Re: 1968 Camaro SS LS2 Swap
That's great that you got the LS2 in the car! The T-56 shifter is different from the Muncie I'm pretty sure. Your mechanic should have installed the Tremec into your car and returned it back to you in better condition than what it sounds like, if he was the one that installed it. Now if you installed it, for sure take it to him to have a look. It could be the clutch contributing to your shifting issue. If the clutch is not completely dis-engaged, it will be difficult to shift between gears. Your ability to shift between gears will then rely on your syncro's and you don't want that. To shift without the clutch you need to be at the correct RPM's for the shifter to "fall" into the next gear, while applying pressure with your hand on the shifter towards the next gear and giving the engine gas to increase RPM's and the shifter should go into the next gear without the clutch depressed. This is not really recommended as it will/could damage your syncro's, but as a temporary measure, you could still get through the gears like this.
And yes, it takes some getting used to regarding the 2nd to 3rd shift and not going into 5th. When I shift from 2nd to 3rd, I would basically just throw it north, almost straight up, not trying to push sideways and it should find 3rd more than 5th. Just don't push up and left, as tat will put you back in 1st and you really don't want that. Hopefully your mechanic hooked up the reverse lockout. The biggest concern is when shifting to 6th, you don't want to miss and find reverse, as that will cause you to purchase another T-56! lol.....
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