How To Rebuild And Modify High-performance Manual Transmissions by Paul CangialosiHow To Rebuild And Modify High-performance Manual Transmissions by Paul Cangialosi

How To Rebuild And Modify High-performance Manual Transmissions

byPaul Cangialosi

Paperback | March 1, 2010

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This revised edition is new to our WorkBench Series, and expands on our already popular original edition ofHow to Build and Modify High-Performance Manual Transmissions.

How to Rebuild and Modify High-Performance Manual Transmissionsbreaks down the disassembly, inspection, modification/upgrade, and rebuilding process into detailed yet easy-to-follow steps consistent with our other Workbench series books. The latest techniques and insider tips are revealed so an enthusiast can quickly perform a tear-down, identify worn parts, select the best components, and successfully assemble a high-performance transmission. Transmission expert and designer Paul Cangialosi shares his proven rebuilding methods, insight, and 27 years of knowledge in the transmission industry. He guides you through the rebuilding process for most major high-performance transmissions including BorgWarner T10 and super T10, GM/Muncie, Ford Toploader, and Tremec T5. This new edition also contains a complete step-by-step rebuild of the Chrysler A833 transmission.

In addition, the book clearly explains theory, gear ratio calculation, synchro function, and gear design features so you possess the know-how to build the best gearbox. Clutch selection and setup as well as shifter modification are also covered. This revised edition is packed with 450 photos, charts, and illustrations, so you can get most out of your manual transmission.

Paul Cangialosi is the owner, proprietor, and top wrench at Medatronics Corporation and in Tequesta, Florida. He first started working on cars at the age of 12 and his automotive passions have burned bright ever since. He has pursued his passion for manual transmissions for nearly 30 years. Today, Cangialosi's businesses of...
Title:How To Rebuild And Modify High-performance Manual TransmissionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.38 inPublished:March 1, 2010Publisher:CartechLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1934709298

ISBN - 13:9781934709290

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Table of Contents







What Is a Workbench® Book?


Chapter 1: Theory of Manual Transmissions 

Wide- and Close-Ratios Explained 

What Makes a Close-Ratio Close? 

Goodbye Wide- and Close-Ratios

The How and Why of Synchros

Gear Design Basics 

Bearing Selection 



Chapter 2:Transmission Assembly Tips and Techniques 

So What Do I Use?

Repairing Castings

Gear Preparation

Bolts and Threads 

Hydraulic Press Basics

Loading Needle Bearings 

Subassemblies and Synchronizers 

Bearing Tips 

Gaskets and Sealants


Chapter 3: BorgWarner Transmissions 

T10 4-Speed History and Facts 

Rebuilding T10 4-Speeds 

Rebuilding Super T10 4-Speeds 

T5 5-Speed History 

Rebuilding the T5 

T5 Assembly From the Ground Up

High-Performance T5 



Chapter 4: Chrysler A833 4-Speed Transmission 


Chapter 5: GM/Muncie 4-Speed Transmissions

How to Identify a Muncie 

Serial and VIN Numbers 

Putting It All Together 

M22 Rockcrushers and New Muncies

Muncie 4-Speed Rebuild

Chapter 6: Ford Toploader 4-Speed Transmission 

Transmission Build-Up 

Final Assembly


Chapter 7: Other Common Manual Transmissions

Saginaw 4-Speed 

Richmond Gear 4+1 5-Speed



Doug Nash 4+3

Autogear M33 "Syracuse 5-Speed" 


Chapter 8: High-Performance Transmissions 


Chapter 9: Clutch Basics

Clutch Components

Clutch Types


Chapter 10: Guide to Shifters

The Need for Shifters

Fixing the Hurst Competition Plus Shifter 

T5/T6 Shifter Modifications 




Common General Motors Speedometer Gears

Speedometer Gear Ratio Formula

Oil Types and Capacity

Torque Specifications

Ratios at a Glance 



Source Guide