The Stovebolt Page Forums Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Helping out ...


EVENTS

Check in for status!

Jump over to the Events Forum, to post events -- new ones or the ones we have been enjoying for some time.
Look to see what's been cancelled or postponed.

Encourage one another!

Stovebolt Site Search
 
Old Truck Calendars
Months of truck photos!
Nothing like an old truck calendar

Stovebolt Calendars

Check for details!


Who's Online Now
21 members (clarsen3100, 52Carl, GasHog, EdPruss, 2 invisible), 102 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums50
Topics119,516
Posts956,961
Members43,424
Most Online1,229
Jan 21st, 2020
Image Posting Policy
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 2 of 5 1 2 3 4 5
Re: T-5 in my 3600
SavannahDog #1226164 Tue Jul 18 2017 10:57 PM
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 375
S
Shop Shark
SO, I'm looking at a T-5 with a cable driven speedo. The Gear's are not correct. Can I swap the gears at a transmission shop?


Julian Carter

1970 Triumph GT6
1967 Triumph TR4A
1952 Chevy 3600
1948 MG-TC
Re: T-5 in my 3600
SavannahDog #1226166 Tue Jul 18 2017 11:09 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,962
L
Shop Shark
What vehicle did the T5 come out of?
The 1988 and earlier S10 T5 will have a cable connection. Very hard to find. Grab it if the price is reasonable. The case and tail housing alone are worth $250 all day long.
The Camaro T5 has a cable speedo connection up through 1992 (and beyond) but 1992 is the last year the Camaro T5 had a Muncie pattern case.
Anyway, if you have found a Camaro T5, it may have the cable to VSS converter. No big deal. It has the drive gear inside the tail housing.

Last edited by Lugnutz; Tue Jul 18 2017 11:10 PM.
Re: T-5 in my 3600
SavannahDog #1226195 Wed Jul 19 2017 01:51 AM
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 685
N
Shop Shark
Originally Posted by Savannah54
SO, I'm looking at a T-5 with a cable driven speedo. The Gear's are not correct. Can I swap the gears at a transmission shop?


Different speedo gears are available- they come in different colors coded to their number of teeth. Just be sure you order the gears for a GM T5- the speedo gears from the Ford version will NOT mesh properly. Speedo gear for GM T5

If I remember correctly, the "Driven" gear is the same as (or at least will interchange with) a TH350 trans.


Dave

Clutch head screws have stolen too many hours from my life....

1950 Chevy 3600 (resto-something) - the work resumes...
https://goo.gl/photos/8t5mLuj4JZebvGq49

1963 GMC Widebed Custom

1951(?) GMC flatbed that is now a flower garden:
https://goo.gl/photos/H79pvKhHLxjNiR149

1968 Chevy II Nova- not running, waiting for me to finish the '50 3600
https://goo.gl/photos/Dh7q4pt3WSkKjjFr9
Re: T-5 in my 3600
SavannahDog #1226202 Wed Jul 19 2017 02:20 AM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,962
L
Shop Shark
Originally Posted by Savannah54
SO, I'm looking at a T-5 with a cable driven speedo. The Gear's are not correct. Can I swap the gears at a transmission shop?

Ooops! I misunderstood your "gears" question. The drive gear inside the T5 will have either 9 teeth (red) or 7 teeth (blue). Those are the only colors available for the drive gear. You may need to change to the other color based on what driven gear you can get your hands on. The correct combination can usually be ordered. You must know tire rolling diameter, rear diff gear and the number of drive gear teeth to calculate the driven gear teeth.

Re: T-5 in my 3600
SavannahDog #1226247 Wed Jul 19 2017 02:58 PM
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 375
S
Shop Shark
Thanks for the info on the speedo gears! The Seller says it's from a S-10. Gearing goes like this 4.03, 2.37, 1.49, 1.0, .86. These are the gears I was wanting to change. Is it possible to swap gears and have a better setup with my 4.10 rear end


Julian Carter

1970 Triumph GT6
1967 Triumph TR4A
1952 Chevy 3600
1948 MG-TC
Re: T-5 in my 3600
SavannahDog #1226248 Wed Jul 19 2017 03:01 PM
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 375
S
Shop Shark
He also said the drive gear is a 9 and the driven gear is a 20. Also has a 14 tooth spline input.


Julian Carter

1970 Triumph GT6
1967 Triumph TR4A
1952 Chevy 3600
1948 MG-TC
Re: T-5 in my 3600
SavannahDog #1226249 Wed Jul 19 2017 03:15 PM
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 375
S
Shop Shark
Sorry I write so bad. This transmission is a Non World Class . In the message above I'm talking about the speedo drive.


Julian Carter

1970 Triumph GT6
1967 Triumph TR4A
1952 Chevy 3600
1948 MG-TC
Re: T-5 in my 3600
SavannahDog #1226251 Wed Jul 19 2017 03:24 PM
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 375
S
Shop Shark
Sorry I write so bad. This transmission is a Non World Class . In the message above I'm talking about the speedo drive.


Julian Carter

1970 Triumph GT6
1967 Triumph TR4A
1952 Chevy 3600
1948 MG-TC
Re: T-5 in my 3600
SavannahDog #1226253 Wed Jul 19 2017 03:38 PM
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 685
N
Shop Shark
You need a non world class (also called "Standard") trans with mechanical speedo drive. But a .86 overdrive? Maybe not the best choice for your rear end?

Gear/rpm calculator: Gear/mph/rpm calculator

Another T5 Application List: T% Tansmission Models list

Remenber, you get the ID # off the trans only from the tag that is hanging off a bolt (or the green/white sticker). The casting numbers in the aluminum parts are meaningless in this regard- do not use them to ID a T5 transmission.


Dave

Clutch head screws have stolen too many hours from my life....

1950 Chevy 3600 (resto-something) - the work resumes...
https://goo.gl/photos/8t5mLuj4JZebvGq49

1963 GMC Widebed Custom

1951(?) GMC flatbed that is now a flower garden:
https://goo.gl/photos/H79pvKhHLxjNiR149

1968 Chevy II Nova- not running, waiting for me to finish the '50 3600
https://goo.gl/photos/Dh7q4pt3WSkKjjFr9
Re: T-5 in my 3600
SavannahDog #1226255 Wed Jul 19 2017 04:07 PM
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 375
S
Shop Shark
Dave I tried the "Gear mph calculator." It describes using a 4.1 rear 33 " tires .86 gear as an engine speed of 2334. That's not bad.


Julian Carter

1970 Triumph GT6
1967 Triumph TR4A
1952 Chevy 3600
1948 MG-TC
Page 2 of 5 1 2 3 4 5

Moderated by  SWEET 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4