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 Post subject: Re: Trickflow top end kit - ECU advice needed
Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:30 pm 
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They all got T5's. V8's got Tremec T5's, stronger than a Borg Warner, but not by much. Who at Mal Wood told you that, as I'm fairly sure a TKO will not fit as they are substantially shorter than an AU 5 speed.


Didn't the T3 series have the TKO 5 spd? still not as strong as T56 though.

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 Post subject: Re: Trickflow top end kit - ECU advice needed
Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:16 am 
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67RCE wrote:
They all got T5's. V8's got Tremec T5's, stronger than a Borg Warner, but not by much. Who at Mal Wood told you that, as I'm fairly sure a TKO will not fit as they are substantially shorter than an AU 5 speed.



Paul at Mal Woods has sent me a quote on the TKO, so yes it does fit an AU, though he also says...

The T56 is a better fit, as the TKO goes VERY close to the floor in the shifter area.

When i was speaking to him over the phone, there was no doubt the TKO did fit... as i was pushing that box for it holds 600 pounds of torque and its a cheaper conversion.... and without sounding like a d**k - but i actually like 5 speeds.

More to the point - I've never owned a 6 speed.

Engine is coming along, hopefully we will fire it up this wednesday.

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: Trickflow top end kit - ECU advice needed
Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:06 am 
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bluestripes wrote:
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They all got T5's. V8's got Tremec T5's, stronger than a Borg Warner, but not by much. Who at Mal Wood told you that, as I'm fairly sure a TKO will not fit as they are substantially shorter than an AU 5 speed.



Paul at Mal Woods has sent me a quote on the TKO, so yes it does fit an AU, though he also says...

The T56 is a better fit, as the TKO goes VERY close to the floor in the shifter area.

When i was speaking to him over the phone, there was no doubt the TKO did fit... as i was pushing that box for it holds 600 pounds of torque and its a cheaper conversion.... and without sounding like a d**k - but iv actually like 5 speeds.

More to the point - I've never owned a 6 speed.

Engine is coming along, hopefully we will fire it up this wednesday.


Epic backpedal then. If Paul said it fits I don't doubt him. He is quite knowledgeable on these things!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Trickflow top end kit - ECU advice needed
Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:48 pm 
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If installing T56 you will need 4-1 headers, because the Tri-Y foul the starter motor that is positioned on the other side.

also will need to possibly shorten tailshaft.

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Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:23 pm 
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TKFD wrote:
67RCE wrote:
They all got T5's. V8's got Tremec T5's, stronger than a Borg Warner, but not by much. Who at Mal Wood told you that, as I'm fairly sure a TKO will not fit as they are substantially shorter than an AU 5 speed.


Didn't the T3 series have the TKO 5 spd? still not as strong as T56 though.



I think you meen TKO600>>T56 as far as strenght gose...Plus if you want to go stonger again (I dont think you will need to while its n/a) there are alot of other parts for the tko to make them much stronger again.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:05 pm 
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Dream build is, Dart 363 "cruiser", TKO 600 5 speed, custom tailshaft, euton posi diff with tuned ratio, plus premium brake upgrade, pacemaker tuned pipes.... Plus body work.

Realistically - that a $20k plus build.

Over the last 6 weeks I've spent about $7k thus far, and I still need tyres, chip and tune.

Main problem with my dream build is that I've brought the wrong trickflow top end kit, TB, injectors and Pro-M MAF for the Dart. So now I'm thinking if this current engine lacks power, just lightly stroke my old block to 331 and have my fun as a daily driver.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Trickflow top end kit - ECU advice needed
Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:01 pm 
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Yeh its a shame you got the wrong stuff mate.
Ether way it sounds like its going to be a pritty tuff build

 

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