How To Build And Modify High Performance Manual Transmissions

By Paul Cangialosi

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How to Rebuild and Modify High-Performance Manual Transmissions breaks down the disassembly, inspection, modification/upgrade, and rebuilding process into detailed yet easy-to-follow steps consistent with our other Workbench series books. The latest techniques and insider tips are revealed so an enthusiast can quickly perform a tear-down, identify worn parts, select the best components, and successfully assemble a high-performance transmission. Transmission expert and designer Paul Cangialosi shares his proven rebuilding methods, insight, and 27 years of knowledge in the transmission industry. He guides you through the rebuilding process for most major high-performance transmissions including BorgWarner T10 and super T10, GM/Muncie, Ford Toploader, and Tremec T5.

● Acknowledgments
● Preface
● Introduction
● What Is a Workbench® Book?

Theory of Manual Transmissions
Wide- and Close-Ratios Explained
What Makes a Close-Ratio Close?
Goodbye Wide- and Close-Ratios
The How and Why of Synchros
Gear Design Basics
Bearing Selection

Transmission Assembly Tips and Techniques
So What Do I Use?
Repairing Castings
Gear Preparation
Bolts and Threads
Hydraulic Press Basics
Loading Needle Bearings
Subassemblies and Synchronizers
Bearing Tips
Gaskets and Sealants

BorgWarner Transmissions
T10 4-Speed History and Facts
Rebuilding T10 4-Speeds
Rebuilding Super T10 4-Speeds
T5 5-Speed History
Rebuilding the T5
T5 Assembly From the Ground Up
High-Performance T5

Chrysler A833 4-Speed Transmission

GM/Muncie 4-Speed Transmissions
How to Identify a Muncie
Serial and VIN Numbers
Putting It All Together
M22 Rockcrushers and New Muncies
Muncie 4-Speed Rebuild

Ford Toploader 4-Speed Transmission
Transmission Build-Up
Final Assembly

Other Common Manual Transmissions
Saginaw 4-Speed
Richmond Gear 4+1 5-Speed
Doug Nash 4+3
Autogear M33 “Syracuse 5-Speed”

High-Performance Transmissions

Clutch Basics
Clutch Components
Clutch Types

Guide to Shifters
The Need for Shifters
Fixing the Hurst Competition Plus Shifter
T5/T6 Shifter Modifications

Common General Motors Speedometer Gears
Speedometer Gear Ratio Formula
Oil Types and Capacity
Torque Specifications
Ratios at a Glance

Source Guide

In addition, the book clearly explains theory, gear ratio calculation, synchro function, and gear design features so you possess the know-how to build the best gearbox. Clutch selection and setup as well as shifter modification are also covered. This revised edition is packed with 450 photos, charts, and illustrations, so you can get most out of your manual transmission.
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Cartech, Inc.
Paperback, 144 pages

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