The Ripper : Transmission Swap P1

May 7, 2010

This weeks simple project was to try to get the new transmission fitted into the car. The new gearbox is different then the Tremec TKO 5 speed that was in the car and also different then the original top loader that was in the car. The new Texas Transmission T101A is a heavy duty gearbox from some Nascar or related type of racing. It’s similar to a T10, but bigger in some dimensions. The first issue was to “get the shifter in the hole”. So the blown engine block was bolted to the Tilton bell housing and then transmission and dropped back in the car. Motorator Matt helps out the Professor in some minor hacking to the transmission tunnel. Against better judgment Ganz didn’t cut enough…

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Transmission Tunnel Video

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5 thoughts on “The Ripper : Transmission Swap P1

  1. Joe

    Thanks guys.
    All of these videos are very inspirational.
    LOVE the FrankenMiata feature.Makes me think a piss poor schmuck such as myself can have a lot of fun on the cheap.

    p.s. $53 or ~$290 to register? I lived in northern IL. A winter beater(aka expendable car that has a working heater) purchase price $250,to register $300.

      1. CarCast Post author

        Joe –

        No problem, I think we have a bit more video on this, but I can’t remember. I will have to check and see what we got on when I get back.

        I guess the motor is out now I could roll some more as we get it back in, that might show the rest of the job.

        The registration is a shake down in many states it seems…


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