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    1978 Corolla TE51 sportback

    hello all,

    If I have a 1978 Corolla TE51 sportback with an 2TC/slushbox and would like to convert it to a manual, what are the possible transmissions I can bolt on?

    Thanks in advance! :tu:

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    Re: 1978 Corolla TE51 sportback

    T40,T50 :tu:

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    Re: 1978 Corolla TE51 sportback

    thank you whit! I have some further questions for you.

    from my limited knowledge and research it seems like as the picture illustrates there are different T50 models. one on the left is a 20 spline for te51s and the one on the right is for ae86s. what should I be looking for in the T40/T50 models?

    http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/...6/IMAG0682.jpg

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    Re: 1978 Corolla TE51 sportback

    fill in location asap
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    Re: 1978 Corolla TE51 sportback

    I think all of the corolla's with a T motor should work, so up to 81. 82 the went to the A motors. Not sure if the early A's used the save trans/spline count.

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    Re: 1978 Corolla TE51 sportback

    Quote Originally Posted by Garant
    fill in location asap

    Will do, I actually had such a hard time registering on this forum(the security question) that by the time I actually registered I was too excited to fill out the profile ops:


    Thank you UtahSleeper, I will be looking forward to switching out the transmission as soon as I find a suitable donor at a local yard.

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    Re: 1978 Corolla TE51 sportback

    what spline count is the T40 / T50 from earlier corollas? also is it safe to assume the 3TC and 2TC bell housing is universal?

    Thank you ops:

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    Re: 1978 Corolla TE51 sportback

    Bellhousing's are the same.

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