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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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MoparMontana
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Re: T56 behind a Hemi
on: Thu 25 of Apr, 2019 [00:00 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.

Note that there are several versions of T56 transmissions as they were used in nearly all makes. There are different input shafts and shifter locations. Make sure you do your homework based on the data tag on the transmission. I purchased one our of an '06 GTO and used a Wilcap adapter kit.

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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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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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