Feb 22nd, 00, 01:23 PM
IM THINKING ABOUT PUTTING A 5SPD IN MY 67 BUT IM NOT REAL SHORE HOW MUCH WORK IS INVOLVED.IM PRETTY MECHANICALLY INCLINED BUT THE HYDRAULIC CLUTCH IS WHERE IM STUCK.IF ANYONE COULD HELP ME I COULD USE SOME ADVICE THE CAR HAS A 350 AND TH350 INIT BUT I WANT TO BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT EVERY HAS A 350 WITH A TH350 IN IT. PLEASE HELP ME.
Feb 22nd, 00, 02:34 PM
Which 5 speed are you trying to install? T-5, Richmond, Tremec???
Hugger Orange & white 69 Camaro with supercharged 350, Tremec TKO, and 3.73 12-bolt
Feb 25th, 00, 10:46 AM
I WAS GOING PUT A T5 IN IT. UNLESS ANYONE KNOWS OF A EASIER SWITCH?
Feb 25th, 00, 12:25 PM
You should investiage the Tremec option as suggested. I have one in my '79 Z28 and like it quite a bit.
It is a strong box (~450 ft-lb rating) and there are no exposed shifter rods to get all crudded up from hanging in the breeze. You will need to shorten your driveshaft and move the crossmember back. It uses the old fashioned clutch fork, etc. arrangement you are probably familiar with.
Mike Forte from Forte's Parts Connection in Massachusetts is the leading expert on this swap into Chevys. The Tremec was installed by F*rd (oh, my!) in their Cobra R cars. Despite that, it is a nice tranny. Gear ratios are wide: first gear is over 3 to 1 and fifth is .67. I run 3.73 gears in my ride and would have gone a bit numerically lower if I had to do it all over again.
Soup to nuts you are in the $2k ballpark, if memory serves me.
- 69 SS350 Daytona Yellow
- 79 Z28 tons of mods
Feb 25th, 00, 03:03 PM
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP AGAIN ALL YOUR SUGGESTIONS HAVE BEEN MOST HELPFUL AND IM GOING TOP LOOK AT ALL MY OPTIONS AND DECIDE.
Feb 25th, 00, 03:05 PM
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP IM GOING TO LOOK AT ALL MY OPTIONS NOW AND MAKE ASERIOS DECISION