Join Date: May 2007
Location: Central Washington State
Re: Trans question.......
We found the outer limits of the strength of the Top Loader when we were drag racing our SS/N car. The car had to weigh 4070lbs, we had an 8200RPM rev limiter button for the startling line, and 7800 down the track. With 15.5 X 33" tires, and a 40lb wheel, we started breaking Top Loaders. At that time, we were buying gear sets from Pepe Astrada (Pepe's Gears) in LA. When the car was screwed to the ground, we started exploding Top Loaders. Had to go to a DNE 5 Speed to solve our trans troubles.
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1965 AC Cobra
1967 410 HP 427 Fairlane
1994 Taurus SHO
1964 Ford SS/N NHRA National Record Holder 12.03 Absolutely HATED by the Chevrolet and Mopar crowd.
1964 SS/X Custom 500 Absolutely HATED by the Chevrolet crowd.