[TR] Tr8 transmission or options
dave1massey at cs.com
Sat Sep 25 04:37:08 MDT 2021
The T5 transmission is a very common swap. A T5 5-speed from a V6 or V8 powered Camaro or GM pick-up will bolt up to the Rover engine but you will have to change the clutch assy. The T5 is lighter and will handle more horse power and is available with a variety of gear ratios. I seem to recall that a box from a V6 pickup will have a fifth gear with long legs giving you the most RPM reduction for cruising the highways.
From: Chris Simo <ccsimonsen at gmail.com>
To: list Triumph <triumphs at autox.team.net>
Sent: Fri, Sep 24, 2021 10:23 pm
Subject: [TR] Tr8 transmission or options
I urged a friend to buy a low mileage tr8 from another friend vs buy my hopped up (not finished) TR6. He sold his TR3 after his wife passed and was ready for a Triumph suited to his needs.
Awesome TR8....until first gear goes out. I feel horrible, but working the other friend for some assistance.
Anyone out there have a tranny, a source, or a good alternative for the stock box?
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