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V6 Box into a 5.0L? can i do it?

S2_VR_

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Hey guy's, im iterested in buying a VR Caprice. it is mechanically sound, but the gear box has problems.

My V6 Wagon has a new box in it. and im wanting to transfer the box into the Caprice........

I know it wont be as strong. but can i do it ??????????


what will i need to do it???????????

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Way too much rooting around and pieces to change to make it worth while. Easiest and cheapest way is to get the box that was designed for the car.

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I thought both boxes were the same. I could be wrong though.

A friend is going to pull the box out of a VS V6 and put it on his 5.0 VS. So I am not sure.
 

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I thought both boxes were the same. I could be wrong though.
Indeed you are.

A friend is going to pull the box out of a VS V6 and put it on his 5.0 VS. So I am not sure.
I wish the best of luck to him.

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righto. ive seen 5 speed's on ebay for cheap....might look into converting it...
 

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Indeed you are.



I wish the best of luck to him.

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Just a shorter input spline... If he has the spline machined down too fit, it will... not as strong as the V8T5 though..

aZk.
 

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So the auto boxes are the same but I do know the manuals are actually different.
 

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new bell housings will be the first thing, then the spline and the ratios are slightly different i beleive and the strength from what iv heard is less. It can be done with the right parts to swap things around but its a bit of rooting around by the sounds of it. Better off selling the V6 box and buying an 8 box
 

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Are you guys talking bout the auto or the manual box here ??
I know the Manual is different but I thought the auto was pretty much the same.
I assume the OP is talking about an auto cause its a caprice but can someone clarify if the autos are the same or different and if the autos are different what needs to be modified or changed to fit.
As said By kez i have a V8 with a stuffed box and a donor car with a V6 auto with low K's and getting it for free so i want to just swap them over.

Cheers guys
 
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