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What trannies will work?
Posted 24 November 2005 - 04:54 PM
The FWD tranny shift linkage hooks up to the end of the tailpiece (where the rear propeller shaft would go on an AWD car). By the time I manage anything to hook up to it, the shift linkage will be sticking WAY out of the back of the car.
I've got about 24" from the center line of the rear wheels to the rear bumper of the car. The FWD tranny with a linkage attached is something more like 30" long.
What other options do I have? Is there a shorter Subie tranny? How about an AWD tranny with the rear output blocked off? Will a Porsche tranny work? Other ideas?
I'm too far into this to quit, but this is a big setback.
Posted 24 November 2005 - 09:37 PM
Is this car purely a challenge car or do you want to end up with something road legal?
Posted 24 November 2005 - 11:20 PM
If I break open the tail of the tranny, can I convert it to have it's shift linkage top mount?
Posted 24 November 2005 - 11:27 PM
Posted 25 November 2005 - 09:11 AM
Posted 25 November 2005 - 10:21 AM
Posted 25 November 2005 - 10:41 AM
you can run an AWD trans in FWD. for a manual AWD you'd have to lock the center differential (just pull the lever and leave it). and for an XT6 auto AWD you could keep the FWD circuit and leave that fuse in place. or you can lock the Duty solenoid C at all times and just have the rear output shaft spinning for nothing. not sure the long term effects on the solenoid...say 20,000 miles it might not like a 100% duty cycle, but may be fine. might be a waste of power to, don't know. i've personally done all of the above though with no issues. the advantage i guess would be that the AWD trans and probably the FWD trans that benebob mentioned (from an XT6) have the shifter linkage far up front on the side of the trans, relatively close to the engine. so if the linkage location is a serious issue the AWD or FWD XT6 trans may be an option, though i don't know their lengths. someone has to know this basic info though.
but i can't imagine the AWD trans being any shorter than the FWD trans, so if raw length is an issue then it may not be helpful at all.
you live in Americus Georgia. do you know chris (cletus) faircloth? i went to school with him in atlanta.
Posted 13 December 2005 - 01:54 AM
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