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Re: [oletrucks] manual transmissions

To: <Tom3600@webtv.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] manual transmissions
From: "kirk pierce" <kpierce@charter.net>
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 19:43:48 -0600
Just checked out your web site.  You are right, the shifter location is not

Is the "stock" 4 speed shifter location to which you refer located on the
floor pan where the circular indentions are formed in the floorpan?

Are you running a small block or a six?

Did you detail this install in an article some time back.  I seem to
remember an article about this on the old truck site.

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From: <Tom3600@webtv.net>
To: "kirk pierce" <kpierce@charter.net>
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Sent: Monday, November 04, 2002 1:21 PM
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] manual transmissions

> Kirk ~
> I am not sure where you got the idea that a Chevy S10 T5 tranny puts the
> shifter too close to the seat.  While it is about 4 inches back of the
> stock floor shift position it still allows plenty of room for shifting.
> There are some T5 trannys that do have the shifter mounted to the rear
> but not the Chevy S10 version.  I have been running my S10 T5 for over
> two years with a stock 1949 Chevy seat with no clearance problems.
> (not sure about your 1957)  I did have to heat and bend the shifter
> slightly foreward of the stock S10 position.  You can see how it looks
> in the attached website.
> I would be glad to give you more detailed info on the installation of a
> T5 if you are interested.
> Tom
> Tom Poterack
> Moline, IL.
> Z49 Chevy Pickup Retro Rod
> Inliner #3511    V8's R not INLINE
> http://community.webtv.net/TOMPOT/TOMS1949CHEVYPICKUP
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