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Old 02-12-2010, 03:37 PM
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t-5 to powerglide

Hi everybody, I am rigging up another 3rd generation camaro with a bad t-5 and rear. I want to put my 355 and a power glide with a 10 bolt rear, my question is with the torque arm and mounting the powerglide(2400 stall) to it, I googled the B&M mount but it is discontinued but I found one from jegs.
http://www.jegs.com/i/Jegster/550/40...oductId=744012 Has anyone used this mount and how was it to install because I'm going to rebuild the original (3.73 or 3.45) one with the mount.

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I would have doubts about that "saddle mount", (or what it's bolted to), being strong enough, but the arm itself looks pretty good. I fabricated some frame connectors on the last 3rd Gen I did, and made a crossmember to connect them to a shortened stock torque arm, worked out pretty well.
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Know guys who used it works great and can carry the front end without bending the floor up , the weak link is going to be the 7.5" rear it will break before the mount breaks
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What Stimpy said ^^^, before you get too carried away you might want to look at what you are going to replace that puny 7.5" rear with before you go buying a torque arm mount or kit. You would be better off to figure out how to get the torque arm fitted to a fabbed truss mount on an 8.5" 10-bolt swap or an 8.8" Ford swap.

I have seen a similar torque arm mount to the one you listed, guy said it was made by Spohn, LT1 6-speed '95 Camaro IIRC, car ran high 10's while still being drivable, he swapped in a 8.5" 10-bolt from an late S-10, transferred the spring and control arm mounts, and he made a fabricated saddle mount to connect the race torque arm to the housing.
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I have also seen guys use the factory mount just added extensions to mount the transes ( most are 350's ) ask around any of the racing guys to see if they did this .
as eric says Spohn and others make the mounts and some with better ( stronger arms and pinion angle adjustable )
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I would have doubts about that "saddle mount", (or what it's bolted to), being strong enough, but the arm itself looks pretty good. I fabricated some frame connectors on the last 3rd Gen I did, and made a crossmember to connect them to a shortened stock torque arm, worked out pretty well.

I agree, it looks pretty weak but I can always beef it up some or modify the original a little bit.


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you might want to look at what you are going to replace that puny 7.5" rear with before you go buying a torque arm mount or kit. You would be better off to figure out how to get the torque arm fitted to a fabbed truss mount on an 8.5" 10-bolt swap
Do you remember what year/model the S-10 was because the rear has to come out anyways so I can keep an eye out for one.
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Good luck finding an 8.5 S10 rear, they are almost as highly sought after as 12 bolt Camaro rears,
A much more easily obtained rear is an 8.8 from a 95 up Ford Exploder, 31 spline axles, generally available with posi and 3.55, 3.73, or 4.10 gears, 95 and later are disc brakes. Shortening one side of the housing and using a short side axle centers the pinion and makes them only about 1/2" longer than the S10 rear.
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