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Thread: T-5 Trans build up for 350 V8

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    Default T-5 Trans build up for 350 V8

    Im looking to replace my Saginaw 3-speed with possibly a T-5 to mate to a 350 in my 65 C-10 as its supposed to be the easiest/cheapest trans with OD. From what I am reading they aren't the strong to go with a mild 350, does anyone local build these up to take a 350 in a truck by chance? I don't want to go 700R4 yet but really need OD since the truck came with 4.10 rear. Would love a TKO but $$$. Any help appreciated.

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    Liberty gears.
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    Popular swap is a getrag 5 speed for C-10's out of like 1500 pick up 2wl from the 90's ... have to use a curving shifter handle to clear the bench seat... you can identify them by the bell housing, its part of the trans.... seen lots of info on line from other C-10 owners.... I see this trans from time to time online.. they sell for 500 or less... I would not advise using the T-5 with a V-8... maybe a 6cly.

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    Ill see what I can find from a 2 wd Silverado, thanks. Ive read the AX15 from jeep is a viable swap as well.

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    here are a couple options .... not cheap but... if you want to keep the column shift .....




    https://www.ebay.com/itm/SAGINAW-3-S...oAAOSwFe5Xxf7a


    https://www.ebay.com/itm/SAGINAW-4-S...4AAOSw8w1X-9st
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    The shifter is on the floor now and Id like to keep it there, since the clutch is fried I thought I would upgrade the Saginaw 3 speed since its coming out anyway, it is a snychroless 1st gear trans. its not a race truck, wont be doing any 1st gear dumps, well not too many. I know advance adapters makes a AX15 adapter to a SBC and I am going to see how viable that is. I don't understand that R-10 governor/overdrive setup for the 3 speed.
    Any advice on the NV3500, seems like there are plenty of those that could be bolted up to a SBC?



    Quote Originally Posted by derbydad276 View Post
    here are a couple options .... not cheap but... if you want to keep the column shift .....




    https://www.ebay.com/itm/SAGINAW-3-S...oAAOSwFe5Xxf7a


    https://www.ebay.com/itm/SAGINAW-4-S...4AAOSw8w1X-9st

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    If you're going to pull the trans you might as well pull the motor, then complete swap to a FI LS motor with a T56. Don't you have a guy to do this for you anyway?

    Might as well do it now since you're going to need a new driveshaft anyway. While your at it I hope you're going to put it on air too.

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    Correct me if I am wrong, but don't all those transmissions you are trying to swap have a hydraulic clutch setup?
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    Will someone please lock this fucking thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveg View Post
    Correct me if I am wrong, but don't all those transmissions you are trying to swap have a hydraulic clutch setup?
    easy peasy .l..

    took me 3 seconds to find it on the web

    http://transmission.moderndriveline....Kit-26p911.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by derbydad276 View Post
    here are a couple options .... not cheap but... if you want to keep the column shift .....




    https://www.ebay.com/itm/SAGINAW-3-S...oAAOSwFe5Xxf7a


    https://www.ebay.com/itm/SAGINAW-4-S...4AAOSw8w1X-9st
    Oh man how cool is that?!? I love the 3 on the tree in my 51, but hate the trans.
    I used to be 'with it'. Then they changed what 'it' was. Now what I'm 'with' isn't 'it', and what's 'it' seems weird and scary to me.......



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