Maximum versatility is the name of the game when making mods to your muscle car. This is especially true for the big ticket items like drivetrain components and, more specifically, transmissions. When retrofitting a modern gearbox to old-school muscle there’s no telling what body type and engine configuration might be melded together in a grease monkey’s garage.
Tremec’s manual transmissions are well-known for both rock-solid reliability and that aforementioned, oh-so-necessary flexibility. Silver Sport Transmissions’ (SST) own Jeff Kauffman and William Lane demonstrated that modular ability by showing just how easy it is to change the shifter location on a Tremec TKO 5-speed or Magnum 6-speed.
A single socket, six bolts, and less than a couple minutes of time is all that’s needed. With the shifter off, the inner workings are visible and pretty straightforward. “As you can tell, down inside the trans, the shift rail has two sockets so you can flip the shifter 180 degrees right out of the box,” Jeff explains.
Furthermore, if those two locations don’t work for you, even more shifter locations can be made available upon request. They’ve even made a custom shifter for a right-hand drive application. Give SST a call or submit a quick quote request to talk to the experts about which transmission, shifter location, and other accessories will best fit your application.