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Old 09-06-2017, 09:39 AM   #1
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Default 1948 non syncro 4 speed truck trans

has anybody ever put this trans in 1936 5w or any other car what would it be like?
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Old 09-06-2017, 09:52 AM   #2
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Default Re: 1948 non syncro 4 speed truck trans

I'm sure somebody has, but that doesn't make it a good choice. I Really like them in my bigger trucks, but in a car it would just seem wrong.
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Default Re: 1948 non syncro 4 speed truck trans

Not sure why you would want to! Somewhat like trying to put a Semi transmission in a sports car. They are difficult to shift and the gearing is totally wrong for a lighter car. What would be the objective?
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Old 09-06-2017, 01:08 PM   #4
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Default Re: 1948 non syncro 4 speed truck trans

The truck four speed transmission has a super low "granny" gear you won't need, Some syncro transmissions have an overdrive in the top gear instead.
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Old 09-06-2017, 01:15 PM   #5
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Default Re: 1948 non syncro 4 speed truck trans

just because the engine i bought has the clutch, trans, mount, all intact did not want to rip all apart if was going to be a good choice i have never driven one so any info is most helpful. thankyou
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:02 PM   #6
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There is no argument I can imagine that would convince me to put one of these awful things in a car I intended to drive!! My '48 F-1 came with one and I changed it out for a regular three-speed. Just like a new truck! Taking off the tranny doesn't qualify as "ripping apart" from my perspective. Also, it needs a unique driveshaft configuration and I can't imagine how you would configure the drive train to use it in a '36 car.
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:11 PM   #7
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Default Re: 1948 non syncro 4 speed truck trans

In addition to the transmission being a poor candidate for use in a car, so are the clutch and pressure plate. The clutch/presser plate are too large a diameter for car use, unless you were building it to pull stumps in a field. The larger diameter clutch reduces performance (acceleration) and requires increased leg pressure to use.

"i have never driven one"

I would guess it would take less than a minute of attempting to drive one to convince you how bad of an idea it would be!

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Old 09-07-2017, 07:23 AM   #8
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It is a boat anchor, unless it is in a larger truck. Don't put it in a car. You're better off with a 3 speed trans. If you want to get fancy, go for a T-5 or something similar.
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