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    Junior Member JOURNEYMAN
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    Trans swap ... Help

    Ok Guys, Im looking at buying a street 1969 camaro. It has a powerglide with BBC in it now. I would like to know what all is involved to convert it over to a 5 speed or 6 speed manual. Any cost estimates would be helpful too. I am not sold on any one type of trans. Engine will make about 650hp. It wont be a daily driver but driven often. Suggestions, and whats involved would be great. Thanks.

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE oldandtired's Avatar
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    First, you have to pick your transmission, keeping in mind that BBC will make some torque.
    With a Richmond or Tremec TKO you can use standard Chevy scattershield and mechanical linkage.
    If you a B/W T-56 from a 93 to 97 Camaro/Firebird, you can get an adapter scattershiled and use the "pull style linkage".
    If you get one from a 98 to 01 Camaro/Firebird, it uses a different adapter bellhousing.

    Good luck!!
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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE TheYellaBrick's Avatar
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    Wasn't it 'Bone or one of the guys here who did a similar swap a year or two ago ?
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