LS1 Transmission mating to LT1 Engine. Help!
I have a 1995 Pontiac Trans Am I am attempting to convert to a manual transmission (from automatic transmission). The only difference is this Trans Am has the LT1 5.7L V8 in it and I am trying to put the new LS1 (98-02) transmission into it. I have done quite a bit of modification to get the transmission to mate and mount onto the car.
This includes shortening the drive shaft, a custom cross member mount, as well as a bell housing that accounts for the different input shaft length. That being said, The LS1 transmission is equipped with a hydraulic throw out bearing slave cylinder and the car has already been modified with the respective clutch assembly.
The problem I am facing is that the newer style Clutch Kit (Flywheel, Pressure Plate, and clutch disk) wont bolt to the mounting holes on the rear of the LT1 engine. Even if I use a stock LT1 clutch kit the pressure plate is not compatible with the newer style of the hydraulic throw out bearing attached to the LS1 transmission.
What I am looking for is a solution of mounting a compatible Flywheel to the LT1 engine so that the stock LS1 pressure plate can mount to to it and work with the LS1 transmission.