Last night, I watched the 2004 Targa Newfoudland on Speed channel.
Some of the commentary about you'r driving was how *smoothey* (not "clunky")
you were *shifting gears*..
Is the 100 you were driving, the car with the NON-original (Toyo) tranny
Ohhh for shame, I guess I'll have to write the Targa Techies a letter.
Kirk Kvam ;-/))))
62BT7 TriCarb / "original" tranny.
60BN7 Nasty Boy, 302 Ford / 4sp top loader / "original" rearend.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Salter" <email@example.com>
To: "'Tracy Drummond'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2005 6:27 AM
Subject: RE: 3000 trans
> Hi Tracy,
> One of my cars (not the 100S) does not have the original transmission.
> Michael Salter
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tracy Drummond [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2005 9:09 AM
> To: Michael Salter
> Cc: KingR44916@aol.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: 3000 trans
> ha. Mike
> Your car does not have an original transmission !!
> Michael Salter wrote:
>>Although I used to be a stickler for originality I have been a convert to
>>the 5 speed Toyota conversion. The original gearbox is clunky, has rotten
>>ratios and a tendency to be somewhat fragile, whereas the Toyota box is
>>reasonably inexpensive, shifts beautifully, is very reliable and has
>>perfectly spaced ratios. (That is what 30 years of development will do for
>>Unless I was building a concours car I would never consider an original
>>With a bit of work I managed to make the Toyota shift lever
>>indistinguishable from the original and defy anyone to tell that the car
>>does not have an original transmission without getting under the car.
>>Here is my 2 cents........ :-)
>>From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>>Behalf Of KingR44916@aol.com
>>Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2005 8:01 AM
>>Subject: 3000 trans
>>i have a ? for the group. if you were doing your trans over would you put
>>a rebuilt one or go with a smitty conversion.originality not an issue
>>one is actually better for the car