Third Generation Chevy Camaro 1982 - 1992: Street Performance and Race Mods


Camaro Performance Racing Transmissions, Clutches and Converters:

Presented below are many of the manual and automatic transmission options available for the third gen Camaro as well as many of the components required to complete the drive-train. Engines typically produce maximum horsepower and torque in a very narrow RPM range. In order to maintain max horsepower and torque, the transmission provides as many gears required to accelerate through the speed ranges, maintaining peak engine performance. The broader the speed range over which performance is required, the more gears will be desired. Most of the equipment shown here has been engineered to accommodate high horsepower engines for use on the street, drag strip or track.

Also see the Richmond 6sp transmission install in a 1982 Camaro.


Richmond Gear
P.O.Box 238
Old Norris Road
Liberty, SC 29657

Richmond T10 4sp

Richmond 5sp

Richmond 6sp

Tremec Transmission

Five and Six speed for use with all generations of Camaros and all Chevy engines

Rockland Standard Gear: Custom configure engine bolt pattern, spline, shifter position, electronic controls, torque capacity etc for your gen Camaro and engine
General Motors performance TR6060 M10
PN 92246731

Six speed automatic transmission for use with LS engines

Weight: 146 lbs

Max torque: 420 lb-ft

Input: 26 spline

GM TR6060 automatic transmission
PA: Performance Automatic PA automatic transmission
GM 4L60E (600 hp) and 4L80E (700hp) automatic transmissions:
Built with Raybestos clutches and bands, performance valve bodies.
Smart Shift electronic controllers: complete tune-ability (timer delay, torque converter lockup control, overdrive control, etc


McLeod Clutches
Placentia CA, (714)630-2764

Cutaway of a McLeod twin disk clutch assembly. The twin disk clutch can take more heat (because it is distributed over two clutch plates) at launch and thus handle large horsepower engines.
ACE PowerForce Clutches
Sullivan MO, 1-573-468-4181

PowerForce single and triple disk clutches can handle street to 1500 horsepower motors. Patented lever assist technology adds clutch force without stiffer springs and pedal force. Clutch pressure plate increases with RPM.
SPEC Clutches
Bessemer AL, 1(205)491-8581

Assembly view of a "low inertia" multi-disc SPEC clutch. Drag racers use high inertia assemblies to take advantage of a high revving engine and flywheel with the pop of a clutch at the starting line. Road racers have to accelerate with an already engaged clutch. A low inertia assembly can be accelerated by the engine faster thus accelerating the car faster with the press of the accelerator. Low inertia assemblies are more responsive. SPEC's carbon technology allows the clutch plates to maintain friction properties at high temperatures. Full billet assembly.

Bell Housings:

Quick Time
Oskaloosa IA

Spun high grade steel (not rolled or stamped) and thus dimensionally stable (it will fit precisely). SFI tested and hardened to over 80,000 psi.


Energy Suspension
San Clemente CA

Polyurethane transmission mount and bushings to reduce transmission and engine unit movement under torque load.
Available in either red or black, automatic and manual transmissions.
Hurst shifters:
Paddle shift kit
Hust paddle shifter
Camaro gen5 paddle shift kit for automatic transmission. Replaces "tapshift" buttons. No steering wheel removal required.
Master Shift
Fallbrook CA

Paddle shift of automatic, manual and sequential transmissions. Includes shifter, driver display, clutch position sensor, actuators. Paddle sets the next shift command actuated by the clutch.

Tranny Swap: Early TH350 swapped into a Third Gen
  • Torque arm mount: The TH350 lacks the mount points for the torque arm. Use one of the following:
    • B&M TH200/700-R4 to TH350 changeover kit PN 30299
    • PATC (Performance Automotive Transmission Center) adapter kit - includes a cross member, drive-shaft loop and torque arm PN61XXX
  • Detent cable: The TH350 requires a detent kick-down cable: B&M adjustable cable PN30287
  • Vacuum Modulator: The TH350 requires a vacuum modulator: B&M vacuum modulator PN20234
  • Drive shaft: The installation of the TH350 requires a longer drive-shaft. This will have to be custom made at a drive-shaft shop.
  • Speedometer connection:
    • Electronic speedometers: A conversion unit is required to read an electronic signal from the mechanical TH350 speedo output. Use Stealth Conversions PN4PRS


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