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Re: T56 Retrofit Transmission

Postby vega_man_larry » Tue May 20, 2008 2:44 pm

http://rd-eng.com/pagetwo.html

R & D engineering has a mechanical speedo kit for a T-56 for $499 which is more than I paid for my tranny parts originally. The ZF is the better buy as the Mechanical speedo VSS is $75 or less if you go with the NAPA part listed in this thread. On the downside the Hurst ZF 6 speed shifter IS DISCONTINUED. I've been chasing a NOS one around America trying all the Corvette vendors. I'm not sure if one is coming to my house now or not. I got a shipping notification that was cryptic from ZIP Corvettes. They had one listed on their website as "in stock" and now that has been removed. Maybe I got the last one and maybe not. I may wind up with a B & M shifter by default.

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Re: T56 Retrofit Transmission

Postby vega_man_larry » Wed May 21, 2008 9:55 pm

Well I have a tracking number from Zip Corvette parts. It looks like I got the last NOS shifter in America that has a link to the internet. Lucky me.

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Re: T56 Retrofit Transmission

Postby monzaaddict » Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:32 am

I realize you are in the middle of a hurricane but was just wondering if there is any new info or pictures on this swap?
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Re: T56 Retrofit Transmission

Postby MIKESMONZA » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:55 pm

:bump: :bump: :bump: :bump: :bump: Moderators;
Bump can we move this;

:arrow: long lost thread to;
:arrow: The Transmission / Drive Train Section,,

:arrow: As It is a Keeper, :dance: :burn:
And the Post Subject ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Keeps coming up.

:arrow: and there is A treasure trove of Relevant Info here,
I spent while looking for it,

As We have not heard from Larry in some Time,
And he has spent a lot of time, Reseaching and Gathering part's

But he has Obligation's,Family and Work, and probaly
has been Busy,
as well as our Moderators :oops:
:D Thanks Mike
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Re: T56 Retrofit Transmission

Postby Monzsta » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:47 pm

I've stuffed a Viper T-56 in my Monza using the stock Monza V-8 bellhousing. The only cutting was for the shifter hole. 2" had to be trimmed off the bottom of the hole and rewelded to the top, moving the shifter hole back. The flywheel was a 10.5" 153T 15 lb GM Performance, the clutch was a centerforce 26 spline for a '90 Camaro.

Any questions, ask. I did it first. :D ('00-'01)
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Re: T56 Retrofit Transmission

Postby ColinOpseth » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:42 am

Per request this has been relocated to the Best Of forum.
'72 Vega with '93 Camaro LT1/M29 T56/12 bolt 3.31. 16" IROCs all around. Sanderson headers into duals with an H-pipe and Flowmasters. It's loud but at least it's faster than your grandma's Buick. pwned.
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Re: T56 Retrofit Transmission

Postby ColinOpseth » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:43 am

I'll add that I have a stock LT1 T56 in my '72 Vega. I haven't yet figured out how to get the exhaust around the hydraulic clutch.

I'd much rather use the beefier LT1 bellhousing than the wimpy-looking Monza one. That, and the hydraulics are very nice to drive on the street.
'72 Vega with '93 Camaro LT1/M29 T56/12 bolt 3.31. 16" IROCs all around. Sanderson headers into duals with an H-pipe and Flowmasters. It's loud but at least it's faster than your grandma's Buick. pwned.
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