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Old 09-16-2003, 10:52 PM
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s-10 5 speed

Will a s-10 5 speed bolt up to a 350 v-8? Is it strong enough?
Any idea on the ratio`s? Thanks and have a great day tomorrow.
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Will that same 5 speed bolt up to a inline 6 cylinder? Say a 250ci? Thanks again!
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depends on what the tranny was originaly behind,if it was behind a 2.8 or a 2.5 your gunna have to change the bellhousing to one from a fullsize truck and that requires a spacer ring and u will have to cut 9/16 off the end of the input shaft and also cut the bearing retainer down. the splined end of the input shaft isnt splined as far as a v8 t5 tranny and will cause the clutch disc to bottom out. u could grind the disc down but i dont recomend it.. if it was behind a 4.3 (new venture)the bolt pattern is the same as a v8 but the spline on the input shaft is differnt u could use a pressure plate for a v8 camaro and a disc for a 4.3 s-10 first gear ratio is 4.03:1 and 5th is .83:1. the new venture trannys in the s-10s used a electric speedo as the t5s used a cable. hope that helps,i got all this info out of the chevrolet s-10 truck v8 conversion manual. www.v8s10.com
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Old 09-17-2003, 05:21 PM
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Thanks grease monkey!!!

Will look for one from a full size.
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Old 09-18-2003, 09:16 AM
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I would look for a trans out of a full sized truck, camaro or firebird. The one out of the S-10 will be all over the road in pieces behind a 350.
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S-10 Trans mated to Chev V-8

First time on the site so bear with me. I've been researching the swapping of the S-10 5 speed into one of my SB Chev cars. I was told by a transmission guy that if you wanted one to hold up install the guts from a Camaro 5 speed into the S-10 box and that will give you one a higher 1st gear and a stronger set of gears and the input shaft and sleeve are the correct length. I need the forward mounted shifter from the S-10 to be in the right spot on the floor of the car. I have also heard of an adapter plate that allows you to mate the S-10 box directly to the V-8 bellhousing with the only modification being shortening the Throwout bearing sleeve and using the 4.3 (metric) clutch disc.

Rumor seem strong that this trans will handle up to approx. 250 HP. and not a lot of tire spinning clutch popping so if your going to thrash the car you should look for a 5 speed out of a full size truck OR? Any comments would be appreciated as well as a source for the adapter. I plan to use this trans in a 50 Chev Convertible that has a lightly built 283 and curently runs a Borg Warner 4 Speed close ratio trans that is getting tired plus I'd like to get a highway gear. Any suggestions on the rear end? I currently have a 4.56 posi in it which needs to go and my options are 3.5, 3.7, and 3.9 I believe with the 4.01 1st gear that the 3.5 should do well? I have 14" wheels with 215-70 tires on the rear.
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You can simply put the tailshaft housing (shifter and all) from an s-10 onto the tougher camaro 5-speed.

The world class t5, as I understand it, is what was found in camaro/firebirds, and behind 4.3's in S-10's, Astros, and Blazers

My friend had an astro with a 4.3 that had a 5-speed, and we put a crate 350 in it, no trouble with the tranny, but we don't really beat on it.

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Old 12-06-2004, 01:06 PM
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yeah I'd agree with most of these guys. a tranny out of an s-10 would be torn to bits from a 350 because most s-10's were 4 bangers so. best bet is getting a t-5 they aren't to hard to get ahold of.
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All you want here:

http://www.inliners.org/Jack/T5tech.html

http://garage-scene.home.att.net/t5_...dentifying.htm

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S-10 Trans.

Thanks for your help in the T-5 trans questions that I have. At this time I've got 3ea. S-10 T-5's and one 2.8 V-6Camaro T-5.

I think I'll go with the Camaro unit with the housing changed back to the S-10 as the ratios (2.95 1st and a .73 5th) would work well I believe in my 1950 Chev. convertible with a 283 only slightly warmed and tri-power. I don't run it hard so I hope it will hold up.

My main question today is that several 1st gear ratios were mentioned for the S-10 T-5's 3.50, 3.76, or 4.03 Is there any way to identify these by the part numbers on the housing stickers? Mine all start with WG 13-52 then have several different numbers -010, -042.-145.

Other numbers are 61CT----U, on the WG13-52-010,
61GCM-U on the WG13-52-042 and 614DA-U on the WG13-52-042

The Camaro unit I have is a 61DKC-U010050 and the housing is stenciled DKC I hope this is a 2.95 ist gear?

I did note that dividing the 52 by 13 is 4.000 Is this the first gear ratio?
Any and all help is very much appreciated
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4.3 5-spd fits but youll be in a world of hurt when first gear crumbles to pieces
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You shoud be fine with a 4.3L five speed for cruising and not thrashing. The weaker 2.8L/four cylinder five speed will work, but don't expect it to last long. Still, you should get 20-30K miles out of it if just cruising and no thrashing.

I had a little T-96 three speed behind a Jeep 4.0L. Everyone said it wouldn't work, but I had it rebuilt and ran it for 5-8K miles. When I finally replaced it the gear cluster looked like it had 30-40K on it. There should have been no signs of wear with only 5-8K on the gears. I would pop the clutch and spin the tire (open diff) occasionally, but I was running 205 wide street tires and the one legger -- no real strain on the trans as the tire easily broke loose. Bothe would spin for 6-18" (depending on surface) then that one tire would spin as long as I held the gas down in first. I always ran out of parking lot before it stopped (50-60' was the longest)!

One thing didn't last though -- the "dog" type synchro. Yep, synchro -- the old T-96 had only one between 2nd and 3rd. You had to be almost stopped to go down to 1st gear. That synchro lasted about 100-150 miles before it gave up. The old 196 the trans came behind put out maybe 100 ft/lbs torque, the 88 4.0L just over 200 ft/lbs. The T-5 has a better synchro design, but a synchro will still be the first thing to go if you're not thrashing it -- usually the 4-5 synchro. That will be noted by it not staying in fifth gear, it will pop out.
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Good information, but we seem to be digging up the dead AGAIN.
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