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Old 02-20-2005, 05:16 PM
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can i put a c6 tranny in my 63 big block bird? if so will linkage work the same
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Old 02-28-2005, 10:59 AM
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I checked with a mechanic friend of mine. It is possible to do this swap. It has been done before. You need a later flexplate and flywheel than the original engine for this swap. The starter also needs to be from a '66 and later. The linkage will need to be modified to work wtih the C6 transmision. Mainly the rod length and bend needs to be modified.

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Old 11-01-2005, 10:57 AM
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You will also need to modify the trans mount or use the 66 crossmember and make it fit using a pair of flat steel plates to make the bolt pattern and position work. This is actually very easy as all you have to do is mount the trans and bolt teh crossmember to it and you will see where it needs to sit. Then take two small pieces of flat plat and make a pair of adapters with two holes in them. You also need teh kickdown linkage and a shift lever (the one on the trans itself) from a 66 Tbird to make everything line up properly and have the shift pattern match. Hawkrod


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Old 06-18-2006, 03:22 PM
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Default RE: transmission trouble

just a thought, would an AoD swap allow more options?
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Old 06-19-2006, 09:46 PM
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Using an AOD would be a new from scratch proposition. The AOD does not bolt up to the stock engines so you would have to buy a custom adapter and then you would have to make a mount, linkage, driveshaft etc.... I am sure it could be done but it would not be as easy as a C6 swap is. Hawkrod
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Old 07-01-2006, 01:42 AM
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A company called Gear Vendor makes an over-drive unit that will bolt onto a C6. An added support brace is needed. Then with maybe 3:70 ratio, you'd have basically a 6 sp automatic. You'd have the best of all worlds. Lots of off the line acceleration and be about 2000 rpm at 70 MPH. I believe the unit is around 1400 bucks. Works off a switch. They've been around for a long time. They've been making making OD units for Motor Homes for 20 + years.

This unit is aprox # 15 on my wish list, right after a 428 CJ cleverly disguised as a 352. ha ha . . .


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