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Re: SBC T5 in a 47?
Just Mark #1282468 Thu Oct 04 2018 02:44 AM
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i have a 51 3100 that i have already changed to a T5 and the new dual resivor master cylnder the hard part is starting

Re: SBC T5 in a 47?
shade tree #1282507 Thu Oct 04 2018 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by shade tree
where abouts in mi are you im in sears about 35 miles north of mt pleasnt


I'm near Durand. About 15 miles west of Flint. The 350 I scored for this project came from a guy in Coleman. Not all that far from you I think.

Re: SBC T5 in a 47?
Just Mark #1282523 Thu Oct 04 2018 04:43 PM
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Well I got most of the stuff together today. Spent some time cleaning up some of the grunge on the outside. I'm still waiting on a seal. I'll move this stuff into my shop for the actual work. That way it'll be easier to find the parts I drop and scatter to parts unknown. I've got real work to do tomorrow so I'm thinking I'll tackle this project Monday morning...providing I haven't chickened out.

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Re: SBC T5 in a 47?
Just Mark #1282528 Thu Oct 04 2018 04:52 PM
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Nice work table. Has a slot cut out for the “fin” at the bottom of the tail housing. I have a B&D workmate that works great and allows me to work from either side.
Do you have a new seal for inside the bearing retainer?

Re: SBC T5 in a 47?
Just Mark #1282539 Thu Oct 04 2018 05:54 PM
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I used your ideas for the table Jay. Thanks for that. I'm waiting on that seal. Should be in tomorrow.

I do have a linkage question for anyone with some insight. My truck has no Z-bar or clutch linkage. On my list for Hershey next week is the Z-bar and necessary linkage components. I was specifically going to look for linkage for an AD truck, but now I'm kinda thinking any Z-bar that's basically the right length from the frame to the bell housing. Unfortunately I can't measure that since my trans assembly isn't in the truck. To add to that, I'm not really sure what it's supposed to look like, and not sure the frame part it's supposed to attach to is still in the truck. Anyone have advice on this? Or, are there some decent AD truck pics of this linkage area?

Re: SBC T5 in a 47?
Just Mark #1282609 Fri Oct 05 2018 02:39 PM
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dont realy use a z bar the clutch and brake pedel are on a common support from there there is two pieces of linkage to the throw out bearing arm that comes out of the bell housing realy a simple operation when you step on the clutch pedal it pulls on the linkage rather than pushing these parts are readly avable thru a half dozen realtailers yes and been in your part of the state many times before retiring i lived and worked in the flint aerea let me see if i cant dig up a picther of the linkage take care and ill look for that linkage

Re: SBC T5 in a 47?
Just Mark #1282757 Sat Oct 06 2018 06:52 PM
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A pic would be awesome. Thanks. If you know of anyone specific that sells em let me know that too.

Re: SBC T5 in a 47?
Just Mark #1283308 Thu Oct 11 2018 06:30 PM
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L M C truck sells them brothers sells them ithink if you google parts for 47 gmc truck you will find all the good stuff you didnt know you wanted my repare manual has some picts but they just dont duplicate or copy well i will keep looking for pictures

Re: SBC T5 in a 47?
shade tree #1283914 Wed Oct 17 2018 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by shade tree
L M C truck sells them brothers sells them ithink if you google parts for 47 gmc truck you will find all the good stuff you didnt know you wanted my repare manual has some picts but they just dont duplicate or copy well i will keep looking for pictures


Thanks. Ordered the parts from LMC. $40 with shipping. Doesn't get better than that. There was an AD truck at Hershey for sale that didn't have a front clip on it. I was able to get a good look at all the mechanical clutch parts. I also picked up a shop manual.

Re: SBC T5 in a 47?
Just Mark #1283915 Wed Oct 17 2018 02:09 PM
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After encouragement and support from Jay, I opened up the T5, cleaned it out and swapped the input shaft. When I pulled off the tail housing a small ball bearing fell on the floor. I literally laughed out loud. I did manage to not kick it to parts unknown. The trans is back together and all the parts are accounted for. I'm very confident that there's an 80% chance that it's 65% correct. It should work.

Thanks to Jay for the coaching and talking me off the ledge so to speak.

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