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Old 03-11-2009, 10:53 PM
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http://www.fortesparts.com Lots of great stuff!

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Old 03-12-2009, 05:54 AM
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I have used these guys during my builds and when working on my Mustang. Mike knows Ford parts so well he can have the part number before you even finish describing what you need.

Great guys to do business with.
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:59 AM
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I dealt with Mike on my build .... ERA # 757 , and he is great to work with , does what he says he will do , very knowledgeable ... and willing to share that .
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:33 AM
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I purchased my TKO 600 with the short input shaft back in 2005 from Mike and they were great to deal with.

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Old 03-12-2009, 07:33 AM
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Same here, guys - I bought my TKO-600 transmission, Quick Time bellhousing, Forte custom slave cylinder, McLeod custom drilled aluminum flywheel, etc...from Mike - he's a pleasure to deal with.
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:40 AM
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Iíve purchased lots of parts from Mike over the last 8 or 9 years including some custom setup stuff on both cars. He has some smoking specials from time to time too.

Glad to see you here at CC Mike!
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Thumbs up Hi Guys,

Hi,
I'm Mike Forte. I've been running Forte's Parts Connection for more than 27 years now (WOW, I'm old). It is a specialty performance parts warehouse that does mostly transmissions (4-5 & 6 speeds along with automatics), clutches, bellhousings and external slave hydraulic clutch release assemblies. I specialize in complete turnkey engine & transmission packages.
I have a Land & Sea engine dyno and Jesse Rondeau is my full time machinist. He just loved engines as a kid, went to 2 years of college at School of Automotive Machinists in Texas www.samracing.com . Jesse was in the JEGS ENGINE MASTERS CHALLENGE. He blueprints everything and dynos most engines.
If you have any questions just give me a call.
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Mike Forte
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In 1993 Mike made the first conversion of a Ford Tremec to GM 5-speed. It bolts to stock bellhousings w/out an adapter. The FE Tremec, the Mustang adjustable quadrant are originals from Mike.
One of 12 Tremec Elite Distributors worldwide for: T-5, T-56 Magnum & TKO-500 & TKO-600 ,Midshifter, Frt shifter, offset Vette shifter.
Est: 1981 selling performance parts to build your dream car...

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Hi Bill,
Thanks for your welcoming me and Forte's Parts Connection.
I finally got some of the paperwork to Brent. I hope I can help people here on Club Cobra & Club Hotrod with transmission bellhousing & clutch related needs. I have many hydraulic clutch release setups for most applications.
Please call with any questions,
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In 1993 Mike made the first conversion of a Ford Tremec to GM 5-speed. It bolts to stock bellhousings w/out an adapter. The FE Tremec, the Mustang adjustable quadrant are originals from Mike.
One of 12 Tremec Elite Distributors worldwide for: T-5, T-56 Magnum & TKO-500 & TKO-600 ,Midshifter, Frt shifter, offset Vette shifter.
Est: 1981 selling performance parts to build your dream car...
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:25 AM
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Thumbs up T-56 magnum

Hi,
I just wanted to tell everyone that Tremec has a new 700 FT. LBS. T-56 MAGNUM. It is very much like the t-56 but has much wider drive & driven gears, multiple shifter locations, mechanical & electronic speeo drive and a 31 spline output shaft. These are all aftermarket transmissions and have Ford, GM, Mopar and AMC applications along with custom applications like V-12 BMW, etc.....
Forte's is one of 10 TREMEC ELITE dealers that will be selling the new T-56 MAGNUM.
I know the T-56 will fit into a FFR with IRS but it can fit with straight axle if the engine is moved forward a little.
Email mike@fortesparts.com for more info.
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In 1993 Mike made the first conversion of a Ford Tremec to GM 5-speed. It bolts to stock bellhousings w/out an adapter. The FE Tremec, the Mustang adjustable quadrant are originals from Mike.
One of 12 Tremec Elite Distributors worldwide for: T-5, T-56 Magnum & TKO-500 & TKO-600 ,Midshifter, Frt shifter, offset Vette shifter.
Est: 1981 selling performance parts to build your dream car...
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:42 AM
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I could not have gotten through my build without Forte's! They went over and above to help me through my issues. Mike even called me after hours to help me out. This is a company that truely wants things to be right and make you happy, not just make a sale!

Excellent business and great customer service. Can't say enough!!!!
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HI Mike, Welcome to some old and some new friends.
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Well I guess I better check this out, "newbie" to Fortes, over here in the corner wondering what all the fuss is.
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Old 12-31-2009, 04:51 PM
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welcome to Mike and Forte's parts conn.................
I'm not building anything now........but you never know
what might come along..........
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Mike just celebrated 28 years in business!..hes a stand up knowledgeable guy!...I recommend him for all your needs, parts, machine work , rebuilds etc!...
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Purchased my TKO-600 and Quicktime bellhousing from Fortes.

Great service. Great support. Highly recommend them. Made sure I had the correct input shaft for the TKO-600 and depth-matched bellhousing. Installation went without a hitch.

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Mike fixed us up on our coupe with a great TKO tanni, flywheel clutch,and all the other parts with promt service like a Pro!
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They have some nice brake adapter brackets to upgrade disc brakes on some applications too. Some sweet hardware.
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Hi Guys,
Thanks for all the kind words and support. As some of you know I just celebrated my 28 year in business. The party was really nice and lots of customers, friens, my parents and even high school friends attended.
Let's pray for a good year for all.
HAPPY 2010
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Lets see. Fortes Parts. Although I can't exactly remember, it seems like I'v heard that name before. Somewhere. It will come to me.

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