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which manual trans?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by espi1, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. espi1
    Joined: Dec 17, 2008
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    I have a 52 chevy hardtop with upgraded gmc 302 6 cylinder with a 3speed trans. Still want to keep it a manual, and was wondering what transmission was the way to go? Muncie etc. etc. I know we would have to swap out the closed drive shaft and reared, which would be no problem. Looking to make it just a solid freeway cruiser.
     
  2. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
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    In terms of ease, grab an adapter from HAMBer Inline: http://jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=787178&highlight=t5+adapter

    And put a 3.76 gearset S10 T5 on it. A 1976 Camaro rear, or the like, with 3.73 or 3.42 gears will round out the rear nicely.

    You will need to change the clutch disc to one that has the correct spline count and shaft size, as well as diameter, but the pedals and linkage remain the same.

    More T5 info than you can stake a shick at: http://www.flatheadv8.org/ernie/ernie-t5.htm
     
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