Manual Transmission - Not another Viper T56 to LS topic




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93Polo
04-13-2012, 03:13 PM
Yes I have searched

http://ls1tech.com/forums/manual-transmission/1384250-viper-t-56-ls-conversion.html
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2353903/1971-chevrolet-malibu/page-7

... and other topics

I have a T56 out of a '97 Viper and understand that I can swap out or machine down the Input shaft down to LS1 specs and swap the LS1 front plate on so that the slave is clocked in the correct location to use a F-body bell housing or Quicktime 8020 scatter shield

However, Quicktime offers the 6038 for a Viper T56 to LS motor and the height is 6.322'' vs. 5.555" for the 8020.

My questions are:

Which slave would be used with the 6038?
Would the input shaft have to be machined?
Does the Viper front plate have the correct clocking for the slave?


thesource
04-13-2012, 04:32 PM
I would machine it down and use run of the mill GM stuff.

xx_ED_xx
04-13-2012, 04:52 PM
there is an intersting post on camaro5 they Are putting a hybrid t56/tr6060 in a 2010 camaro for the scattershield and shifter mount issues. and using the bellhousing you speak of....


NVR_SPDS
04-15-2012, 03:25 PM
Hit up Jeremy@RPMTransmissions on here. Hell be able to give you all the info you need, and then some!

I have a Viper Spec Level V from them, and its a great trans, with unbeatable customer service!

93Polo
04-16-2012, 09:43 AM
Thanks for the help everyone, from what I am gathering the tip of the input shaft would still need to be turned to fit the pilot bearing.

Jeremy@RPMTransmissions
04-17-2012, 09:27 AM
Yes. Regaurdless what you do you will need to machine the pilot surface of the input shaft. To machine the input shaft the mid plate will have to be removed. Either way you are going to spend a decent amount of money.

You will have roughly $100.00 in machining the input and $550.00 in an RM-6038, with this option you will need to run the Viper slave cylinder/TOB.

With Tremecs new inflated prices you will have ~$250.00 in a midplate, ~$300.00 in an input shaft, ~$275.00 in a bellhousing (unless you can find a deal on a used one) and around $150.00 for a new GM f-body slave cylinder/TOB.

xx__ED__xx, the RM-6038 works fine in this application because of the trans mounted shifter. The 5th gen Camaro guys are having problems because their shifter is divorced and bolts to the floor of the car. With the different blocking the shifter doesn't fit or function correctly.

93Polo
04-17-2012, 09:38 AM
Yes. Regaurdless what you do you will need to machine the pilot surface of the input shaft. To machine the input shaft the mid plate will have to be removed. Either way you are going to spend a decent amount of money.

You will have roughly $100.00 in machining the input and $550.00 in an RM-6038, with this option you will need to run the Viper slave cylinder/TOB.

With Tremecs new inflated prices you will have ~$250.00 in a midplate, ~$300.00 in an input shaft, ~$275.00 in a bellhousing (unless you can find a deal on a used one) and around $150.00 for a new GM f-body slave cylinder/TOB.

xx__ED__xx, the RM-6038 works fine in this application because of the trans mounted shifter. The 5th gen Camaro guys are having problems because their shifter is divorced and bolts to the floor of the car. With the different blocking the shifter doesn't fit or function correctly.

Great info, have their been any problems with a Viper Slave and a LS clutch?

Jeremy@RPMTransmissions
04-17-2012, 11:10 AM
Great info, have their been any problems with a Viper Slave and a LS clutch?

I have never heard of anyone having any problems with them.