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First time driving to Carlisle

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Pistolgrip
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Post Number: 13
Registered: 2-2002


Sunday, May 04, 2014 - 6:56 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
I've got a newly rebuilt A-833 4-spd OD transmission that I'll be driving to Carlisle this year (400+ miles). We'll see what happens!!!
Mojack
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Post Number: 370
Registered: 2-2002


Sunday, May 04, 2014 - 7:39 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
What rear gears do you have?
Pistolgrip
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Post Number: 14
Registered: 2-2002


Sunday, May 04, 2014 - 7:53 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
8 3/4" 3.23 Sure Grip. With the 'normal' A-833 I was turning around 3,000 RPMs @ 70 MPH. Now its around 2,000 RPM - quieter, cooler running, better gas mileage & still good torque (MOPAR RV cam). After about 150 miles, I couldn't be happier with it.
Fstfish66
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Post Number: 666
Registered: 3-2007


Sunday, May 04, 2014 - 9:42 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
how does it pull when u step on the gas at high way or crusing speed?? does it lug?? sounds like it will be fine,,,
1940 dodge street rod red ram hemi
1966 barracuda super charged 340 4 speed
2002 dodge cummins 4x4 dailey driver
2008 chrysler pacifica
Pistolgrip
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Post Number: 15
Registered: 2-2002


Monday, May 05, 2014 - 2:00 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
No lugging at all. I haven't tried it at speed & up a steep hill yet. If it lugs then, I'll downshift to 3rd (1:1). I don't see a down side to this OD at all - maybe if I was 1/4 mile drag racing with it -and that's not gonna happen!
Jkirk
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Post Number: 118
Registered: 11-2009


Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 4:29 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
How was the trip?

I'm collecting parts to do the same thing.
Pistolgrip
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Post Number: 17
Registered: 2-2002


Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 6:32 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
I couldn't be happier with the performance all-around. Total trip was 1,000 miles. The overdrive was all I expected. I got just under 20 mpg. I highly recommend it. Brewer's performance supplied the parts - nice people who know their stuff.
Jameybro
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Post Number: 61
Registered: 9-2009


Friday, July 18, 2014 - 4:22 am   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
My 65 has an 833 4 speed also. Are you saying that the gear ratios can be changed out to create an overdrive? Or is this a newer OD version of the 833?
Jamey
1965 Barracuda Formula S
2004 Dodge 3500 5.9L Cummins
Pistolgrip
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Post Number: 18
Registered: 2-2002


Friday, July 18, 2014 - 6:27 am   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
Yes, yours can be changed out. I put an early (non OD)833 in my 1966 Barracuda about 20 years ago. It revved too high at sustained highway speed for my comfort (noise, engine temp, gas mileage). After looking at 5-speed transmissions (cost & hassle), I had a local MOPAR guy rebuild my 833, putting in later (mid-70's?) 833 parts & gears in my 833 box. I put it back in the car. I believe Brewer's will do this conversion on your transmission or maybe sell you one they've completed & take yours in partial trade. Also, pay attention to the newer 833 OD aluminum cases. As I was looking around,I heard they don't hold up well. I stuck with the (heavy) iron case.

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