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Hey guys,
This is my gearbox, up close... as you can see there is more teeth missing then a blind guy fighting tyson...
approx. 10 teeth missing off of 3rd gear.
Cheers
Thomo

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ouch! more teeth missing than a 60 year old $2 hooker!

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missing more teeth than a mooreman after knocking on my door... j/k what sorta box was it mate?

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When the clutch drops, the bull[Naughty Pottyword]ting stops...

So 3rd gear is a tad crunchy eh?

Its allright, nothing u cant fix up with a bit of filing. :)

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Heya,

It was a M21 gearbox... the bloody things are made out of chalk...

I want to upgrade to a T5 or the 6 speed VTII holden box, i don't know much about the 6 speed or how hard they are to install... I'll do a bit of reasearch and see how i go...

How tough are T5 gearbox's??? I can get a full kit including a reco box for $2200. My motor will probably put out about 230Kw once the exhaust is changed over.. will a T5 cope with it?

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"6 Speed"

i read somewhere that to buy a new 6 speed gearbox they cost like $7000

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Here is an ad out of the traiding post

Gearbox, brand new ZF 6 spd, suit Ford, Commodore, Corvette, $4200 neg TORONTO 0407-59 6749 Hunter NSW $4,200

It'd probably cost $7k to get a conversion done with a bellhousing, peddle box and tail shaft etc.

Might just get a Toploader... they are a good box I hear...

Thomo

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really if money was no object id have a 6 speed, they have a top gear of around 0.5:1, couple that with a 4.44:1 ratio diff u got blistering tyre smoking in first and lazy boy high way cruising in 6th really what more could u ask for??? 230k's sounds pretty healthy what are u specs? im running a stage 2 cam, mildly ported yt heads, pacemakers and a dual 2.25inch, 600cfm holley and soon a gilmer belt drive, after christmas il be looking into about a stage 3-4 cam with a 2k stally or a 4 speed munchie. i still loved my old m21, was rebuilt abit tuffer than ur adverage m21, still a nice feeling box.

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When the clutch drops, the bull[Naughty Pottyword]ting stops...

Hey, yeah thats exactly what i want, blistering pace off the mark but a pocket full of cash after cruising at 100km/h.

the tonner has from the top.
650 Holley vac 2nds.
Edlebrock preformer Manifold
L34 heads with 60 thou shaved off
double valve springs and the engine guy did something to the guides?
Ported and polished as far as possible
35/75 cam giving heaps of torque from about 2,500rpm till 5,800rpm
60 thou overbore 308 with flat top pistons.
it's got duel 2" exhaust but running through a standard muffler set up thanks to the EPA.

After i get a set of high flo mufflers on it it should hit in the low
to mid 200kw range i am guessing about 230kw's

I want to change the cam to a 30/80 once I get a tough gearbox.

I have run cars with 190kw's and past them comfortably so i think i am in the ball park... correct me if you think i am wrong?

Thomo

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nah sounds about right, im guessing u got a late model red block? how much did the flat tops set you back? im looking forward to seeing yours and evryone elses beast at the oldholden power cruise in 20 days!!! hopfuly ive got my spark plug fouling problem sorted by then...

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When the clutch drops, the bull[Naughty Pottyword]ting stops...

To be honest with you I can't remember... I did the motor up over a few stages and haven't kept track of costs on most things...

I tell you what it's got a bit of punch to it. if i open it right up I can get it to churp into third... well at least there is a reason why third gear is in a puddle of oil at the bottom of my gearbox.

Have we worked out a meeting point for the cruise yet?

Thomo

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i thought 308worx was working on the route we were taking?

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When the clutch drops, the bull[Naughty Pottyword]ting stops...

I haven't seen him on here for a while...

Maybe you and I should come to a conclusion?

there was a bit of interest when we iniated the idea...

whadda you think on a meeting point?

Thomo

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see i dont know sydney too well, i thought we were meeting at hornsby and then driving to parrmatta park for a bbq? btw u wouldnt have a set of hq gts rims lying around would u?

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When the clutch drops, the bull[Naughty Pottyword]ting stops...

I like how you just drop the GTS rims question in there... Sorry no i don't have a set...

you can have 10 broken gearbox teeth for free!!!

I like the meet at hornsby idea.... but we have to set a park or something so we can post it and everyone can work out how to get there...

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Hi guys,

I'm not far away from Horsby, and the missus works up there, so we'll check a few places out and get back to you.

One idea I had was Bobbin Head, but it'll cost $11 to get in if you don't have a National Parks sticker.

Cheers, Steve.

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Sounds good steve....

$11 isn't a worry hey...I'll Try and rally a few of the westie troops and we can get a convoy out there...

find out the best way to get there and what area to meet in that would be awsome...

If you can scope it out and let me know if it's the goods before say thursday that would be good...

Cheers
Thomo

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Another possible box choice for you is the Turbo Supra 6 speed.
Not cheap, but then again none of the high performance boxes are.
And a conversion kit should be availalble like the standard celica/supra to holden 6&8.

I dont reccomend a supra 5 unless its been beefed up.
You 308 sounds a bit to hot for it, plus u like to dump the clutch ;)

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your right Poobs, the supra box is an option...

I know a bloke who is a gearbox mechanic, he would beef one up at a reasonable price...

I might look into it hey...

and yes i do like to let the clutch out a little quick... not so much for burnouts but I like feeling the tourque...

Thomo

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At least look into a turbo supra box... for peace of mind

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