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96 info?
« on: December 20, 2017, 02:29:32 PM »
I may have the opportunity to pick up a 96 Bird for 1500 or less. It's an LT1 and manual trans. Is that trans in that year a T56? Would it be a good trans behind an LS swap or even a 455? A coworker mentioned it and even said maybe we could split the cost of the car. He would take the motor and me the tranny.

This coworker also has a 95 Formula himself that he has shown interest in selling.
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Re: 96 info?
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 02:46:18 PM »
It is a T56 but if I recall there’s an early (LT) vs late (LS) input shaft.  You need to verify the type of engine and which input shaft works for your application.

Hopefully I’m correct on this...no time to look up info right now.
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Re: 96 info?
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2017, 03:26:34 PM »
The LT-1 T-56 is made by Borg Warner and uses a pull clutch and conventional slave, the input shaft is about 6" long and uses the traditional SBC bolt pattern.

The LS1 T-56 is made by Tremec and uses a push clutch and hydraulic throw-out bearing, the input shaft is about 7" long and uses the LS bolt pattern which is practically the same as the SBC but has one more bolt.

To use the LT-1 T-56 behind a LS you'll need a LS input shaft and face plate, it's around $300 for the input shaft and expect to pay $300+ for the face plate.  Most any conversion kits for using on Pontiac or what have you work with the LS style T-56, so you'd have to adapt it for anything except for if you were to use it on a SBC.  At bare minimum you'd have to do the input shaft anyway, depending on what you're doing the swap on and choice of clutch activation the face plate may not matter.  So if you could get it for $750 along with the pedal box and clutch hydraulics even if you had to convert it you'd be ahead.

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Re: 96 info?
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2017, 04:54:01 PM »
Perfect info Box
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Re: 96 info?
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