quote Jim E:

Paul the Toyota transmission set up is just slick! I do not understand why it is not done more often here in the US.

Hi Jim: Yeah, I agree. The tranny is about bullet proof. It will handle way more horsepower than the Alpine engine will ever produce. The tranny is readily available at reasonable prices all over the US. Parts, if you ever need ’em, are also readily available. And, last but not least, the 5th gear overdrive eliminates the need for switches, wiring, solenoids and the like required by the very good Alpine overdirve unit.

time to go fishing – it’s about 80 degrees today and the Alpine is going for a ride!

from sunny South Dakota,

Paul A