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Tremec TCET4616 GM TKO-500 5-Speed Overdrive Manual Transmission

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Input Shaft Spline Count:
26
Output Shaft Spline Count:
31
MFG. Part #:
TCET4616
Notes
Bellhousing mount to transmission mount is 15.75". Bellhousing mount to end of the transmission is 24.50"
Tremec TCET4616 GM TKO-500 5-Speed Overdrive Manual Transmission
Tremec TCET4616 GM TKO-500 5-Speed Overdrive Manual Transmission
Tremec TCET4616 GM TKO-500 5-Speed Overdrive Manual Transmission
Tremec TCET4616 GM TKO-500 5-Speed Overdrive Manual Transmission
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Tremec TCET4616 GM TKO-500 5-Speed Overdrive Manual Transmission

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TREMEC's TKO series of 5-speed transmissions was first made famous by the 5.0L Mustang movement and has since been fitted into nearly every rear-wheel drive performance application imaginable.

Far and away the most versatile 5-speed transmission on the market, the TKO offers an impressive array of flexibility features – including multiple shifter locations, mounting configurations, gearing options, and speedometer pick-ups (both electric and mechanical).

Serving up 500 lb-ft of torque capacity, along with confidence-inspiring shifts and fuel-saving overdrive, the TKO-500 offers an ideal blend of brute strength and street manners – which may be why it's the manual transmission behind more boulevard-bruising street machines and sportsman race victories than all of it's competitors combined.

  • 500 lb-ft. of torque capacity
  • Exceptionally light at just 99 lbs. dry
  • Transmission bolt pattern is the same as Muncie four speed
  • Works with manual or hydraulic clutch release
  • Robust 3-rail internal shift mechanism offers firm, positive shifts
  • Multiple shifter locations for extreme versatility
  • Dual speedo pick-ups for use with either electric or mechanical speedometers
  • 26-spline input / 31-spline output
  • 3.27, 1.98, 1.34, 1.00, .68 gear ratios
Includes high-performance short-throw billet aluminum shifter, neutral safety switch and back-up light sensor.

TKO-500 Illustrated Parts Manual (PDF)

TKO-500 Service Manual (PDF)

TKO-500 Installation Tips (PDF)

Notes

TREMEC TKO transmissions can be shifted from three different locations - front, mid, and rear. From the factory they are configured as a rear shift. To change the location, you must purchase a mid or front shift kit (sold separately) and the rear shifter location is capped off with the provided plate.

TREMEC TKO transmissions are a great replacement for GM Muncie four-speeds as they have been configured to bolt up to the stock Ford bellhousings. Keep in mind that TREMEC TKOs are larger and taller then their 4-speed counter parts. The only parts needed to convert from a three or four speed is a cross member, shift lever, shift ball, and shorter speedometer cable. The driveshaft length may be affected for the GM conversion (check transmission dimensions). The slip yoke will have to be changed to match the 31-spline Ford-style output shaft (use Speedway # 910133031).

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DA1933
Fort Collins, CO

Makes your hotrod or muscle car an every

September 30, 2013
I put a Tremec TKO-500 in my 1955 Chevy to work with a mild FI 350. The transmission is absolutely fantastic! Shifting is very precise and crisp and the gearing is perfect. It is quiet, smooth and dependable. Installation is pretty straight forward. It's a little bulkier than an original Muncie or Saginaw but I did not need to rework my transmission tunnel. I did have to reverse the shifter plate to move the shifter to its forward-most position, but that is a simple process. I will absolutely use one of these in any project car from here forward!
Pros:
  • smooth accurate shifting
  • Durable
Cons:
  • size
  • A bit pricey
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

20 questions : 21 answers

2 answers

what would a average be for top speed in a tremec tko 500-600 I seen a YouTube video of a guy using a tremec tko in a corvette and a camaro. He claims the camaro would max out at 105mph and the corvette would max out at only 78mph. I'm sure gets plenty of power but do you have to sacrifice speed for power? I plan on buying a 77 trans am with a Pontiac 400 ci 6.6 ltr engine and was wondering if I would run into the same problem.

Kyle1994
Illinois
April 01, 2015

what would a average be for top speed in a tremec tko 500-600 I seen a YouTube video of a guy using a tremec tko in a corvette and a camaro. He claims the camaro would max out at 105mph and the corvette would max out at only 78mph. I'm sure gets plenty of power but do you have to sacrifice speed for power? I plan on buying a 77 trans am with a Pontiac 400 ci 6.6 ltr engine and was wondering if I would run into the same problem.

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July 03, 2015
Peachman
In my 1962 Corvette, mild 327, 3.23 rear gear , stock diameter tires, and Kiesler tremec 5 speed, it turns 2000 rpm at 80 mph. Speedo is accurate. I went 140 in my 55 Chevy as a kid. This vette will probably hit that , but I have someone to come home to now
April 02, 2015
EricM
Most modern computer controlled engines will have a speed governor built in. The top speed achievable depends upon the power of the engine, aerodynamics of the vehicle, as well as the weight of the vehicle. It is nearly impossible to estimate a top speed.
1 answers

Do you carry the reverse swith, electric speedometer wiring and any other accesories needed to install a tko 600 into a 67 c10?

ecgate
March 01, 2015

Do you carry the reverse swith, electric speedometer wiring and any other accesories needed to install a tko 600 into a 67 c10?

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March 02, 2015
EricM
As far as a reverse switch for the TKO 600 we apologize but do not offer it. For that Tremec direct would be the best option. On the Speedometer pigtail we have two depending on if your plug in is male or female. 910700021 has the male end and 910700020 has the female end.
1 answers

Would this fit a 1947 Advanced designed chevy truck with a 261? Been looking to upgrade the manual transmission in my 1947 1/2 ton pickup - currently has 261 but would like to make it more freeway friendly thanks!

wstokes42
Los Gatos, CA, USA
February 23, 2015

Would this fit a 1947 Advanced designed chevy truck with a 261? Been looking to upgrade the manual transmission in my 1947 1/2 ton pickup - currently has 261 but would like to make it more freeway friendly thanks!

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February 24, 2015
EricM
The Tremec 5 speeds are built to replace the common 3 and 4 speed transmissions such as Muncie, Saginaw, etc. To work on your inline six bell housing will either require a different bellhousing or adapter which we apologize do not currently offer.
1 answers

I have a built 1978 small block Chevy that I want to mate to the TKO500 in my 1988 camaro. What issues am I going to have and what mods would I need to make for this to happen? What accessories will I need?

Jheist
Wisconsin, USA
November 28, 2014

I have a built 1978 small block Chevy that I want to mate to the TKO500 in my 1988 camaro. What issues am I going to have and what mods would I need to make for this to happen? What accessories will I need?

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December 01, 2014
EricM
This TKO 500 is a direct replacement for a Muncie or Saginaw or other GM transmissions so to put behind the 78 small block all you need is the bellhousing for one of the above transmissions and the Tremec will bolt right in. With shifter location ability to change it will fit where you want it. If you don’t have a bell housing or access to one we offer 5158650, 91027010, or 91027015 depending on whether you want to run mechanical or hydraulic release bearing or slave cylinder. Then a clutch pack such as number 60588761 for the 26 spline input shaft and a flywheel such as number 6051511. From that point either mechanical linkage or hydraulic T/O bearing or slave cylinder.
1 answers

fit behind a swapped 350 in a '67 Chevy C 20 truck? New to all this. Wondering if I can keep original gearing (4.57 / granny 1st) with 5 spd overdrive? Thanks.

dadbag77
California, USA
October 02, 2014

fit behind a swapped 350 in a '67 Chevy C 20 truck? New to all this. Wondering if I can keep original gearing (4.57 / granny 1st) with 5 spd overdrive? Thanks.

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October 02, 2014
EricM
This transmission could be swapped into your '67 Chevy truck but the first gear ratio of it is 3.27:1. You will not find a performance transmission with that low of a first gear ratio. If you need to keep the low first gear with an overdrive you may need to look toward a later model overdrive transmission out of a 3/4 ton pickup.
1 answers

Tremec in a A Body Mopar I was thinking on the Ford Spline of GM Spline Tremec 5 speed. I am wondering which shifter location is best suited for my application. I know that I need to cut the tunnel apart and make a new X-member which is not a problem. The car will have bucket seats and a small block Chrysler. Thanks MPQ

MPQ1973
Fullerton, CA, USA
December 19, 2013

Tremec in a A Body Mopar I was thinking on the Ford Spline of GM Spline Tremec 5 speed. I am wondering which shifter location is best suited for my application. I know that I need to cut the tunnel apart and make a new X-member which is not a problem. The car will have bucket seats and a small block Chrysler. Thanks MPQ

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December 20, 2013
EricM
Both transmissions come with the rear shift location similar to a toploader. The input shaft and bolt pattern are the common Muncie pattern so your bell housing will need to accept that mount pattern. As far as shifter location you will need to mock up your seating and do some measurements from your bell housing back to determine which shift location best fits your needs.
1 answers

I would like to put the Tremec 5 speed in my 66 el camino I notice a ford yoke . Do they all have a ford yoke ? Is there any thing else I will need ? Car has bucket seats and console Do all Tremec Trany have ford yokes And will I need any thing else ?

Flyn66
Corralitos, CA, USA
November 28, 2013

I would like to put the Tremec 5 speed in my 66 el camino I notice a ford yoke . Do they all have a ford yoke ? Is there any thing else I will need ? Car has bucket seats and console Do all Tremec Trany have ford yokes And will I need any thing else ?

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November 29, 2013
EricM
Yes these Tremec transmissions all use the Ford 31 spline slip yoke. We do offer the slip yoke as part number 910133031 and they use a 1330 U-joint. We can also supply you a conversion u-joint to go to a GM drive shaft if you need it as well.
1 answers

will this fit my 57 ford fairlane with a y block motor

stasch
Goodman, WI, USA
October 17, 2013

will this fit my 57 ford fairlane with a y block motor

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October 18, 2013
Jason
Transmission number 91029027 is provided with the case mating to a bellhousing that had the Muncie, Saginaw, etc. bolt pattern and center hole and for use on a Y block the bellhousing would require changing. You may want to check with Mummert (the leader in Y block parts) for a bell housing for this application.
1 answers

What are the shifter locations that is mentioned in the Description?

railguy
September 03, 2013

What are the shifter locations that is mentioned in the Description?

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September 05, 2013
Jason
We apologize for the confusion on shifter locations as mentioned. If you look at a photo of the transmission on our website the red plate under the shifter can be rotated 180 degrees putting the shifter further forward for applications where the set back of the drive train makes it more handy to have the shifter further forward.
1 answers

will this fit my 48 ford flat head engine ??? will this tranmission fit my 1948 ford flathead engine with the speedway adapter plate ??? i am installing a camero 10 bolt posi rear end and want to install a newer tranmission !!!

quest1946
kenosha wisconsn 5314
August 07, 2013

will this fit my 48 ford flat head engine ??? will this tranmission fit my 1948 ford flathead engine with the speedway adapter plate ??? i am installing a camero 10 bolt posi rear end and want to install a newer tranmission !!!

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August 08, 2013
Jason
Transmission number 91029027 has the same input specifications and bolt pattern and would work on the Speedway adapter such as number 91628926. This adapter works on the 48 passenger car engine and if you have a 48 truck or 49-53 engine you would need the OEM 3” adapter bellhousing from the truck series.
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