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Post  68formalGT on November 11th 2017, 11:54 am

Frank Merkel, do you have a recommendation for a wide ratio C6 kit? I need to get one ready for your 2nd gear Trans brake.
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Post  68formalGT on November 11th 2017, 12:14 pm

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Post  Frank Merkl on November 11th 2017, 11:54 pm

it should
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Post  Frank Merkl on November 11th 2017, 11:58 pm

ask to make sure it has the steel 6 pinion front planetary
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Post  68formalGT on November 12th 2017, 9:24 am

Have you used wide ratio gearing in your transmissions before and if so how did they hold up? Are they as strong as the stock C6 parts?
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Post  Frank Merkl on November 12th 2017, 1:26 pm

haven't used the wide ratio yet , but we do go through front planetarys as we shut the the car off at 200mph every run and tow back so there is no oiling happening then , and I will have the 2nd gear brakes done this winter
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Post  68formalGT on November 12th 2017, 1:41 pm

Frank Merkl wrote:haven't used the wide ratio yet , but we do go through front planetarys as we shut the the car off at 200mph every run and tow back so there is no oiling happening then , and I will have the 2nd gear brakes done this winter
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I hope I'm still on the list Very Happy. Let me know when it's done, I've got a fresh transmission with your billet drum (and the other one too) ready to go for next season.
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Post  tzford on February 4th 2018, 6:13 pm

68formalGT wrote:
Frank Merkl wrote:haven't used the wide ratio yet , but we do go through front planetarys as we shut the the car off at 200mph every run and tow back so there is no oiling happening then , and I will have the 2nd gear brakes done this winter
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I hope I'm still on the list Very Happy. Let me know when it's done, I've got a fresh transmission with your billet drum (and the other one too) ready to go for next season.
I would get on the list for 2nd gear brake

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Post  68formalGT on February 4th 2018, 6:19 pm

tzford wrote:
68formalGT wrote:
Frank Merkl wrote:haven't used the wide ratio yet , but we do go through front planetarys as we shut the the car off at 200mph every run and tow back so there is no oiling happening then , and I will have the 2nd gear brakes done this winter
Frank


I hope I'm still on the list Very Happy. Let me know when it's done, I've got a fresh transmission with your billet drum (and the other one too) ready to go for next season.
  I would get on the list for 2nd gear brake                                                                                                                                                                                    
Is it moving along?
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Post  Frank Merkl on February 20th 2018, 3:55 am

I'm not happy with the shift yet ! Not going to send any out until I have it perfect!!
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Post  68formalGT on February 20th 2018, 4:00 am

Awesome!! Sounds like you're getting it there!!
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Post  gt350hr on February 22nd 2018, 1:02 pm

I have two wide ratio transmissions. One is in my race car hauler ( F350 , 22 ft box) and really like it. It is a genuine needle besring Ford kit with the four pinion planets as the 6 was not available back then (14 years ago) . I just finished doing one I pieced together for my daily driver '67 Ranchero with 521 power. I used the needle bearing 4 planets with it too BUT it is not a dedicated race car and it doesn't have a manual valve body or trans brake ( obviously) . 6 pinion only for race cars .

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Post  Rick L on March 20th 2018, 1:29 pm

Frank Merkl wrote:I'm not happy with the shift yet ! Not going to send any out until I have it perfect!!
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I spoke to Frank today, hopefully I'm on that list also!

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