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what transmission will work for longitudinal mount.. and hold hp by ttt123
Started on: 04-29-2014 11:26 AM
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Last post by: ttt123 on 04-30-2014 07:50 AM
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Report this Post04-29-2014 11:26 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ttt123Click Here to Email ttt123Send a Private Message to ttt123Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
so i have my eye on a couple kits for the fiero and if i get one I'm going to want to do a turbo sbc mounted longitudinally... what are my options. i checked prices on a g50... ouch!! i know its a great trans but starting at $4k is ... wow. i can get a 915 trans for around $1000 to $2000 put i heard they dont hold much more then 300hp. any input on this set up?

my hp goals would be (kinda wide) between 450hp to 600hp.

not a dreamer.. have the funds and doing the research before i pull the trigger. thank you for any input.
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Report this Post04-29-2014 04:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for gem1138Click Here to Email gem1138Send a Private Message to gem1138Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Have you considered the TH-425 used in Toronados, Eldorados and the GMC motor home? They weren't used with that much power but the stress the transaxle sees is limited by the amount of power transmitted to the road which in turn is limited by the weight on the driven wheels.
Here's a photo of an LT1 installed with such a transaxle:
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Report this Post04-29-2014 09:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ttt123Click Here to Email ttt123Send a Private Message to ttt123Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
is that a three speed trans ?

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Yes.
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The 325-4L was a 4 speed trans found in the 82-85 Rivs, Toros, and Caddys
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Originally posted by seajai:

The 325-4L was a 4 speed trans found in the 82-85 Rivs, Toros, and Caddys


automatic, correct? is there a manual trans that will work?

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Report this Post04-30-2014 07:19 AM Click Here to See the Profile for TXGOODClick Here to visit TXGOOD's HomePageSend a Private Message to TXGOODEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Are you going to use a kit that will require a stretch frame?
If so, they don`t take a whole lot of horsepower but some people have used the Audi 016 5-speed with a Kennedy adapter.
The 016 has a slave cylinder similar to the Fiero and shifts very similar to the same way.
I happen to have one that I will probably never use if you are interested.

http://www.kennedyenginc.com/Pages/default.aspx

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Report this Post04-30-2014 07:50 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ttt123Click Here to Email ttt123Send a Private Message to ttt123Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
well i bought the molds for this kit last night so ...


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