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T56 behind a Hemi


Been noticing a lot of T56 transmissions on the resell market. Had one in a Viper I used to own. Got to thinking, I thought I heard the V10 was just a 360 with two extra cylinders. If so would the bell housing be basically a small block bolt pattern and in turn work with one of Hothead's transmission adapters.
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Re: T56 behind a Hemi
on: Tue 12 of Mar, 2019 [14:33 UTC] score: 0.00
> Been noticing a lot of T56 transmissions on the resell market. Had one in a Viper I used to own. Got to thinking, I thought I heard the V10 was just a 360 with two extra cylinders. If so would the bell housing be basically a small block bolt pattern and in turn work with one of Hothead's transmission adapters.

Here's some food for thought: I put a Quick time #8076 bell behind a 291 Desoto with a Ford TKO600. This is a G3 bell with the starter on the right. They also have the 318 Bell and I believe the T56 bell is #8077. I made my own 7/8" adapter, but I believe Bobs torqueflite adapter is compatable. My challenge was putting the starter on the right required relief under the oil filter pad to accept the 2009 hemi starter. I used an aluminum flywheel and for my offset I had to stack a second ring gear on it which has worked for over 2 years just fine. I spent a lot of time with the dial indicator and had to use a ford clutch arm as my offset was too much for the hydraulic internal throwout. I also had some lathe time to make an adapter for the throwout bearing. Since then I have seen some new part #s come out that may work better. Bolt holes align but dowel pins do not. You need to be creative.

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Re: Re: T56 behind a Hemi
on: Tue 12 of Mar, 2019 [14:36 UTC] score: 0.00
> > Been noticing a lot of T56 transmissions on the resell market. Had one in a Viper I used to own. Got to thinking, I thought I heard the V10 was just a 360 with two extra cylinders. If so would the bell housing be basically a small block bolt pattern and in turn work with one of Hothead's transmission adapters.
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> Here's some food for thought: I put a Quick time #8076 bell behind a 291 Desoto with a Ford TKO600. This is a G3 bell with the starter on the right. They also have the 318 Bell and I believe the T56 bell is #8077. I made my own 7/8" adapter, but I believe Bobs torqueflite adapter is compatable. My challenge was putting the starter on the right required relief under the oil filter pad to accept the 2009 hemi starter. I used an aluminum flywheel and for my offset I had to stack a second ring gear on it which has worked for over 2 years just fine. I spent a lot of time with the dial indicator and had to use a ford clutch arm as my offset was too much for the hydraulic internal throwout. I also had some lathe time to make an adapter for the pilot bearing wink. Since then I have seen some new part #s come out that may work better. Bolt holes align but dowel pins do not. You need to be creative.

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Re: T56 behind a Hemi
on: Mon 04 of Mar, 2019 [20:02 UTC] score: 0.00
RS: A few years back, I bought a T-56 Magnum trans from the Keisler Bros. with a PO that specified it had to fit a '55 Chevy V8 bellhousing and have the throw out bearing installed. Keisler is out of business now. I had some trouble getting the correct Chevy bolt pattern but when the trans arrived, it was beautiful and everything I wanted. Using our Chevy manual trans adapter I had it installed in one evening.
The car and driver both enjoy traveling at 70 MPH @ 1,800 rpm.
Have fun,
Bob



> Been noticing a lot of T56 transmissions on the resell market. Had one in a Viper I used to own. Got to thinking, I thought I heard the V10 was just a 360 with two extra cylinders. If so would the bell housing be basically a small block bolt pattern and in turn work with one of Hothead's transmission adapters.


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