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01-08-2016 03:51 PM Camaro S10 T5 highbred cont.
In a previous entry I didn’t have a picture of the speedo gear and clamps installed. So here you go. Sorry but it is only two entries off.


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01-02-2016 02:59 PM Transmission lifting sling.
A wise man once told me give a lazy man a hard job and he will find an easy way to do it. The 36 does not have a lot of room to remove and install a transmission and that I do most of the work myself I decided to make a sling to support the transmission from above with my engine hoist.


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01-02-2016 02:55 PM Camaro S10 T5 highbred cont.
I duct taped the shim in place and laid out the point for the hole. I bought a 5/32” carbide drill bit and drilled both the shim and shaft. I mounted the speedo gear and collars on both sides. I used some red loctite on the threads to lock the collar screws in place.


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01-02-2016 02:53 PM Camaro S10 T5 highbred cont.
I posted my dilemma on Hotrodders.Com as to weld the shaft and machine it down to size or to use a shim and clamp. The opinions were to use the shim method. I needed a .045 shim. I searched around the shop and found a piece of 1” conduit that was a close match for what I needed for a shim. I cut off a piece and chucked it up in my Smithy. I used a live center to support the end. I carefully turned it down until it was .045 thick. I cut out the weld seam to make it uniform. I machined a couple of collars to hold it in place.


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12-13-2015 02:43 PM Camaro S10 T5 highbred cont.
After all the research I did on the T5s I thought I could swap the S10 (top)main shaft for the Camaro’s. The reason for swapping the main shafts was the location of the speedometer gear. As you can see the main shafts are machined differently. Now my dilemma is how to place the speedo gear on the Camaro’s shaft. I’m kicking around ideas as to how. I might try to clamp some shim stock to the shaft, but I am concerned that it could loosen and destroy the transmission.


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