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View Poll Results: 4L80e or T56?
4L80e 50 31.45%
T56 109 68.55%
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post #61 of 64 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 17, 8:07 AM
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Do you mind sharing the end result? After all the discussion treads, I'm curious how it turned out.

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post #62 of 64 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 17, 1:54 PM
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Re: 4l80e or t56?

Bill, are you talking about whether Shaun chose a T56 or 4L80 or the results of the poll? The poll results are at the top. There were a 153 voters and 105 (68.63%) said T56 vs 48 (31.37%) said 4l80e.

Personally I was going to go 4L80 on my '67 and even had one but then decided I need the "man pedal" so I went with a close ratio T56 and 3:42 gears. The gearing is almost the same as a M22 close ratio muncie with 4.11s in first gear and I should be cruising at about 1900 - 2000 rpm at 70 mph. A close ratio muncie with 4.11:1s comes in at 9.042:1 overall in first gear vs my T56 with 3.42:1s comes in at 9.0972:1 overall in first gear.

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post #63 of 64 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 17, 4:40 PM
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Re: 4l80e or t56?

Originally Posted by bdc1013 View Post
screw those slowmatics... boooooooooring

and whos ever gone to a car show and looked all over the car thinking it was sweet, looked inside and said "eh its an auto" and walked away?
Funny you say that 'cause I do the exact same thing when I see a MANUAL car… But…'too each his own".

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post #64 of 64 (permalink) Old Nov 28th, 17, 8:12 PM
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Re: 4l80e or t56?

Putin what you really enjoy and what fits your driving style
Always been a stick only guy at least when it comes to hot rods but DD's....in todays traffic autos the way to go.
Did the auto/stall, trying different gears deal just couldnt like it. Doing the manual conversion brought the character of the car out big time.
This hobby doesnt have to make "Sense" just be enjoyable. Like a steak when a hamburger is cheaper. Lifes short!

Will say if there was a nice 6 spd auto available I could afford sometimes think about it but it would get old quick.

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