T56 Swap on to 454 in 87 Monte SS

RGBody87

RGBody87

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Good afternoon guys,

I saw there were a bunch of posts about this but not the specifics I was looking for. There seems to be a lot of talk with clearance for the transmissions... who's actually swapped them and can offer some help?
I am putting in the Hooker 2455 long tube headers, before the transmission... I was hoping to get specific part numbers or links for the following:
Transmission mount that will mount to the T56 Magnum and I currently have the following cross member... I am willing to modify. I looked at the following, and the last link is the crossmember I have now.
1. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/ptp-6-1608
2.https://www.summitracing.com/parts/ptp-7-1604

https://express.google.com/u/0/product/10081649827126287007_0_7137926?utm_source=google_shopping&utm_medium=tu_cu&utm_content=eid-lsjeuxoeqt&gtim=CJHdjcik8eKKKhDo2aaHocmYrDEYkMWPeSIDVVNEKKDbqeIFMIbVswM&utm_campaign=7137926&gclid=CjwKCAiA4OvhBRAjEiwAU2FoJQQltqdNQ74CNP3-FPZXXRjs32uE6-zNVAvtCdnH7kK_wHttcLUruBoCxx8QAvD_BwE

I also wanted to know if anyone knows a source for larger diameter front brake hard lines so I don't have to bend my own.

Part number for the different steering shaft or a site where I can just order it.

A good site for a vent line and cap for the rear differential using 3/8" line.

and most of all other than the transmission mount... A REALLY good source for adjusting the spacing for the throwout bearing and hydraulic clutch set up. I have many shims that came with it, but I do not know how to attempt this and I want to start fitting stuff together. I'll attach pictures here! Thanks and sorry its such a wild post... my mind is everywhere as I am holding up my buddies lift and I want to get this thing rolling lol
The pictures show where the rear vent is, with a 3/8 barb, the lack of clearance I have on each side of the engine for the headers.. especially if I wrap them...IMG_2225.JPGIMG_2226.JPGIMG_2259.JPGIMG_2274.JPGIMG_2275.JPGIMG_2293.JPGIMG_2297.JPG

Ryan
 
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RGBody87

RGBody87

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So far, I've seen a few videos but nothing that really helped. Looking for a more informational post at least. Thank you!
 
TURNA

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For the trans mount I used a 93 Camaro since I have the LT1 style T56 I suggest you look at a 89-02 Camaro trans mount.

The steering shafts are sold here from time to time either a Jeep or Astro shaft will work

Some prefer one over the other both will do the job.

If you buy an astro shaft make sure it is modified already unless you can weld.

What is the purpose of a larger diameter front brake hardline ?????

The vent cap get this U shaped hose and pop it on. Dorman 46021

 
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TURNA

TURNA

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Get you one of these: https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Speedway-Hydraulic-Clutch-Release-Bearing-Set-Up-Tool,3168.html
View attachment 103907
It makes life much easier than trying to measure with individual tools! Of course, you'll have to put your bellhousing on the engine first to measure it.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure the throw and the clutch recommended push match. I have a McLeod RST and the push is only like .445". The m/c throw may be more than that.

Hmmmm Do you think GM ever put that much effort into putting it together?????
 
RGBody87

RGBody87

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Flemming and Turna,

I used a roofing square with a real straight edge and a digital caliper I trust. The Hydramax kit called for a simple straight edge and caliper, I re-measured like 6 times and I got within a few thousandths of an inch. Turned out pretty nice! Here are some pictures of what I came up with.

Turna, For the rear end - I got the 9" kit from Quick Performance and I realized after I painted and installed it that it didn't come with clips to hold the brake lines. I'll repaint the rear after I weld tabs on in the future when I do the frame-off resto. I'm just trying to get it rolling again. I zip-tied and sliced fuel line to insulate the braided line to the rear to get by for now... So, don't mind that. The vent line I went with dorman cap.
IMG_2490.JPGIMG_2492.JPGIMG_2493.JPGIMG_2506.JPGIMG_2508.JPG
 
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Get you one of these: https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Speedway-Hydraulic-Clutch-Release-Bearing-Set-Up-Tool,3168.html
View attachment 103907
It makes life much easier than trying to measure with individual tools! Of course, you'll have to put your bellhousing on the engine first to measure it.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure the throw and the clutch recommended push match. I have a McLeod RST and the push is only like .445". The m/c throw may be more than that.
I really liked this response and link to the tool, as I have yet to buy and set up my own T56 hydraulic T/O bearing.

However when I checked out the link, I saw this:

CC0E747D-14F6-4DA5-9AF8-AD960F841776.png


Just FYI and buyers be aware if considering purchasing for a T56.
 
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You ALWAYS have to read the fine print with Speedway......bunch of SCAMMERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And they choose what product reviews to post and which ones to delete.
 
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