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The Kapsa Thunderbird was a great car, but a 3 speed petrol eater. It was always pulling left…….
To get to next petrol station.

The Car:
64 Ford Thunderbird 
390 FE engine
3.7 diff ratio on 275/15 tyres
Approx 15 miles to the gallon
3 speed mx trans 
3000rpm @ 100kph


X fordamatic, not only was petrol consumption high, but the 390 FE was rev'n at about 3000 on the motorway. No way to care for the big block engine. The three speed was okay around town, but this daily driver just lacked top end economy and comfort 

Economics and fear of un-necessary engine wear was one thing, but it just took something away from the drive and we knew that there was more the T-Bird could offer. With Plenty of power and the potential to be a great town driver and open road cruiser we knew the solution was simple; a 4 speed trans with lock up and endless shift control options. Unfortunately there was no 4 speed to match to the big block FE… problem?

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The Solution

Adaptor kit to bolt up to an AODE transmission
Adaptor changed

The Trans 
0N0A0622 changed

Modified AODE
Mechanical Diod Oneway Clutch Upgrade
Alto High pack Friction upgrade 
Shift kit
Modified friction packs

The Converter
Furnased Braised
Modified Stall
Upgraded Lock up 

converter changed

Fully Programmable stand alone control module.
2 programmes
endless shift options

Mode 1: Sunday Cruiser
Smooth Shift feel
Lock up in 3rd and 4th
Medium kickdown 
Extended 1-2 shift timing 
Overdrive on/off switch 

Mode 2:
Ramped up line pressure
Hard shift feel
No lock up until 4th at 100kms
Late shift timing to maximise the Rev of the 390FE
Overdrive on/off switch 
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Button 2

The installation all done in house including mount fabrication 

Approx 30% fuel saving 
1200-1500RPM at 100kph
Engine running quieter and cooler

and most importantly 
Even more of a pleasure to drive 

Kaspa Transmissions Service Competition



Have your car serviced at Kaspa Transmissions and go into the draw to win $100 of MTA vouchers that can be used at 825 petrol stations 1315 repairers and 85 vehicle testing stations across New Zealand


For a full list of businesses click here
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At beginning of every month each Kaspa Transmissions workshop is going to draw one name from all customers who had their transmission serviced the month prior and they will win $100 of MTA vouchers



The winner will be announced on our Facebook page so make sure u like us to find out if you are the lucky winner



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Exciting times at Kaspa Transmissions – 6/12/12

Ex Warriors, Leeds and Kiwis coach Brian "Bluey" McClennan joins the Kaspa Transmissions Group.

Brian/Bluey has taken up the Kaspa Silverdale Franchise and now has the business up and running.
Before coaching professionally Bluey owned a windscreen business on the Hibiscus Coast.  The transmission business is somewhat different, but Brian will be ably assisted by his workshop manager Glenn Clarke.

Glenn has 17 years’ experience in this business. He has just finished ten years at Kaspa Glenfield and is looking forward to this new challenge in his life.

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    "New Silverdale branch"

“This is an exciting time to team up with Kaspa Glenfield and Otahuhu.” “The attraction of starting Kaspa Silverdale is in knowing we will have the vast knowledge and experience of Kaspa Transmission Ltd 36 years in the industry.”

“My family and I have a strong connection with the Rodney District, living up on the Hibiscus Coast since 1991.” “We feel this is a good opportunity to build the Kaspa Transmissions Franchise into our thriving community.”

“I will manage the office and Glen will manage the workshop.”

“We are both looking forward to building relationships with fellow automotive
workshops on the Coast.”
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