View Full Version : 4age tranny rebuild

07-05-2014, 12:00 PM
Just trying to find out if there is a better up grade for my 87 FX-16 five speed tranny. I lost fifth gear synch grow on my way back from Garland Texas this past week and was wondering if there is someone that could help me out, to see if there is a better tranny instead of the original one.

Or give me advice on how to go about fixing it!

07-05-2014, 03:16 PM
not 100 percent sure if it will bolt up but what about a silver top or black top tranny?

07-05-2014, 06:07 PM
I am in no way any kind of a tranny mechanic. I can take it apart and put it back together with a rebuild kit, and replace the sync grows springs to get it back in the car and drive it. But as far as exchanging a up grade is out of my knowledge range. This is why I am asking the experts here for help on maybe getting a better set up, if it is possible?

I would not know if the silver or black tops would work or not and if they would be a better swap?

What I would like to do is do a mod for better go fast and even faster, than the stock tranny.

07-05-2014, 09:58 PM
the reason i brought up the silver and black top tranny is bc one of them is a 6 speed i just dont remember witch one it is. or maybe they both are 6 speeds but either way an extra gear is a good upgrade :)

07-06-2014, 04:29 AM
I would love to get an up grade of a extra gear... any way I can find out for sure which one is????

07-06-2014, 03:17 PM
i did a little bit of reserse for you and i found a few things



07-09-2014, 07:41 PM
i dont why i didnt think about this untill now, but club4ag.com may have mor answers for you. that site is full of people who know a lot about 4age motors and the trannys that go with them :)

07-10-2014, 12:19 PM
I think I am going to order a 6 speed from one of those sites you referred me too.

I belong to 4age myself and will be asking for info over there, but wanted to check the experts here first.

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