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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 17, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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I've been on here for awhile looking around and reading so I thought I would post.
I have a 69 Z28 that was a local race car since around 1971, and then was parked in 1986 until I bought it.last year.
I've been doing a lot of work on it to get it back streetable again, and was able to enjoy it some before the weather changed.
I had a 69 Z28 from 1973 until around 1986 when I sold it. I realized later that was a mistake, so now I have this one that I will keep.

This one is a lot like the one I had before (3.73 gear) and when I get up to speed on the highway it always feels like you need to shift one more time.
So over the holidays I've been installing a TKO600 5-speed so I can have that "one more shift". I just finished the conversion but it will be a while before I can try it out due to winter.
There's still plenty to do on the car but I'm already wishing it was warm to get it back out and drive it!

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 17, 01:37 PM
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Yeah man sounds good! If the original trans was still in the car when you got it, I would hold on to it. You never know done the road if you decide to put it back, you'll still have the original.

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Welcome, John, to the Club.
Good for you on the update of trans.
Yea, wait for weather to change, good advice.

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Sounds great....welcome to TC

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Welcome! The TKO 5 speed is a wonderful upgrade. That sounds awesome

The important thing here is that you ask me what kind of car I've got. "I've got a BITCHIN' CAMARO"
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welcome

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Welcome from Texas and Happy New Year! I just decided to do the same thing. I ordered the kit from SST. Kinda expensive, but it is plug-and-drive. How did you do it? My kit even comes with the correct length drive shaft. I'm curious about your experience.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 4th, 18, 05:20 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the welcome!

I also used a complete kit for my TKO swap. I went with Hurst Drivelines. It included the trans, specific 69 Camaro shifter, Hurst round shifter stick, trans crossmember with poly mount, and driveshaft. They also offer the kit with a new bellhousing and clutch assembly but I skipped that part. My clutch had very low miles on it, so all I had to replace was the disc (26 spline).

The install went really smooth and everything seemed to fit like it was made for it. All I have left to do is to hook up the backup lights and the reverse lockout. Then wait for good weather to return.

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