Three Pedals G-Body Manual Transmission Conversion

MrSony

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olds307 and 403

olds307 and 403

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That pedal assembly is sweeeeeeeeet! It's cool to see the McLeod 5 back in production; just don't stick it behind a BBO!
Yeah they better be awesome, $1000 US, about a million Canadian. Hopefully McLeod fixed the leakage and breakage issues people were having. It also wouldn't live behind the 4" stroke Olds 350's that are being built either, unless you stay ultra mild. It may not not live behind the 386 sbc they put it behind. For the the price they should beefed it enough for even a 550 ft/lb rating, so many people who would want this trans would be north of 500 ft/lbs. A little floor surgery, especially on a ho hum Malibu or any non rare car is worth the TKO or T-56/6060 manual swaps with their 600 to 700 ft/lb ratings. Either trans is in the same price range, the McLeod should be much cheaper.
 
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81cutlass

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Feb 16, 2009
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I love machining, but this is why it costs $1000 for the pedals and bracket

That part is elegant sure, but a solid block of aluminum is why it costs as much as it does. That part looks like it could easily be made from a few laser cut sheets and welded together for half or less the price.

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ssn696

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Dont stick it behind a big block anything!!!!!



I have the John B pedal in mine now.

I bought and will be switching to the SickSpeedMonte. When it gets warmer out.

$299

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I assume that the plate is for a hydraulic master? I'd like to see an installation...what parts work with this piece?
 
Bonnewagon

Bonnewagon

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Typical Hot Rod/Car Craft BS. "We had the shop across town throw the best of everything at it, cost no obstacle, and now your car is inferior".
 
Texas82GP

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Texas82GP

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That pedal assembly is sweeeeeeeeet! It's cool to see the McLeod 5 back in production; just don't stick it behind a BBO!
I haven't looked in awhile but a few years back I considered buying one of those transmissions but all I could find online was bad reviews.
 
TURNA

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Jul 24, 2009
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I assume that the plate is for a hydraulic master? I'd like to see an installation...what parts work with this piece?
Yes both the John B and thise one use the FBody master.

SickSpeed also makes one for aftermarket masters
 
gnvair

gnvair

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I think they will few to no takers at that price. You can put a conversion together with other transmissions for half of that or even less if you source used items.
I am not a fan of hydraulic clutches based on experience with my daily drivers. I'll probably piss some people off. IMHO, Mechanical clutches typically give better pedal feel and can be repaired much faster than pretty much any hydraulic; especially if they have an internal slave such as those hydraulic throw out bearing set ups. Most mechanical set ups do not require removing the transmission/bell housing to replace worn or broken items.
 

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