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Just curious if anyone has done this to their 3rd gen. Getting ready to start on mine this weekend or next, just depends on if my shoulder cooperates or not. I have all necessary parts except for the crossmember. I have the Spohn adjustable torque arm that goes between the differential and the transmission crossmember with a drive shaft loop incorporated. Before the swap I had a TH350 with 4200 RPM stall converter in it and the cradle that mounted directly to the trans. This also allowed me to use a stock 4th gen aluminum drive shaft. How much difference is there in mounting location between the TH350 and T-56? Spohn makes the T-56 cradle, but if I can just modify my current one I would rather do that.

Thanks in advance, any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

David
 

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im running a t56/ls1, i like it, you might need to do the "drill mod" (google it). im not sure about mounting location, since i didnt swap the trans (previous owner). you should enjoy having 3 more gears, well, one more gear and 2 over drive anyway.
 

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I feel as though I am taking the easy route, LoL, but I am going to call Spohn and order the T-56 crossmember for my torque arm. I could spend the time and modify the one that I have from the TH350, but I really want to get the car together and running as soon as I can.

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I feel as though I am taking the easy route, LoL, but I am going to call Spohn and order the T-56 crossmember for my torque arm. I could spend the time and modify the one that I have from the TH350, but I really want to get the car together and running as soon as I can.

David
check into the "drews" crossmember, look around there on ls1tech or TGO, it has two humps in it to allow exhaust pipes to go through....very nice :D
 

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If you have the LT1 t-56,you shouldn't have to do any mods for it to bolt up to the engine.I used the Spohn cross member,and didn't have any problems (besides the cross member hanging down a bit,and my car was slammed.So speed bumps were a *****)
 

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If you have the LT1 t-56,you shouldn't have to do any mods for it to bolt up to the engine.I used the Spohn cross member,and didn't have any problems (besides the cross member hanging down a bit,and my car was slammed.So speed bumps were a *****)
I'm using the LS1 T-56, already have all of the components for that part of the swap. All I am needing to do now is get it into the car so that I can figure out what I need to do to modify my existing Spohn torque arm from the TH350 mount location. I would like to modify the current mount instead of buying the T-56 mount, at least save a little bit of money.

Plus with air ride on the car I am not too worried about scraping anything.

David
 
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