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Old 7th-December-2012, 09:39 AM   #1
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T56 swap

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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Oh crap, did I just back myself into a build thread?
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Damn. OK, then here goes:

Parts list:
Trans: D&D fully built LS1 T56
Shifter: Pro 5.0
Bellhousing: Quick Time 6023-PB (PB stands for pivot ball)
Crossmember: X-Factor XFGM-10301 Aluminum
Clutch: Centerforce Dual Friction DF148552
Speedometer: TBD
Driveshaft: Denny's 3.5" Aluminum
Bearing retainer/collar: CAGM-50003 (American Powertrain)
Scotch: Macallan 12 year

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

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Old 8th-December-2012, 06:44 PM   #7
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I hope this helps some. I have the magnum which I think is bigger than a stock T-56, not sure. I made my own crossmember and my angle is 3 degrees down. I'm also using the Quicktime 6023-PB. Here's some picture's of the floor before and after with transmission set at 3 degrees down. Here's a link to Team Chevelle that I posted last summer when I did a T-56 magnum install in my brothers Chevelle, might be some info in there that helps.

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Collar from American Powertrain. My LS1 T56 only has two bolt holes. I do not know what the stud on there is for, and if I use it or not. There are two installation positions for it.



X Factor crossmember



Threaded plates for crossmember installation.


Hit my first snag tonight. The bellhousing cannot slide over the dowels as the pivot ball bracket hits one of the 'ribs' on the transmission. Gotta call American Powertrain tomorrow.
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Two quick questions completely unrelated to each other.

1. How much clearance does having it up on 2x4s give you under the car, it looks like you have a ton of room to work with.

2. Was it previously an automatic (I hope it was, we need more cars with three pedals), I don't see the shifter hole but maybe I'm blind?
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I think the stud keeps your hydraulic throughout bearing from spinning.
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Two quick questions completely unrelated to each other.

1. How much clearance does having it up on 2x4s give you under the car, it looks like you have a ton of room to work with.

2. Was it previously an automatic (I hope it was, we need more cars with three pedals), I don't see the shifter hole but maybe I'm blind?
If that question is addressed to me, I'm not there yet. I will be using a two post lift and trans jack.

My car was originally a Muncie.
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If that question is addressed to me, I'm not there yet. I will be using a two post lift and trans jack..
In the photos it looked as though the front wheels were sitting on a stack of 2x4s and that you were using them instead of jack stands to get extra clearance under the car while you were performing the modifications.
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In the photos it looked as though the front wheels were sitting on a stack of 2x4s and that you were using them instead of jack stands to get extra clearance under the car while you were performing the modifications.
Yes, but that's not my car or my pictures
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If you look closely on the right hand "rib" on the trans you can see where the pivot ball bracket hits. Bellhousing will not sit flush on the dowels and trans because of it.

Nice work, Quicktime. I called D&D and they said it was alright to grind a little on the trans. I only need to take off maybe 1/8".

Also of note, the T56 mag has 4 bolts where the slave cyl would go and my LS1 T56 only has two; they said no worries there and just use two.
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