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TKO 600 is in!
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Looks like pics are back up! With the help of a close friend this weekend the trans is in. I'm happy to report that no tunnel modifications were required. I'm not sure if it's a result of the motor mounts I used or the bellhousing? Motor mounts are from a 71-72. The bellhousing is a Lakewood 15230 and didn't require a spacer for trans depth. Still have a lil ways to go but getting ever closer. The starter I went with is a CVR 5056 for the 164 tooth 3/8 offset.[Image: 20200308-153025.jpg]

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#2
Looking good man! Is that an all american billet serpentine setup?
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#3
Very nice! Did you check the alignment between the bellhousing and crankshaft? This step took me a good amount of time, but from what I read is extremely important to assure smooth shifts? I ended up adding 1.5 thousands shims on one side so the transmission is eventually aligned with the crankshaft.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes
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mrxerox Wrote:Looking good man! Is that an all american billet serpentine setup?

The kit is from CVF racing, It's their wraptor kit.

tony-muscle Wrote:Very nice! Did you check the alignment between the bellhousing and crankshaft? This step took me a good amount of time, but from what I read is extremely important to assure smooth shifts? I ended up adding 1.5 thousands shims on one side so the transmission is eventually aligned with the crankshaft.

I don't have to know how for setting that up. A buddy of mine set up the hydraulic throwout bearing and bell at his house and brought it back to mine to button up. Guess well find out. Fortunately I live close to a tremec specialist Bob Hanlon of Hanlon Motorsports and let him tweak the trans with the carbon blocker rings and some other stuff to smooth out shifts. While we were in there I swapped out my 5th gear ratio to a .82. I originally went with the .64 before doing more research. With my 3:89's driving around town and most routes around me are 45-55mph I would never get to use 5th. The RPM drop off would be too much.
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#5
Looks awesome!!!

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

https://youtu.be/SoW1fhaFPzY  Burn Out Video. 

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#6
Sweet!!!

- Mike
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You are going to love that transmission. I know I do with my Dart based 427 stroker.
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(03-14-2020, 06:41 PM)EdM Wrote: You are going to love that transmission. I know I do with my Dart based 427 stroker.
What gears are you running? I'm running 3.89's and just pulled the axles to do 31 spline and upgrade the posi.
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#9
73, mach 1,
Did you have to do any transmission tunnel modifications ? and what kind of driveline angles do you have ?
I would love to be running this transmission but very concerned that the engine /transmission angle would be too low and therefore require a lot of wedge at the differential.
Boilermaster
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(03-14-2020, 09:17 PM)boilermaster Wrote: 73, mach 1,
Did you have to do any transmission tunnel modifications ? and what kind of driveline angles do you have ?
I would love to be running this transmission but very concerned that the engine /transmission angle would be too low and therefore require a lot of wedge at the differential.
Boilermaster
I'll know this weekend after I get the driveshaft, 31 spline axles and 3rd member back together.
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