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Old 06-02-2006, 12:41 AM
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cheap 5 speed swap option?

I found a wrecked 95 chevy v6 p/u with a 5-speed manual transmission in it. I was told that it will bolt up to my 383 without any mods, other than a new clutch....

Would this be a good idea or not? How long will this trans hold up to my torque and most importantly, can a shop re-build it to handle a lot more power in the future?

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My Father did the same thing on his 69' C10 350.He babied it till he could afford a doug nash off ebay.It lived.Most shops could rebuild it stronger,But I really don't think they could build that trans strong enough for your application.I would do it.But I would'nt wrap it up too much.Till you could afford a stronger trans.Like a Doug Nash,a Tremec,or a Richmond.It also depends on what you have in your truck now.Wheter it's the smart thing or not.I'd do it and keep your other trans just in case.
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The only way I think I could do it is if it could be rebuilt to the strength of a Richmond or Tremec. If that isn't the case, then it isn't worth the swap since my motor makes more torque than horsepower... and I hear that torque is what tears up a standard transmission.
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I'd wait and save for a richmond,tremec,or a Doug Nash although I hear the've been taken over by u.s gear.My personal favorite was the Tremec TKO trans.It was almost $2,000.00 but I could'nt break that with a 509ci bb in my 69' camaro.awesome trans.Good luck
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