I bought the Deluxe Kit from Classic Chevy 5 Speed. Make one phone call to them to ask a few questions and you will be convinced. Great guys to deal with, very helpful, and no hard-sell. Plus, the kit was on my doorstep in less than a week after ordering.DANNO said:Very nice! Is that kit from Keisler Engr or Classic Chevy 5-Speed? I plan on one of those in my wagon.
That's a good deal, they must be willing to deal lower than the prices on their website. I checked them out before buying my kit and their price was $1,932 for the kit as you described. I paid about $770 more than that but also got their custom crossmember (VERY nice, BTW), a new driveshaft, shift knob, and all hardware. I probably could have saved a few bucks by moving my stock crossmember back and having my driveshaft shortened locally, but after seeing how nice the crossmember is and how easy the kit makes the installation I'm glad I spent the extra money.the Flyer said:a friend of mine bought the tranny, speedo cable, mount and slip yoke... delivered for under $1750.00
That's a good point Flyer, if you are putting one in a 1st or 2nd gen. you're really just shopping for the trans itself and slip yoke so you might as well seek out the best price. What is the bellhousing issue with these cars you mentioned?the Flyer said:i was posting just to inform others of the possibilities... there IS a big difference when talking 1st/2nd genner and a 3rd or 4th genner vehicle
i have ta do crossmember as it's not available... i know i can get a shift knob and driveshaft for a better price...
again, just trying to help the 1st / 2nd genner guys
I guess I wouldn't want to use my car for an R&D guinea pig either, but if they said "here's a new bellhousing and crossmember for free, try them out and see how they fit" I certainly wouldn't pass that up, especially since it would just be bolt-on stuff that wouldn't be permanent to the car. I guess I just love getting something for free!the Flyer said:"test mule" ??? naw... i think not. i have way too much invested and i'm not even running yet... i'm not gonna let some guys "Mule" my car... what assurances would i have no damage would occur ???
a nice thought, but i'd pass