Message text written by "jeffrey fenwick"
>Hi folks, I got here by way of vtr.org and I have a few
Welcome to the list.
>3) On www.team.net/TR8/mp/html/body_buy_guide.html
>they say to avoid 4 speed trans (75-76) at all costs.
>Unreliable, were they?
As was mentioned earlier, the five speed transmission is a much more robust
transmission. Additionally, the five speed gives you one more gear (duh!).
This allowed the manufacturer to put in a higher (numerical) rear end
ratio gears for better performance and still give a respectable highway
cruise ratio in fifth. These are the two reasons that the five speed is
>I drove a '77 today that seemed to crunch going from 3 to 2
>(but not 2 to 3). Synchos going? Do the 5 speed boxes
>swap directly or are some mods needed?
>Anyone know what a rebuilt 5 is worth in North America?
I belive that the five speed bolts right up in place of the four speed but
your speedometer gearing probably be off and the speedo will read low. A
transmission from a very late car may not be a problem in that regard.
You should be able to find a second hand five speed transmission without
too much difficulty and it will likely be in good shape. Victoria British
will sell you a remanufactured unit for $1200 (plus shipping).
Good luck on your search.
St. Louis, MO USA
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