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Username Post: 66 427 biscayne TKO 5 speed swap        (Topic#349118)
Posts: 32

Reg: 09-16-17
01-11-18 11:16 AM - Post#2720779    

Can someone help me out with which parts I need to get?

I am going to start trying to piece together a kit. Is there any that do not require the floor to be cut at all?

Where is the best place to buy these transmissions/parts for the swap?


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Posts: 375
Loc: Langley BC
Reg: 02-09-13
01-11-18 12:32 PM - Post#2720786    
    In response to jeff198901

Start with the transmission because it will be the most expensive part. Proper shifter and a transmission yoke . Guys who have already done this swap can suggest which is a good choice.
Clutch disk will probable have to be replaced. Splines on a t 10 are different. You can save money by reusing your pressure plate if it's not thrashed. You will need to machine the flywheel to a clean surface. Hopefully you already have an 11" flywheel. If yours is a 10 1/2" you can still use it by getting the proper size clutch disk.

My personal preference is for a hydraulic throw out bearing. It requires a hydraulic master cylinder to be installed to replace the mechanical linkage. Easily done in a few hours. I found the "RAM" Products to be the best overall value. Up front cost for the kit is quickly offset by the ease of installation and maintenance free operation. Also clears out room for headers if you don't have them already. Install, shim, bleed, DONE!

You will have to get your driveshaft shortened. A local shop can do it . Make sure to get it balanced as well. They can re use your universal joint and install it on the new yoke for probable under 150 bucks

You can source all the other parts you will need locally and modify your existing parts,such as the trans cross, member, to save money.

Are you able to do any of the work yourself? Do you have a place to work on the car? If you have to pay someone to do the work it's going to get expensive real quick!

Where are you located? I have a contact in my area who can source a trans for a good price. He ships Canada wide.
PM me and I can get you a quote.

Still a 17 year old delinquent Hot Rodder

Posts: 32

Reg: 09-16-17
01-11-18 01:31 PM - Post#2720788    
    In response to 66SS632

Thanks for the reply! I have no lift and I really don’t feel like doing this work in my garage. I have done stuff in my garage before and I just don’t enjoy it

So yes, someone will be doing the work for me. The shop I use is open to me supplying the parts and open to working a cash deal.

I would like to buy everything new, I don’t want any used parts.....bad luck in the past. Since you are in Canada, where do you buy parts from?

Posts: 32

Reg: 09-16-17
01-11-18 03:18 PM - Post#2720795    
    In response to jeff198901

Do the floors need to be modified to fit a tko?

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Posts: 481
Loc: Western NY
Reg: 06-15-02
01-11-18 04:08 PM - Post#2720798    
    In response to jeff198901

This "Legend" 5spd is also an option to the TKO which I've read some people consider and use:

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Posts: 3663
Loc: Possums Crotch, KY
Reg: 06-26-07
01-11-18 04:38 PM - Post#2720803    
    In response to toro455

Had to modify the transmission tunnel on my 63 Belair to get the TKO 5 speed to fit.


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