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Hey everyone. Im trying to gather info on doing an engine/tranny swap in my 63. I have decided to do an LS/T56 swap and was just wondering which T56 will work the best as far as shifter location? Will a t56 from an LS1 Fbody be sufficient? (I have bucket seats) or should i just find a t56 magnum? Also, a t56 magnum is actually a TR-6060 correct? Would a TR-6060 out of a 2010 Camaro with an LS3 work? There is a low mileage one for sale locally at a decent price.
 

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Check link below, I think the LS1 would be simpler. I think the newer Camaro one is like the CTSV which doesn’t use a slip yoke and the shifter is pretty far back. I have a GTO take out and replaced the shifter cup so I could use a standard F-body shifter. You will have to modify the floor. I’m running an 8” shifter with a 3” layback.

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Hey everyone. Im trying to gather info on doing an engine/tranny swap in my 63. I have decided to do an LS/T56 swap and was just wondering which T56 will work the best as far as shifter location? Will a t56 from an LS1 Fbody be sufficient? (I have bucket seats) or should i just find a t56 magnum? Also, a t56 magnum is actually a TR-6060 correct? Would a TR-6060 out of a 2010 Camaro with an LS3 work? There is a low mileage one for sale locally at a decent price.
There are several T56 offerings out there to choose from. I would contact a T56 conversion specialist such as American Powertrain. As far as I've been told, the TR-6060 is not a T56. I think they're only rated to somewhere around 400hp. I was doing research to put one in my Nova but gave up and bought a 4L80E because it will be about half the cost vs. T56 to hold the same hp (plan to have 800-900 in a couple of years). 4L80E will cost about $25-3000 while T56 was close to $7k total. Don't get me wrong, I'd still rather have a T56, but the difference is almost the price of the blower I want to put on it.
 

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I used a salvaged 2010 camaro SS for my build. I didn’t use the TR-6060 because of the flanged tailshaft and shifter location beyond the tail shaft. I sold it and bought a T56 magnum which has multiple shift locations.
 

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There are several T56 offerings out there to choose from. I would contact a T56 conversion specialist such as American Powertrain. As far as I've been told, the TR-6060 is not a T56. I think they're only rated to somewhere around 400hp. I was doing research to put one in my Nova but gave up and bought a 4L80E because it will be about half the cost vs. T56 to hold the same hp (plan to have 800-900 in a couple of years). 4L80E will cost about $25-3000 while T56 was close to $7k total. Don't get me wrong, I'd still rather have a T56, but the difference is almost the price of the blower I want to put on it.
Yes you are correct, the TR-6060 is NOT a T-56. And although there is a transmission called a T-56 Magnum, its actually not a T-56, it is a TR-6060. Even though they arent the same, its based off of a T-56 and they have more similarities than differences.

Im not worried about what they are rated for, i had a 2000 Camaro that put down 450 HP to the wheels and the stock T56 held it just fine. This car is just a cruiser anyways.
 

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Check link below, I think the LS1 would be simpler. I think the newer Camaro one is like the CTSV which doesn’t use a slip yoke and the shifter is pretty far back. I have a GTO take out and replaced the shifter cup so I could use a standard F-body shifter. You will have to modify the floor. I’m running an 8” shifter with a 3” layback.

https://www.google.com/search?q=201...=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#imgrc=eMtmhZiIgJwHWM:
Your right, it does have the same yoke as the Caddy, but the shifter looks in a similar position to the F body or GTO
 
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