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 Post subject: Re: Tremec TKO 600
 Post Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 10:22 pm 
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Purchased some cheap sheet metal from Lowes. Made a template out of cardboard. Transfer to sheet metal. Cut to desired size.

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Mark for gauges. Cut out with dremel.

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Clean it, prep it, and paint it your favorite color.

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Make sure everything fits and looks just the way you like it.

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Wire it in and screw it in place. Take it for a drive, its better then factory and looks sorta cool too.

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 Post subject: Re: Tremec TKO 600
 Post Posted: Sun May 16, 2010 12:29 pm 
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Looks good. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Tremec TKO 600
 Post Posted: Mon May 24, 2010 7:54 pm 
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Tubage,
I had to cut the crossmember to make the 454 fit and give me enough angle for the TKO and driveshaft pinion angles.
I used a sawzall and took it a local welder. Works just fine.

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 Post subject: Re: Tremec TKO 600
 Post Posted: Tue May 25, 2010 8:24 am 
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Thanks Jeff. How much clearance would you say you have now? Chris


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 Post subject: Re: Tremec TKO 600
 Post Posted: Tue May 25, 2010 5:51 pm 
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tubage wrote:
Thanks Jeff. How much clearance would you say you have now? Chris


I can rock the engine back to a fairly incredible angle. As a matter of fact I have used a floor jack to 'force' the engine to rock back as I have the solid mounts and they dont allow for the motor to move enough. I used a fairly dramatic angle to get the tranny to line up real easy. Not sure it was very good for the motor mounts, but I no longer care and do what needs to be done to make my car work.
If you look at my cluttered photo you can see the jack holding up the engine under the balancer and the oil pan and how it fits in the notched crossmember. There is more than 1" of additional clearance if I needed it.

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 Post subject: Re: Tremec TKO 600
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I ordered a moroso 20412 for an A body with extra crossmember clearance. Chris


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 Post subject: Re: Tremec TKO 600
 Post Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:54 pm 
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Looks like all my pics have been killed off by Charter.
I will need to spend some time fixing everything again now that I have a new internet provider.

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 Post subject: Re: Tremec TKO 600
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:07 am 
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did you get her running again?

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 Post subject: Re: Tremec TKO 600
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:00 am 
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TURNA wrote:
did you get her running again?


Running? I just took her on a 700 mile journey. Bangin gears and beatin the crap outta her. She runs alright!

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 Post subject: Re: Tremec TKO 600
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:34 am 
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Where's the 'Like' button? :lol: :D

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 Post subject: Re: Tremec TKO 600
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:16 pm 
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sweeet

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 Post subject: Re: Tremec TKO 600
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:38 pm 
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Still running. Turning 12.20s on street tires at 116mph.
Still trying to get my pics sorted out so I can get this thread back to the way it was.

I love beating this transmission.

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 Post subject: Re: Tremec TKO 600
 Post Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:37 am 
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Keisler new trans.....they except TKO trade ins

http://www.keislerauto.com/recent-news/ ... -cars.html

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 Post subject: Re: Tremec TKO 600
 Post Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:01 pm 
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I saw that a couple weeks ago... I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it.
But how much? I'm so lazy and don't like to pick up the phone to call them to ask just one question.

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 Post subject: Re: Tremec TKO 600
 Post Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:08 pm 
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Cool :D I like it.

I did a little looking, had to do a double take because I know I hadn't seen this, or asked about it :lol: $1400 for just the trans (likely just the RS400, probably +$700 for the RS600) is very tempting.
http://www.pro-touring.com/showthread.p ... post756432

If you figure $1400 for the RS400, then add $900 to make it a 'PerfectFit' kit, makes you wonder if you could source some of the parts yourself (i.e. crossmember, driveshaft, etc... at least doing the driveshaft/clutch yourself) and come out paying quite a bit less.

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