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Old 03-06-2012, 03:28 PM   #1
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So I took my car to a few tranny shops and they all said my torque converter was shot, 3rd and overdrive is worn out and slipping and there's a possibilty of other damage. So I've decided that rather then getting it rebuilt, I am going to convert it to manual t-56. If anyone sees any good deals on parts for the conversion, please let me know. I'll be updating you guys as I find and get parts.
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So I took my car to a few tranny shops and they all said my torque converter was shot, 3rd and overdrive is worn out and slipping and there's a possibilty of other damage. So I've decided that rather then getting it rebuilt, I am going to convert it to manual t-56. If anyone sees any good deals on parts for the conversion, please let me know. I'll be updating you guys as I find and get parts.
svt performance is your best bet honestly in picking one of these up. My friend who has one said that it's really not worth the hype, he mentioned that he gained weight and used more power to run it. I kinda think a 5 speed is just fine considering its lighter. But the fact of having a 6 speed is really sick still lol
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jeeze, our car's are getting more and more similar.. it's eerie lol, you'll enjoy swapping from auto to t56.
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Ya, get some c pillars and side scoop deletes ya if you're going from auto any manual will be fun.
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svt performance is your best bet honestly in picking one of these up. My friend who has one said that it's really not worth the hype, he mentioned that he gained weight and used more power to run it. I kinda think a 5 speed is just fine considering its lighter. But the fact of having a 6 speed is really sick still lol
the t56 should still be lighter than the auto box
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the t56 should still be lighter than the auto box
Not that the minimal weight difference matters much but for the record the T56 is a heavy trans and weighs roughly the same as a 4r70w auto without a converter bolted up.

For the sake of comparison a t5 weighs around 70 lbs and ive heard t56s weigh in somewhere around 125-135 lbs.

Anyways, good luck with the swap.

Ive always thought about throwing a manual in my car as well.
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I am really wanting a t56 magnum. It is supposed to shift alot smoother and handle alot more power then the regular t56 unit. Also, a warranty would be nice!I am looking at the transzilla t56 tranny right now, but cant find any prices on it. I really like the closed ratio option they have.
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Im probably going to go with this setup: http://www.ddperformance.com/shop/pr...6cPath=108_127

As far as clutch, Im just going to get a cheap one for now and when I put my engine in Ill get the mcleod dual disc clutch. I also need a pedal assembly, cables, wiring harness. There shouldnt be much else to get.
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BPohls best of luck with the swap. Should be awesome for sure.
How much dough have you sunk into that thing in the past year lol!
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Thanks guys! Well Ive decided to get an XTD stage 3 clutch. Ive seen good reviews about them and its one of the only clutches Ive seen for under $200 thats good and is 26 spline. However it is only a 10.5" clutch. It wont matter too much since Im going to replace it with something much better when I get my motor in. This is a "practice" clutch. So I can learn how to drive stick. If anyone has a stock 6 bolt 10.5" flywheel that is still good they are willing to get rid of for cheap please let me know! This is only temporary until My other engine goes in this summer.
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Purple, I've put in about 5k in the last year not including the tranny or engine I'm building
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I have everything ordered except the pedals, wiring harness, and flywheel. Im going tomorrow to pickup a flywheel, and on monday Im going to get the harness and pedals.
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I got the remaining peices today. The pedal assembly is rusty. So I took it apart and I am cleaning it all up.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:43 AM   #15
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The pedal assembly has been taken apart, cleaned up and the painted black. Looks ALOT better. Even though you wont see it. Atleast I phave the peice of mind that its not all rusty up in there. Also, I talked to the guy at "Mustang Heaven" were I got the foot pedal assembly, and He said hed be willing to do a interior trade plus a little cash his way so I can go to black interior instead of the tan I currently have!
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:33 PM   #16
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The automatic parts removing started today! I got the foot assembly removed and I have the shifter unbolted. I plan on going back out in a little bit and get the midpipe removed and hopefully the starter tonight. I heard getting the third bolt out is a b!tch. Not looking foward to that.
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if youre talking about the Tranzilla's that Rockland Standard Gear does they cost $9600...

i was looking into one for my FFR '33 since the 2.29 1st would help it hook a lot better but NOT for that much money...

i was pissed too, MPS had 3 of the Ford Racing FR500C T56's that use those same ratio's for sale a few months back for $3500... only problem is they were for mod motors and my '33 is getting a HCI 302... FML right?

also related to the clutch question, i'd stay with a 10.5" clutch itll be a little bit less rotating mass vs an 11", the motor should rev a little quicker too
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I really wanted that one, but obviously could not afford it. I got the t56 magnum kit through D&D performance.
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I really wanted that one, but obviously could not afford it. I got the t56 magnum kit through D&D performance.
which one? 2.97 1st or 2.66 1st?
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Damn, really jealous right now, this is good thread to follow if I ever need a new transmission lol
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