Bill Sohl wrote:
> Question: Why wouldn't this 5 speed conversion
> also fit a TR-3 or 4? The TR-6 gearbox bolts right in
> to the 3 or 4 and only needs a trans mount redrilled
> or repositioned to line everything up.
> Just a thought.
> Bill Sohl
> > > Sorry to post twice on the same subject....but for the visually inclined
> > > me I'va attached a print ad of the 5 speed conversion. This too came from
> > > ebay with an opening bid price of $1175.
> > >
> > > Add reads: "This is a brand new kit to convert a Triumph TR-6(TR-250) to a
> > > modern Toyota Supra five speed gearbox. Kit includes new
> > > bellhousing, clutch disc, speedo cable, rear mount, shifter, and good used
> > > gearbox. Mounts in car without any bod modifications."
> > >
> > > See attachment for jpg photo of complete unit.
> > >
> > > Comments? I promise I won't post anymore photos on the subject....but this
> > > really caught my racers eye. hmmmmm. (Two more hours to land in LAX ....)
> > >
> > > Anyone bidding? (I buy cars for these prices....not transmissions).
> > >
> > > Bill Burroughs, #195 TR4A IRS
> > > E Ticket Triumphs
> > >
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> > > [Image]
> > Here's my second post on this subject, too, and also my promise to sit down
> > shut up after this post.
> > I've constructed an Excel spreadsheet that lists all TR ratios, all Toyota
> > ratios, and the percentage differences between the ratios. Interesting to
> > technophiles, maybe, but I can't send it out to the list because Mark's
> > doesn't allow attachments of this size. If you want a copy, email me and
> > return it to you.
> > The conclusions that I draw from it, all of which may be wrong, of course,
> > 1. If you currently run an overdrive and STANDARD TR gears, the Toyota
> > box gives you the same approximate gaps 3-4-5 as with your TR 3-4-od.
> > 2. If you currently run OD and TR CLOSE ratios, you CANNOT duplicate the TR
> > and standard ratios, but you can play with the TR OD ratios on the
> > gears and make your own interpretation
> > 3. If you run a NON-OD standard box (like I do), and replace with a Toyota
> > RATIO box and use the same diff ratio as you do now, the Toyota gearbox
> > you about the same ratio gaps between 3- 4-5 as a TR close ratio box will
> > you between 2-3-4.
> > The list price for the kit is $1162 not including gearbox. Let's say that
> > sells on eBay for $1000 and that it costs $500 for a Toyota close ratio box
> > (think you can get a pull-apart to correctly identify a CR box vs a std
> > giving a conversion cost of $1500.
> > If I was going to spend $1500 on a gearbox conversion, I would want ratios
> > you get with a CLOSE RATIO TR trans with OD. I don't think you can get that
> > this Toyota conversion.
> > --
> > uncle jack
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