How to connect the transmission!
well after researching forever i couldnt find much info on this setup so i'll try to give as much info as i can.
i am using the bellhousing adapter from advance adapters for a jeep ax-15 to chevy w/ 168tooth flywheel
i had two tabs welded to the lower portion of the bellhousing to allow it to bolt to the motor with more bolts
tabs i had welded
the trans needs to be spaced 3/8" from the motor so a 3/8" spacer from summit was used. the spacer does not connect the entire circumference of the bellhousing so i cut some steel to extend the spacer the complete 360.
here is the spacer, see how it does not make a complete circle
the bellhousing needs to have a hole made in the side for the internal slave cylinder line to pass thru. *note: the slave from the na solstice will not work it is too tall, i had to order the gxp slave, it is shorter.
also the side of the bellhousing needs to be ground slightly around the starter for clearance
the bellhousing came with a new pilot bearing, however you must use a roller pilot bearing for a 2004 2.8l chevy colorado. it fits in the outer ring of the crankshaft allowing the input shaft to fit perfectly inside it. a needle style pilot bearing will sit too far inside the crank and not come in contact with the input shaft
the slave cylinder will need some spacers placed behind it, 3/4" for it to be completely compressed when the trans is mated to the engine.
I am using a LUK clutch, pressureplate for a Z06 vette with a 168t flywheel
the two attached