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Re: Strength of a BW Super T-10
For what it's worth, we have a 2.64-1 aluminum Super T-10 behind the 360 hp 455 in our Lemans Sport. This engine is factory rated at 500 ft/lb of torque. Probably a little high. This car is considerably quicker than our L78 Chevelle, making some decent power. The transmission has stood up to 10K miles of street tire abuse. Slicks will find the weak spots pretty quickly, if they are there. The steel mid plate and cast iron case add strength as well but not all T-10s have them. I've heard about GM going to the iron case due to warranty problems. The aluminum transmission would have to be pretty weak if the late '80s cars could hurt it. They weren't making much power back then. Perhaps I have been just lucky.
Last edited by Keith Tedford; Sep 14th, 06 at 7:26 PM.