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Old 06-10-2014, 05:32 PM   #21
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Oh yeah, just a little FYI since the TII relationship was brought up here.

That series of trasmission was shared around quite a bit in the 80's. Due to this, old Mazda B2600 bell housings can be coupled with the TII transmission and bolted to a wide block 4G63, a G63B I believe.

This allows for some creative swap options.
Yep. I have a complete B2600 trans (Also an R-box) and a TII trans laying around. The TII trans doesn't work for my purposes, so i'll be putting the B2600 bell on an FD trans.

There's actually two different B2600 transmissions. The early B2600 had a 2.6 Mitsubishi motor, and that's the bell you put on a TII box to do mitsubishi things. Later B2600 had the Mazda G6, and you use that trans to attach to F-series Mazda motors.

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What's the final cost via Grey Hound? Also, do you know the shipping weight and dimensions?

$100.55.

I'm saying 80lbs, dimensions are 40" x 20" x 26".
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I think I read on here a good while back about someone buying a rubbermaid container that fit the transmission. They then put the trans in, then taped the **** out of it so the top would not come off. Then shipped it Fedex that way.
This is the correct answer.

Also, double wrap the transmission in garbage bags and put expanding foam to fill up the volume around the transmission for more protection.
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Old 06-11-2014, 04:50 PM   #23
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This is the correct answer.

Also, double wrap the transmission in garbage bags and put expanding foam to fill up the volume around the transmission for more protection.
Yes, always double-bag a tranny. For protection.
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Hmm I don't know how the junkyard shipped it, but I got that B2600 rear axle and transmission shipped from Columbus for $82. It was shipped to a business address though. You can use mine if you want to.
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Hmm I don't know how the junkyard shipped it, but I got that B2600 rear axle and transmission shipped from Columbus for $82. It was shipped to a business address though. You can use mine if you want to.

Well **** me, i had no idea you had a business address. I bet business to business is way cheaper though.

We can just roll with Greyhound at this point i think. I just need this ****** here so i can see what it's like to hit 75mph in 2nd gear.
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Send him a link to Mista Bone's tranny package how to so they dont **** it up.
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When I bought a mostly OK 6 speed from TSE and had to get it to Denver, I went here:

uShip - The Online Shipping Marketplace - Ship Freight, Furniture, Cars or Moves

They then got me setup with R&L Carriers for a lot cheaper than if I had gone to R&L myself.

I picked up from a terminal here in Denver which saved a ton too. I think I would up paying like 175 bucks though. Not really cheap. If you have someone with the time/willingness to go to Greyhound with it, that helps.
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Update: We got quotes and set up everything through Greyhound, only to find that the trans + pallet was 120lbs, and over their limit.

Ended up shipping through Fedex, improbably.

$102 for hub to residential. Not bad. It arrives on Thursday.
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Guy I got my 6 speed from never saw this thread... shipped in a cardboard box full of packing peanuts, with the transmission wrapped in a thick layer of bubble wrap. Box looked like it had been run over buy the delivery truck, but the transmission itself looked OK when I got it out of the box.

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That's typical. Glad it arrived relatively unscathed. Packing peanuts and heavy objects don't mix well, I really find it hard to believe that people can't figure that out.
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That's typical. Glad it arrived relatively unscathed. Packing peanuts and heavy objects don't mix well, I really find it hard to believe that people can't figure that out.
Turns out I was wrong, broken off mount for the slave cylinder means I need a new front half of the case. It looks like a full teardown is required to do the repair. Broken mount was so small I didn't notice it on initial inspection or I wouldn't have accepted the package.

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Well that sucks.
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Is it 100% insane to just Tig that if the whole unit is drained of oil?

That sucks. At least when I got mine I knew it needed a rebuild and I got it priced/planned accordingly. As much a learning experience as a part I wanted.
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Is it 100% insane to just Tig that if the whole unit is drained of oil?

That sucks. At least when I got mine I knew it needed a rebuild and I got it priced/planned accordingly. As much a learning experience as a part I wanted.
The mounting point was smashed up before it broke off, the bolt hole is now oval shaped with cracks through the threads on both sides. If a good welder says he can do it, I can have him cut off the mount from the new front case I purchased from BBundy and weld it onto my current case.

Anyone know how well cast aluminum will accept a welded on donor mounting point?

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I wouldnt cutup a good tranny to try to fix yours a piece of 3003AL should be easy enough to drill and tap and shape close enough to what broke off and weld on than screwing up a good case.
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I wouldnt cutup a good tranny to try to fix yours a piece of 3003AL should be easy enough to drill and tap and shape close enough to what broke off and weld on than screwing up a good case.
I already purchased the new front case section, and it wasn't doing anybody any good sitting in Bob's shop collecting dust. Either I get the 6 speed rebuilt replacing the entire front case, or if cheaper (and it will be strong enough to last without problems) I will have a welder do the mounting point transplant. So, since the case section is getting used either way, do you think it would be strong enough to stand up to the riggers a normal 6 speed gearset can handle? I don't think all that much stress is placed on the slave cylinder unless you have a really massive pressure clutch.

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If this was my car I would pull it apart enough to fit that section in an oven. Drill and tap and shape a piece of 3003AL (same as what you get from home depot, easiest to weld to cast) to replace the broken piece, bolt it to a scrap slave. Bolt the slave to the bell housing, put all that in the oven at, as high as it goes, take it out, and then weld the tap back to the casing while its still really ******* hot. Then put it back in the oven and turn the oven off and let it come down to be cool enough to touch over a long time. and it should be fine. If the **** doesnt want to bolt back together because you warped it then I would use a new front half. If you have already paid for bob's front half I wouldnt even bother, I'd just use his front half.
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If this was my car I would pull it apart enough to fit that section in an oven. Drill and tap and shape a piece of 3003AL (same as what you get from home depot, easiest to weld to cast) to replace the broken piece, bolt it to a scrap slave. Bolt the slave to the bell housing, put all that in the oven at, as high as it goes, take it out, and then weld the tap back to the casing while its still really ******* hot. Then put it back in the oven and turn the oven off and let it come down to be cool enough to touch over a long time. and it should be fine. If the **** doesnt want to bolt back together because you warped it then I would use a new front half. If you have already paid for bob's front half I wouldnt even both, I'd just use his front half.
Since I know less about welding than I do rebuilding things I will have to go with option 2.

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