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Post  DeepRoots on January 15th 2017, 9:37 am

Hey I'm the non-professional that built that one ^
I built that in fall of 2014.

As far as how is it holding up? It's still perfect, probably driven 7,000miles.
I pulled the guts out this June and stuffed them into an FE case. Currently behind a 447ci FE that makes somewhere around 550hp. Still no issues tho took a lil fine tuning to shift the same with the lower intake vacuum.

I am the Chief engineer of a Merchant Marine vessel, so I do have *some* mechanical skills, but that was only the second c6 I've built, so hardly a transmission pro. Only put together 8-9 c6's total.

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Post  68formalGT on January 15th 2017, 11:53 am

I did mine in my mud truck. I used a combination of the bad shoe video, Greg and Frank's pictures and info on the other forum a transmission book and the manual that I got from Broader with my rebuild kit. I got all the parts to Frank's specks and added the 300m input shaft and it's held up to my 472 doing lo range 4500 rpm launches on cut tires with a 300 shot of nitrous. Next time I rebuild it'll be with Frank's new billet drum and hopefully Frank will have a 2nd gear brake ready!!!
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Post  DeepRoots on January 15th 2017, 1:27 pm

I wonder how that drum does in street strip duty. I think it is a great idea but wonder if it can handle thousands of miles. Any thoughts Frank, greg, et el?

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Post  Gregaust on January 16th 2017, 4:45 am

That's why I added the link to your build , some good info there Smile

I wondered about the drum also . Frank would be the one to answer . I believe i read somewhere he tested them for a few? years before releasing for sale

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Post  Gregaust on January 16th 2017, 4:54 am

68formalGT wrote: hopefully Frank will have a 2nd gear brake ready!!!

Best give Frank a shout. I copied this from an email from him last year Smile

PS ,I've designed a transbrake VB with the transbrake in 2nd gear for the big power small tire guy's and my self with my 712 A441 headed twin turbo motor . it's still in testing but looks good ,with the low ratio set from ford it will have a 1.54 2nd gear. 14 lb's lighter than a thm400
Frank

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Post  racnrick on January 23rd 2017, 3:38 am

Dave,
Haven't been on for awhile and just seen this. I have all the tools you will need to do your trans, I have a C6 book, I can't remember if I have a dvd or not.
If you haven't already done it, I can step you step you thru your rebuild if you want to do it yourself. You can do it here or at your place.

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Post  manofmerc on January 24th 2017, 5:58 am

When I pulled my c6 to install franks trans brake it had been in for five years .Five years of bracket racing .It looked almost new .I am not a professional trans builder just a backyard guy .Having a really good valve body is important .Correct timing and pressure mean your clutches and band will last .Along with the right clearances .You cant build a drag racing transmission for 500-600 hp as if it were in a stock build .Along with a manual or dvd it helps to have somebody that has some experience with a c6.Another thing is a machinist with a lathe or mill .Machining pressure plates to open the clearances is often the only way to get to the spec you need .Get your self a parts transmission. Some parts are unique inside .It will help to have an extra in case you lose something .Good luck to all present and future c6 builders .Doug

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