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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-11-2018, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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TKO600 in 66 427 Biscayne

I am looking at putting a TKO 5 speed into my car. Does this require the trans tunnel to be cut?

I have been finding mixed answers.

Can someone tell me which parts I need? Perhaps make me a parts list?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-11-2018, 08:10 PM
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Yes the transmission needs surgery to the trans tunnel to fit as well as a modified or custom transmission cross-member, new bigger front out put shaft on the drive shaft and probably new clutch linkage if you use a hydraulic throw out bearing.

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Hurst Drive line conversions offers complete conversion kits.

https://www.hurst-drivelines.com/kit...WITH%20CONSOLE

If nothing else you can use it as a list for what you need to find to piece it together.
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I bought my TKO-600 kit for my 66' Vert from SST. I'm happy with it and their service. I'm not really sure how relevant my info is for your 67 but, I got the tranny to fit without tunnel modifications HOWEVER, visually, I wonder if my angle is slightly too much and it needs raised just a bit.
I have about a fingers width at the tightest point. I need to double-check the angle but if I need to raise it, it would only be a minor cut at the back part of the tunnel. (SST provided a sheet of metal, but not pre-formed)

D&D and Rockland Standard Gear are 2 other excellent sources for the kit. I think D&D even beefs up some internals.

If you are a hardtop, then your trans x-member can probably just be slid back and you drill new xmember mounting holes in the frame.
with a Verts boxed frame, it's more of a pain in the *** due to the fixed mounting perch at the frame.

HOW A NOVICE REBUILDS A 66 IMPALA CONVERTIBLE:
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Hurst Drive line conversions offers complete conversion kits.

https://www.hurst-drivelines.com/kit...WITH%20CONSOLE

If nothing else you can use it as a list for what you need to find to piece it together.
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I bought my TKO-600 kit for my 66' Vert from SST. I'm happy with it and their service. I'm not really sure how relevant my info is for your 67 but, I got the tranny to fit without tunnel modifications HOWEVER, visually, I wonder if my angle is slightly too much and it needs raised just a bit.
I have about a fingers width at the tightest point. I need to double-check the angle but if I need to raise it, it would only be a minor cut at the back part of the tunnel. (SST provided a sheet of metal, but not pre-formed)

D&D and Rockland Standard Gear are 2 other excellent sources for the kit. I think D&D even beefs up some internals.

If you are a hardtop, then your trans x-member can probably just be slid back and you drill new xmember mounting holes in the frame.
with a Verts boxed frame, it's more of a pain in the *** due to the fixed mounting perch at the frame.
Thanks for the replies! I checked hurst and american power train

also, found this link which is cool...

Tremec Overdrive Transmission - Chevy Impala - Super Chevy Magazine
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