Ls,(LM7) to my 79Z 4 speed,(Borg Warner T-10)

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  1. Impact-mk

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    I know that i will have to change a few parts, but im not quite ready to try and convert to a 6 speed due to the hydraulic, so does anyone have any knowledge on how, what parts i will need to change, and any brand recommendations, or do's and do not's ?, also the question of weather it would be easier to mount up my 73's old Muncie, m-22? i would rather use the T-10 so i ca use the muncie in my 73,
     
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    A 4 speed is a 4 speed for what you are looking to do. There are guys who have done it. I think there is a bracket out there that lets you keep your z bar.
     
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    Its not rocket science. I have the dirtiest rat out there. Long crank 99 6l, mcleod flywheel, mcleod sm465 bellhousing with bore adapter ring and a super t10. You can use a bbc bellhousing, ls flywheel and correct throwout bearing. Do some looking around ls1tech, there is a sticky on doing this. Long story short use a BBC bellhousing and the appropriate throwout (cant remember which) and go. You will need to telocate the holes on your crossmember, theyre an inch or so off. Use the stock trans mount. Cheers
     
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    Thank you, this is the info i was looking for, do the mcleod parts work well?
     
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    Whats a bbc bellhousing? Is it different from a sbc bellhousing?
     
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    Bbc = big block chevy

    Mcleod also does an ls1 to muncie bellhousing. Email mcleod with any questions they can help.
     
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    Hydraulic is actually an easier set-up then mechanical. Much less parts to deal with.
     
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    i know hydraulic is fairly easy but i don't really want to do the fab work, and through all the looking i have done locally and even within about 1000km i haven't found a suitable trans or parts car where things are intact enough to loot the hydraulic parts, within my price range that is, same going for after market conversions for the most part, i was quite happily surprised by the price of the conversion on McLeod's web page,

    Your "Dirty Rat'' is looking really good,

    Both of you gentleman's Cars are looking marvelous,
     
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    I mean what is a bbc bellhousing? I did not know they were different from sbc bells. What numbers are bbc bells?
     
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    It is just a 168 tooth bell with the small locating bore. 621 is the number
     

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