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Old July 22nd, 2017, 11:48 PM
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1994 Pontiac Firebird for road racing?

I'm looking at a 1994 Pontiac Firebird, V-8, with automatic transmission for Lemons racing. I'm concerned about automatic transmission not being able to run 6-8 hours straight. Are there issues with this transmission under this kind of duress or do I need to find a manual transmission?
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Old July 23rd, 2017, 09:58 AM
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have you looked at the Lemons site which would be the best place to find your answer? Transmission temperatures over 200 F cause failures.

http://forums.24hoursoflemons.com/viewtopic.php?id=4236
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Old July 26th, 2017, 12:15 PM
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Auto transmissions are not compatible with road racing. They build too much heat. Try and find a manual 5 speed?
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