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 Post subject: Re: Tundra 7 442
PostPosted: December 6, 2017, 11:28 am 
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I didn’t know they made small ones for little tranny’s.


The Toyota T50 isn't *that* little. Hot rodders Down Under used to fit them to various V8s before the Borg Warner T-5 boxes became available. A friend bought a bellhousing from New Zealand(?) and used it to put a Supra T-50 into his '65 Mustang. Then he put the Supra's IRS and front end into the Mustang too, but that's the sort of thing that happens when you have a plasma cutter, MIG welder, and beer.


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PostPosted: December 6, 2017, 12:05 pm 
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Are you sure it was a T50? I was under the impression the guys down under were using the W series 'boxes. The T-series 'boxes were never fitted to Supras, but were fitted to Corona's, Carina's and Corolla's.


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PostPosted: December 6, 2017, 12:48 pm 
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I looked at the W transmission that’s a nice transmission it’s really a strong one. I wish I could’ve used it

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PostPosted: December 7, 2017, 12:24 am 
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Are you sure it was a T50? ... The T-series 'boxes were never fitted to Supras, but were fitted to Corona's, Carina's and Corolla's.


I know for sure it came out of a Celica Supra, because I helped pull it. I always knew them as T50s, but if the Toyota guys call it something else, I won't argue.

Whatever the correct designation, it has been behind a four barrel 289 in an autocross car since 2003.


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PostPosted: December 7, 2017, 12:32 am 
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The W50 was in the Celica for a few years - might be thinking of that.

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