First purchase for my 75 Cosworth rebuild

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First purchase for my 75 Cosworth rebuild

Postby asp69 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:55 am

Picked this up tonight. Borg Warner Super T10. First piece I've bought for the car. Paid $600 and it came with what I think is a Hurst Ram Rod V Gate shifter. Pics of the Super T10 and my car below.
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Re: First purchase for my 75 Cosworth rebuild

Postby Smiley » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:12 pm

What engine are you putting behind it ?
How many grooves on the input shaft ?
Yes that is a ramrod shifter, are you going to use it ?
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Re: First purchase for my 75 Cosworth rebuild

Postby T-FATTY » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:14 pm

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Re: First purchase for my 75 Cosworth rebuild

Postby spencerforhire » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:52 pm

The T-10 can be made to fit, but will require some fabrication because it' doesn't have a torque arm mount cast into the tail shaft like a Saginaw. Also, that shifter will require some major surgery to the trans tunnel.
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77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.35@146.19)(5.94@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- spare
and 3 more Saturn "parts cars"
Note- the very act of listing all of these has made me realize I have some kind of problem.....

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Re: First purchase for my 75 Cosworth rebuild

Postby Kenova » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:22 pm

I had a V-gate shifter on a Muncie in the mid '70s. It was a blast to drive but was a little awkward for quick down shifts.
When you install the trans keep an eye open for interference with the shift rods. It seems to be a common problem with early GM cars (like my Nova :rolleyes: ).

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Re: First purchase for my 75 Cosworth rebuild

Postby asp69 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:52 pm

Well I traded this to the guy who sold me the Vega for a Muncie 4-Speed. Hope it was the right call.
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Re: First purchase for my 75 Cosworth rebuild

Postby Smiley » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:03 am

what made you want to trade it ?
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Re: First purchase for my 75 Cosworth rebuild

Postby spencerforhire » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:34 am

That T-10 should take a few hundred more lb/ft of torque than a Saginaw; whatever work it takes to install it should be worth the trouble. Plus it's lighter.
The "fleet"-
77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.35@146.19)(5.94@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- spare
and 3 more Saturn "parts cars"
Note- the very act of listing all of these has made me realize I have some kind of problem.....

Visit http://www.spencerforhire.ca
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Re: First purchase for my 75 Cosworth rebuild

Postby asp69 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:51 pm

Smiley wrote:what made you want to trade it ?


It was part of a package trade deal for a new-in-box 350 conversion kit for the Vega, 9" Ford complete, and the Muncie.
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Re: First purchase for my 75 Cosworth rebuild

Postby Smiley » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:25 pm

That makes more sense, what is the 9 inch out of ?
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Re: First purchase for my 75 Cosworth rebuild

Postby asp69 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:43 pm

Just got home from picking the car up in -5 degree Illinois weather. Didn't end up trading the ST10. The Muncie had a busted gear. I did buy the 350 conversion kit for $100. Too cold to mess with the ford 9" too so I left it there.
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Re: First purchase for my 75 Cosworth rebuild

Postby asp69 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:23 pm

Not selling anything guys. Sorry.
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