Twin Sticks

Discussion in 'Transmissions and Differentials' started by kak, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. 2stick359

    2stick359 Porch Dog

    I've got a 5 speed I took out of my 84 359 from when I put a 6 speed in. I don't have an extra brownie though. You gotta be careful with the brownie, running fast when it's 100 outside will get the brownie super hot. It doesn't hold much oil. I've got 390 rears, I'd like to put 336 in it, then the brownie wouldn't be turning as fast and may not get quite as hot.
     
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  2. kak

    kak Lead Dog

    @2stick359 IF you are interested in selling your 5 speed LMK. I'm really just getting started on this deal
     
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  3. 2stick359

    2stick359 Porch Dog

    I don't know what shape it's really in, it was original in the truck. I just wanted a 6 speed so I swapped it out. Those are pretty easy to find, its the brownie and all the mounting parts thats going to be hard to find. If you could find a donor truck it would make it alot simpler.
     
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  4. 2stick359

    2stick359 Porch Dog

    If you need my vin number to look up parts at pete let me know. They should still be able to get part numbers since it came with 2 sticks.
     
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  5. mountaingote

    mountaingote Gote With a Tude & a BIG Hammer Staff Member

    My recent experience with Peterbilt leads me to believe they can't find their @$$ with both hands....IJS
     
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  6. Ruthless

    Ruthless Lead Dog

    Far as I know: there's random guys with them ... Then there's a guy in California got more than a few. Cam something. If you got interest I bet I can find a phone number.

    Friend of mine told me you can still get brownie transmissions new thru International because tey use them in the farm tractors. I cannot vouch for the validity or accuracy of that statement, other than a good friend told me, and he seems to know about a lot of random old timey truck stuff.
     
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  7. mountaingote

    mountaingote Gote With a Tude & a BIG Hammer Staff Member

    Hey Kak, look at the Discount Truck Transmissions website. They say they have just about anything you can imagine
     
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  8. 2stick359

    2stick359 Porch Dog

    If you find 1 it needs to be the 1241 model. You can try Western truck parts (I think its LKQ now) in Denver they probably have them.
     
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  9. kak

    kak Lead Dog

    Perfect. You guys have given me a couple places to start. THANK YOU All !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. chopper103in

    chopper103in Head Dog

  11. skeeter

    skeeter Big Dog

    so why the switch to a 6 speed?I have a 6&4 waiting to go in my 359.drove a 5,never a 6-yet.was told a more even split between gears-however he was describing a direct 6.want them in,just not looking forward to the job.
     
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  12. cranky yankee

    cranky yankee Resident Sea Dog

    I keep thinking about those 10 wheel autocar dumps I drove for my uncle
    I hated those 318 Detroit's and the 2 sticks
    then i realize it was 40 years ago
    I'm fuckin old
     
  13. skeeter

    skeeter Big Dog

    My father in law had a 70 Pete with a 335,5&4 in it.drove it every chance I had.it was sex on wheels.
     
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  14. mountaingote

    mountaingote Gote With a Tude & a BIG Hammer Staff Member

    I drove for a guy in the early 90s that had some A model W900s. Big Cam III, 5x4, Armstrong steering, torsion bar suspension. 600 mile day in one of those was a real butt-kicker. Anyway, they ran the blower (pneumatic trailers) off the brownie box, and when it got fried they would pull both boxes out n put in a stupid 10 speed
     
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  15. skeeter

    skeeter Big Dog

    Way back when,my wife drove with her dad some-she has only driven a little window Peterbilt with Spicers-pretty cool I think.
     
  16. skeeter

    skeeter Big Dog

    I'm the caretaker for an A-model.just a toy for the guy that owns it,was a joy to drive when it worked.
     
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  17. mountaingote

    mountaingote Gote With a Tude & a BIG Hammer Staff Member

    Thing I hated was the lack of leg room. To this day I tuck my feet back under the seat
     
  18. Vorador

    Vorador Head Dog

    That'll separate the men from the boys. ;)
     
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  19. 2stick359

    2stick359 Porch Dog

    No real reason. I got the 6 speed from a buddy and just put it in to change things up a little. It does have a little better split between gears than the 5 speed had. Neither one was overdrive, both direct. The brownie is overdrive.
     
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  20. skeeter

    skeeter Big Dog

    Mine are both over.I gotta get the engine back together,then think on putting them in.
     
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