide enough torque below 1800 to achieve a smooth engagement. The TKO600 may be a "necessary" addition in the near future...
Today 08:27 AM
John long
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John, what year S10 5 speed do I need to bolt up to a traditional bellhousing ?? All I keep coming up with are integral bells using hydraulic release bearings. Not sure I want to go that route, but it may be easier to convert from the auto ?
Late to mid 80's had seperate bell housings but they are not terribly strong and I don't think the bell will bolt to a pre '55 engine. I am not sure I am right on this but be sure to research it.


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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
this might help someone somedayMuncie 4 Speed Transmissions


with a 350 or higher ,lower numericaly ,I prefer the wide ratio Muncie it was designed for heavier cars so starting movement without riding or slipping clutch

But there id nothing like the sound of a close ratio m22 behind a high reving small block
Mine should be an M20 from what I remember. In either case though, I believe the 454 would have the torque to handle it.

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Doing more research on this, I don't think I want an s10 trans behind the 292. Too much torque. Looks like a WC T5 is the way to go.
None of the T-5's are very tough. The tow rating on my full sized silverado with V-8 and 5 speed is less than with an automatic. If you're going to abuse it you probably ought to spring for a Tremac.

John
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