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AT LAST!

Posted on November 17th, 2011

First Mendeola Production Transaxles Ship

This has been a very long time coming. About one year ago, we began taking deposits on what was to be about a three month project with the guys from Mendeola Transmissions. Specifically, the project involved an affordable, high horsepower capable transmission for the GTM which would provide a better alternative Porsche transmission.

Today, I bring the long-awaited good news that the boys at Mendeola have finally come through. Customer Joe Masciarelli was here today to pick-up his transaxle. Joe was customer #001 on the order list. As of today, three units have shipped and it appears that Mendeola is building 2-3 units per week. Patti Maloney here in Materials will be coordinating deliveries.

On behalf of everyone at Factory Five Racing, I offer my sincere gratitude to all of the Factory Five customers who have waited so patiently for this project to come to production. More details as they become known.

Dave Smith
President

FFR President Dave Smith with customer Joe Masciarelli, Eddie, Nate, and Jesper.

 

The new transmissions are shipped in a very well engineered custom crate.

 

Joe tells me he'll be go-karting in a few days.

Comments

  • NEED SOME INFO ON IF I CAN GET MY HANDS ON ONE OF THE TRANSMISSIONS. IF SO HOW MUCH?

  • I am collecting information on a GTM project my build team and I will start this fall. We have the donor vette and are combing the build manual to collect the needed items in advance of ordering the kit. There is a lot of information all over the web on multiple Porche transaxles and many different models to choose from. They have to be inverted..? Any mods needed, and what about oil cooling that we read about? We will be using a GM performance LS7 crate engine. What would you recommend for a transmission and clutch system for this configuration, and will it bolt into the GTM chassis as supplied?
    Your insight is greatly appreciated. Mike