v8 and 5spd conversion?

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by TwEaK, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. TwEaK

    TwEaK

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    Hey guys i recently purchased an 85 Fj60 from the month of may i have an lt1 motor and t56 trans sittin outside my house... has anyone ever done the lt1 swap and or is there a kit?? or mayb just a 5spd swap?? i think its called an h55 does anyone know where i can locate one?
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  2. Cruisergreg

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    Do an archive search here on MUD. You'll find all the info you need.

    There are now a bizillion 60s running around with LT1, Vortec, all manner of V8s. Many 5 speed swaps also.

    The possiblities are only limited by your imagination and pocketbook.
     
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    If you are going to swap the lt1 in, I'd just go with a chevy tranny and then use an adapter to mate to the x-fer case. (Mark's or Advanced Adapters - did AA buy Mark's?)
     
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    The t56 trans is a car transmission. You may not like the gear ratios. You may want to find a truck transmission like a NV4500.
     
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    Get a '99+ dropout from a GM truck with 5.3 or 6.0 LSx style engine and NV4500 (5speed with granny low and 5th gear overdrive.... very stout).

    This would be a great combo. I'm thinking about it for my rig down the line!
     
  6. TwEaK

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    is the 85 FJ60 disc or drum in the rear?
    THanks
    TwEaK
     
  7. 89s rule

    89s rule

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    gnx7 dude your sig has some sick cars!! wow!

    whats the gear ratio on the t56? I know there are several different versions of that tranny. ford, viper and GM versions.
     
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