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    Authorized Vendor SPeace-ATL's Avatar
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    Default Project: "Built" TR3650 with Polished Gears for low friction

    Did you know that a TR3650 can be built to hold up to about 600 Ft/Lbs of torque?

    In this thread we'll build one of these and go one-up with REM Polished gears for the added benefit of reduced friction for that "Racer's Edge." (Yes, I realize this is primarily a Foxbody website, but there are many folks here that have interest in the newer cars.)

    There is also one stronger version of the TR3650 that can be built. It is rated at an estimated 700 ft/lbs of torque, but involves the use of a custom gear set that changes first gear to be a 2.90 ratio and fifth becomes 0.58. The transmission being built in this thread uses stock gears and stock gear ratios that have been cryogenically hardened and polished with the exception of the all-new 26 spline input shaft made of 9310 alloy steel.

    First, how do you make a TR3650 stronger?
    The weakest link is the 10 spline input shaft.



    Most builders will upgrade a stock input shaft by sending it off to have the shaft part cut from the input gear and have a new 26 spline shaft welded to it.

    This one will be built with an all-new, custom, input shaft made of one piece of 9310 alloy steel.

    For an additional margin of strength, the gears (first, second, third, and the counter shaft) as well as the synchro sliders and shift forks will be cryogen tempered to add an extra 10-15%.

    Next, how do we reduce friction in the transmission?
    The gears 1-4 will all be "REM" Polished. When you see the polished gears below you would think they have been chromed, but they were polished and coated with the friction-reducing REM finish.

    Here we have a set of stock gears.



    This is a set of stock gears that have been "Cryo-REM" processed.

    Last edited by SPeace-ATL; 07-07-2013 at 09:51 PM.
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    Offering quality rebuilt T-5, T-45, and TR3650 transmissions in Atlanta

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    Man I would of loved to have one of these when I had my built 99 cobra. I bought 3 used ones and never got a good one....

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    Here are the Polished, Cryogen-Hardened gears installed on the main shaft ready to go back in.
    The redesigned second gear and 1-2 synchro hub are installed.

    Last edited by SPeace-ATL; 07-06-2013 at 07:04 PM.
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    Offering quality rebuilt T-5, T-45, and TR3650 transmissions in Atlanta

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    Here it is with the shafts installed, ready to seal up!
    If you look closely on the lower two shift forks you can see the bronze fork pads that replace the plastic pads on gears 1-4.
    The red there is a dab of assembly lube...

    The polished gears look almost chromed don't they?



    If you ever wonder which fifth gear ratio your TR3650 has you can count the teeth on the small fifth gear on the main shaft.
    It is the gear at the top of the stack in the picture. That lock-ring retaining that gear is critical. If it gets sprung while working on the transmission, it won't hold. Fifth will slide down the main shaft and tear the teeth off of both of the fifth gears.

    32 Teeth means the fifth gear pair is 0.62
    34 Teeth means the fifth gear pair is 0.68
    36 teeth means the fifth gear pair is 0.74

    Don't get excited about the 0.74 gear because it is very rare and has been discontinued as a part...
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    Offering quality rebuilt T-5, T-45, and TR3650 transmissions in Atlanta

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    All finished!



    This is listed on the Pro-Force website as the "PRO-CR TR3650"
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    Offering quality rebuilt T-5, T-45, and TR3650 transmissions in Atlanta

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