Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Central California, USA
I did a richmond 5 speed for a firend in his 69 camaro. We changed from a 4.10 to a 3.08 rear gear. It turned out he had a 3 series carrier and we removed the spacer ring. We installed new ARP ring gear bolts while we were at it. We basically wound up with the same gearing as the 4.10 in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th, with the 5th gear at 3.08 he runs 2600 at 65 with a 26" tire. We lowered the shifter mount and moved it forward and to the right to come out of the console. The hurst setup is too high and to the rear. We used a turbo 400 crossmember off the origonal frame holes, but you could easily use a four speed crossmember and slide it back.
It's a lot cheaper trans and fits easier too. I don't think you will use the 6 th gear with the 2.73 rear, the engine will be running too slow. Also you will have to change to a 2 series carrier which will cost more. BTW richmond gear makes a 3.08 thin ring gear set that will fit the 4 series carrier.