Anyone see the new T56 Magnum "F"

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  1. 76z28

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    I am curious to see if anyone has heard of it.
    I am looking into it as it will put the shifter farther back--although it seems like SST doesn't want to help me with the order on this.
    It is supposed to be a direct bolt in for F body car--eg same shifter location and everything.

    When I asked SST about it, the response was "
    The shifter for it will be way farther back than what it needs to be. I doesn’t have a traditional mount like the Magnum. All it is. Is a magnum with an Old 4th gen tail."

    Now based on my research, that shifter location is ideal to come through the auto console, which is what I want.

    Any ideas on this?
     
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    All the T56's from 93 to 02 used the same tail end from GM. The GTO trans I used was the same just had to get rid of the crummy shifter they had and change the cup for the ball. The only one I had that was shorted was the CTS-V trans I had, same as the 5th 6th gen Camaros now
     
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    I know, I want that shifter location of the 93 to 02 because it sits farther back to where I can successfully use the auto console.
    I am curious as to how the tail end is different(EG: i cant use a mechanical speedo?)
     
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    I think the CTS-V tailhousing was further forward.
     
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    That is true, however, you might want to be sure that when looking at these transmissions , you compare apples to apples, and most of the places that have quoted me, ask about the console , to be sure they quote the right setup.
     
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    I have stated I wanted to use an auto console, but they seem to be more into "correct" restorations.
    If I can use a stock t56 location with the same capacities as a magnum, that would be the best of both worlds I would think
     
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    95BE64F1-05AC-4D2F-8B4D-0C754A5FAD5A.jpeg I used a stock LS T56 from a 4th gen in one of my past 78s....the shifter was too far back. I even had to cut into the floor support brace for the shifter. I think I had issues with the reverse selonoid too.

    I run the Magnum with the shifter in the furthest back position. Honestly I think if you flipped it 180, it would be in the stock location. Much further forward then the f-body trans. I honestly think the F model would be for the 4th gen guys because of this.
     
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    Thank you! This is the kind of feedback I was wanting. I'll stick with the standard magnum and get it ordered in June.
     

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