This conversion will utilize the C/C2/C3 GM TKO Conversion Kit (See it here!)
You will also need our Corvette conversion slip yoke for $225.00. I’ve had 2 customers who installed the std slip yoke in the car, but it was an incredible pain. The Corvette
conversion slip yoke is a stock replacement slip yoke that is the bolt on unit. Our strong recommendation is for you to use our conversion slip yoke for $249 ($225 with purchase of a transmission).
Otherwise, you have to figure out how to press this yoke together in the car.
The trans will fit into your tunnel (C3s) without major modification. You can use your stock bellhousing, clutch, linkages, speedometer cable, etc.
You will want our 2” offset shifter installed at the 19.5” location. This will allow you to use your stock console without modification.
It is possible to use the stock shifter location centered at 19.5” (if you do not have, or do not want to purchase the 2” offset shifter). You can make this trans and shifter work with your console,
but you’ll have to do a little more work. Here’s what Mark at Excel Autocraft (801 563-0128) did for one of his customers with a ‘76:
Cut 1/2” off of the shifter stub.
Redrill 2 new holes in the shifter.
Build a spacer block to move the shifter bar 2 1/2” to the left, and 2 1/2” rearward.
Lift the console
3/4” to clear the spacer block and shifter stub
Please contact Mark for more details, and to discuss having him custom build this spacer for you. Also notice the pics of this adapter below.
We can also provide a driveshaft, they are $220 and up.
Mark also found that the 700R4 crossmember he bought from Bowtie Overdrives was a perfect fit for this 5sp in a ‘76! Very convenient. Otherwise, you’re going to have to modify your
crossmember to work with the 5sp. For the welded in crossmember on the 4 speed cars, you’ll need to remove it to get this transmission in.
It is possible to install your trans without removing the factory welded in crossmember. However, the procedure is not for the faint-of-heart. You will need to install the trans, bellhousing, clutch,
flywheel, driveshaft, etc in REVERSE order (driveshaft, trans w/bell & fork, disc, flywheel, pressure plate, etc. It’s been done, but isn’t much fun.