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the prob with a camero T5 is that i'd have to change out the tailhousing to relocate the shifter forward. well, unless i cut a hole in my bench seat.

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the prob with a camero T5 is that i'd have to change out the tailhousing to relocate the shifter forward. well, unless i cut a hole in my bench seat.
Problem with the S-10 T-5 is that it won't hold much power and most have a crazy low first gear to give the 4 banger enough go to get it moving.
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get a 5 speed from a full size chevy truck (90's). from a 4.3 liter v6 or v8. The shifter is moved forward on the trans (made for a truck cab).
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Yea, I forgot about the rear mounted shifter. You would also have a problem with the speedometer drive if you swapped the tail housing. A T5 from a 4.3 S10 might be what you need.
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Just wondering- did some WC T-5 GM applications use the Ford bellhousing bolt pattern?

Nevermind, found my answer.

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the camero T5's have the sifter located at the rear of the tail housing. i'd have find another tailhousing and swap that out. why do you say a camero tranny is easier to retrofit into my 62 Chev truck?
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Input shaft length is right. The S truck 4.3 transmission would probably be better. The input shaft length should be right on it too.
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thanks.... i found a guy with a T5 from a 4.3. gotta call him tonight. he's not big on details in his email....
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Just be sure that you check the spline count and all of the measurements. Don't take my word that it will fit. If you were working on the rear end I would be able to tell you exactly what will work, but I'm not positive about this transmission.
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Hopefully, it'll have a tag. W/that info you can tell the first gear ratio- which would be one of my concerns.

You could make a copy of a list of CODES to take along.
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here's my dilemma; i just passed on a high mileage NWC, S10 T5. the guy pissed me off because he tried to BS me about it being a WC trans.... i have a 62, 3/4 chevy PU and i don't think that a used NWC T5 is going to be strong enough so i need to find a camero/firebird WC T5 and then change the tailhousing to an S10 type. this is going to be a challenge....

cobalt: thanks for the link.

looks like i will have to wait until i get my truck to florida before i can do the T5 swap. it's crunch time....

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Here is a good place to get information on the 3rd gen Camaro T5. There might be some for sale in their classified section. http://www.thirdgen.org/techboard/tr...ns-drivetrain/
You will probably have some problems with the speedometer drive gear when you swap the tail housing.
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world class or non-world class makes no difference. The difference is the world class is newer and uses better syncos.

I have run both the T5 world class and T5 non world class in my drag car and both did just fine.

what matters is the T5 came from a V8. The spline count on v8 trans are fine and the V6 course. something like 23 splines on the V8 and 10 on the V6. Look at the trans input shaft and count the teeth to determine what style it is (v8 or V6)

furthermore, if you plan to install this in a truck then be careful to get a transmission with the shifter in the right position. I doubt the T5 car shifter will be in the right place for a truck. I think you need a T5 from a C10 truck that had a V8.
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ok, that guy with the T5 was a *******. he tried to pawn it off as a WC which it wasn't. plus it was a high miles trans and i was worried that it would not hold up. so today i contacted a another guy who has two T5s. one is from a 96 S10 that he says was his truck and the other is from an older S10 and he knows nothing about it. here are my questions;

the newer T5 has a ford bolt pattern so it won't work and also has an electronic speedo. the older T5 might work but could need to be rebuilt. can the housings be swapped on these trannys so that i can have the good internals inside the older trans? also, i recently tried to take off the top-cover from a T5 but couldn't look inside because the shifter rod was pinned to the mechanism not allowing me to slide the cover off. what's the trick?
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You have to remove the shift block from the end of the shaft and remove the tail housing before you can remove the cover. All WC parts will fit in any WC case. If you have a WC case with the Chevy bolt pattern you can take the parts from the WC case with the Ford bolt pattern and put them in the other case.
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