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Old 04-17-2008, 09:51 AM   #1
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Default pictures of buffalo enterprises tranny adapter

does anyone have pics of buffalo enterprises transmission adapter. looking for an overall view and of any spacers and such oh yeah the adapter for a 235 chevy...
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:59 AM   #2
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Old 04-17-2008, 03:36 PM   #3
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anyone else... curious what kind of flywheel is used im gonna mate up a later model 3 speed manual. also can the 6 volt starter still be used
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Old 04-17-2008, 03:44 PM   #4
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6v and 12V use different flywheels.

What adapter are you after, 235 to Chev pattern auto trans or 235 to T5 manual?
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Old 04-17-2008, 04:10 PM   #5
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235 to t5 manual but not using a t5 already have a good 3 speed from a late 60's pickup
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Old 04-17-2008, 04:13 PM   #6
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Default Re: pictures of buffalo enterprises tranny adapter

get a bellhousing for a 55 up car or 49 up truck, use a side mount 235 and a tail mount on the trans, way fuckin cheaper if you are keeping a 3 speed. The adapter is only necessary for auto swaps.
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Old 04-17-2008, 04:40 PM   #7
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and where could i find one of these?
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:16 PM   #8
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Probably in a 55-62 car or 47-59 truck with a 235 and a manual trans. (60 or 61 trucks go to hydraulic clutch linkage and the holes in the side are all wrong).

The adapter for the T5 is designed specifically both to adapt the pattern and compensate for the length of the input shaft of the T5, I'm not sure it would work with a 3-speed anyhow.
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:23 PM   #9
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well i was doing some measuring since i have a spare stock trans for the 235 the input shafts and splines on both the stocker and the 3 speed i want to put in it are the same and ive heard you need to send buffalo the input shaft off the t5 for machine work
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:38 PM   #10
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I have one in the garage right now, I'll take pictures of everything tonight or tomorrow.
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Old 04-17-2008, 07:35 PM   #11
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that would be great wayfarer is there any kinda of bushing/spacer in the kit
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:31 PM   #12
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No bushing/spacer, just the adapter, hardware and flexplate. It's a nice kit, buffalo does a good job and I'd suggest it if you want to go that direction. (sorry some of the paint is scratched):




Cloeseup of starter pad:


Flexplate:


It has a machined ring welded to the middle that's drilled for the 235 pattern:


I had the kit in my '53 wagon, but the desire to pull a trailer at freeway speeds and some other factors led me to a small block swap. I actually just pulled the six out this afternoon and took the adapter kit off of it, so your question was well timed.
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:27 PM   #13
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what are your plans for the adapter?? who knows what kind of flywheel is needed for a manual trans
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:50 PM   #14
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I have one of his adapter's for a stick...actually a T5..
The way it's designed, you use the stock bell housing, clutch linkage, flywheel, etc...
everything BUT the clutch disc. You have to have one made with the S-10 center and the same disc dia, thickness etc as the stock stovebolt..
I'll be installing it within the next two weeks...
The main reason i went with his, above all the good words i've heard about Buffalo, was that i could keep just about all the stock clutch equipment..
Call him up and tell him what you want....Once we talked, he made mine to fit my application. I'd think he could do the same for you..
And yes, you do have to send in the bearing retainer/ input sleeve of the T5 so he can machine it...

If you want pics of this set up, i can take them tomorrow for you and get them on here since it's not in the car yet....there's not much there really, just a plate with hole's....and a few bolt's..

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Old 04-17-2008, 11:24 PM   #15
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Default Re: pictures of buffalo enterprises tranny adapter

The guy wants to put a late 60's truck three-speed MANUAL trans in his car.


He doesn't need either of those adapters, just a 55-62 car or 47-59 truck bellhousing. It's a bolt-in swap, with the exception of fabbing a new rear mount for the motor/trans.

Guys have been building them that way since the first guy got the idea to put an open drive in one of these cars.


The adapter some people have posted/linked to pictures of is for installing an automatic trans behind a 235.

The other adapter for a T5 is also designed to compensate for the longer input shaft of the T5, there will be an inch gap between the truck trans input and the pilot hole in the crank using it with the other transmission.

If Buffalo Enterprises has an adapter for this specific application, I'm not aware of it, but it's possible. One can find their website doing a google search, or just call the number in the thread linked way up around the third post and ask them.

OP (original poster), do you have a rearend and driveshaft figured out for the car yet?
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Old 04-18-2008, 12:33 AM   #16
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Default Re: pictures of buffalo enterprises tranny adapter

ive seen people post that 82 s10 4x4 rearends are within 1/2 an inch or so, so thats hwat im leanin towards as for the driveline i have no idea...and for the bellhousing swap is that all i need or will i need a new flywheel and clutch or am i just swapping the bellhousing?? thanks
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Old 04-18-2008, 01:50 AM   #17
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Default Re: pictures of buffalo enterprises tranny adapter

Just like the T5 swap the only thing you may need to change is the clutch disc, it has to match the splines on the input shaft of the transmission you use. With the 3-speed it may already be the same.
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Old 04-18-2008, 04:32 AM   #18
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the adaptor for the t5 to 235 is for the pre 47' trucks because the bolt pattern is different than the later gm trucks/cars. go to www.stovebolt.com or www.chevytalk.com and the info you need will be on these sites in the tech. section. for the 47' up t5 swap the input shaft needs minor shortening and the front bearing retainer is also shortened.
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:26 AM   #19
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Default Re: pictures of buffalo enterprises tranny adapter

The adapter is needed for 49-54 car bellhousings also.
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Default Re: pictures of buffalo enterprises tranny adapter

So for a '54 210, 235, factory 3 spd. if I'm doing an s10 t5 swap do I need a truck bell, an adapter or the original car bellhousing to get it to work? I know I need to cut the input shaft and find the correct clutch disc but to physically mount it to my 235 what do I need?
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