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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by poofus1929, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. poofus1929
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
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    I want my car to eventually have a 4 speed when I get it running. I plan on a 283 for power. Right now I have a line on a 4 speed Saginaw that needs a new input shaft bearing for a hundred bucks. Should I jump on it and buy it? How much is the repair gonna run me?
     
  2. Falcon
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    Do you have a hundred bucks? Is it your daily driver?
     
  3. hotrod-40
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    I don't know how much those trannys are worth, but a new bearing should be pretty cheap.
     
  4. Falcon
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    How do you know thats whats wrong? T-5 seems to be popular.
     

  5. poofus1929
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    I'm still collecting parts for the build. Yeah I could drop the hundred now. I know it's not a Muncie, But is it any good?
     
  6. poofus1929
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    The dude selling it told me it needs the bearing.
     
  7. Falcon
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    I'd think it's worth it. buy it. 100 bucks, if you find something else you can sell it or save it for your next work of speed and cool.
     
  8. poofus1929
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  9. If you're building the T in your avator in a traditional style with a 283, use the Saginaw. I don't understand how the T-5 trans are so popular with the traditional build bunch. T-5's are as out of place as disc brakes and alternators.
     
  10. 29nash
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    I would ask some more questions; "How do you know it needs the bearing?" Unless the tranny is hundreds of miles away the best way is to open it up. $100 is a lot for a boat anchor.
     

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