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    Registered Member chevynut's Avatar
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    I noticed a couple of posters conspicuously absent from this thread from over a year ago. How about it guys? You know who you are. What's going on with your projects?
    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

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    I'm getting ready to start on mine soon. I've finally got my garage straightened out. Mine will be a lack luster build but I'm going to post it anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    I'm getting ready to start on mine soon. I've finally got my garage straightened out. Mine will be a lack luster build but I'm going to post it anyway!
    Troy, any progress is progress. Personally I like to see progress with pics no matter how small. Heck, I posted a pic of my chrome Nomad script because I thought it was pretty cool and different. I've got to get a few other projects out of the way then I'm going to hit the Nomad again. It's actually been a nice break to get away from it for a while even though I've been doing a little here and there.
    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

    You can see my 56 Nomad build here http://www.picturetrail.com/chevynut

    For affordable C4 Corvette Suspension conversions for your car, visit http://www.classicedgedesigns.com

    Other vehicles:

    56 Chevy 2-door BelAir sedan
    56 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    57 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    1961 Willys CJ3B Jeep
    2001 Porsche Boxster S
    2003 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax

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    test driving the Nomad locally has revealed that pilot bearing making noise once it warms up and at 2500+ rpms. Strange but unavoidable noise that needs immediate attention before any more driving.
    that means pulling the trans and all thats involved with removing and replacing the pilot bearing. Some camaros have bushings, some roller bearings. I suspect mine's a roller bearing that is DRY from all the years of sitting...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WagonCrazy View Post
    Some camaros have bushings, some roller bearings. I suspect mine's a roller bearing that is DRY from all the years of sitting...
    I put a custom bronze bushing in mine because I've heard that roller bearings can be a big problem and can trash the input shaft. I actually found a bushing for some LS conversion that was longer than stock and I had to bore it out to the .750" input shaft diameter of the Viper T56. Some guys grind the input shaft down instead, but I understand that removes the case hardening. Besides, a larger diameter surface should wear better. Have fun!!
    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

    You can see my 56 Nomad build here http://www.picturetrail.com/chevynut

    For affordable C4 Corvette Suspension conversions for your car, visit http://www.classicedgedesigns.com

    Other vehicles:

    56 Chevy 2-door BelAir sedan
    56 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    57 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    1961 Willys CJ3B Jeep
    2001 Porsche Boxster S
    2003 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax

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    Exactly! That's one reason I will be running an oilite bronze bushing as well. The other reason is I am adapting a Ford truck transmission to my Chevy. Its a Borg Warner T-85N 3-speed with overdrive.

    The plan is to rebuild it and reassemble using a non-OD T-85 gearcase from a '62 Super Duty Pontiac I have here (man, was that hard to find). That will allow it to bolt to my Chevy bellhousing.

    The other part of the adaption is to put it back together with a new input shaft and front bearing retainer for an early Borg Warner T-10 4-speed (GM application). If this works, it should fit right up.

    However, if the T-10 input shaft will not interchange...... I'll need to have a machine shop make me a bronze pilot bushing having GM O.D. so it fits my Chevy crankshaft and Ford truck I.D. in the event I must reuse the Ford input shaft. And as this particular transmission has a very slightly shorter input shaft than GM...... The custom bushing will need to be longer than stock, same as yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WagonCrazy View Post
    test driving the Nomad locally has revealed that pilot bearing making noise once it warms up and at 2500+ rpms. Strange but unavoidable noise that needs immediate attention before any more driving.
    that means pulling the trans and all thats involved with removing and replacing the pilot bearing. Some camaros have bushings, some roller bearings. I suspect mine's a roller bearing that is DRY from all the years of sitting...
    Are you sure its not your throwout bearing? If there is insufficient air gap between bearing contact face and clutch fingers when clutch is engaged, it will eat up the throwout bearing pretty quick. Pretty much like 'riding the clutch' or holding the clutch pedal to the floor whilst car is sitting at a long stoplight or railway crossing instead of slipping transmission in neutral and taking foot off clutch pedal.

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    Harry
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    I'm still taking my 56 210 2dr sedan apart. The weather here has been up and down, one day in the 40's to 60's then in 24hrs it's in the 20's to 30's. Right now is been snowing all night with some freezing rain off and on. Temp is 30 now and is to drop into the teen's tonight for a few days then in the 40's to high 50's next week, anyhow got the door's off, had a hard time with the hinge cover screws, a lot of PB blaster only had to drill out 2 screw's. I was checking on the price of the nut's I have to replace, the price for 2, I thought was high and ask for a price that wasn't gold plated Then removed the headliner, after filling up the sweeper with the homes the mice had built in it. Removed the heater assy. and fan (another colony).Then started on the wiring removal under the dash, another rat's nest! I'm going to try again to post the pic's. I'd like to know where on the A post some of you have welded your bracing? Pic would help. Thanks

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