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1968 Camaro RS. 5 spd change over from auto. need info

hey everyone. i bought my project a few weeks ago. its a 1968 Camaro RS. with a 355 sbc, auto 3 spd trany. i wanna do a 5sp change over. and need some help and informatin on the convertion. if anyone knows anyone that does this work in SoCal please let me know. or where i can get parts to strat this. thanks. i want to go with a 5 spd so that the R's say low. and would love to go with a hydrolic clutch so that i dont have pains in my left leg. lol thanx in advance.


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Hey Eric, not too sure on what you need to know. Do you know what kind of tranny you want to put in the 68? I just grabbed a Richmond 5 spd for my ride, but don't have it in yet. 5th is still 1:1, but they say to keep the rear gears high (3.23 or higher, (numericaly lower)) to keep the rpms nice and low on the highway. If you are ok with a wrench, you should be able to do this swap yourself. You can either go with a hydraulic throw out bearing, or a slave cylinder for your clutch to make the pedal easier on your leg. A slave cylinder would be a little easier to install. All you would need is the tranny, bellhousing, clutch assembly, and flywheel. The only mods you would have to do is maybe the tranny x-member, and hook up a master cylinder for the clutch. Good luck!
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