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Unread 17-06-2013, 07:04 AM   #1
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Default Need pics of VB-VK commodores with EFI V8/Turbo 700 conversions.

Hey guys i have been haing some dramas with clearancing the rear of my transmission,trying to centre my tailshaft with the trans tunnel and diff.As the transmission is sitting more to the drivers side.I just wanted to see others who have done this conversion.VC commodore sedan with a VN 5L/turbo700 and 10 bolt diff.Im also using the standard 6 cylinder crossmember.cheers


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Unread 17-06-2013, 10:57 AM   #2
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Mate ya have to bash the trans tunnel to make clearance ill try get some pics up tonight after work if I can work out how as I havnt put photos up yet.
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Unread 17-06-2013, 02:37 PM   #3
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You will have to upload them to a photobucket account.Just open an account and start uploading.

I have no worries about bashing the floor.It's just look at the position of the transmission pan with the 2 rails it sits almost beside the drivers rail.
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Unread 17-06-2013, 06:22 PM   #4
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Had a look mate don't have pics of tunnel maybe just modify trans tunnel then see if it gives you some clearance and lines up better..let us know how ya go ill see if I can help
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No worries mate.What im saying is have a look at the bottom pic of the transmission pan,i have a piece of RHS chocked up on the LHS to hold the transmission where it is now.I just wanted to find out if anyone elses sits like mine.Between the 2 rails which run down the sides of the transmission i have a 2inch gap on the LHS and on the RHS i have a 10mm gap.
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Unread 17-06-2013, 09:22 PM   #6
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I'm also running a single tailshaft roughly 3inch.
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with my 304 t5 i think i slot the holes in the mount so i could pull it across also the mount it self might need to be change if still got the trimatic.

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I am going to fabricate up a crossmember and im using a turbo350 gearbox mount.
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the pan on a t700 sticks out the drivers side heaps thats why theres a big gap on the other side.
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Unread 18-06-2013, 06:42 AM   #10
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the pan on a t700 sticks out the drivers side heaps thats why theres a big gap on the other side.
Thanks delcowizzid,thats what i wanted to hear.cheers

So can others please post up some pics to verify this too.

Thanks guys for helping out too.
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help.....
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Mate I dont wanna sound like an arsehole but geez, ever heard of dont dive in to deep.. heres what ya need to do, find a conversion cross member from either the rod shop or I dare say mal wood then fit that and bolt ya box to it make sure the output is central and then inspect for clearance.. rule of thumb is a hand must fit all around the box so if ya cant slide ya fingers in every where start flogging the tunnel with a mash hammer to make it fit.... pics aint gonna help, you need mechanical knowledge to do this shit safe and sound not a bloody kodak film...
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Mate I dont wanna sound like an arsehole but geez, ever heard of dont dive in to deep.. heres what ya need to do, find a conversion cross member from either the rod shop or I dare say mal wood then fit that and bolt ya box to it make sure the output is central and then inspect for clearance.. rule of thumb is a hand must fit all around the box so if ya cant slide ya fingers in every where start flogging the tunnel with a mash hammer to make it fit.... pics aint gonna help, you need mechanical knowledge to do this shit safe and sound not a bloody kodak film...
Thanks mate,i wanted something to refer to.As for the mechanical knowledge i have built cars before and am a mechanic.As this car will be regoed i would like to do the conversion close to or near correct,thats why i asked how others have done it and if possible throw some pics up.
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I cant get a decent pic but mine is the same as your last pic.
Definitely not getting my hand between the pan and chassis.
Ive got a 'V6 Conversions' crossmember and 2 piece tailshaft.
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And if mine was further to the pasenger side, id once again
have problems with the selector and rod clearance, which is the
only area on mine that needed a little hammer massage...
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Thanks Micko355,i have worked around it.I fabricated up a crossmember lastweekend,i did a few measurements in the engine bay to have the motor evenly spaced.
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selector and rod clearance, i used the bottem half off a vn v6 turbo 700
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I put a b&m pro ratchet in mine, cable operated so problem solved
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yeah i fitted a pro stick shifter.all sorted now.cheers
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