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#431264 - Wed Jul 09 2008 09:15 PM chevy 350 with 5 speed manual transmission
walterABC Offline
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I have a 1959 Apache 1/2 ton stepside shortbed. It has been modified with front and rear system from NoLimit Engineering. I have a performance chevy 350 and need the best option for a 5 speed manual transmision. Currently stuck. Do not know which one to use and what is involved to install. Any Ideas?
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#431341 - Thu Jul 10 2008 12:29 AM Re: chevy 350 with 5 speed manual transmission [Re: walterABC]
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Welcome to the Stovebolt Walter.

It sounds like you're building a hot rod. The T-5 will fit, but may not last long with a 350 in front of it. Chevy never used it with anything larger than a 305.

If you are looking at car type transmissions, and not truck types, I'd suggest looking at the Tremac options. Not cheap, but good transmissions.

If you are thinking in terms of a truck transmission, I think your suspension choices might not be right.
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#431570 - Thu Jul 10 2008 08:41 PM Re: chevy 350 with 5 speed manual transmission [Re: OldSub]
Scott Danforth Offline
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T56 from a 93 Camaro, or the "aftermarket T56, TKO-500, or maybe a NV4500 from a truck?
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#431603 - Thu Jul 10 2008 10:27 PM Re: chevy 350 with 5 speed manual transmission [Re: OldSub]
walterABC Offline
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Yes it is more like a sport truck, little quick, good handling exterior resored to original. Yes I agree with the TREMEC option and yes the issue is price. Looking for an alternative.
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#431605 - Thu Jul 10 2008 10:29 PM Re: chevy 350 with 5 speed manual transmission [Re: Scott Danforth]
walterABC Offline
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Does the NV4500 require and modifications regarding the input shaft beelhousing-clutch assembly. How is the shift location .

Thanks Walter
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#431762 - Fri Jul 11 2008 12:38 PM Re: chevy 350 with 5 speed manual transmission [Re: walterABC]
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The NV4500 is more of a truck transmission than car. The T56 Scott suggested might be something to look for. Another possibility might be the German 6-speed used in Corvette's for a few years starting in the late 90's.

Trying to do this on the cheap (my usual approach) makes it tough. I'm always shocked what transmissions cost. I'm putting a new transmission in my wife's car this week, and have bought most my trucks (I have more than a dozen) for less total than that one transmission is costing.
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