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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 22nd, 01, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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I want overdrive for my car, because revving to 3k every time Iget onthe freeway is just no fun. Right now I have an m-21 and would like to keep something similar to it in ratios. I want something that's easy to install, non-hydraulic preferably, and manual. Are there any good 5 speeds with overdrive? Oh, and I have a 67 with crate 350.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 22nd, 01, 02:41 PM
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Check this out. www.fortesparts.com

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 22nd, 01, 04:05 PM
 
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you can resize your drive shaft and add a overdrive unit behind the trany electronically controlled by a toggle switch this will let you keep your trany for drag racing i dont know who makes it or what its called though it would be pretty easy but not that cheap
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 23rd, 01, 06:00 AM
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Look in the archives. This topic has been discussed extensively. The two options are the Tremec OD 5-speed and the Richmond non-OD 5-speed.

Proper use of the Richmond will require you to replace your rear gears to something like 3.08s because 5th gear is 1:1. The Tremec bolts in and can be used with your existing gears.

I wouldn't really consider a Gear Vendors overdrive unit to be an option for a manual tranny. The G-V overdrive unit costs as much as either of the trannies mentioned above.

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