My friend was talking about the transaxle in the 61-63 Pontiac Tempest and it got me to thinking about one of my back burner ideas. The Champ quick change has a 3-1/2" shaft spacing between the pinon and quill shaft. I thought about actually incorporating a transmission onto a quick change to give a car a better balance than the traditional setup with the engine and transmission in the front and a rear end at the back. The Tempest came with a transaxle and independent/ swing axle rear suspension. The idea is to attach to the back of a quick change a transmission with its tail shaft attached to the pinon and the quill shaft extended through the inside of the countershaft of the transmission. At the input side of the transmission, that would be pointed towards the rear of the car, you would put the change box for the quick change gears. The problem that I have run into is trying to find a transmission with the proper shaft spacing. The answer came in the form of the Mopar A833 transmissionon. It has the proper shaft spacing and is good for up to about 500 foot pounds of torque. This was the transmission that they developed to handle the torque of the mighty Hemi in 1964. It comes in a few different ratios and there is also an overdrive version as well. This could be the answer to many types of vehicles. It can be used in most traditional cars and also if someone was doing a mid engine set up in a corvair or other OT car. It could also work in high powered sand rails and such. I have a few champ quick change rears hanging on the wall and am going to persue what it would take to do this. I think that the case of the A833 has the counter shaft offset to the side so I will probably cast a case for it out of aluminum and make use of the internals that can be purchased new. I welcome thoughts on this and it actually fits in the 64 and older parts being used. It also fits with my signature line "Thinking outside the box in a traditional sort of way"