Going T56 Magnum.. Few Hydraulic questions

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    That is what I thought. I thought the clearance was .125 to be within clearance.
    I thought all the slaves were similar so I will get to measuring when I return home in July/August.

    Once I get everything together I will make another post--so I can use the LS style hydraulic system is what it seems.

    Those of you that have put a magnum in your car, how much did you cut the floor?
    Mine is stock ride height, frame, and everything.
     
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    My cutting was only for the shifter. Massaged the the tunnel near the firewall slightly. The magnum fit WAY better than the TKO
     
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    Honestly, how did it fit better?? It's huge!
    Looks like the mount might be near my current th400 mount.
    I am curious as to how it will fit in my car as every car is different. I am hopeful that is all I have to cut.
     
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    It’s all about shape. The tunnel is round and gets narrower towards the top. The TKO is square on top, does not agree with the floor shape so cutting is absolutely required from the TKO. The Magnum like the 4 speeds are round on top and push up in the tunnel much easier.
     

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    Might be true with an LS style motor but my SBC with TKO fit just like my ST10 fit just a slight cut for the shifter.
     
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    They say...you can get away with .100" clearance as a minimum, but .150-.200" was ideal.
    As for cutting, my car was born an automatic, so I had to cut a hole for the shifter to stick through. It came up right in the factory shifter location in my automatic console. My transmission came out of a 1998 Viper so it is shaped a little different than a lot of these I see here in this forum. No doubt that transmission is big and heavy, it's about all I want when laying under the car bench pressing it up into place. My arms are jello within a few minutes if the input shaft don't slip into the clutch and pilot bearing right away. Also...I'm running a SBC, not an LS.
     
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    I ran it with a SBC.
     
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    Ah I see
    As for fitment let's hope I don't have to do a bunch of cutting but I do expect quite a bit.
    I am running a big block so it should be similar then.
     
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    I see what you're saying. The tko looks boxy but it is smaller that's for sure
     
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