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Learn more about the Tremec TKO 5 speed kit for 1964-1972 Chevelle

There are many options available when it comes to these conversions and it can seem confusing at times. You can use a stock TKO and assemble your own conversion components or choose a pre-engineered package that will eliminate the guesswork and make for an easy transition to a smooth shifting 5 speed.

Stock: The Tremec TKO is a great choice right out of the box offering 2 shifter locations on the rear at no extra cost. The downside of this method is that it will not fit the factory offset shifter location on 64-67 models. If you're not using a console and converting from automatic, this may not be a concern to you. Flipping the shifter forward will position the shifter in the factory position for 68-72 models.

Modified: If you plan to use a 4 speed console or are converting a 4 speed car to 5 speed, this will be a much more attractive option. The transmission case is custom machined for these benefits.

More tunnel clearance is created. Cutting is still required on 64-67 models but there have been reports of no cutting on 68-72 models. Test fitting first is always recommended.

The lower extension housing mounting boss is machined away to eliminate crossmember interference.

Shifter pad is lowered .250" and a billet mechanism is installed for short shifts and proper offset for a perfect fit into the factory shifter location. Shifter detaches easily for installation and re-attaches without any re-sealing.

Positive spring biasing for enhanced shift performance.

Other hurdles exist such as your driveshaft and speedo cable. Choosing a kit will provide all of the necessary components and make your conversion headache free.

Info sheets are available to view here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=5377eff2f5

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"no reports of cutting on 68-72 models"

This is often stated by several companies but I have yet to see that happen. Do you have any install pics where someone did an install and made no cuts? I dont mean to offend at all but many companies have made that claim yet all seem to include a template to make the cuts and patch the trans tunnel. I recall that "other" company making similar claims with their perfect fit kits but never was able to track anyone down that made the swap without having to cut.

I am used to seeing the info on all the OD provider sites and in posts on this board and the pro-touring boards

"You dont have to cut! Our Kits are engineered to clear everything and remove all the guesswork! But just in case in your kit there is a template for cutting your trans tunnel."
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"no reports of cutting on 68-72 models"

This is often stated by several companies but I have yet to see that happen. Do you have any install pics where someone did an install and made no cuts? I dont mean to offend at all but many companies have made that claim yet all seem to include a template to make the cuts and patch the trans tunnel. I recall that "other" company making similar claims with their perfect fit kits but never was able to track anyone down that made the swap without having to cut.

I am used to seeing the info on all the OD provider sites and in posts on this board and the pro-touring boards

"You dont have to cut! Our Kits are engineered to clear everything and remove all the guesswork! But just in case in your kit there is a template for cutting your trans tunnel."
I'm not offended at all and I agree with your statements.

I do not have pics but perhaps some members could oblige. I've been selling these kits for 7 years and it has happened but only on 68-72 models. Body mount condition plays a big part in this.

Just to be clear, I'm not saying you won't have to. I'm saying our case modifications will reduce or possibly eliminate cutting on these models. Please compare the photos.

These cars are old and each one will have it's own personality.
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