I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: Friend in a jam need a T15 borg-warner 3spd Trans.
Nah, no problem with me, I know you well enough.
I have a few of them, and BTW, the going price for a T-150 is about $50, so let's not hear any talk about "expensive". Most every T-150 I know needs synchros though, but they're pretty easy to install.
Bob, "affordable trucklets"? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] For every one item that's cheaper on these, I can name 5 that are cheaper on a Jeep. So far I haven't found a whole lot on these that's "affordable" other than the purchase price, but I have found jeeps in the same range as well. I'm not coming down on you, I just don't see them as affordable. They're like anything else foreign, they're expensive.
Who started the idea that these were "affordable" anyway? I laugh every time I go to NAPA and look up a price on a part, then have to think of a way to retrofit a cheaper one. I like fabricating, and am glad others do as well, it's a necessity. Why the alternator for them was $216, with a core and that was the rebuilt price! I looked on Izook and did the GM swap, even took the alt off my jeep (I have several spare parts jeeps laying around). I went to have a spare set of axles redone with new bearings, and was surprised at the cost, $50 per side! My D44 axle bearings are $13 per side. Let's not even talk about carbs.
Don't get me wrong, I like my Zuk, but it's certainly not any cheaper than my jeep. Sure, the Jeep is heavier, more rusty, weighs more, and even brakes parts, but it's definitely on par with the Zuk as far as reliability and overall cost.
Winter Harbor, Maine
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled, It's a Jeep, Chevy, IHC kinda thing!
'88.5 Zuki, 7" Lift, Locked, Swamped, Rolled, and just generally broken in right!