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Re: whats a good manual trans?????????
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2012, 09:37:52 PM »
I personally have a Doug Nash 4+1 (pre- Richmond)  I plan to pound on it also.

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Re: whats a good manual trans?????????
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2012, 09:26:35 AM »
hey there, im having a really tough time identifying my c10 chevy pick up transmission here are some picks... thanks for the help..
its a 4 speed...


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Re: whats a good manual trans?????????
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2012, 03:19:42 PM »
Good one, got me stumped.  Is reverse all the way to the left and down?  I wonder if it is the mysterious 5 speed GM was toying with before the NV3500 came out?
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1984 C10 Custom Deluxe 4.1L 3 on the tree
1985 C30 Custom Deluxe Ext. cab 5.7L TH400 4.56 
1985 C20 Scottsdale 7.4L 4 speed 3.21
1986 C10 Custom Deluxe 5.7L 3 on the tree 2.73

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Re: whats a good manual trans?????????
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2012, 12:57:49 AM »
hey there, im having a really tough time identifying my c10 chevy pick up transmission here are some picks... thanks for the help..
its a 4 speed...




     gildardo01, first off welcome to the site from California.  Could you give us more information.  What year c-10 do you have ?  You said it is a 4 speed, where is reverse gear located on the shifter ?
     The set of number that show up in one of your pics does not come up with anything, is there other numbers stamped somewhere on the case ?
     What does the left side look like, any numbers ?
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Re: whats a good manual trans?????????
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2012, 08:21:05 AM »
hey there sorry it took me a while to write back... im new with these forums and i thought i would get an email or something, when ever someone wrote back.. anyways... on the left side the following is cast in... RF-E4TR-7A040-AA
the year of the truck is 1980 and the reverse is on the bottom right side like most transmissions...

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Re: whats a good manual trans?????????
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2012, 08:22:09 AM »
Good one, got me stumped.  Is reverse all the way to the left and down?  I wonder if it is the mysterious 5 speed GM was toying with before the NV3500 came out?
but its a 4 speed...

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Re: whats a good manual trans?????????
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2012, 12:58:09 PM »
I have the nv3500 in my truck. It's been holding up fine to my 400 hp and if it doesn't I'll get it rebuilt. I get great mpgs and love how the gears are spaced. I don't have one regret using this transmission. It took a little extra effort getting it in there but nothing too serious.

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Re: whats a good manual trans?????????
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2012, 02:15:48 PM »
hey there sorry it took me a while to write back... im new with these forums and i thought i would get an email or something, when ever someone wrote back.. anyways... on the left side the following is cast in... RF-E4TR-7A040-AA
the year of the truck is 1980 and the reverse is on the bottom right side like most transmissions...

http://www.justanswer.com/ford/0s5cg-specs-illustrations-tremec-rts-t170-ft-tranny.html

Interesting and based on the casting # it appears to be a 4 speed Ford with 4th gear being OD...  The illustration seems spot on.  I think it is a Tremec RTS T170 FT???
1984 C10 Custom Deluxe 4.1L 3 on the tree
1985 C30 Custom Deluxe Ext. cab 5.7L TH400 4.56 
1985 C20 Scottsdale 7.4L 4 speed 3.21
1986 C10 Custom Deluxe 5.7L 3 on the tree 2.73

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Re: whats a good manual trans?????????
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2012, 04:08:50 PM »
hey there sorry it took me a while to write back... im new with these forums and i thought i would get an email or something, when ever someone wrote back.. anyways... on the left side the following is cast in... RF-E4TR-7A040-AA
the year of the truck is 1980 and the reverse is on the bottom right side like most transmissions...

http://www.justanswer.com/ford/0s5cg-specs-illustrations-tremec-rts-t170-ft-tranny.html

Interesting and based on the casting # it appears to be a 4 speed Ford with 4th gear being OD...  The illustration seems spot on.  I think it is a Tremec RTS T170 FT???
thats right... its exactly as the illustration in the link... but you know ive seen a lot of these transmissions and bellhousings down in mexico.... almost all the trucks have them...

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Re: whats a good manual trans?????????
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2012, 06:35:45 PM »
I'd love to have one to try.  I had a 86 full sized Bronco with one, I liked the way it shifted.
1984 C10 Custom Deluxe 4.1L 3 on the tree
1985 C30 Custom Deluxe Ext. cab 5.7L TH400 4.56 
1985 C20 Scottsdale 7.4L 4 speed 3.21
1986 C10 Custom Deluxe 5.7L 3 on the tree 2.73

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Re: whats a good manual trans?????????
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2012, 01:31:48 PM »
its a great transmission... now that i know what transmission it is, ive been trying to find a shifter for it... i really like the look of the hurst shifters, its more for looks rather than for shorter shifts... my first truck was a chevy 95 with a 5 speed and i installed a hurst shifter on it and i loved it... know any where they might sell a shifter for this transmission, i cant seem to find much info... 

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Re: whats a good manual trans?????????
« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2012, 10:49:06 PM »
Why no love for an SM465?  :P

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Re: whats a good manual trans?????????
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2012, 06:40:44 AM »
hey there sorry it took me a while to write back... im new with these forums and i thought i would get an email or something, when ever someone wrote back.. anyways... on the left side the following is cast in... RF-E4TR-7A040-AA
the year of the truck is 1980 and the reverse is on the bottom right side like most transmissions...

http://www.justanswer.com/ford/0s5cg-specs-illustrations-tremec-rts-t170-ft-tranny.html

Interesting and based on the casting # it appears to be a 4 speed Ford with 4th gear being OD...  The illustration seems spot on.  I think it is a Tremec RTS T170 FT???

      So this trans out of a for will bolt up to a chevy engine ?  Or do you need a special bell housing ?
#1: The easiest and most obvious solution to any problem is 99% of the time correct.
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Re: whats a good manual trans?????????
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2012, 11:37:56 AM »
yeah you need a special bellhousing... a normal chevy bell housing is about 5 inches from the bottom ear to the top ear and on this transmission it is about 6 and half.....

 


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