This original 1966 C10 dash piece will be used to repair my dash. A prior owner cut my dash and it looks really bad. I'll either install an original radio or a delete plate once the repair is made.
When the time comes, I plan to run a 28" or 29" tire on my truck. Calculations tell me that I'll need an 18 tooth or 19 tooth Driven Gear for the speedo to be correct. I purchased TH350 Driven Gears and they are identical to the T5 Driven Gears. The TH350 Driven Gear housing is a perfect fit too! Now I know my speedo will read correctly.
I put together a T5 case with nothing inside so it only weighs about 15 pounds. Because it was so light, I could mock up the transmission all by myself. Tonight I installed the empty T5 on the bell housing and marked the bottom of the cab for the shifter hole. I cut the hole a little small and then made it larger until I was happy. Then I installed the seat and a shifter handle to see how it would feel. I'm not sure which shifter I will like best.
See my BLOG entries from prior months below:
My Hobbies are:
- Main BLOG Page
- The Purchase
T5 Info Page
- Thinking about installing a T5? READ THIS FIRST
- Making a Custom Shifter
- Complete T5 Driveline - Installation from Engine to Rear Axle
- S10 T5 Transmission Jeep Shaft Swap - DIY and skip the adapter plate.
- Camaro Drive Gear Relocation
- T5 Tail Stock with a Cable Speedo Connection
- World Class and Non-World Class versions of the T5 - How to tell them apart.
- A possible solution for cable speedometers.
- T5 Transmission Identification - What the Tags and Markings Mean
- What's the difference between a Camaro T5, an S10 T5, and an Astro T5?
- How to determine the T5 gearing
- T5 Transmission Rebuild
- T5 pre-purchase inspection and questions
- T5 Resource List
- T5 Case Inspection
- Bell housing differences
- T5 Drive Gear and Driven Gear Combinations
- A Camaro T5 with the S10 Conversion
Tips & Tricks Section
- DIY 3 Point Seat Belt Installation
- Making the Steering Column Safer
- How to improve gauge cluster lighting.
- Stripping Paint - Polycarbide Abrassive Wheel
- Jeep Cherokee Door Check Modification - Very Simple
- Steering column modification
- A simple way to remove old control arm bushings.
- An easy way to adjust brake shoes
- How to remove a pilot bushing from the crankshaft.
- Cutting spot welds
- E-brake clip removal made easy
- POR 15 with less mess.
- Engine Dolly - EZ to make
- Steering Wheel Restoration Page
- Other Projects
- Random Pics