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    Another longitudinal trany option and possible 6-speed

    I found another longitudinal trany option. 91-95 Acura Legend transmission and using the engine wouldn't be bad either. The legends also came with a 6-speed manual trany. I don't have a picture of the 6-speed but I'm sure it's the same configuration.

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    Re: Another longitudinal trany option and possible 6-speed

    Any idea the specs on it.. how much power can it take? having the axles come out in front threw the little T-case looks kind of weak.
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    Re: Another longitudinal trany option and possible 6-speed

    That may have saved some time and money during my quest for a logitudinal setup, but I dont think the bell housing is large enough to accept a V8 flexplate. It does look like a weak connection for a high horse power setup.

    If I wasn't such a horsepower freak I would have used that tranny with the stock 2.8L or a 3.8L conversion. 8)
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    Re: Another longitudinal trany option and possible 6-speed

    I'm not sure the HP rating on the trany but I think the engine is the same as the NSX just de-tuned. The Acura motor is 210hp stock. Tune up the Acura motor to 300HP+ and it would probably be respectable.

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    Re: Another longitudinal trany option and possible 6-speed

    I'd like to see a pic with an engine installed, because on most swaps, wouldn't the axles be going thru the block?
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    Re: Another longitudinal trany option and possible 6-speed

    Judging on the axle location and the rear of the transmission it looks like the transmission might stick out the rear of the car. Get the tape measure before you start.

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    Re: Another longitudinal trany option and possible 6-speed

    Have a look at torque spec.

    The 300 hp car actually has a very low torque rating, certainly too low for any respectable V8 to be mated.

    Torque is what will make that weak clutch slip if anything, although there are plenty of upgraded clutches available.

    The 6 speed is nice, albeit a little long, as Acura was try ing to lower the hood profile significantly, and really stretched it out.*

    Bear in mind also that putting this in the rear of a car increases launch loads on the gb significantly.

    In a high hp fwd configuration, weight typically gets transferred from front to rear, unloading the drive train (which is what makes drag racing fwd a real trick :>)

    In the rear of the car, along with the better grip from much larger meats, this transmission will see significantly higher transient loads even under the same hp/roque set up.

    On the other hand, I could be completely out to lunch* ;D

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    Re: Another longitudinal trany option and possible 6-speed

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