• 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Auto C6 to Manual T56 tremec conversion
#1
Hi all
I'm in the process of dealing with the tremec distributor and buy all new T-56 tranny with all that comes with it to make this project , Has anyone done this conversion before and would you have any tips or suggestions .
any info would be of great help
Thanks in advance
Eric .

run_horseThe Malteser run_horse
  Reply
#2
The guys at Modern Driveline in Idaho sell any unusual parts you might need. I have never done the swap, because i dont have the cash!
  Reply
#3
Kinda... I went from a C6 to a T-5.

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-c-6-to-t-5-swap

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

[Image: 1_12_09_14_10_15_11.png]
  Reply
#4
Jeff
I read through almost all the posts and replies on your conversion thread and I award you full points on the job , much respect for DIYing instead of buying ,I agree with your theory of fabricating it ,and for sure you must be proud of driving it knowing it started and finished from your own workshop .
I'm dreading the final cost of my conversion but I made up my mind I want everything new, I just hope at the end I can be as satisfied as you are with the project.
Eric

run_horseThe Malteser run_horse
  Reply
#5
I am in the same processes right now but I have had to put it on hold because of my deployment

[Image: 2cossj6.png]
97 F150: wrecked, 96 Dodge 4x4: blown motor / donated to the base
88 Suburban 4x4 355 cid 8 inch lift: sold, 95 Celica 5 speed : sold
68 F750 391 cid : sold,  96 F350 7.3 diesel dually : sold
86 Chevy 1500 305 cid c1500: sold, 73 Mustang mach 1 466 cid 5 speed : under construction
89 F350 4x4 cummins swap : sold, 64 Dodge d600: gone
00 Excursion: traded, 72 Mustang mach 1 302: scrapped
73 Mustang coupe: scrapped, 73 ranchero gt
06 Honda crf 450x : sold, 04 Honda vtx 1800
88 Bronco xlt lariat: sold, 76 Charger: traded
95 F350 4x4: sold , 91 Crown Victoria 302: sold
02 Dakota: traded, 96 f250 powerstroke: parts truck
87 f700, 98 e350 powerstroke: sold
03 land rover: traded, 95 f350 dually: part out
95 f350 dually: traded, 94 f150 4x4: traded
97 f250: sold, 76 Maverick 302: sold
91 240sx rb25: sold, 86 firebird: sold
86 Trans Am: sold, 88 westernstar: sold
89 dodge d350: sold, 2000 Dakota 4x4: sold  
84 f350 3+3: sold, 90 bronco: partout
67 catalina, 64 chevy c60
64 jeep j200, 74 corvette stingray
79 Lincoln mark V, 2013 f350: goldilocks
  Reply
#6
Well, I did a c4 to TKO-600 in my '68 coupe and I have put a t56 in my '95 Gt with a supercharged Windsor. I love and miss, the 6 speed. 5th gear was .80 and it still pulled. The concern with the 6 speed in the older cars is possible modifications to the trans tunnel. I'm not sure if the '71/'73 cars have this problem but the earlier cars do. My '95 was under cammed ti pas California emissions and still made over 550rwhp. I had the t56 with a Pro-5.0 shifter, fidanza aluminum fly wheel and the modern driveline dual kevlar clutch. It's not cheap but it's definitely a setup worth looking into.
  Reply
#7
It seems like the conversion project is about to become a reality.
After speaking with the folks at Modern Driveline ,they suggested I go for the TKO600 and I'm following their advice ,as soon as the order is finalized it's only a matter of some weeks and the work will commence.
Not so excited about the bill and I'm trying hard not to think about the scar on the bank account but I guess I knew what I was getting myself in to.
I wonder what my wife will say , I'll leave it until the box is on it's way to tell her, lucky for me the couch is comfortable enough to spend the couple of nights after I casually mention that the order is on its way.
I look forward to post some pictures of the conversion and the finished project
Eric

run_horseThe Malteser run_horse
  Reply
#8
Hahaha... Yes, it is easier to ask forgiveness than permission. I like your technique!
  Reply
Share Thread:  


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Clutch cable, bearing, fork for T56 Magnum TheDude 8 183 11-20-2018, 12:17 AM
Last Post: tony-muscle
  Which Auto Transmission is this? GeoBW 9 574 09-29-2018, 07:44 PM
Last Post: GeoBW
  Tremec Magnum 6 speed jims72 11 414 09-23-2018, 05:49 PM
Last Post: Don C
  Efi conversion Cainsable 6 576 09-15-2018, 10:56 AM
Last Post: fangstang
  302 headers with manual trans Daves73 12 588 07-11-2018, 01:26 PM
Last Post: Don C
  Manual Valve Body with Stock Shifter cobra3073 11 828 03-28-2018, 04:11 PM
Last Post: 1973machi
  auto box probem? ade paddock 2 343 03-11-2018, 06:44 PM
Last Post: kcmash
Wrench 3 speed to 4 speed manual transmission swap? waterlife 9 1,465 02-04-2018, 05:28 PM
Last Post: Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs



Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)