Thursday, March 9, 2017

T5 adapter for Buick 8...

The adapter for the T5 to a Buick 8 has been progressing along as time permits.  This has been quite an interesting project to work on....Buick did some odd things back then.

The bearing retainer isn't part of the transmission.  It's actually held into the bellhousing making the bore quite small.  Also, the release bearing ID is about 0.015" smaller than a standard GM.

I still have to machine a pilot bushing but the clutch disc will be one of the offset ones that I use for the Dodge 218/230 kits.

I plan on using a standard GM release bearing which will dictate a change of the clutch fork.  Luckily, a standard Chevy II one fits fairly well.