<VV> Re: 5 speeds

JVHRoberts at aol.com JVHRoberts at aol.com
Mon Oct 17 17:26:13 EDT 2005

A little shopping will definitely find them FAR cheaper than that. I bought  
my 915 for $400. 901 trannies, which are FINE for any Corvair of stock HP, are 
 quite available for reasonable money. It's all a matter of how much looking  
around you want to do. The supply and demand on these prefers the buyer. I've 
 even seen good G50s for under a grand. 
I have no idea where the $5K came from but even a professional rebuild is  
about $1500, plus the price of the tranny. I've seen 915s, rebuilt, with a  
warranty, for $1800. But most of them are fine as is. 
In a message dated 10/17/2005 1:58:35 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
lechevrier at earthlink.net writes:

I really  don't know too much, but from acquaintance with a fellow who
does, who  started in sand rails with Vair powered dune buggies, his
mid-engine V-6  & V-8 rigs are using a later model Porsche transaxle
that is running  from $5K and up, not really a setup for someone (like
me) who has other  obligations and doesn't have extra money floating
around.  The claim  is that this transaxle is the *only* one that will
hold up to the power of  the modified V-8's.

But, if you wanted to go mid-engine, at least you  could save a bit by
not having to reverse anything else  ...


Bill Strickland


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