TH400, Gear Vendors, Cobra


Zack

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I have to start planning ahead if I decide to ditch the T-56. Im not gonna even try and make a 4r70W work for the power its gonna make...gotta go big.

Question is, has anyone fit a Gear Vendors under/overdrive unit in their Cobra without having to hack up the floor?
If you can provide links/pics that would be great!
Thanks in advance.
 

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I've read about these overdrive gear boxes a few years back. Good question. I guess you could ask any one that may have a TH400 in any Mustang from 99-04 regardless of type. I here you can pick these up off of Ebay from time to time really cheap compared to what they want for them new.
 

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hmm i never thought about doing that....
Good point you bring up! cause im doing a th400 too
 

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lol im down, but i got a fox, so not sure how similar it will be
 

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i havent seen a single Cobra with a GV yet......because I really thought about this as well when I had the Cobra..

It may not be needed honestly, with the correct torque converter, tire, and gear combo....
Last year I could cruise my Cobra at 55-60 with my TH400 on 28" tires and 3.73's, and my converter stalled crazy high - I'd but that thing on the transbrake at like 6300 RPM and could still drive 60mph

With 3.27's or 3.55's for a turbo combo, 28" tires, and a good converter, the GV wouldn't really be necessary unless you need to be able to drive like 80

The converter is everything.

just my .02
 

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although from what I've seen on the GV pieces, since they attach at the tailshaft, it may be a challenge to fit in the stock tunnel if you are determined to try
 

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you will be fine with the manual vb t400, gear vendors will just complicate things. Get a good coverter and you will be ok
 
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Thanks for the info guys but when I say 'Im gonna drive the car' I mean hop it and not hesitate to take a 12 hour road trip in it.

I dont build cars that are limited to 'local travel only'
 

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ok well you didn't say you'd be driving 12 hours, lol.

cool. good luck with the build and be sure to update us and let us see the progress!
 

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if it's not a track car and you're going to be keeping the IRS i'd keep a t56 in the car, just get it built stronger when it blows. d&d...liberty...not sure who's the best but that's just my opinion.
 

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