280 5 speed swap in a 510

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garys1000
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280 5 speed swap in a 510

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what is the length of the driveshaft need to be im going with the longer 280 trans in a 510?
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Re: 280 5 speed swap in a 510

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You’ll need to shorten the sedan driveshaft 4 7/8” if everything else (motor location, diff) are in their original locations.

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Re: 280 5 speed swap in a 510

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I wrote this down years ago. Stock sedan 42.9/16" shortened for zx 5 speed 37 3/8" or 5.2775" different.

I've measured the stock 4 speeds at 26" and the zx 5 speeds are 31.5, so 5.5" difference.

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Re: 280 5 speed swap in a 510

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Personally, I'd install the trans then measure for correct shaft length.
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Re: 280 5 speed swap in a 510

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Talk to the drive line specialist to find out what he needs to know in order to build it.
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