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#369121 - 04/20/12 02:52 AM 1989 Camaro Z28 5-speed transmission
RickWillson Offline
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Registered: 02/16/12
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Loc: Idleyld Park, Oregon
Does anyone know if this tranny will work in my 72 Monte? I have a 350 engine and a turbo350 trany now. Thinking about converting it to a manual.
Thanks,
Rick
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#369183 - 04/20/12 03:15 PM Re: 1989 Camaro Z28 5-speed transmission [Re: RickWillson]
RickWillson Offline
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Loc: Idleyld Park, Oregon
I think it is a T5
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#369210 - 04/20/12 06:20 PM Re: 1989 Camaro Z28 5-speed transmission [Re: RickWillson]
stangeba Offline
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Does it have a mechanical speedometer drive or the newer electronic sender? There are tons of different T-5 transmissions even for 4 cylinder pick-ups (not strong enough) so be careful.
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#369230 - 04/20/12 07:51 PM Re: 1989 Camaro Z28 5-speed transmission [Re: RickWillson]
Andy's Auto Offline
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Anything will work and if you have a V8 donor car you would be way ahead of the game.
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#369231 - 04/20/12 07:51 PM Re: 1989 Camaro Z28 5-speed transmission [Re: RickWillson]
FASTSS454 Offline
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You would probably be better off buying a complete kit from one of the conversion companys.
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#369335 - 04/21/12 02:54 AM Re: 1989 Camaro Z28 5-speed transmission [Re: RickWillson]
Mike 57 Offline
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Registered: 09/28/06
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Torque rating on 89 T5 is 305 ft lbs, You should be ok with that if you don't get crazy with engine mods. I think a bigger concern is clutch linkage, Montes had manual linkage the later stuff is hydraulic. Shifter placement is another concern. I think some camaros mounted the trans at an angle, not sure though.
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#369364 - 04/21/12 05:12 AM Re: 1989 Camaro Z28 5-speed transmission [Re: RickWillson]
RickWillson Offline
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Loc: Idleyld Park, Oregon
Thanks guys. I found this tranny on craigslist. It is out of an 86 camaro, comes with bell housing and a rear end. Sounds like a good deal to me. My son can use the redend on his '68 Firebird so we might go in on it together.
Rick
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#369665 - 04/22/12 08:30 PM Re: 1989 Camaro Z28 5-speed transmission [Re: Mike 57]
bigtankjones Offline
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Registered: 12/29/10
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Loc: Bay City, Mi
Originally Posted By: Mike 57
Torque rating on 89 T5 is 305 ft lbs, You should be ok with that if you don't get crazy with engine mods. I think a bigger concern is clutch linkage, Montes had manual linkage the later stuff is hydraulic. Shifter placement is another concern. I think some camaros mounted the trans at an angle, not sure though.

Yes. The T-5 is set at and angle to the bell housing. I am working on a '86 firebird V-6 to V-8 conversion. And am keeping it a Manual. Had to track down a Bell housing and a 5-speed for the V-8. What Fun. This has been driving me yay and nutz


Edited by bigtankjones (04/22/12 08:31 PM)
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