Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Camby, IN 46113
Man, it involves some really trick machining to fit the extra clutch plates and doing it right to make it actually work is not just a transmission build by a long shot. You have to have the proper machine tools to modify things and then even actually make some stuff. This is well beyond the scope of a regular transmission shop. On top of that, the article isn't complete or exactly 100%.
There are damn few of us who have taken this on. I spent so much money in tools to make one that I had to make a business out of it. My investment is HUGE as anyone that has seen my place will tell you. Because those of us who can do it have so much invested in it and every one of us that does it has our own different methods that we had to come up with on our own to make it work, I know that the details cant be bought. Every one of us that has done it has gotten there on our own as far as I know. The first time I took one apart and measured everything I said there was no way to do it properly. I took a lot of time and tore up a lot of scrap stuff but I found a way that I am confident in and thats a hard thing to do.
People just don't understand what all is involved in what I do to these transmissions. I spend far more time making modifications to the components than I do rebuilding the tranny. The rebuild is the easy part. Anybody could actually do that part of it.
Mine are as fully built as you can make them from that article with my own custom modifications added. The basic details are in the group purchase info.
Core cost is $200 and shipping should be about the same or a little more.
When I say fully built, I mean it is fully built. No shortcuts are taken and there is no cheating by using the skinny little aftermarket clutches that burn up.
01 F150 5.4L 4x4 and a 98 Mustang GT vert sitting engineless and without transmission or converter