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triumphracer85 06-29-2011 05:20 AM

tremic
 
whats the people opinion's on the tko 600 trans. durability and strength.

Bryan59EC 06-29-2011 06:46 AM

Have no heard of any grenading if that is what you are asking.

I have an old TKO II in my 59 Elky and like it enough that I bought
a 600 for the 66 Elky.

I don't hammer my cars at all---so I have had no issues with either trans

AutoGear 06-29-2011 08:47 AM

Some people love them, some don't like them. Almost always its the way you have to shift the trans in and out of 2nd gear.
Re: durability, if its a street car, with a sane amount of horsepower, there probably won't a problem.
I have had customers who complained about noise issues, but since noise is subjective, I can't comment.
My best advice is before you drop a chunk of cash, try to drive a car with a TKO. If you like it, buy it. If not, be glad you saved your money.

Bryan59EC 06-29-2011 09:03 AM

Good point about the shifting.
They shift nothing like a shifter with rods.

The trans in the 59 whines a bit in 3rd, but all the rest of the gears are quiet
I have not yet got the 66 running yet.

Takes a while to get used to the shifting, but once you have it, they shift pretty nice.

I currently drive cars/pick-ups that have both types of shifters,
internal rail and external rods-----big time difference in shifting manners.

firstgear 06-29-2011 10:58 AM

I have a 600 in my 60 Vette. I like the way it shifts, nice tight shift pattern. That might be a personal preference.

http://images43.fotki.com/v1505/phot...aMedium-vi.jpg

Bryan59EC 06-29-2011 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by firstgear
I have a 600 in my 60 Vette. I like the way it shifts, nice tight shift pattern. That might be a personal preference.

http://images43.fotki.com/v1505/phot...aMedium-vi.jpg


Dude----
You look waaaay to happy in that pic------lotsa teeth :D :D

firstgear 06-29-2011 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bryan59EC
Dude----
You look waaaay to happy in that pic------lotsa teeth :D :D

I smile like that when I drive any of my cars.....if they didn't I would get rid of them.....

AutoGear 06-29-2011 01:48 PM

Thats the right way of thinking. Kudos sir for taking a corvette and making a hot rod out of it!

firstgear 06-29-2011 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AutoGear
Thats the right way of thinking. Kudos sir for taking a corvette and making a hot rod out of it!

My motor...
http://images50.fotki.com/v1525/phot...G_6596a-vi.jpg

And I am building a 63swc with a tube chassis, modern front and rear suspension, LS7, T-56, Kinsler cross ram intake (EFI)......

Bryan59EC 06-29-2011 08:01 PM

Hell, I'd put up with the winters there if I were your neighbor :thumbup: .

I grew up in SE Idaho------that is why I am now in warmer climates :D

AutoGear 06-30-2011 08:48 AM

winter in Ohio...*snicker* how cute

Seriously though...thats some Engine Porn right there...good lord


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