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Unread 03-31-2010, 03:12 PM   #1
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T176 behind a 360?

My tranny is still stock ... 4 speed manual. Is it a t176?

If so, anybody have experience with the t176 behind a decent 360? Will it be able to handle the load?

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Unread 03-31-2010, 03:32 PM   #2
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I would think it to be a T176. I had a T176 behind an AMC 360 when I bought my CJ, that motor gave up the ghost due to the excessively heavy steel toe boot I choose to wear... After that, I had the same T176 behind a 383 stroker. It survived several "Hey y'all, watch this!" moments on the street when I decided to see just exactly how far I could leave a pair of big ol' fat tire marks down the street before it finally caught up with itself...After a few of those, I twisted the ears off of my driveshaft. Then I started mud racing with it, and the clutch gave up long before the transmission did. I ended up swapping it out for an auto, but strictly for racing...not because the trans gave up.

I say you're fine with it!
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Unread 03-31-2010, 04:08 PM   #3
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Is the shifter straight or bent?
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Unread 03-31-2010, 04:11 PM   #4
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Is the shifter straight or bent?
It's straight.
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Unread 03-31-2010, 04:29 PM   #5
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I would think that you have the 176.
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Unread 03-31-2010, 04:34 PM   #6
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Yeah I think it is too ... thanks Bubba Ray.

Scooter ::: I'll try not to have too many "Hey y'all, watch this!" moments, but I'm definitely going to have to try out my new 360 when it's all back together. I hope you're right ... it's always felt strong in the past ...
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Unread 03-31-2010, 07:04 PM   #7
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I've had a T176 behind a 360 for a few years. I've never babied it. Matter of fact, I did a couple "hey watch this" launches this past weekend with it in the shop parking lot. For general daily driving and mild/moderate offroading, it should hold up pretty well.
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Unread 03-31-2010, 07:55 PM   #8
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The T-176 was the standard transmission in J10 trucks with the 360. Heavier than a CJ so no reason for it not to hold up. The T-176 is basically the Ford T&C 10 bolt top loader 4 speed designed for use in Ford's 60's and 70's performance cars.
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Unread 04-01-2010, 09:09 AM   #9
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Thanks BESRK & 80cj ... you've eased my worries a bit. I'm stoked to try it out!
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Unread 04-11-2010, 12:05 PM   #10
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will the t176 bolt right up to the block of a 360, when it was originally behind a 258?
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Unread 04-11-2010, 02:20 PM   #11
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i have a healthy 360 with a t176 behind it and it has done well i wouldent worry about it .
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Unread 04-11-2010, 02:32 PM   #12
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The T-176 was the standard transmission in J10 trucks with the 360. Heavier than a CJ so no reason for it not to hold up. The T-176 is basically the Ford T&C 10 bolt top loader 4 speed designed for use in Ford's 60's and 70's performance cars.
X2 yes they even survived behind the Boss 429s so a 360 AMC is not going to hurt one.
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Unread 04-11-2010, 04:41 PM   #13
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will the t176 bolt right up to the block of a 360, when it was originally behind a 258?
Yep. The 258, 304, 360, and 401 all have the same bolt pattern. You just need CJ AMC V8 frame mounts. and make sure to use a 360 flywheel
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X2 yes they even survived behind the Boss 429s so a 360 AMC is not going to hurt one.
I understand it's a good "hey watch this" transmission.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 12:17 AM   #15
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thanks guys, it's good to know I can bolt in horsepower.
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