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#2826665 - 04/10/14 10:03 PM All the cool kids are doing it....
Captain_Slow Offline
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So, I feel reasonably confidant posting this now that I've gotten the exhaust issues more or less sorted out.

I've been talking about doing a 6 speed swap for ages now, pestering quite a few people with questions, etc. Finally going ahead with it.

A few weeks ago I picked up this on corral.net:



After seeing some of the difficult people were running into with the t56 magnum, and the cost, I figured I'd probably be ahead to go with a regular t56. It's already got the 26 spline input shaft upgrade, and it's currently at Libertys Gears in Taylor, MI getting rebuilt with new synchros/bearings and a few other minor upgrades.


Next up, I managed to score a pretty sweet deal on this:


Twin disc clutch for a newer GT500, completely unused smile After doing some digging on svtperformance, it looks like it'll fit and work with the cable clutch setup.

I also ordered an MGW shifter, which I probably would've done anyway, but had to since, as you can see, the transmission didn't come with a shifter.

More updates should be coming soon, I'm planning on putting the pedals in this weekend, along with maybe drilling out the hole for the firewall adjuster in the next few weeks. The trans got dropped off last Wednesday, so I'm hoping it should be done in the next 1-3 weeks (liberty had a pretty substantial backup running)
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#2826671 - 04/10/14 10:09 PM Re: All the cool kids are doing it.... [Re: Captain_Slow]
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Outstanding! slug
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#2826674 - 04/10/14 10:22 PM Re: All the cool kids are doing it.... [Re: Captain_Slow]
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Very nice!

Now that you've got the transmission - don't hesitate to text or call.
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#2826683 - 04/10/14 10:40 PM Re: All the cool kids are doing it.... [Re: Captain_Slow]
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Thank you both! I'm sure I'll have quite a few questions for both of you soon.

Before I dig too far into it I need to do a (hopefully fairly quick) suspension refresh on the bimmer, but with a bit of luck that'll be done next week.
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#2826690 - 04/10/14 11:02 PM Re: All the cool kids are doing it.... [Re: Captain_Slow]
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I think you made the right decision with the T56 instead of the Magnum. In hindsight, I should have done what you are doing. It would have saved me some aggravation and a good amount of time.
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#2826691 - 04/10/14 11:08 PM Re: All the cool kids are doing it.... [Re: Captain_Slow]
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I don't have the Magnum either, but it came with my engine.

I added the 26-spline input shaft, a stainless steel throwout bearing retainer sleeve, and Ford Racing throwout bearing and pilot bearing.

I wanted to use the MGW shifter too - but I'm a sucker for anything Hurst related and went that route.
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#2826696 - 04/10/14 11:35 PM Re: All the cool kids are doing it.... [Re: abyrnes81]
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Originally Posted By: abyrnes81
I think you made the right decision with the T56 instead of the Magnum. In hindsight, I should have done what you are doing. It would have saved me some aggravation and a good amount of time.


Your experience was, I think, the tipping point for me actually, although I'd been reading about a ton of other little issues people were having.

As far as the shifter goes, I'd seen a LOT of folks recommending the MGW over everything, and I'd driven a friend's C5 z06 with a hurst shifter, it was a tad short for my taste, so I figured I'd take a chance.
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#2826742 - 04/11/14 07:30 AM Re: All the cool kids are doing it.... [Re: Captain_Slow]
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My friend used an MGW in his T56 swapped '99 GT, and now in his '13 Boss 302 - you won't be disappointed!
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#2826833 - 04/11/14 03:35 PM Re: All the cool kids are doing it.... [Re: Captain_Slow]
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What's done to the car performance wise? Thats going to be way too much clutch.
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#2826837 - 04/11/14 03:47 PM Re: All the cool kids are doing it.... [Re: Captain_Slow]
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For now, it definitely is a bit much cutch, to say the least. I'm thinking/hoping the fact that it's OE spec clutch and a twin disc should keep it fairly driveable, even though the torque rating is WAY over what the car currently puts out. As opposed to, say, going with a spec stage 3 that'd have a massive pedal effort and be super grabby.

Car is currently just basic bolt ons, soon (hopefully next year), will see an Eaton swapped built 4v going into the car, at which point I don't think it'll be too excessive. Hoping to be at 500-550whp then.
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#2826879 - 04/11/14 06:25 PM Re: All the cool kids are doing it.... [Re: Captain_Slow]
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#2826973 - 04/11/14 10:53 PM Re: All the cool kids are doing it.... [Re: Captain_Slow]
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Just for the record, these threads are *killing* me.

My CV is the only vehicle I own with an automagic in it. I even went and looked at 5sp today with under 20k on it. I'm dying a bit right here considering spending a couple and a half grand on a conversion <sigh> on a car I never thought I'd keep.
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#2827031 - 04/12/14 08:18 AM Re: All the cool kids are doing it.... [Re: Captain_Slow]
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Do it. you will no regret it.
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#2827087 - 04/12/14 03:12 PM Re: All the cool kids are doing it.... [Re: Captain_Slow]
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Are you going hydraulic clutch? If you can I say go hydraulic, it makes it nearly effortless.
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#2829005 - 04/19/14 08:24 PM Re: All the cool kids are doing it.... [Re: Captain_Slow]
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Dang it you guys. Dont make me cut up my perfectly good Sport!

Pier knows I have talking about it for a few years. Maybe I should just do it.
Let's see. I have the vacation time and access to a 2.5 car garage.
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