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jethat

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My new transmision is in..
« on: September 16, 2010, 10:55:55 AM »
The TKO 600 I ordered from Kesslier is installed an I'm waiting for the drive line witch is taking forever. Called them last tuesday with the measurements and they havent shipped it yet. I should have went with a local one but they would only knock $100 off the kit price if I did that.
If anyone ever does the kit deal be aware they only include a clutch friction disc I had to buy a clutch kit to get the pressure plate and throwout bearing. If I had it to do over again I would only buy the transmission and the cross member the rest i'd piece together..
It's been an interestinng summer for my car. It has a new Rear end new rear disc brakes new rear springs that are 5 leaf instead of 4 and its been converted to a 5 speed instead of the stock 4 speed. Probably will get it done just in time to put it in storage for the winter..

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Re: My new transmision is in..
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2010, 11:04:11 AM »
Yeah, but you will have it completed by Spring.  Sounds like you have everything under control.  Good Job!

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Re: My new transmision is in..
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010, 03:24:05 PM »
I had the same issue with the driveshaft when I did my conversion earlier this year.  Talk to Gene in Sales and he will get them to get on it and get it done.  Do not expect the folks on the service side to get it right-go to sales-trust me on this one.

As it turned out, locally, the existing driveshaft could have been modified with the proper slipjoint for a local cost of about $60.00 or an aluminum with their slip joint and a supplie yoke would have been about $375.00

I changed center sections on mine last month and the slight difference in depth (about 3/8th of an inch) resulted in the Keisler driveshaft being too long and having to be cut.

Check your driveshaft through a full range of suspension travel for any binding.


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Re: My new transmision is in..
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2010, 06:29:30 PM »
I gave the measurement to Gene via e-mail. I also E-mailed him today early this morning and hvent heard back. If I dont get notification of shipment by tuesday I'll call them. I cant say i'm real happy with the whole deal the clutch thing was irritating..

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Re: My new transmision is in..
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2010, 07:04:47 PM »
I didn't replace my clutch as I had a throwout bearing failure just a few months earlier and had put a nice centerforce dual friction clutch in my car.  Since it was compatible, that was the route I went.

When you see what you get, it does appear you could do it cheaper if you sourced the parts individually, but with the T-45 Keisler does some upgrades and makes it compatible with my existing clutch and pressure plate and bellhousing-not sure with the TKO, but they do have a good reputation.

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Re: My new transmision is in..
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2010, 07:41:15 PM »
I had them do the modification that fixes the 3-4 shift problem under high RPM in the TKO600. So will see how it goes. I would have not thought twice about giving them another $100 or so bucks for the complete clutch kit. I had to get a complete clutch kit to get the pressure plate and throwout bearing. They included a speedo cable that I didnt need the stock one would have worked all I needed was the speedo gear that was correctly calibrated.. I replaced the stock one with  the new one only because The sent it and it was a PITA..
I think I could have saved a few hundred bucks at least. Tranny is $2200 from them on E-bay and I think the crossmember they sell for $350. I paid about $3800 but that included the modification.. all told the tranny swap is costing me a bit over 4 grand..

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Re: My new transmision is in..
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2010, 08:24:21 PM »
yeah, it is sure cheap working on these cars LOL

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Re: My new transmision is in..
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2010, 07:04:11 AM »
I would rather fix the old classics than to pay the monthly payments on a new Mustang.  I just had my "65" inspected and it passed with flying colors.  How many times do you folks get an "ooooh" what a beautiful car from folks in the parking lot?   ;D

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Re: My new transmision is in..
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2010, 07:58:49 AM »
Every time I drive it, I even had a girl throw her undies at me as I cruised by LOL

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Re: My new transmision is in..
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2010, 09:50:34 AM »
I had a conversation via E-mail today with Gene.. Told him they were late, he claimed they were not and i forwarded the e-mail from ordering it.. Proving they were.. So he says they'll ship it today. I ordered it on the 7th.. A week for shipping it'll be 3-4 weeks to get it.. Way to long. I know a drive line can be made in couple of hours.
Hate being held up..

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Re: My new transmision is in..
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2010, 10:42:17 PM »
Its all done.. Took it out for a nice break in cruise from where I live in Salt Lake City to Evanston Wyoming on Sunday. About 220 mile round trip. Used a little over 1/2 a tank of gas. Car is totally different. It will cruise 75-80 no problem infact 75 is about 2500 RPM. The tranny is great. The New rear disc brakes are weird, Think I need a proportioning valve. I took the stock one out. The rear brakes work to good they lock up to soon. The pedal travels to far to. I think a proportioning valve would fix that. Gonna get one in the spring. The car goes in storage in 2 weeks and i'm a little burned out working on it right now. The car is MUCH more enjoyable to drive. I think I'll take a couple road trips next year.. I think the gas mileage is going to be way better to..

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Re: My new transmision is in..
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2010, 03:30:18 PM »
If anyone ever does the kit deal be aware they only include a clutch friction disc I had to buy a clutch kit to get the pressure plate and throwout bearing. If I had it to do over again I would only buy the transmission and the cross member the rest i'd piece together..It's been an interestinng summer for my car.



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Re: My new transmision is in..
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2010, 05:32:47 PM »
If anyone ever does the kit deal be aware they only include a clutch friction disc I had to buy a clutch kit to get the pressure plate and throwout bearing. If I had it to do over again I would only buy the transmission and the cross member the rest i'd piece together..It's been an interestinng summer for my car.

But it sure is fun working on them, isn't it?



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Re: My new transmision is in..
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2010, 05:34:25 PM »
If anyone ever does the kit deal be aware they only include a clutch friction disc I had to buy a clutch kit to get the pressure plate and throwout bearing. If I had it to do over again I would only buy the transmission and the cross member the rest i'd piece together..It's been an interestinng summer for my car.




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Re: My new transmision is in..
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2010, 11:53:47 PM »
Put 600 miles on my car over the holiday with my 5 speed and with the 4.63 rear gear back installed in the rear end. LOL  managed 16 MPG on one leg of the trip. 14 on the second leg and with a 1 hour traffic jam that allowed me to go a total of 5 miles somewhere around 12 miles per gallon.

With the 4.63 and the original 4 speed I would have never been able to put up with the high revs of the engine or the sub 10 MPG

I've changed to 17 inch rims and 255 45 17 tires in back in preparation for the rear disc brakes.  I'm looking forward to your report on adding a proportioning valve

I did stop on the way back and assisted a mustanger with a 72 Mustang with a 302 who was having engine trouble.  Setting points by eye is not the best way to do it, but it got him on the road.

 

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