Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Nanjemoy, MD,USA
Well, I know the saginaw is a notoriously "sub-par" trans for race cars. BUT my 1981 Z28 rarely gets all sideways. I go for the maximum gas mileage most of the time(22 is good! only 13 around town) and I only sometimes hot rod it. That saginaw will be in there for purposes of gloriously rowing through those gears, whenever I feel like it. I love a manual. ALSO, they allow much better gas mileage on the highway. You must understand, I drive 180 miles a day!!! I spend four hours minimum on the road a day. So, thats basically what the whole saginaw thing is about. besides, I got it for free, and although chirping third gear at 70 miles per hour is awesome with my TH400, I still love those "manny trannies"