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Wanted T56 from the LT1's

 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 8:04 pm    Post subject: Wanted T56 from the LT1's Reply with quote

Title says it all, I got 1200 to spend but i need EVERYTHING.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck you are going to need it on that budget.

That said are you aware the 93 and older are torque capacity limited and have different ratios than the more desirable 94-7 units which are very strong. If going behind a rev happy motor the early one might work fine but if making 400+tq at the flywheel holdout for the later one.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok cool... I think 1200 should cover it, I coulda got a t56 out of a ls1 with 34k for 1200 complete this weekend, but thats too much of a hastle to get to work on a regular old sbc
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah it is a lot of work to get an LS1 one to work with a gen1-2 motor. The only guys I know who have gotten everything that cheap did it by buying a wrecked f-body taking what they wanted and selling the rest. Heck you could come out with a free mod that way. Know a guy that did it this way for a 95 or 96 Roadmaster wagon Big Grin . Believe it or not there are a couple undred b-bodies out there with T56s and from seeing what they go though $800 seems to be real cheap for just the tranny and you can spend $400 on a clutch without the hydraulics. If I see anything on the LT1 boards I frequent I will get you a link.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

found one for $1225 shipped!!! a little out of my budget but I think I can handle it Wink , everything I need too from a 95 z Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great Very Happy . Now make sure you go with at least 4.10s so you can make use of that .50 OD, seriously that is what is most often recommended. I know it sounds extreme but the OD means you can have all the gear you want for the launch and still tame it on the highway. The other thing you need is a good driveshaft because with gears like that and a .50 OD it can spin some crazy RPMs, local shops are not going to be able to do much beyond a 3000rpm balance and that will be just 1500 engine rpms in 6th so you NEED to go with something like Denny's or the like balanced to 10,000rpms.
This is one area the b-body guys can have issues with our LONG driveshafts the tube needs to be BIG, the guys that have used Denny's are nothing but happy.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea thats why I wish i coulda got the vipers tranny .60 in 6th, funny that the viper has a lower 6th then the camaro or corvettes...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Viper one would be more hassle to use behind a Chevy motor though and even a .60 OD is going to want DEEP gears. The b-body guys that have done this LOVE it so I am sure you will be happy. It is also a very efficient tranny with the guys who use it reporting that it feels almost like they put in a small cam upgrade.

I have debated it but I like to play at the dragstrip and the shock combined with the weight of my car(much more than yours) , a chassis that just hooks well, and the small pinions of the 4.10+ gears can equal breakage.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All depends what you want to do with the car... I dont want my car to be a strip car only... I'm more into going around corners then driving straight, I mighta picked the wrong car for this but hey that takes away all the fun Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am all with you on the picking the wrong car. People think I am cracked when I bring my Caprice or worse yet Roadmaster wagon to the strip, on the plus side they hook better than almost anything else. Current bests are 13.2 for the Caprice and 15.5 for the wagon, hope to drop each about a second this season Twisted Evil . I do this without compromising handling, I can just already exeed the speed lmit around any corner I encounter with either car so I don't spend a whole lot more in that area, they can do very well in a sweeping corner obviously with the weight though transitional stuff can get sloppy.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well looks like that t56 deal fell through but another came up and is half as much... paitence is a virtue I guess. I dont know if anybody cares but just got in my new front rotors courtesy of a corvette 13" fronts, they'll go good with my z06 front calipers and 12" rear discs I guess I should start posting somewhere other than the parts for sale section paranoid
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

projekt70chevelle wrote:
Well looks like that t56 deal fell through but another came up and is half as much... paitence is a virtue I guess. I dont know if anybody cares but just got in my new front rotors courtesy of a corvette 13" fronts, they'll go good with my z06 front calipers and 12" rear discs I guess I should start posting somewhere other than the parts for sale section paranoid


I would say it is time. I am ready to see some pics sounds like a cool car.Adam
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