That's awesome. More details on the fitment of this setup would be great. I'm considering doing this down the road and any specifics you can provide would be great.John said:I finally got my T-56 in my 93 5.0 TBird. It was finally complete after putting the car in the shop back in May. To make a long story short, it looks and works great, was more expensive then I thought(had to replace the eng as well) and was a lot of work(I did all the interior work and the shop did the tranny swap itself. Gained 50-60 hp from the auto and torque stayed relatively the same (It dynoed at 377hp and 370ft/lbs). When I have a chance I will post some pics and the entire parts inventory that I had to buy to get it running. The sad thing is I am thinking about selling it now.
Send them to me in e-mail (drop me a PM to get it) and I'll host them for you.John said:Tonight I will try to do a break down of the price. I only have a couple of pictures of just the shifter area. The shop that did the tranny swap had it for so long that when they finished it I really didn't have a chance to take pictures of the underside. I can tell you right now that I did use almost all McLeod tranny parts which are a little more expensive but all mated to each other perfectly. An example was that I tried to use a cheaper flywheel but the Mcleod clutch would not mate to it right so we just went with all McLeod parts to make sure we wouldn't be wasting more time. Off the top of my head the tranny cost $1000 dollars plus about $900 for upgrades to it and inspecting it(pretty much it is stronger and close to new as possible). All the McLeod parts were probably $1000 but I can get a better figure tonight. All the used parts prices can be had for anything that you can negotiate to. Got everything off this site, the SCCOA site or that site that sell used parts from junk yards around the country(forgot the site name). Then there were the odds and ends like the SpeedCal, shifter arm, shifter ball, clutch master cylinder, lines etc. So parts alone including tranny is probably atleast $3500 with labor another story! The most surprising part of the swap was there were only two thing that had to be fabricated. The tranny mount and the shifter tunnel. Both ended up to be pretty easy solutions. The shop just cut and welded on an older style pontiac tranny mount to the TBird crossmember. Looked and fit great. For the tunnel the guy had to cut about an inch or two forward on the tunnel for the shifter to come up and then made the SC tunnel cover fit perfectly over it. I had to trim the plastic console about and inch to make sure the shifter didn't hit the plastic. I think you can get buy without doing any of the tunnel/plastic cutting if you go with the GTO shifter assembly on the T-56 but I don't know how much that will set you back. I also got a used MarkVIII one piece shaft that the shop shortened and fit perfectly. Will try to get some part numbers and prices and pictures tonight. I don't have the site permission to put pictures up so someone might have to host it.
Is it dibs yet on your dirtyd0g tranny yet?MaddMartigan said:That's awesome. More details on the fitment of this setup would be great. I'm considering doing this down the road and any specifics you can provide would be great.
Hehe, it may be about 2 years before I do something like this. Can you wait?Waldorf said:Is it dibs yet on your dirtyd0g tranny yet?
My tranny's holding out for now (barely), and this 6 speed swap is getting very interesting. A Viper gear set 6 speed sounds a lot better than a Mazda P.U. gear set 5 speed with that kizillion to 1st gear ratio. This might be actually be worth pulling the dash for!
I'm just waiting for the [email protected] (pics).
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