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Old 12-06-2017, 01:28 AM   #1
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What Pressure Plate Bolts Do I Need?

Hey Everyone,

I am in the middle of a T56 swap into my 92 RS. I have a 383 stroker, and I bought a 94 LT1 T56 car to serve as a donor for the transmission. I have a 2 piece rear main seal motor, so I had to get a new flywheel. I ordered this one from summit: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-700185. However, I am now trying to bolt the LT1 pressure plate to the flywheel, and the bolts (from the 94 Camaro originally) are not long enough to reach the flywheel. I was wondering if anyone knows what bolts I need, or if there is another problem.

Thank you for any input!
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:22 AM   #2
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you need a LT1/T56 specific flywheel for the two-piece RMS.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:59 AM   #3
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Do have any idea who makes something like that?
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McLeod has them.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:36 AM   #5
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I found these two: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/CTF-700107 and https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mcl-460370 but they are about twice what I have to spend on a flywheel. And they are the wrong tooth count I need a 168, but the price is the big problem there. Are these the only option?
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Re: What Pressure Plate Bolts Do I Need?

Clearly you failed to research the swap before you started buying parts.

Yeah those are the two conversion flywheels usually called out. You'll probably need to run a 153t starter anyway to fit the LT1 bellhousing.

The alternative is to convert to a standard type clutch with a hydraulic throw out bearing. That'll probably cost just as much as the $500 flywheel.
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Clearly you failed to research the swap before you started buying parts.

Yeah those are the two conversion flywheels usually called out. You'll probably need to run a 153t starter anyway to fit the LT1 bellhousing.

The alternative is to convert to a standard type clutch with a hydraulic throw out bearing. That'll probably cost just as much as the $500 flywheel.
Thank you for the advice, I will look in to the 153t starter. No reason to be condescending, some of us are still learning! Obviously I thought I ordered the correct flywheel from what I had read about the swap, or I wouldn't have ordered it.
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Old 12-06-2017, 02:53 PM   #8
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Re: What Pressure Plate Bolts Do I Need?

I have a 383 t56. I used a bellhousing from Bob Weir that letís me use any starter or flywheel I want. At the time it was all I could find but I like it and bought a few more to do customers cars.
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I have a 383 t56. I used a bellhousing from Bob Weir that letís me use any starter or flywheel I want. At the time it was all I could find but I like it and bought a few more to do customers cars.
How would the bellhousing let you run any flywheel? The issue I am running into with the flywheel is that it doesn't work with the pull type clutch on the t56 because the clutch goes in backwards compared to a normal small block set up.
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I use a standard 11Ē clutch and it comes with a push style throw out bearing like the LS. Uses any clutch, flywheel, or starter.
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No reason to be condescending, some of us are still learning!
Sorry, wasn't intended that way... What I was trying to communicate is that there are several in-depth T56 swap threads. The flywheel required with 2pc rms engines is mentioned at least a few times. If you missed the flywheel issue, you may have missed other details that can help you avoid the pitfalls.

TL,DR; Search the forum for T56 swap threads, read the long ones. Lots of good info in them.
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