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Unread 03-03-2013, 06:00 PM   #1
andrewparish36
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76 jeep t10 to chevy 350 conversion

Hi I am doing a frame up restoration on a 1976 cj5. I have a couple of questions. Ive heard that the t150 has a very lazy first gear. I will only be using this vehicle as a weekend cruiser but I definitely want it to have nice torque and off the line speed. Will the the t150 be an okay tranny to go with the 350. I currently have a dana 44 in the rear and dana 30 in the front with 373 gears. Should I consider going with 410 or 411 gears to compensate for the high/lazy first gear or will I have plenty of power after doing the engine swap. Any help would be great, Thanks

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Unread 03-03-2013, 06:47 PM   #2
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The T150 will be fine. The first gear is similar to what a car manual transmission has. It gets a bad rap for it's high first gear relative to offroading situations where a really low first gear is desired. That's not what you're after.

This is nitpicky, but you're not really doing a restoration with a Chevy 350. A true restoration means 100% stock.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 09:15 PM   #3
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I am building up a '72 CJ5 with a 350 coupled to a SM420 and a D20 tc (advance adaptor from tc to trans). On the street I don't use first. When done, it will be a trailer queen. not driven on the road much. It has some big time torque.
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