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Tko or m23

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Tko or m23

Post by KingLevi » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:36 am

Switching to manual trans
Can't decide tko 600 with shift mods or auto gear m23
Bench seat car 11.1 built 406sbc shift 6500 max rpm 6800 3.90gear/3.42(have both)
Weekend toy 1/8 mile once in awhile hwy driving 25% time
Probably hyd clutch
Which would you choose
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Re: Tko or m23

Post by TURNA » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:37 am

I run a custom T56 so I would go with the TKO if those were the only 2 choices
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Re: Tko or m23

Post by Doober » Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:31 am

Overdrive will make it much more highway-friendly.

Do you mean M22?
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Re: Tko or m23

Post by TURNA » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:54 am

M23 is a "new updated" version on the M22
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Re: Tko or m23

Post by LS6 Tommy » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:36 pm

TURNA wrote:M23 is a "new updated" version on the M22
Yup. AGE now calls their redisegned Muncies "Syracuse" 4 speeds. The M23 is the severe duty version.

After a lot of soul searching I am moving away from my M21 to a Legend LGT700. I looked at a lot of the other 5 speeds. Seems most don't like high rpm shifts, have synchro issues with fast shifts and just don't drive like a Muncie. The Legend seems to answer all those issues. After driving one I wholeheartedly recommend it. After you get done spending the money to modify the production style 5 speeds you're only a little bit away from the Legend.



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Re: Tko or m23

Post by Meat Drapes » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:12 pm

TKO 600 . I love mine.
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Re: Tko or m23

Post by KingLevi » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:39 pm

Will tko bolt to iceman th350 crossmember? Thought someone from Texas did this
Anyone shift over 6500 without upgrade tko
Hydraulic cylinder and clutch pedal recommend
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Re: Tko or m23

Post by kevind » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:54 am

I have a TKO600 mechanical linkage old style Chevy Lakewood bell housing not the odd ball Malibu one. Home made crossmember I think my motor is lower in the back than it was with the Muncie because the TKO is really close to the trans tunnel. TKO doesn't shift as good as the Muncie did but it doesn't sound like the rods are going to fly out of the motor driving on the highway either.
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Re: Tko or m23

Post by KingLevi » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:22 pm

Did u use gbody mech linkage with std. chevy bell housing 15000 And fork
Also are u running bench seat or buckets
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Re: Tko or m23

Post by kevind » Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:27 am

G body linkage probably has a extra hole drilled in it. Std Chevy Lakewood bellhousing and fork. Bucket seats.
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Re: Tko or m23

Post by KingLevi » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:58 am

Thanks man
Does tko fit trans tunnel no modifications?

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Re: Tko or m23

Post by TURNA » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:03 am

Check out Meat Drapes topic on it. He documents his build.


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Re: Tko or m23

Post by kevind » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:30 pm

My tunnel had been modified for a Hurst Super 3 and it still hit.
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Re: Tko or m23

Post by KingLevi » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:34 pm

Decided tko600 modded from liberty gears
Want to use hyd clutch set up
Anyone use sick speed or john bzdel pedal (how to contact him)
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Re: Tko or m23

Post by TURNA » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:40 pm

http://www.montecarloss.com/ls1montecarloss/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

on the bottom there is an email link.
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