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Old 09-20-2006, 04:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The saginaw 3 speed colum shift behind my screamin inline 250 is getting replaced by a sm465, i have all the goodies, correct bellhousing, flywheel, starter ( if the tooth count is different, havn't checked yet). Question is will the throwout fork work from the 3 speed, are the throwout bearings the different? Also will I have to carve out the whole center of the floor, or just enough room for the shift tower? She's a 78 c10 (2wd) Dont give me any "its not a 4x4" crap, my other rigs is a jeep, just answer the tranny swap question.

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Old 09-20-2006, 06:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How tall is the floor at the moment? Usually the manuals have a removable center section that is about 4'' tall. If you have this then all that is necessary is a hole enough for the top of the tower about 5'' circle I think.

Throw out fork and bearing should be the same---along with the clutch assy. Shouldn't have to change the flywheel. All that should change is the bellhousing, trans, and driveshaft

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Old 09-20-2006, 06:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If I'm not mistaken the top of the 465 will stick through the floor a little bit. the boot that they came with is huge. the factory hale is oblong ~4.5x6
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