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kelmbaker
02-11-2012, 06:34 PM
In a convoluted trade I traded a friend my Hawk (early '62) four speed rig for help installing a T-5 in a '56 Power Hawk. We had two "Chevy" type bell housings, so neither are available. But we found out that the tranny shifter goes through a different location in the floor of an Avanti as opposed to a Hawk. I guess there is an extra bracket involved.

1) does anyone have the required bracket for an Avanti?
2) if plan one doesn't work does anyone want to buy a Hawk four speed with Hurst shifter?
3) does anyone have a T-5 from a V-8 Chevy they want to sell?

Thanks for any help you can give.

Kelly Marion
Tucson
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64V-K7
02-11-2012, 07:03 PM
we found out that the tranny shifter goes through a different location in the floor of an Avanti as opposed to a Hawk.

I don't know about that....
http://www.studebaker-info.org/tech/sbca96/TKO/sbca96xsdc8404.html

Alan
02-11-2012, 08:46 PM
The Avanti uses a bracket that sits higher up on the tail shaft and uses longer shift rods. There is also a dog leg bend in the shifter lever.

kelmbaker
02-11-2012, 09:26 PM
Yup, need that bracket. Other than that need to peddle the T-10, he will install a T-5 with the rear shifter. It's about 1 inch dispaced compared to the T-10's four inches. Any one for a T-10?




The Avanti uses a bracket that sits higher up on the tail shaft and uses longer shift rods. There is also a dog leg bend in the shifter lever.