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i just recently bought a 3 speed top loader from ebay and i was wondering how can i tell if its really a top loader? i d like to know so that i dont get beat out my money
 

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I don't even know what top loader means.
 

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3 speed toploader

it is called a top loader because the gears are installed through an opening in the top. most stick shift car transmissions are assembled through a removeable side cover that also has the shift forks on it. the toploader was a new idea when it came out and the shift levers are still on the side of the case but it has a sheetmetal top cover that is removeable. due to the low value of a three speed top loader i doubt you will get ripped off. i am actually surprised you could not buy one locally as the shipping would probably exceed the value. around here a REALLY nice one will not bring more than 35.00 in a private sale and the local mustang shop will sell you a good one for 75.00. hawkrod
 

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go to the toploader site in the links section under vendors it has all the answers to any question about the top loader.
 
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