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saginaw 4 speed can it be done?

i was considering using a saginaw with the 3.11 1st gear. how are you guys getting them to hold up at the drag strip?

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I think that's the Vega/Monza 4 speed and I've been told it is very weak
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i figured as much, anybody have the ratios for saginaws?
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very weak

I myself have killed many of those... with todays junk yards you could find a much stronger tranny out of a camaro or something like that.
and probably save a little cash...
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if i could afford t-10 thats what id have or an m21 but alot of the junkayrds here want way to much for stuff. but newer camaro like the t-56's??????
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I think that's the Vega/Monza 4 speed and I've been told it is very weak
The Saginaw came in Corvettes, Camaros, Impalas, Novas and a host of other GM mid sized cars and pickups as well as the Vega/Monza. It's a very good mid power 4 speed. However, if you're going racing with big HP then a Muncie might be a better choice.

I'm using a Saginaw behind the Hemi in my Deuce (its under construction at the moment) but that car is strictly for cruising and will NOT see the strip.
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and would be quite light, which would put less strain on it.....
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The Saginaw came in Corvettes, Camaros, Impalas, Novas and a host of other GM mid sized cars and pickups as well as the Vega/Monza.
Yes. Even a new 1968 HUGE & HEAVY SS Impala w. 396!!

Also, a 65 SS 327 chevelle I had, among others..

I did use one from a lo mile Monza back in 1980 in a roadster that took some pounding I bought the lo mile Sag for $100 and figured it would be in better shape than a "hammered since new" Muncie or Borg
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is there anyway to even beef them up?
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http://www.dandltransmission.com/saginaw.html has a ratio guide, ID info, and parts.
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thanks for that link , im going to at least stuff it in there so i can drive it on the street alot more. car only had 39k original miles with original motor and tranny so its not that used thats a plus.
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anybody got a 153 tooth flywheel laying around that i can buy and use?
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I used the one off my 1974 4cyl Vega on my 1975 262 V8 Monza . Same casting# 153 teeth . Later use that Flywheel on a 350 that Went in to that car ?
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i didnt think the vega flywheel was big enough? what size is the stock clutch 10.4-10.5 ? that flywheel just seems tiny, because im doing the clutch in my truck big oll honkin flywheel in that thing .
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Some of the 3rd-gen Camaros with 305's and 5-speeds used a 153-tooth wheel. Be sure you get one that matches your rear crank seal design.

Also, 6-cylinder, 307, & 327 Camaros & Novas from '68-'74 or so also used the smaller wheels in standard-duty applications. Chevelles likely did, too, but I won't swear to it. The biggest clutch that fits on that one is 10.4" (10-3/8"), although 6's & 307's used a pressure plate that was only 10".
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