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    I was one of the first in the country to have a dougnash 5 speed ( now richmond) in my nova.

    It eventually ended up in the limo truck using a Quartermaster hydraulic throwout bearing

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    Quote Originally Posted by phatfarmer2 View Post
    So will a first gen or 2nd gen clutch master work with those trans?
    in a first gen i suggest using a 92-93 master cylinder that is used in the 2.8/4.3L trucks

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    I had a Muncie 4-speed in mine. The only problem I had was the slave cylinder was in the way of the exhaust on the Headman shorties. I had to notch the exhaust pipe about 3" down from the collector. If I ever get my Muncie back into the new blazer, I will go with a hydraulic through out bearing and not have to worry about the clearance issues.

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    LT1 T56.

    Bolt on.

    Get the '92 2.8L master cylinder.

    Most difficult part will be getting a custom line made for it.

    Summit sells AN-style adapters, but when I ordered them they were out of stock. So I had one custom-made and cost me a pretty penny.


    I agree that the NV4500 is WAY too big for our trucks. And it's a TRUCK tranny. Like a BIG truck tranny. You'll hate it. Not to mention it's about 14" in height. You'll be hacking out firewalls & floorboards.

    NV3500 will be too weak for 300+ horsepower if you plan on doing any "sprited" driving with it - i.e. any track time, autocross, burnouts, etc.

    There's also the TKO trannies too as Mark said above.

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    Doesnt look like this supernova's Avatar
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    I too just picked up a clutch setup for the blazer. The built th350 is nice but horrible on gas and interstate trips at 4k rpm suck. I dont think my motor could destroy a GOOD nv3500, but finding one that is in decent shape is the hard part. My engine is rated at like 260 hp and 350 ft/lbs of tourqe. But ive been seriously looking into the TKO trans. Also atleast for me the t56s wont allow me to keep my bench which is a deal breaker. Good thing about the TKOs is you can use any old style chevy bellhousing. But the tko trans sure arent cheap

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    Quote Originally Posted by supernova View Post
    I too just picked up a clutch setup for the blazer. The built th350 is nice but horrible on gas and interstate trips at 4k rpm suck. I dont think my motor could destroy a GOOD nv3500, but finding one that is in decent shape is the hard part. My engine is rated at like 260 hp and 350 ft/lbs of tourqe. But ive been seriously looking into the TKO trans. Also atleast for me the t56s wont allow me to keep my bench which is a deal breaker. Good thing about the TKOs is you can use any old style chevy bellhousing. But the tko trans sure arent cheap
    you can keep your bench seat with a t56 if you do a shifter relocation.

    http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=300892

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    hmm i was totally unaware that the t56 could do that. Good shit, now only to find one lol

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