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Old 03-07-2010, 12:46 AM
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TKO-500 or 600 in 77 C10

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I have a 1977 c10 with a blown TH350....I've always wanted to put a 5sp into my pickup. Some magizine put the TKO-600 or 500 into a 1972 C10 (they make a kit for it too). Could the 72 be that much different than putting it into the 77? I'm aware that I'll need to add pedal and linkage flywheel ect ect. http://www.classicchevy5speed.com/ has the kit.. The kit for the pickups go from the 60 to 72 chevy pickup.... Any opinions welcome. The truck doesn't have an engine or tranny right now and am looking at 4.10 gears and building a 350 with AFR 180s and comp cams XR282HR-10 so wont ever go over 6000 rpm or anything but I'd like to go to the drag strips. Was thinking that the TKO-500s 3.27 1st gear with a 4.10 rear end may be a bit low so the TKO-600s 1st is 2.87. The overdrive I'd use would prob be .82. Hope that was enough info...

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I would call them, many places will substitute parts in kits to get you what you need. I would think most of it is the same, but I don't know about the driveshaft length, as the 60-72 is the long arm W/coil spring rear suspension, and you have a leaf spring suspension.
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Yeah I've been meaning to give em a call just been busy. They haven't responded to any e-mails. I was thinking the driveshaft length would be different. They're site says you can measure and they'll send you one.
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