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S10 t5 TO CHEVY 235!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rustypipes, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. rustypipes
    Joined: Sep 30, 2004
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    OK, I know the T5 to chevy 235 has been discussed alot, but I need to know one more thing, I know Selection from 83 to 87 WC and NWC s10 will work. But I dont know what year is the best to get. My knowledge is not real strong on whats the best ratios for street. Just need to know which year tranny would be the best most reliable in a 54 belair, any help is much appreciated, thanx
     
  2. Kinky6
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    Hey, for the S-10 five speed, look for a late '80's to early '90's, but don't get one w/ the eletronic speedo drive. You want one that you can hook up a standard square shaft speedo drive cable to.

    If you get a chance, check out the first gear ratio, also. A higher first gear like a 3.00:1 or 3.50:1 is going to be more useful than a very low 4.00:1 first. I don't remember the ratios, but you get my drift. You might want to try and find a 3.40 to 4.11:1 S-10 rear axle to go w/ your T5, as the common 2.78 or 3.08 Nova and Maverick rears would be geared to high to take advantage of the overdrive.

    Also, go to the Inliners webpage and the Stovebolt truck page and read their tech info on S-10 swaps. Hope this helps, Kinky6:cool:
     
  3. LOST ANGEL
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    Not trying to hijack, but I have a 1996 T5 with the electric speedo for my 61 C10 with a 235. Can the speedo be changed out for a mechanical one?-MIKE:confused:
     
  4. bbendtsen
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    The '93 and up S10 T5s had a different bolt pattern from the '82 to '92 S10 T5s. GM started using Mustang style WC T5s with S10 input shafts and extension housings. You will have to use an adapter plate to get that transmission to work. It won't fit like the older S10 T5s do. The books show that the last year for the T5 in a GM is 1995. Are you sure you have a T5 and not a NVG 3500?

    Bob Bendtsen

     
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  5. rustypipes
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    so I should look for a a newer then 83 to 87 tranny? I also have a 57 chevy rear end I was going to use. Would and s10 rear be a better choice?
     
  6. rustypipes
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    Anyone got a little more info?
     
  7. burger
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    Check out this link. I host the file put I cannot take credit for compiling it.
     
  8. rustypipes
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    rustypipes
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    cant get the link to work
     

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