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Old 9th-January-2013, 11:27 AM   #31
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Wiring info, AAW part numbers for reverse lights and reverse lock out:

500952 T56 Backup Light Switch Pigtail Wires
500950 T56 Reverse Lockout Module Pigtail Wires

Yes, you can just push through the reverse lockout mechanism but I am going to wire mine to a lit toggle switch.
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Old 16th-January-2013, 09:31 AM   #32
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Clutch and bellhousing in



Had an interference issue. There was an "ear" on the transmission near the middle of the 3 bolts on the left of this picture. It forced the trans out of alignment so I could not get the trans mount bolts in. Cut it off flush with a sawzall and I could pop the bolts right in afterward.



X-Factor crossmember fit great. Nice work American Powertrain. For reference, the threaded plates go above the crossmember, which sits on the subframe, and you bolt up through the bottom. Some seem to think the plates sit IN the subframe- they do not.



As it sits.


All that's left to do now:

Measure and send out the driveshaft
Make the electrical connections
Reinstall the interior, add a boot
Reinstall exhaust and e-brake

Well, that and eventually get a speedometer
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Old 16th-January-2013, 10:37 PM   #34
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Do you guys travel to do installs?
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As it sits.

wait 'til it's carpeted, seats are in...
you're backin' outta the driveway, windows are down and it's a peaceful, quiet day...
you turn into the street, engine sounds crisp... and then....


ALL HEAVEN BREAKS LOOSE!!!
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looking good! 1 question, how much tq are these tranny's rated to? i have a bbc build going on. later when i get around to blowing my tranny up i was looking at doing this same thing. im going to be around 600hp, plush a few shots of 200.. any info appreciated
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wait 'til it's carpeted, seats are in...
you're backin' outta the driveway, windows are down and it's a peaceful, quiet day...
you turn into the street, engine sounds crisp... and then....


ALL HEAVEN BREAKS LOOSE!!!
Man, I can't wait!!

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looking good! 1 question, how much tq are these tranny's rated to? i have a bbc build going on. later when i get around to blowing my tranny up i was looking at doing this same thing. im going to be around 600hp, plush a few shots of 200.. any info appreciated
Stock they are rated to 450 lb-ft, you can have them upgraded to handle 12000hp and 1000lb-ft+. Dunno if I'd trust that 100%, but probably pretty close.

Check out Rockland Std. gear.
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Nice work! Get that driveshaft already!!!!
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Wildbillly....?
Do you have any experience with the Rockland Standard Gear crew?


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Nice work! Get that driveshaft already!!!!
Went out yesterday!


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Wildbillly....?
Do you have any experience with the Rockland Standard Gear crew?
Personally, no I do not. A few members in my local club have used them and have been satisfied. I forget how some of the aftermarket T56 companies work off of the top of my head... I think RSG makes/designs some of the parts and sells them to other places that sell beefed up transmissions. I think RSG is the only one that builds the trans that far.
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Do you have any experience with the Rockland Standard Gear crew?
I bought my posi rebuild clutches from them. Fair pricing, good customer service, fast shipping.

I'm sure you can find cheaper, but RSG is a reputable company.
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Gents
Thanks. I have spoken with George over there and emailed him a bit...he is very willing to assist with the parts round up.
I will be patient with the hunt.
Good to hear the positives...

What did the trans set you back from summit, if you don't
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Sorry, that was a different thread, HA HA 1 bought the trans from summit.


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I'm kicking off my T56 swap this week.

I know that cutting is required to achieve the proper driveline angle, and I've seen pictures on here of people who have done it, but I can't find them.

Does anybody know who did the swap and documented the clearancing?

Also, on a side note, I'm going to be using Quicktime's 6023-PB bellhousing to keep my stock clutch linkage. Supposedly it keeps the trans closer to the engine which may help with clearance; if that's the case I'll share.
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