Random gearbox question

 Hi guys, anyone on here in the gearbox rebuild game or had a good experience with someone they can recommend. Broke a tremec t56 at the drags a while back and im gonna pull it out soon but looking at where to take it, any help/recommendation is greatly appreciated. I live nor but happy to travel if it means I'm gonna get a good job that i can rely on ( im not the kindest on the car especially the drive line ).

____________________________________________________________________________

 Hi my name is rob............. and I'm a........... fishaholic


Coastrunner's picture

Posts: 107

Date Joined: 25/10/14

Depending on the damage

Tue, 2017-08-22 12:52

Repair costs can get away from you pretty quick with the T56 I know that much, last time I broke one I bit the bullet and bought a new MM6.

rob90's picture

Posts: 724

Date Joined: 06/02/13

 Yeah not expecting it to be

Tue, 2017-08-22 14:24

 Yeah not expecting it to be cheap, nothing is cheap when you start modifying. Plus ive seen a few gearboxes getting stripped in the past and it looks like a very patient persons job.

____________________________________________________________________________

 Hi my name is rob............. and I'm a........... fishaholic

Posts: 567

Date Joined: 25/05/12

 If your using it for drags

Tue, 2017-08-22 15:33

 If your using it for drags  don't rebuild spend the coin get something decent like get yourself a tko t56  bit pricey but strong. 

im getting one for my hj ute full package about 6k but that incl clutch pedals bell housings  cross member clutches ect ect 

 

t56 magnum sorry not tko,  malwood is the man when it comes to these.

rob90's picture

Posts: 724

Date Joined: 06/02/13

Those magnums do look like a

Tue, 2017-08-22 20:04

Those magnums do look like a sweet bit of kit im hoping i can just put a band aid behind the motor for a few more years till i can afford a proper driveline. Ran outta money after the motor diff and fuel system haha. But if im gonna get reemed for a rebuild i may aswell save a bit longer and bite the bullet. 

Sounds like a sweet addition to a hj ute tho im guessing with that investment its not gonna be an average hj???

____________________________________________________________________________

 Hi my name is rob............. and I'm a........... fishaholic

Posts: 567

Date Joined: 25/05/12

 Yeah they are pretty

Wed, 2017-08-23 15:40

 Yeah they are pretty tough 

auto would be even better again for drags but if your like me and like to use the clutch n gears  they will hold together.

I couldnt tell you how much a rebuild on a t56 would be but with upgraded parts I think you won't get much change out of 3k

the ute yeah she's a labour of love mate.....  I'm doing it in stages it will take a few years before she's on the road a couple months ago I bought a hz rts chassis I had that  blasted and powder coated then all the steering box rebuilt,new steering bushes  new break lines put on, slotted roaters,new breaks, bilsteen suspenesion put in the front end  and chucked the body onto the chassis with all new bushes too. 

driveline is where I'm up to....ATM it's got 9inch Detroit locker with disks that's in it ..I've  got injected 5l which will be getting a lot of work done and then the t56 box aswell but here and paint is where the real dollars start coming into play so I will take my time I'm in no rush. Plus I'm to scared I'll get it impounded.

 

what car is the box for btw?

 

 

 

 

rob90's picture

Posts: 724

Date Joined: 06/02/13

 Wow! Sounds awsome mate keep

Fri, 2017-08-25 07:29

 Wow! Sounds awsome mate keep it up all worth it when your driving down the coast in something you built and people are looking and appreciate the time effort and money spent. The box is for my vz clubsport (newschool) wanted oldschool but this was my daily and i accidentally started spending money and broke things so its my project now. Running a built iron block 406ci with a maggi top mout blower. She turns the tyres on wet grass. The box will be copping around 650hp and 700fp tq so im gonna need a solid rebuild.

____________________________________________________________________________

 Hi my name is rob............. and I'm a........... fishaholic

rob90's picture

Posts: 724

Date Joined: 06/02/13

 Wow! Sounds awsome mate keep

Fri, 2017-08-25 07:29

 Wow! Sounds awsome mate keep it up all worth it when your driving down the coast in something you built and people are looking and appreciate the time effort and money spent. The box is for my vz clubsport (newschool) wanted oldschool but this was my daily and i accidentally started spending money and broke things so its my project now. Running a built iron block 406ci with a maggi top mout blower. She turns the tyres on wet grass. The box will be copping around 650hp and 700fp tq so im gonna need a solid rebuild.

____________________________________________________________________________

 Hi my name is rob............. and I'm a........... fishaholic

Posts: 567

Date Joined: 25/05/12

 Hahah the old I'll just do

Sun, 2017-08-27 07:25

 

Hahah the old I'll just do some tinkering nek minnit project car. 

Sweet ride that is mate love a good hsv, sounds like it has some big balls....hows the diff been holdin up? that will probs be your next issue after the trans has been beefed up... they are a money pit aren't they...but are worth the heart ache and empty wallets.

 

 

rob90's picture

Posts: 724

Date Joined: 06/02/13

Diffs all good. Slapped a tru

Sun, 2017-08-27 18:37

Diffs all good. Slapped a tru trak in it few years back and its awsome. Twin place ceramic clutch so the only weak link in drivline is axels and obviously gearbox. Im glad the axels have held up droppin one those makes a rite old mess, havent lowered it so they should be ok....... famous last words, next on my list.

____________________________________________________________________________

 Hi my name is rob............. and I'm a........... fishaholic

Dale's picture

Posts: 5908

Date Joined: 13/09/05

Sun, 2017-08-27 18:44

 And tail shaft, I just replaced to centre bearing on my tail shaft, they're a 2 piece in the ford utes. 

____________________________________________________________________________

"Just because you are a Character, Doesn't mean you have Character."

Mr Wolf

 

 

Wes F's picture

Posts: 848

Date Joined: 07/01/12

WA Automatics

Fri, 2017-08-25 16:37

They are in Maddington. Come highly recommended by Chev Power also in Maddington. Both these guys work on performance cars especially around the drag racing and speed way scene. Recently had them work on my automatic in my 4WD very happy with the job. Give them a call and see if they can help you out.

____________________________________________________________________________

 Old fishermen never die they just smell that way.

rob90's picture

Posts: 724

Date Joined: 06/02/13

 Cheers bud I'll check em

Fri, 2017-08-25 20:24

 Cheers bud I'll check em out. 

____________________________________________________________________________

 Hi my name is rob............. and I'm a........... fishaholic