Transmission Options?

Corvette1974

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Howdy all,

I have done some searching on the forum and there are some answers, but not really directly related to this topic. I have no issues with the current transmission in my A2, don't plan on doing anything crazy...but are there any drop-in-ish options for a real OTR transmission (unsynchronized) that would work with the deuce size/fitment wise?

Totally a random topic, but it is something to think about.

-Will
 

gimpyrobb

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Not really. The length is an issue. Waterloo specialties has made an upgrade to the internals, might check out the website for specifics.
 

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Howdy all,

I have done some searching on the forum and there are some answers, but not really directly related to this topic. I have no issues with the current transmission in my A2, don't plan on doing anything crazy...but are there any drop-in-ish options for a real OTR transmission (unsynchronized) that would work with the deuce size/fitment wise?

Totally a random topic, but it is something to think about.

-Will
Why would you want an "unsynchronized" transmission ? They haven't built one of them for decades now.
 

snowtrac nome

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I think you would have a hard time squeezing in a double counter shaft transmission you might look at the 6 speed eaton used in older f800 trucks is a little longer a t case relocation would be needed but I think other wise it would fit. you would get 5 close ratio gears with one overdrive.
 

Corvette1974

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I think you would have a hard time squeezing in a double counter shaft transmission you might look at the 6 speed eaton used in older f800 trucks is a little longer a t case relocation would be needed but I think other wise it would fit. you would get 5 close ratio gears with one overdrive.
Now this is the kind of options that I'd be looking for! Like I said, my transmission is mint right now, but I figure if the sucker ever goes, maybe an upgrade is due. An option to consider... They made a million of those trucks so I'm sure they are out there.

-Will
 

rustystud

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As in a transmission from a Class 8 type truck. Our Mack R Model has a 9 speed and it runs out great, and effectively shifts faster than the 3053a. No synchros there.

-Will
OK, your talking about a "constant mesh" transmission like the Eaton/Fuller "RoadRanger" transmission. In fact the "Mack R" series used the Fuller 9 speed RoadRanger. They are not a non-synchronized transmission like the old 1950's/1960's units. They need to be double/clutched and "split" range shifted. These units do have some synchros in the "splitter box" . Personally I never liked the old RoadRanger "crash boxes" . Thankfully they are no longer used.
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