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Username Post: Borg Warner T50 transmission?        (Topic#195715)
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Reg: 08-04-08
08-04-08 04:40 PM - Post#1492295    

Hi, Just had a query here, I took this transmission out of a late 70's Nova and finally identified it as a Borg Warner T50. Its in good shape and I was wondering what it was worth in working condition. car had 87,000 miles on it and was not driven hard I intend to sell it for my uncle on Ebay but don't know what I should ask? any help would be appreciated. Thank You


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08-04-08 05:47 PM - Post#1492340    
    In response to dog1phil

I picked up a B/W T-50 for my 55 Chevy project quite a few years ago. I paid a hundred bucks for it at the time but I didn't know how well it worked. If you pulled it out of a Nova, I doubt it was stock. The cars that got them were usually Monza's and the Buick equvilent, the Skyhawk. It wouldn't surprise me if they did put a few of those trannie's in late 70's Nova's though. They won't take a lot of tourque though. About 300 max from the research I did a few years back. I opted for a different route. I don't think it will fetch much on ebay. Mine ended up in the metal recycle bin.

Sorry for this post that'll probably bring you down because the trans ain't worth much but welcome to CT anyways.

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08-11-08 02:42 PM - Post#1497093    
    In response to 55Redneck

They put them behind V6's and 262/267's, semi rare, not real strong.


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09-04-08 11:16 AM - Post#1514904    
    In response to Randy_W

I have been interested in these as I had a friend with one in a monza. Can you post a picture of it? Thanks!

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11-05-08 06:19 PM - Post#1558003    
    In response to DoctorLarry

As I understand it was designed for the Cosworth Vega. World class tranny with roller bearings in the mainshaft gears. Had an odd shift pattern, first over and back toward driver. Used in:
Astre 76-77
Cosworth 76
Cutlass 76, 78-79
Lemans with 260 76
Monza 76-79
Omega 76 78-79
Skyhawk 76-79
Starfire 76-79
Sunbird 76-79
Vega 76-77
Ventura 76-77

First 3.4 : 1
Second 2.076 : 1
Third 1.39 : 1
Fourth 1.0
Fifth 0.80 : 1

I have one under the bench, too deep to drag out for a picture but I ran it in my Camaro a while and it's sure not suited for use behind a V8. The noise it makes in first - at half throttle - is scary.

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Reg: 03-27-09
03-27-09 12:30 PM - Post#1662520    
    In response to notcamero

Can you post a pic of it?

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10-23-13 11:10 AM - Post#2393375    
    In response to caryabhi11

I have one of these in my 76 Laguna and am looking for a spare. Anybody know where I can find one around Indianapolis, Indiana?


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