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Author Topic:   DIRECT DRIVE TRANSMISSION OUT OF TONGANOXIE KANSAS
TOOLBOY
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 40
posted March 29, 2005 08:06 PM  
CAN ANYONE GIVE ME SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE SAGINAW 3 SPEED TRANSMISSIONS BEING BUILD AS A DIRECT DRIVE TRANSMISSION OUT OF TONGANOXIE KANSAS? HAS ANYONE RUN ONE OF THESE TRANNYíS YET? THEY CLAIM THAT IT DOESNíT TURN THE WHOLE GEAR CLUSTERS WHEN IT IS IN HIGH.

HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM A 3 SPEED WITH 1ST GEAR REMOVED?
I HATE TO SPEND $650 AND NOT GET ANYTHING FOR IT EXCEPT A TRANNY WITH 1ST GEAR REMOVED.

PLEASE HELP IF YOU HAVE ANY INFO ON THESE. WE DONíT HAVE THE MONEY FOR A BERT OR BRINN SO IF THIS WILL HELP US PLEASE FILL US IN.

Dman
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 270
posted March 30, 2005 07:31 AM  
Quit messin around and sell your clutch and throw out bearing.$650 plus your clutch and t/o bearing money will almost buy a Falcon,Brinn or Bert. You won't be sorry for sacrificing a little dough for the improvement all around and the weight savings.Last Tranny you'll ever buy.

dirtbuster
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 2007
posted March 30, 2005 07:36 AM  
If your rules allow go with a brinn. bert or falcon. Thats the only way to go in my book

superdave
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 280
posted March 30, 2005 01:06 PM  
The direct drive saginaw is very different from one with first gear removed. In high gear on the direct drive none of the countershaft gears or other gears are moving which means low drag/no drag in high gear. Same idea as a Layne tranny but uses your existing clutch. Free horsepower for every engine you run.

The down side is you are still turning a clutch and the tranny is cast iron. The up side is it's much more driveable and you can switch the internal parts to another stock case if you break one without any machine work. He was offering a lifetime warranty to the original owner.

The upside to the Bert/Brin/Falcon is proven reliability and light weight. The down side is half the people driving them can't get the car in or out of gear and get them moving when they spin out.

Good luck,
Superdave

Rat Trap
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 129
posted March 30, 2005 03:43 PM  
I don't have a bert or brinn, so i'm not sure exactly what this is saying, but this was posted last week on the website of the track i race at.

TRANSMISSION ALERT!!!!!!
Sportsman, Modified and Rookie Modified divisions: The new Bert Ball Spline Transmission and the new Brinn Rear Mount Starter Pro Series Transmission will not be allowed in these divisions at any Speedway's Inc. program. Effective March 23, 2005


Xtreme12x
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 874
posted March 30, 2005 04:37 PM  
you can also get a saginaw three speed with an internal clutch through precision performance in oxford iowa... they re built a friends brinn and i bought a clutch from them since we can't run these trannys, but looks like they are the real deal, direct drive in high...

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