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Old 05-23-2019, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by MAStuart View Post
Joel I have the same problem with my Richmond gear 5 speed. It sucks when it happens at the drag strip. This is also a 5 speed and not a overdrive 4 speed. I thought it was my shifter that was the problem but after your thoughts maybe something is going on inside of the trans.

The box it come in said Bullet prof transmission. Broke on the first pass at the track on a mild 302. The T 5 I had in it never broke with a lot of hard use.
Are you also using a Hurst shifter? Maybe a combination of poor shifter and a transmission vulnerability to the issue. Have you found a viable fix to prevent the issue? I'm guessing it would happen quite frequently on the drag strip given all 2nd to 3rd gear shifts would be high RPM.
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