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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-23-2019, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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TKO600 in 66 coupe

Finished the install of a TKO600 from American Powertrain in a 66 coupe. No tunnel modification was required, but I did need to remove the center of the transmission cross brace. The transmission fits well. I used the full kit from American Powertrain which came with a bell housing for SBF (I have a 289), driveshaft (have to send in measurements after tranny install), and crossmember. I also installed a hydraulic throwout bearing from Modern Driveline while I had it all apart. Overall, I am very pleased.
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But how is the drive line angle?

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Finished the install of a TKO600 from American Powertrain in a 66 coupe. No tunnel modification was required, but I did need to remove the center of the transmission cross brace. The transmission fits well. I used the full kit from American Powertrain which came with a bell housing for SBF (I have a 289), driveshaft (have to send in measurements after tranny install), and crossmember. I also installed a hydraulic throwout bearing from Modern Driveline while I had it all apart. Overall, I am very pleased.
That's the set up I am looking at doing on the 67 I'm building for a guy. What did the whole works end up costing if you don't mind me asking?
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But how is the drive line angle?
4.4 at the back of the tranny and 2.7 at the diff for a total angle of 1.7. Haven't had any vibration, but I plan on raising the rear angle 1.5 in the future to balance it out.
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$4,044.01 for milled tranny, bellhousing, crossmember, shifter, hardware, fluid, electric speedo pickup, and shipping.

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$4,044.01 for milled tranny, bellhousing, crossmember, shifter, hardware, fluid, electric speedo pickup, and shipping.

Ouch!

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Interesting that the shifter looks to be offset to the right of the hole in the floor. My T5 sits nearly perfect centered in the hole.
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$4,044.01 for milled tranny, bellhousing, crossmember, shifter, hardware, fluid, electric speedo pickup, and shipping.
Thanks. Does that also include mods to the driveshaft or will that be a separate expense?
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Yes, that includes a new driveshaft.
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Yes, that includes a new driveshaft.
Ok thanks.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-28-2019, 01:37 AM
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I, too, was thoroughly pleased with MDL and the full kit, short of driveshaft and clutch that they provided for my '73. It just works with the 3:50 rear and 427 Windsor.
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