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Old 04-06-2002, 03:43 PM
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I have a '69 Camaro with a '70 big block bolted to a TH-400, and would like to swap the TH-400 with the Borg Warner T-56 six-speed. Is there anybody who manufactures an adapter to mount this tranny, offsetting the T-56 18 degree offset? Thanks

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You want to offset the offset?
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I am currently doing the same on my 70 chevelle. Really the only person i have found is Weir Hot Rod Products out of Napa, CA 800-633-9869 or 707-647-0513 for the tech guy. This a complete kit with a cast aluminum bellhousing, hydraulic throwout bearing , everything that you need for @ $560.00 US. I really wanted to put in a scattersheild but lakewood and a few others offered NOTHING for this swap. They all sent me to Weir. The sales guy at Weir even told me they were the only ones. That was @6 months ago. This kit is pretty slick it appears to be a good unit, though i havent driven the car yet but i am pretty sure it will be great.
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Thanks gbovaird;

I had found a used '97 Camaro T-56 with a centerline clutch, complete hydraulic unit, and Hurst shifter in Portland OR, for $1800. The recycler selling the tranny say it will bolt up to a regular GM bellhousing. I guess it's the T5 bellhousing that mounts the tranny at an 18 degree offset. I've read a few car magazine articles that relate to this installation and they say to use the T5 bellhousing. I spoke to Mike Forte from:

Forte's Parts Connection
376 R Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA 01803
phone: (781) 273-9900
Fax: (781) 273-9955

and he will sell me a brand-new Tremec (used to be Borg Warner) T-56 for $1950. This new tranny is set up to bolt to a scattershield, has a 26-spline input shaft, and allows you to use the stock z-bar clutch linkage. This is probably the way I'm going to go. According to Mike Forte, this makes for an easier installation. Hope this helps.
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Here is another option! In this case the T56 they sell comes with an adaptor plate. Their machine shop will drill it for $40 to mate with any bellhousing and I think can also be setup to remove the offset!

http://www.sallee-chevrolet.com/BorgWarner/bwt56.html
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