<VV> LM trans into EM car

jvhroberts at aol.com jvhroberts at aol.com
Sat Jul 6 18:01:23 EDT 2013

Well, it's almost as easy as I made it sound. The 66-on front bracket works just fine. The shift linkage simply needs to be readjusted, as the shaft exits the transmission in about the same place as the earlier 4 speeds. And yes, I forgot about the front bearing retainer, that was my major omission. 

John Roberts

-----Original Message-----
From: Clark Hartzel <chartzel at comcast.net>
To: Virtual Vairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Sat, Jul 6, 2013 7:31 am
Subject: <VV> LM trans into EM car

John Roberts makes it sound too easy!  Yes you can use 4 bolts instead of 6.
As I remember the bolt that holds the bearing retainer on the transmission
interferes with the mounting surface on the diff.  You have to grind
clearance for it.  The transmission is about an inch and a half longer so
you have to cut a big notch in the crossmember to clear it.  The
transmission mount won't fit so you have to use a 1966-69 mount.  The
shifter will be too long so you have to shorten it.  I don't remember if it
will shorten enough by just loosening the retainer clamp or you have to cut
some off the long tube.  it can be done but plan on a weekend not a few
Clark Hartzel

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