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PostPosted: December 6, 2017, 11:28 am 
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I didn’t know they made small ones for little tranny’s.


The Toyota T50 isn't *that* little. Hot rodders Down Under used to fit them to various V8s before the Borg Warner T-5 boxes became available. A friend bought a bellhousing from New Zealand(?) and used it to put a Supra T-50 into his '65 Mustang. Then he put the Supra's IRS and front end into the Mustang too, but that's the sort of thing that happens when you have a plasma cutter, MIG welder, and beer.


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PostPosted: December 6, 2017, 12:05 pm 
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Are you sure it was a T50? I was under the impression the guys down under were using the W series 'boxes. The T-series 'boxes were never fitted to Supras, but were fitted to Corona's, Carina's and Corolla's.


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PostPosted: December 6, 2017, 12:48 pm 
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I looked at the W transmission that’s a nice transmission it’s really a strong one. I wish I could’ve used it

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PostPosted: December 7, 2017, 12:24 am 
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Are you sure it was a T50? ... The T-series 'boxes were never fitted to Supras, but were fitted to Corona's, Carina's and Corolla's.


I know for sure it came out of a Celica Supra, because I helped pull it. I always knew them as T50s, but if the Toyota guys call it something else, I won't argue.

Whatever the correct designation, it has been behind a four barrel 289 in an autocross car since 2003.


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PostPosted: December 7, 2017, 12:32 am 
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The W50 was in the Celica for a few years - might be thinking of that.

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PostPosted: December 13, 2017, 10:03 pm 
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I feel lost this month. the weekends evaporated. January has become a must do month. a lot has to happen. I found myself agreeing to have the car in a car show end of March. The N.E.W. Motorama got wind of my car and asked me to have the car in an unfinished category, new this year for the show. How could I refuse. Should be interesting.

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PostPosted: December 14, 2017, 1:20 pm 
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Tundra 7 wrote:
asked me to have the car in an unfinished category, new this year for the show. How could I refuse. Should be interesting.


The question then becomes, "how much cleaning are you willing to do?"

There are some guys here who probably rub all the parts with steel wool every time they finish working, just to keep everything shiny. I fall into the category of "why worry about rust until paint time" myself...


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