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Re: [Fot] tranny case locating dowels on at TR6

To: "Kramer, Robert" <>
Subject: Re: [Fot] tranny case locating dowels on at TR6
From: Allen Washatko <>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 08:35:38 -0500

The tophat bushing in the TR6 transmission is a weak spot along with 
the retainer clip between the lay and reverse shafts. Also, the roller 
bearings will soon wear away at the lay shaft under race conditions 
where lots of H.P. is being transfered. Solution: Contact John Esposito 
at Quantume Mechanics (203) 459-9612. He has re-engineered the top hat 
bushing in steel with better oil passageways that should solve your 
problem. He also makes a solid bronze bushing for the lay shaft. Please 
mention my name to John if you talk to him. Thanks and...

Good luck.


On Mar 7, 2007, at 12:01 PM, Kramer, Robert wrote:

> I am about to rebuild a tranny again out of a TR6 that has had chronic
> tophat bush issues. The clutch works fine in reverse, first and forth
> but don't dare try and downshift to second. That's a pretty common
> problem, but one I've never had on the many trannies I have rebuilt in
> any other car. I swapped the original problematic one for another that 
> I
> rebuilt and it quickly broke the tophat bush too. When I removed it 
> last
> night I noticed that the locating dowels are missing. I have heard that
> this causes ckutch problems. Does it also cause this type of tranny
> issue?
> Bob Kramer
> Sales Manager
> RDO Equipment Co.
> 16415 North IH 35
> Pflugerville, TX 78660
> 512-272-4141
> Fx 512-272-9365
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