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Username Post: T56 behind pre86 350 help!        (Topic#338327)
72elco 
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08-15-16 12:36 PM - Post#2645813    

Hey everyone,

So I'm beginning the process of fitting my 1972 elcamino, which has a 350 2 piece rear main seal, with a t56 6 speed out of a 1995 trans am. Now I've been doing a lot of research on the best way to marry these two together for a affordable price and here is what I've found but I would like a few other opinions before I commit to it.

Using an adapeter plate from trick performance use a bellhousing from a Muncie 4 speed to attach it to the 350 and still be able to use stock starter, flywheel and clutch assembly.
http://www.tickperformance.com/t56-mounting-adapte...

Because of the adapter plate the input shaft of the t56 need to be changed to a earlier and longer ls t56 input shaft to acount for the 1/2 adapter plate.
http://www.tickperformance.com/tremec-10-input-sha...

Last Ill use a longer pilot bearing on order to accommodate the longer ls input shaft.

If there is anything I haven't thought of or will not work together please comment and share your thoughts.

Thanks all,
Garrett




 
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raycow 
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08-15-16 11:13 PM - Post#2645946    
    In response to 72elco

You are presently in the 71-76 full size forum. I have asked the moderator to move this thread to the 70-72 Chevelle forum. There is also an El Camino forum (all years) in the truck section, but that forum is intended more for Camino-specific body issues.

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
72elco 
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08-16-16 05:12 AM - Post#2645969    
    In response to raycow

My mistake thank you for the correction.



 
raycow 
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08-17-16 05:40 PM - Post#2646297    
    In response to 72elco

I'm surprised that nobody else has chimed in on this yet.

When I researched a similar T56 swap a few years back, I liked the adapter plate idea because it permitted keeping the stock bellhousing and mechanical clutch linkage. At the time, it was my understanding that the longer input shaft took care of all the length issues. In that case, why would you need the longer pilot bearing?

As it turned out, I didn't go through with the swap because the trans would have had a floor tunnel clearance problem that I didn't want to deal with. Instead, I ended up with a Richmond OD trans - no adapter plate and no tunnel mods.

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
72elco 
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08-17-16 07:06 PM - Post#2646307    
    In response to raycow

I also thought it was strange that even with the ls1 input shaft you still need the extended pilot bearing.

I plan on ordering the kit soon and will repost to let you know how it all turned out and what I used



 
raycow 
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08-18-16 04:59 PM - Post#2646480    
    In response to 72elco

Thank you. I will look forward to hearing what you find out.

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
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