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Old 04-23-2014, 10:58 AM   #1
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T56 question.

After my rebuild of a 351w I'm wanting to put back my manual but I know my t5 won't hold up. Been looking at 6speeds and was wondering if a t56 out of a transam would bolt in, I know I'll have to get a different bell housing but I just want to make sure. Thanks.

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It will if you have enough money. Simple answer, no. You need a Magnum, an aftermarket T-56 or a 03/04 Cobra T-56 with the Tremec T-56 fox bell.

However, you will spend less $$$ and have less swap issues doing an Astro A5 (T-5 on rage roids) from Astroperformance.com - Your Manual Drivetrain Specialist They'll hold a conservative 585 ft lbs, are light like a T-5 and shift super smooth like a T-5 because they ARE technically T-5s. Call and talk to Tony at Astro. They also have prepped Magnums if you are dead set on a T-56 and can afford new.

IMHO, a better option is a built 4R trans with a 2800rpm stall and a manual valve body or a controller if you want a full auto. A 351 stroker will be much faster in a straight line with a good auto setup than with a stick but its all in personal preference.

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Like Scotty said you can build up a T5 while maintaining what the T5's are known for as lightweight and smooth shifting.

Not all T56 are created equal as the older ones are not the super torque holding monsters you are thinking of.

Also transplanting a foreign T56 you will need a new driveshaft, bellhousing, clutch, amongst other things like trimming and modifying to fit.
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