Anyone have pictures of a t56 install--stock subframe and ride height

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  1. 76z28

    76z28 Veteran Member

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    I know some of you have done a t56 install with aftermarket frames and ride height, but I am looking for a basically stock suspension car with a t56 installed. I currently have a th400 and it is almost a straight shot back to the rear, but I see(in some cases) there is quite a bit of cutting invovled. I don't mind that as I will hide it under my console, but I am curious as to how much is really involved. I have ready multiple different scenarios of cutting and reasons for cutting.

    My plan is to buy a t56 magnum setup to put behind my big block
     
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    Here is my T56 Magnum. Solid body bushings. Still need to finish it though.

    The hump is original untouched 78 and the floor pans are 74.

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    Is that father back then the stock shifter?
     
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    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I have a Viper T56, my car was born with a TH350. All I cut was a hole to poke the shifter through.

    1970, stock subframe, stock style suspension but sitting much lower than stock.


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    I didn't do the work of patching where the shifter hump was but you can see the red plate is in the area that was patched.

    Might have to flip that plate and move the shifter into the other position. I'll see when the seats are done and console in.
     
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    I can say these pictures make me feel -better- I have been researching this quite a bit and mostly find chevelle installations which a lot of them seemed to just cut the tunnel entirely out.
    I am prepared to cut the tunnel some, but not entirely out!


    The t56 magnum has 3 different shifter positions--so yes it can be farther back than stock. I am happy about that, as I plan on reusing my automatic console--which is why I am not as worried about making some minor cutting/modifications to the tunnel!
     
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    Driveshaft and pinion angles on the Chevelles and such make you mount the transmission much higher at the tailshaft. When you raise the tailshaft up you get interference in the tunnel. Only thing you can do at that point is to cut the tunnel. If you use a newer T56 magnum, keep in mind that the top of the transmission is physically larger and you may need to cut a lot more out than I did.
     
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    Looking at CAMeeks it shouldn't be too bad like the chevelles. I have quite a bit of room around my th400 surprisingly, but know the t56 will be larger!

    I will be going from a th400 3800 stall to this, so hopefully I can pick up from my last trip of 7mpg!
     
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    Side question; same trans (t56 mag). Do you know the size of bolt for the trans mount to the trans is?
     
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    I believe they are 7/16-14 but can't say for sure
     

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