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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 01, 03:21 AM Thread Starter
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Hey, i was just interested to know if anyone has purchased one of the gear vendors overdrive units. Im thinking about purchasing one but would like to know about your experiences, if any, first. Thanks.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 01, 04:45 AM
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I have one on my í89 502 powered Suburban, on the back of a turbo 400. Works great and shifts hard. I drive it very hard....no problems.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 01, 01:24 PM
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What is it? Are you going to use it on your '68? Got any info? Sounds interesting.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 01, 04:28 PM
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What modifications do you have to make to put one in? I know they make an overdrive that bolts on to a Muncie. I still have a set of 4.10 gears.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 01, 04:38 PM
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Wow! $2395 might as well get a Richmond or Tremec http://www.gearvendors.com/prices.html

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 01, 04:46 PM
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These units work great. You change tailshafts on your tranny and shorten your driveline. It enables you to split every gear, under or over. That way, you can have a low rear gear and low hiway rpm. They are bullet proof, too. I've seen them on the drag strips and at Bonnevile salt flats. I know someone who has a used one for sale for a turbo 400 trans.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 01, 07:24 PM
 
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Big Sky,

Can you forward the info on the used Gear Vendor unit?

Thanks.

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 3rd, 01, 06:45 AM
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Topless, I'll check with the guy on Monday and post here.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 6th, 01, 12:58 PM
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Topless, I just got off the phone with the guy with a Gear Vendoe unit. He still has it but is going to have it rebuilt and keep it. He had it behind a cummins diesel in a chevy one ton. It has 187,000 miles on it but needs rebuilding. Great units. I can give you his name maybe you can talk him out of it. He said used ones are hard to come by. Everyone keeps them. The units are all the same, you just change the adapter to fit any tranny. By the way, he is a dealer for them.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 6th, 01, 04:58 PM
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Had one on my 71 formula 455. Drag raced with it,low 13's,worked excellent,direct bolt on to a T 400.Sorry,sold it 2 months ago,for 500$. I put a 700 r4 in my 68 RS.

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