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    has anybody got a t56 in a hq? also is it worth the trouble of getting it in there? did the tunnel have to be cut? where did the shifter end up?

    any help would be great

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    theres a monaro i think on here somewhere, was not too long ago, copyed the picture but dosent work, which had a custom first part of the tunnel, not sure wether it had to be custom or this one just was, ill see if i can find it for you

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    found it, under "monaro 355 build", yellow with inj 5L, ask the bloke that posted it he could probally help you
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    ive got a t56 in my hz tonner and yes the tunnel dose have to be cut and the shifter comes out roughly where the aussie 4 speed shifter comes out also you have to make a new cross member [IMG][/IMG] [IMG][/IMG] [IMG][/IMG] [IMG][/IMG] [IMG][/IMG] [IMG][/IMG]

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    That shifter looks like it is about a foot further back than standard. I have been looking at getting a T56 Magnum from the states, has better shifter positions and is stronger. About 3 grand for a box with bellhousing.

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    Yeah that shifter looks wrong. He's cut through the bracing to fit it in. Engineers mightn't like that without some sought of brace underneath. If you're looking at a t56 give Mal Wood Auto in Warwick Qld a call. They are the tremec specialists and this stuff is their bread and butter. They sell a t56 with shifter positioned to fit hq-wb. If a t56 is too much hassle, think about a tko 5 speed. Top gear is pretty much the same and very tough box. Mal Wood put one in my wb. Shifter is pretty much the same place, just need a crossmember and change the pinion angle as the tko sits slightly lower than standard box ( bugger all). Not a big deal, can do it with shims if you want.

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    Another option is R154, fits straight in, gear stick position perfect, see my blog.
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    i had to do the same amount of cutting to fit the t56 into my car.. i had to cut into the body cross member... aparently its all good... you just have to weld/cap off the ends...

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    For anyone interested. I'm getting a t56 magnum put in my wb ute by mal wood. They move the shifter forward to suit hq-wb. And they also swap the rear housing so that there's very little cutting involved. Probably about 2 inches out of the bracing. About $4500 for the box and bellhousing, because I already have a hydraulic clutch.

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    i cut through the bracing to fit the ford t5 into my hx 1 tonner they didnt even look at it for rego

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    $4500 is that for the t56 magnum or just a standard t56 modified to suit? $4500 is prety pricey... jus for box and belhousing. for the same price/less you could get tko600, bellhousing, clutch/preasure plate, flywheel, throw out bearing/clucth fork from dellow....

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    I actually went to the trouble of repositioning the saddles on the housing to fix the pinion angle. But apparently you can use pinion angle shims if you want.But getting it done properly doesn't cost much.There's nothing wrong with the TKO, great box. But with the t56 magnum I get a tough box with a high overdrive so I can run 3.9's or even 4.1's in the back. $4500 is a lot of money but it'll be awesome behind a 383.
    Did you have problems with the plates on top of the TKO and the trans tunnel?
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    It's not really about the angle as far as I know. You just need the trans and diff to sit parallel.
    These pics might be helpful.

    driveshaft pinion angles.jpgshaftangle.jpg2joint_angle.jpg
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