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Will any t56 transmission work

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    Will any t56 transmission work

    2001 ws6 ls1 with ls6 conversion. Searching on ebay for a new t56 trans I see alot them. will any of the t56 transmissions work?

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    You answer in LS1Tech post

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    hey, noob here.

    i think this is the exact post i was looking to create. i am doing a custom project and need a tranny out of 98-02 f-body. i need it because it has the shifter back in the furthest position. i think it is maybe an inch and a half futrher back than the LT-1 trannies. i will be useing an aftermarket bellhousing, so are the ls-1 and lt-1 trannirs exactly the same. the most critical dimention i am looking at is the distance the shifter is fron the bellhouseing.

    what post are you refering to in the tech section 30thbird? i thought this was the tech section?

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    He had duplicate posts. If the LS1 shifter position is critical, get the LS1 box. Conversion of anLT1 box is possible but $$. Be sure you get the LS1 version of the bell as well.

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    does anyone have any measurements from bellhouseing/transmission face to shifter location on lls-1 lt-1 t-56 transmissions

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    The rear face of block to the shifter stub ( in neutral) is 730.6mm. The bell is124mm long.for the LT1.
    For the LS1 the RFB dim. is 746.5mm and the bell is 140mm.
    If shifter position is a critical feature, you may want to look at a Mustang T56.
    Last edited by 30thbird; 04-19-2006 at 06:00 AM.

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    funny you should say so. talking shifter length, the ls-1 transmission is less then 2 inches shorter that m5r2, the transmission in the 5 speed super coupe. this tranny is closely related to the one in the f-150. these transmission are a good 4-6 inches longer than the mustang transmission. the shifter on the mustang transmission will come up somewhere in the middle of my radio.
    Last edited by BLUNDERBIRD; 04-27-2006 at 02:09 PM.

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    You will need to look at the ratios those boxes offer. I would steer away from a truck trans. Besides the clunky operation, truck units tend to have too deep a gearing . Have you looked at the new Mustang trans? The only way that shifter will be at your radio is if you sit in the back seat to drive.

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    e you talking about the 05-06 mustang transmission setup or the new mustang t-56 transmission. the new mustang has it's shifter conected to the transmission by cables. that is the sloppiest setup i ever could think of. and i would imagine it would get wores with use and as the cables stretch. and yes, with that transmission, the part where a shifter would bolt on to the transmission would be located under my radio on my thunderbird. t-birds and mustangs are two completely different beasts and thats why i cant use a mustang transmission with out lots of money, time, trouble, and custom fabracation to move the shifter back.

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    The 05 and newer Mustangs do NOT have cable shifters . The knob is approx 3 feet from the rear face of block. The rail stub is 10 inches shorter than that. ( the shifter reaches rearward 10 inches). All three model manuals used in that car have this remote shifter arrangement.Yes you may have to cobble/ car craft to do the install but did you think you were just going to throw something in there?
    BTW the new GT500 trans is a TR6060 six speed similar to a T56 but all new.
    You could use the TR3650 from the GT as well .
    Both units have integral bells and would require a weldment clutch housing if you use anything besides a Ford modular motor . Actually it would seem that your project would go smoother if you were to stay all Ford.

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