The patch panel that lies on the top of the transmission tunnel was also supplied.
There are lots of welding to do, but I think the whole opearation was pretty straight forward.
Getting there, primed, but I could have done a better job on grinding down the welds.
Applied seam sealer.
The 340 got a chain tensioner, fuel pump eccentric and a new chain cover.
I opted for the Ringbrothers clutch reservoir, nice piece.
Steel flywheel and pilot bearing is in.
Time to do the final install
SST's own cluch, but it is a SACHS unit. Very happy with it, light engagement. I upgraded to a 550 hp clutch, so I'm set for future upgrades
T-56 Magnum with the throwout bearing installed, also a nice piece.
Installed! Even though every bolt was supplied I went out and got ARP bolts for the flywheel and clutch for peace of mind, and I got me some 12-point ARP bolts to mount the transmission to the bellhousing for some extra bling (that nobody can see)
We've all been there
The reverse lockout it controlled by a box that read a signal from the speed sensor on the T-56. I made a little wiring harness and taped it with a cloth type tape that is water resistant and used by Audi/VW for exterior use.
My 3.23 geared sure-grip 742 house was swapped out for this Moser built Nodular 489 house equipped with a a TrueTrac and 3.91 gears.
This is about 3 hours after the mailman delivered it. It went straight to the paint booth for a coat of paint.
They will send you a driveshaft after you supply the measurements. I upgraded to aluminium.
Done and done! Interior next.
I bought a new floor carpet in cutpile with the mass-backing option. Mold fitted, very nice. Also got matching floor mats.
I got myself a new 4-speed console from Roseville Moparts, the old auto console was cracked and was not a 1970 console.
Finally it was done!
I love those three pedals!
The dash mounted reverse light was not included in the kit. Along with the clutch pedal switch. I managed to source one and get it restored by Brewer's Performance Inc. I got to give a huge shoutout to James Zimmerman aka Calicuda70 for helping me out with that whole ordeal. It isn't easy sitting in Norway and try to buy parts of the moparts board with a dude in Chicago who don't have paypal. James helped me out, I paypaled him and he send a money order to the dude in Chicago. BEFORE I EVEN MANAGED TO COMPLETE THE PAYPAL TRANSFER! Like 10 mins after I asked him on Facebook if he could help! Thanks buddy! Shows how good these web-boards are
The pistol grip did not say Hurst on the side, but is a real nice piece.
The kit from SST was very good, and complete, even oil and brake fluid. Good instructions and good parts. My brother installed a T-56 in his 69 Mustang a couple of years ago. He got his kit from American Powertrain. Their kit was not so complete, the instructions was not as good as the SST, and there were no instructions at all on modifying the transmission tunnel. But the installation was less complex in the Mustang, we just had to raise the tunnel and weld in some wedges. The Clutch throw out bearing was also a better design with the SST. Also the American Powertrain kit lacked pedals, shifter, clutch and flywheel.
This was was one of the best things I have ever done to the car, worth every penny! The car is a totally new experience, and it almost feels like you got another 100 horsepower. The 3.91 also woke the car up. The shifter is smooth and very short throw. It's so much fun!