What is a Toploader 4-speed?

What is a Toploader 4-speed?

“The Top Loader four-speed transmission is a fully synchronized type in all gears, except the reverse sliding idler gear that is in constant mesh. All forward-speed changes are accomplished with synchronizer sleeves, instead of sliding gears.

Who made the Ford Toploader 4-speed?

Tremec built the Toploader for Ford and the correct model designation for them is a T-170. These were arguably the strongest 4-speeds made in the ’60s, and the design is still used by NASCAR race teams today. It is also the basis for the Tremec TR-3550 and TKO aftermarket 5-speed manual transmissions.

How much does a Toploader 4-speed weigh?

Toploaders are not as heavy as some automatic transmissions, but still weigh close to 180 pounds (including bellhousing, clutch assembly and shifter) because of their cast-iron housings. Earlier 1964-’67 Toploader units were designated by an HEH transmission code; ’68 and later units were coded RUG.

How do I know if I have a 4-speed Toploader?

The Toploader 4-speed transmission is identified by a small metal tag riveted to the right side of the case. The first line is the transmission’s ID number. The second line is the serial number.

Why is Toploader called Toploader?

The Toploader got its name from the fact that the access plate to the inner workings was located on the top of the main case, as opposed to side access on most gearboxes it would be compared with, such as the Ford Dagenham or GM’s Saginaw or Muncie.

What is a Muncie Rock Crusher transmission?

Muncie also had a second close-ratio transmission designated M22 and often referred to as the “rock-crusher,” which was used behind the highest-performance engines and in Corvettes, the M22 is a highly sought-after performance transmission. It is the heavy-duty version of the 2.20:1 ratio M21 four-speed.

What is granny gear mean?

What Is a “Granny Gear?” Opinions vary on what constitutes a “granny transmission,” but in a nutshell it’s a manual transmission with an extremely low gear ratio that allows the vehicle to crawl along at a super-slow pace akin to that of a kindly old granny shuffling along.

How many cards can you put in a toploader?

You may of course use a toploader, but only 1 card per toploader. And you need cardboard in addition.

Are toploader still together?

The band reunited in 2009; they continue to tour at various gigs and record music.

How much is a Muncie 4 speed worth?

Muncie 4 Speed M20 or M21. $2899.99 OR WITH Muncie CORE exchange $2499.99.

Why is the Muncie 4 Speed called the rock crusher?

The M20 and M21 cluster gears are cut at a 45-degree angle. The reduced gear angle of the M22 created a problem with noise (hence the name “rock-crusher”).

Do you start in granny gear?

They call first gear the “granny gear,” and both avoid using it. They start off in second gear.

What is the best gear ratio for a semi truck?

1 to 1 or direct gear, is always the best gear for fuel mileage, quietness, cooler temperatures in the transmission, and more pulling power. However, to run in direct gear, the rear gears must be either 2.64, 2.47, 2.21 and I think there is even a higher gear than the 2.21. The average speed today is 70 miles per hour.

What size toploader do I need?

Most mid-end or high-end products will have thick base stock and will need toploaders at least 130 points or higher. You should follow the same advice with base cards and hits. Note that for 130 point top loaders and higher, you will also need thick penny sleeves.

Why is toploader called toploader?

Is toploader British?

Toploader are an English rock band from Eastbourne, East Sussex, formed in 1997, with over two million album sales and a few top 20 hits both home and abroad. Their debut album, Onka’s Big Moka, sold over one million units and peaked in the top 5 of the UK Albums Chart, where it remained for six months.

What cars did the Muncie M22 come in?

From 1965-onwards the Rock Crusher was available with the Corvette, and by 1969 it was found on vehicles as diverse as the Chevelle, the Camaro, and the Oldsmobile 442. If a car made big power, chances are a Muncie M22 was on the menu.