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  1. jmd66fb
    09-03-2012 10:26 PM - permalink
    Correction: looks like Dan Williams has Made In USA Toploader gears...right on!

  2. jmd66fb
    09-01-2012 09:25 AM - permalink
    I also had the same question...turns out NO reproduction Toploader hard parts (gears, shafts, synchros) are made in the US anymore. They are all made overseas. The best ones are made in Taiwan. I was informed by one of the Toploader vendors that the Taiwan made stuff is as good (sometimes better) than the OEM parts. I emailed Allstate Gear and they told me their Toploader parts are made in Taiwan...and theyve never had any complaints after 10 years selling them. I guess its our new world of global commerce.
    Or you can look for good used OEM parts or NOS...too much thinking for me.
    BTW if your gear is chipped but everything worked right I wouldnt worry about it. If its real jagged you can file it smooth. Your trans seems to have an issue with a shift rail because of that detent on the mag keep you eyes open for that.

  3. zhlange
    08-31-2012 11:15 PM - permalink
    jmd: I checked that link you gave me. The site that sells gears. Pretty decent prices. I wonder if they are US made.
  4. jmd66fb
    08-31-2012 03:59 AM - permalink
    All I bought was the rebuild kit from TH. But I wouldnt hesitate to buy parts from him also. I did buy a 28 spline main shaft from these guys Standard Transmission Parts - Wholesale Transmission - Manual Transmission Gears in Texas because they were cheaper than David Kee. The shaft was beautiful and it fit perfect. Ill probably buy a few more parts from them soon to rebuild the other toploader I have.
    Its not necessary to have anything done at a machine shop or to use anything real special to rebuild the toploader. Its an ancient trans and straight forward and pretty easy. BUT you gotta pay attention and go slow. You should do it.
  5. zhlange
    08-30-2012 09:29 AM - permalink
    Hello jmd,

    When you bought your kit from toploader heaven did you buy their gears too? During the whole process did you have to go to a machine shop to install a part etc.

    I am thinking of going this route (rebuilding it myself) but I'm skeptical because I've never rebuilt transmissions before.


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    Palmdale, CA
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    Past Mustangs: 66 Fastback 289/4spd, 2 65 Coupes with 289s, 66 Coupe 289/C4. All gone away!

    Currently own:
    1965 Mercury Comet Hardtop
    289/Autolite 4100/4spd Toploader

    1964 Ford Falcon convertible. 289/C4. PS, power disc brakes, power top


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