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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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American Powertrain

Anyone use them? Looking for some feedback. I'm looking at their T56 install kits.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 08:30 AM
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I purchased my T56 Magnum kit from them. About to install it in the next month or so. They are not to fast at responding to emails so I would call them. Their clutch kits are their own so I don't know much about them as to how good they are, however I ordered my McLeod Twin Disc from them so I would have everything from one vendor.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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I hear ya, been waiting for 2 weeks for an email reply. Trying to figure if I can use off the shelf flywheel for my 351w and t56. Need to make sure it fits inside the conversion bellhousing.
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American Powertrain? No experience with them, but any company that wraps themselves in the US flag and hides behind the name "American" usually isn't.
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I've read of a lot of people who use American Powertrain (around the forums and big builds like the Agent 47 car) and it seems that they offer good kits and service. I have no personal experience with them, but they are most likely who i'll be going with when I get a T56, too.

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I bought my T56 Magnum from them last winter. Got the Quick Time bell and their hydr clutch setup from them also. Works great! Put some miles on it last summer and I am very happy with the kit. Email replies where not so fast until I came in contact with Gray Fredrick. He responded quickly and I even called him. Really helpful and nice person.
There is a small puddle of red syncromesh on the floor under it now so I might need to call Gray some time soon. It is probably just the rear seal, but you would think it would last longer than a year.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 12:57 PM
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American Powertrain? No experience with them, but any company that wraps themselves in the US flag and hides behind the name "American" usually isn't.

Well i can tell you i have been to their shop in Cookeville, Tn. They are Americans and take great pride in what they do. Great guys to work with. They have a small staff and spend a lot of time on the phone. Gray and Paul helped me get my hydraulic clutch set up perfect.

Just hard working folks like the rest of us. So do a little more research before you say something like that and hurt their business for no reason.
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