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5 or 6 Speed Manual Transmission for my 350 SBC
#1396371 Mon Feb 08 2021 02:27 PM
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Any recommendations on a proper fit for a 5 or 6 speed manual transmission to go behind my 350 SBC? It's going in my 1951 Chevrolet 3100 on a 1987 S10 frame.

I know of the T5 and the T56, but I'm not sure if there are other or even better choices. (I'm not a transmission guy if you can't tell, but I'm learning!)

Last edited by ColbyG; Mon Feb 08 2021 06:03 PM.

colby

1951 Chevrolet 3100: Photos [photos.app.goo.gl]
–Engine: 219 to 250 to 350 (waiting to be dropped in)
–Currently: Readying a 1987 S10 frame for mounting the body.

1956 Chevrolet 6400
–Engine: moved the 250 from 3100 - newly installed
–Currently: Adjusting Brakes & Installing New Headlamp Switch

1963 Chevrolet C10 Fleetside
–Engine: EMPTY
–Currently: Sitting in Barn
Re: 5 or 6 Speed Manual Transmission for my 350 SBC
ColbyG #1396442 Mon Feb 08 2021 10:30 PM
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T5
T56
NV3500
Nissan CD009
Or a saginaw or muncie if you went 4 speed.
Borg warner overdrive makes a 3 speed a 5 speed 👍

Re: 5 or 6 Speed Manual Transmission for my 350 SBC
ColbyG #1396459 Mon Feb 08 2021 11:59 PM
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4, 5, or 6 speed doesn't really matter- - - - - -that shifter is just a toy to play with. A 350 has a wide enough torque band that anything over 3 speeds with about a 3.30:1 rear end gear is just going to give your right arm and left leg a little more exercise- - - - -AKA "Rowing it with the shift lever"! Buy an automatic transmission and cut the pockets out of your pants!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6KjtpgzBrM

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Jerry


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Re: 5 or 6 Speed Manual Transmission for my 350 SBC
ColbyG #1396486 Tue Feb 09 2021 02:38 AM
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American Powertrain [americanpowertrain.com]

They have what you are looking for. 5 or 6 Speed, built to handle what ever and they have a 24 hr tech line. Could give them a call and tell them your specs and what you want and they will set you up.

My brother had a T56, 6 Speed with two OD's behind his built 350 bored .060 over and it has held up very well. Only issue he ever had turned out to be the Centerforce clutch. He had towed many a vehicle on his trailer without issues with it.


58' 3200 235 3-speed/OD

Re: 5 or 6 Speed Manual Transmission for my 350 SBC
ColbyG #1397126 Sat Feb 13 2021 05:42 PM
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The latest issue of Hot Rod Mag. has an article on the different 5-6 speed trans.
George


They say money can't buy happiness. It can buy old Chevy trucks though. Same thing.

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Re: 5 or 6 Speed Manual Transmission for my 350 SBC
ColbyG #1397187 Sun Feb 14 2021 01:33 AM
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Depends on rear end gears, and what you want to use it for
If lots of highway cruising, nice to keep your rpm’s down for fuel consumption and noise

Re: 5 or 6 Speed Manual Transmission for my 350 SBC
ColbyG #1397197 Sun Feb 14 2021 02:15 AM
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I have American Powertrains aluminum bell housing to mount my TKO 600 on my 292. It's rated the same as steel Quick Time bells.


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