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#466549 - 08/03/07 10:34 PM STICKY: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register  
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Ok guys, it was asked in another thread who has stickshifts in their car. I figured rather than steal that guys thread, lets make a new one. we been tossing around the manual monte cult jokingly for a while now, lets stop beating around the bush and take it to the next level smile This should be the official list for manual cult members, if you got a stick, lets see your name and hear what you got!

I got a world class t5 from a camaro, camaro bellhousing with camaro pedals and hydraulics. Would never go back to auto!



1977 K10 Stepside : daily "gas getter" haha.
1985 Monte SS: 357\t5\12 bolt
#466584 - 08/04/07 12:53 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: zombiedeth]  
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Here's my membership page. Note the T-56 speedo cable drive conversion and the genuine manual trans steering column. The page is overdue for an update, there's no stripe kit or interior pics.


1986 MCSS, T-tops, TPI 350, T56, 8.5" 3.42:1 Posi, cruise, A/C, ZQ8 brakes
All power: Windows, locks, mirrors, 8-way GTO seats
Concert Sound II, seven speakers, two amps
As seen in Hemmings Muscle Machines Aug. 2010
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#466652 - 08/04/07 03:40 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: Clutch_Grabwell]  
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World Class T5, T56 hydraulics, Hurst shifter, John B's clutch pedal.

#466705 - 08/04/07 06:15 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: zombiedeth]  
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can i register if im almost there, its a long time coming but ive paid my due's partially.....ive got a factory pedal and bell setup from an 80 malibu, i just need to find the trans, a World Class T-5. These setups are not cheap so im in for the long haul


1986 Monte SC. 4.3 TBI V6 with Vortec heads and a Luntani cam backed by a WC T5 and 3.42's outback.
#466762 - 08/04/07 02:37 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: mikeasis]  
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I've been manual for a few years now too. Lots more fun to drive!!! We used G-body mechanical linkage (clutch/brake pedals, Z-bar, and frame bracket), SpeedDirect upper/lower pushrods with spherical rod ends, '83 V8 F-body T5 bellhousing and fork, World Class T5, and Hurst shifter. We reused the stock crossmember, but moved up 2.5" in the frame and my friend cut/rewelded the mount in the correct place.


SSeeya,
Steve Ragusa - North Jersey
'88 SS - BudgetTourer - ZZ4-cammed 355 TPI, serpentine belt conversion, World Class 5-speed, 17" wheels, 12" front discs, Eibachs/Bilsteins, 1LE lower A-arms, tall lower balljoints, 34mm front swaybar, 3/4" straight rear bar, Celebrity headlights, and more. Sold on 2/28/11.
#466794 - 08/04/07 03:50 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: TPI Monte SS]  
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Well I just finished my manual swap a few weeks ago.

95 T56 using stock LT1 Bellhousing and hydralics, 85 F-body pedals modified. Stock cross member modified. Centerforce DF clutch, stock Flywheel, and a Pro5.0 Shifter. Def a lot of fun to drive got my hands on another Monte and thats going to become manual also. So much more fun to drive, these cars should have came from the factory with a stick!


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build it like you love it, drive it like you stole it..
#466804 - 08/04/07 04:25 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: nycitis]  
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I'll be on the list eventually. I'm gathering up parts now. You guys need to put up some close up pics if you can of the way your clutch linkage is setup. (Mechanical/Hydraulic) Pics with headers/ pics with stock exhaust, bellhousing you used. etc, etc.


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#466984 - 08/05/07 02:20 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: Dalt10]  
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Ok, I think I can add mine here as well now that I have finally driven the car,
T56 out of a 97 Z28, Weir hotrod products bellhousing, hydraulic TO bearing and hyd MC. Hayes flywheel, Zoom kevlar clutch, my own clutch pedal setup.


1986 Monte Carlo SS, 427 SBC,
T56 6spd, Moser M9 3:70
SC&C G5,, Spohn Tubular A arms,
Pirelli P Zero 275-40x17 rear, 245-45x17 front
#467078 - 08/05/07 10:23 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: John S]  
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How about an original Doug Nash 4+1 5 speed,"Iraqui Taxi" Malibu pedals & linkage,stock crossmember,Lakewood bellhousing,(indexed),LuK clutch,with a customised Hurst Vertical Gate II Inline shifter on top.


GuysMonteSS '86 SS,513 BBC,AFR Heads,UDHarold/Bullet Custom Solid Roller Cam,706 lift,255/263 @ .050,Jesel Shaft Rockers,Balanced & Blueprinted,Doug Nash 4+1 5 Speed,Hurst In-Line Shifter,Ford 9 Inch Rear,SC&C Street Comp Stage 2+ Front End Kit...
#467359 - 08/06/07 04:47 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: GuysMonteSS]  
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Rolla, Mo.
what about a manual Non-Monte? lol same setup as John S except centerforce DF clutch

John I'm glad you've got it on the road again.

#467456 - 08/06/07 02:29 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: RatMalibu]  
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1993 Corvette ZF 6 speed, black tag (strait cut gears!)

Magnesium bellhousing (this thing is LIGHT!)

Centerforce Dual friction clutch

LT1 corvette gear reduction starter (half shaft style)

1985 S10 master cylinder with a remote resevoir from some 80's blazer in a junk yard. 1985 S10 hydraulic line, 1993 Corvette slave cylinder

1978 4 Speed elcamino pedals, custom fabricated bracketry and master cyl mounting plate

Fabricated crossmember with exhaust passing through it.

Shorter than stock heavy duty driveshaft with HD U-joints built from scratch by R&S springs

And quite a bit of cutting on the trans tunnel \:D

#467469 - 08/06/07 03:22 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: SickSpeedMonte]  
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SickSpeed why did you go with the "1985 S10 master cylinder with a remote resevoir from some 80's blazer in a junk yard. 1985 S10 hydraulic line, 1993 Corvette slave cylinder"

Just wondering any benefit over using the f-body stuff?


build it like you love it, drive it like you stole it..
#467487 - 08/06/07 04:47 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: RatMalibu]  
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 Originally Posted By: RatMalibu
what about a manual Non-Monte? lol same setup as John S except centerforce DF clutch

John I'm glad you've got it on the road again.


Hey Matt! I did not know you came on here, damm glad to see you!

Monte or not I can vouch for Matt:)


1986 Monte Carlo SS, 427 SBC,
T56 6spd, Moser M9 3:70
SC&C G5,, Spohn Tubular A arms,
Pirelli P Zero 275-40x17 rear, 245-45x17 front
#467519 - 08/06/07 05:57 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: John S]  
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Im running an m20 wide ratio muncie with malibu mechanical linkage, iceman crossmember, 606 bellhousing, hays clutch and a hurst competition plus shifter.


1985 Monte Carlo SS
Nasty 355/ Tremec 5 speed
#467553 - 08/06/07 08:17 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: robs 85ss]  
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95 T56 behind a 95 LT1
Hurst shifter factory leather "ball" knob
Factory 83 El Camino pedals
T56 hydraulic clutch parts
Custom master cylinder bracket fits between booster & firewall.

#467563 - 08/06/07 08:38 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: Tunedss86]  
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Bernie, What's the deference between the Corvette ZF 6 speed and the T56? I can get the Vette ZF alot cheaper than the T56. Is it alot bigger? Is that why you had to cut the trans tunnel?


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US Army 1977- 1981
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#467669 - 08/07/07 01:03 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: Dalt10]  
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 Originally Posted By: Dalt10
Bernie, What's the deference between the Corvette ZF 6 speed and the T56? I can get the Vette ZF alot cheaper than the T56. Is it alot bigger? Is that why you had to cut the trans tunnel?


Isn't the ZF a rearmount tranny? (or whatever ya call em?)


1988 MCSS 427 SBC and changing all the time

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#467679 - 08/07/07 01:25 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: Bear88SS]  
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The ones I've been looking at come from a C4. Here's one.

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#467700 - 08/07/07 02:11 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: Dalt10]  
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Oohh. Joining soon, just compiling parts. Although I do need to see more pics of manuals in bench-seat cars to get a good idea of what shifter to use


2011 Camaro 1SS

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#467825 - 08/07/07 01:34 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: Dalt10]  
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 Originally Posted By: nycitis
SickSpeed why did you go with the "1985 S10 master cylinder with a remote resevoir from some 80's blazer in a junk yard. 1985 S10 hydraulic line, 1993 Corvette slave cylinder"

Just wondering any benefit over using the f-body stuff?


F body stuff has wierd fittings from what I can remember, this was all inverted flared hard line with NPT fittings

 Originally Posted By: Dalt10
Bernie, What's the deference between the Corvette ZF 6 speed and the T56? I can get the Vette ZF alot cheaper than the T56. Is it alot bigger? Is that why you had to cut the trans tunnel?


ZF's are pretty strong out of the box compared to T-56, but the problem is that nobody knows how to work on them. They also have an incessant growling problem and its pretty hard to find a used one in good shape. I've read that if the clutch pedal does not FULLY disengauge between shifts, you end up with alot of problems too, apparently the vette guys have problems from that.

I dont know if its bigger... mine was about 100lbs dry. The main problem is that the entire body of the trans is offset to the driver side of the centerline that passes through the input/output shaft. The C4 ZF's are not transaxles or "remote" transes. You just need a custom flywheel if you run a two piece rear main. Not sure about a one piece, the transes come off of LT1's. The McLeod flywheel that I have cost about $600 from what the prev owner told me, and thats for a single mass. Apparently they are "supposed" to have dual mass flywheels.

I'd love to see where you are finding ZF's cheaper than T-56's so I can pick up a spare. The last one I saw in good shape was a blue tag (not as desirable) and it was $1300. I found a black tag with a blown reverse for $400 that I might be able to have my reverse put into if I ever needed it, but teh labor would probably be rediculous. Those prices are for just the trans, no bell or anythign else

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Here's mine


#467842 - 08/07/07 02:42 PM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: SickSpeedMonte]  
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Corvette-...sspagenameZWDVW

Check ebay. There is a few of them on there. Some are $1400 to $1500. Then there is a few that start low with no reserve.

Last edited by Dalt10; 08/07/07 02:43 PM.

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#468114 - 08/08/07 02:25 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: Dalt10]  
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I have a wc t-5 with pro 5.0 shifter
83 camaro bellhousing
78 malibu pedals linkage and z bar
jegster crossmember
an a-body 12 bolt with eaton posi and 4.88s
dynatech 1.750 headers


1987 monte SS T Tops
5-speed w a healthy 350
12-bolt eaton posi and 4.88
1970 GTO with a very healthy 467 stroker
#468188 - 08/08/07 03:58 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: Jayv83]  
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i see no one is testing out the strength of a manual behind a BBC.

FTL


completely stock except for engine, tranny, exhaust & rearend.
#468204 - 08/08/07 04:35 AM Re: The Official Manual Monte Cult Register [Re: WFO_SS]  
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not true WFO...489 BBC here, I wouldn't dream of putting a T-5 behind it but the T-56 is doing great

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