240Z, 260Z, 280Z Performance / Technical Discussions related to performance motor enhancements, upgrades.

Camaro T5 trans swap

Old 11-18-2005, 09:09 PM
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 5
Thumbs up Camaro T5 trans swap

Is it possible to use the Camaro T5 tranny with the L series motor. I know the bell housing is unboltable. So does that mean you can put a ZX T5 bellhousing on it and install with no problems. I have friend with one lying around so I figured I would ask.
SAMZMAN is offline  
Old 11-21-2005, 01:45 PM
Registered User
BoulderZ's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 474
To my knowledge, that is supposedly do-able, but I've yet to hear first-hand of anyone getting a hold of the right bell-housing. It's always someone on a message board saying "I knew this guy who had a friend who did it". Don't forget that the transmission is the least of your worries. The driveshaft and rear flange are big challenges, and you'll likely want a different shifter. Plus, there's not a lot in the way of resources on this (Borg Warner sold the rights to the T5 and they're fairly unpleasant if you ask them questions about T5's). For a really good summary on the whole conversion, check out this guy's site:
Besides, he has some nice photos of his 240Z on there.
It would be a fun experiment though, if you have the money and time (wish I did).
BoulderZ is offline  
Old 11-21-2005, 02:21 PM
The Good Twin
NismoPick's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Wild Wild West, UTAH!
Posts: 20,616
Originally Posted by SAMZMAN
So does that mean you can put a ZX T5 bellhousing on it and install with no problems.
With no problems... would be a problem.

The imput splines (that go into the clutch) are different length and # of splines. The gear ratio's prolly aren't the best for the L-Series either. I think you'd have enough problems that it wouldn't be worth it... but thats just my opinion.
NismoPick is offline  
Old 11-23-2005, 09:21 PM
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 5
Thanks for the info, I have heard of this being done. But it leads to the friend of a friend thing too.
SAMZMAN is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
280ZX Performance / Technical
11-19-2013 07:21 PM
300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical
03-25-2011 08:21 PM
280ZX Performance / Technical
03-31-2007 09:57 AM
240Z, 260Z, 280Z Performance / Technical
10-19-2005 08:57 AM
300ZX (Z31) Forums
05-29-2002 04:30 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Camaro T5 trans swap

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.