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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-21-2000, 10:59 PM
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OK folks lets see if some of you master mechanics can help me out. Is there a way to relocate the shifter position of a manual tranny? Here is my dilema, I am slapping an LT1 with a BW six speed in my S-10, and the damned shifter on the 6 speed is like a foot furter back than the stock hole in my floor for my current 5 speed shifter. Soooooo is there a way to move the shifter forwars? Some sort of linkage or something? Do they make kits to do this? I really need some help here.
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Justin

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-21-2000, 11:14 PM
 
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Re: tranny help

Sounds like you just need to cut a new hole to make the new tranny fit...

I would check out Advance Adapters and see if they have a kit to fix the linkage so you don't have to necessarily cut.

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I would say, carefully cut out the necessary amount of metal that you need out of the tranny hump, then turn it around, and weld it back in, this should get you the hole in the place you're going to need it... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] I don't know off hand of any kits to do it... Why an LT1 and 6 speed? Is this a 4x4 truck? or no? Will it be used on road or off road? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

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Re: tranny help

is it a problem just to cut a new hole in the floor of the truck? just cut a hole and make it work!!

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Cool, thanks for the input guys.
I figured I would have to cut a new hole, but I was hoping that there was some sort of linkage out there that would prevent that. The new hole will be right at the base of my bench seat. And no this isnt a 4x4, I just figured that yall would be the best guys to ask, since some of yall do crazy stuff like put 2 trannys on and stuff. Anyhow don't go thinking that this goining to be a lowered truck either, I hate that crap. Its just gonna be a stock heigth S-10. My damned 4 cyl is about to blow, and I just decided to replace it with some real power. Although, after I get this project done, I will start on a 350 jeep 4x4.
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Hey, if you can take some photos of the process and post them here we'd sure appreciate it!!!


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Re: tranny help

This will make a great addition to the Chevy page for S10 stuff... If you'd do a writeup and take plenty of pics, and send it to the editor of the Chevy Page... I'm sure he'd be more than glad to put some S10 stuff up there... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

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I'd be happy to do so. I'm glad that everyone is interested and has been helpful. I will keep yall informed. I should be getting the engine and tranny in about 2-3 weeks, and then as I find time I will start the work.
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I the shifter is going to end up at the base of your bench seat, I would think that is where you would want it for quick shifts instead of that big old 3 foot long shifter. I would recommend getting rid of that bench seat and getting some buckets, that way you have room for the shifter and is much more comfortable. Scout out the junk yards I'm sure you will find something to your likeing that are cheap. You could always put in S-10 buckets, they are rather comfortable but don't offer much lateral support though I doubt you are building your truck for handleing.
Anther idea if you want the shifter farther forward is to rotate the shift lever 180 degrees so it bends forward. At least that is what Carroll Shelby did in the 427 Cobra.

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