So I opened a cam of worms, now I'm nervous!!!

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    QUAKE_WARS Veteran Member

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    I bit the bullet and pulled my transmission. I have no idea what I'm doing
    but determined to make this 6 speed work. I got the bell housing on, and trans
    connected. This is NOT a one man job. I did weld a plate to my jack, now its a easy to stab a trans one man job.

    Before I pulled my auto i used a angle finder one the intake and trans shaft.
    the intake was set a dead zero. the trans was set at 87. is this how it all
    needs to be when I put the 6 in?? should the tail shaft be at 87 also??
    for the correct angle.

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    here's the trans

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    I have no idea why some guys have to hack their tunnels. I have
    plenty of space and only need to cut the shifter hole.

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    I plan to do a step by step photo thread on this. Its a stock 97 LT1
    trans am 6/speed. from the trans install to pedal setup and everything
    you need to know for a swap.:) But gonna need everyones help LOL
     
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    I'd like to see where your shifter comes up through the floor (an inside shot). That will tell me the fore-aft position of your transmission versus where I'm placing mine. Though I think my T56 (well, MN12, but who's counting) will be further back, as I'm moving the whole motor back about 2" (LS2 swap). I've got a junk LS1 block with an empty T56 shell in the car right now, and my T56 is pushing up against the floor (due to where I have it, I'm sure). I need it in that spot for the turbos though. :)

    You should remove the torque arm mount from the tail of your transmission, give you some extra room at the very end as well.
     
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    I don't think your angle finding off of the intake means anything. If you take the harmonic balancer pulley off of your engine the flat machined surface on the balancer should give you a good place to put an angle finder.
     
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    I agree with this....I'm not sure what relation the bottom of the carb has to do with the centerline of the crank, it may or maynot be the same....I've seen some intakes cut on an angle to allow for the carb to sit flat when the motor is tilted back.
     

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