- Feb 6, 2012
What information are you looking for?
This is what I found in my chiltons:Pictures, who made them, specs, how many. I didn't believe that there was a five-speed that early, but over the years I have heard about three of these, but always in past cars, so no one could tell me anything about them.
I couldn't find any gear ratios but it came behind the 260 v8. I'm sure it wasn't performance oriented.
Thanks! The H-body blog had a photo of the transmission. The T50 is really compact. I suspect the T5 grew out of the T50 design, and it has a lot more and thicker stiffening ribs on the case. I have read that the center-to-center distance between the main shaft and counter shaft was very short to fit the transmission between the driver and the ground in the compact cars where it was used - and this later was the constraint that made these a risk behind V8s. The 'World Class' ones optimized the deisign with the improved synchros and input/mainshaft needle bearings. There is a place in Pennsylvania called GForce that made stronger cases and specially-hardened and liquid-nitrogen-conditioned gears to be as strong as a Tremec. I paid less and hacked up my tunnel to fit the cheaper Tremec...well, cheaper 10 years ago...
i can't answer all your questions but i remember reading a cr ad this past summer for a 76 or 77 cutlass supreme with a 260 and t50 five speed for sale in milwaukee wi. area.Wow. I wonder how many made it into a 1976 LeMans or Cutlass - wasn't that a 4000lb A-body? Probably why it was for that year only.
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