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February 12th, 2016 11:19 AM
Edgethis You can use the trans but it has a few things to address. I believe the 97+ T5s have an electric speedo, so you'll have to figure that one out to make the speedometer work. YOu need to either use a 94-95 V8 bellhousing, or switch the input shaft to the fox length and run a fox bellhousing, or run the 3.8 bellhousing but it is 164 tooth and you'll need a flywheel to match and maybe a new starter, also note that the clutch fork comes out a bit lower on the 3.8 bellhousing so that could be an issue.

You can use a regular mech speedo if you swap an earlier tailhousing on the trans.

If you have aftermarket gauges, the elect speedo shouldn't be too hard to wire in. I would def swap to the fox input shaft. It's not as hard as some people might have you think. Then you can run all normal foxbody T5 parts including the bellhousing. If you do this, get teh steel bearing retainer, its a cheap easy upgrade.

Here's a site with some info also:

Mustang T-5 Transmission Swaps and Interchange
February 12th, 2016 04:24 AM
evanw won't I need to get a new bell housing either way? or do the ones out of the v8's work?
February 9th, 2016 07:56 PM
Edgethis You can, you just have to get a bellhousing for a v8 and make sure to double check the input shaft length to match to the right bellhousing.
February 9th, 2016 06:02 PM
evanw Am I able to use the T-5 out of a 1998 v6 mustang for the swap? Found one at a wrecking yard, but not sure if it's compatible.
January 22nd, 2015 06:11 PM
meanbgreen cool, I use a centerforce in my samurai. I'll take a gander for sure.
January 21st, 2015 02:58 PM
Edgethis Looks like thats everything. I was able to re-use my C4 yoke, not sure if you can re-use yours or not.

I went with a Centerforce dual friction clutch, it has a stock like pedal feel and is designed to add more pressure the faster the clutch spins. Might be worth looking at, lots of good reviews online. Forgot it is a bit more expensive though.
January 21st, 2015 11:25 AM
meanbgreen So this should be all i need correct:

$129.95 $129.95

R98794 01 CLUTCH KIT POWERGRIP 10-1/2" 86/01 4.6/5.0L (RAM)
$316.95 $316.95

$62.95 $62.95

$254.95 $254.95

M6375A302 01 FLYWHEEL BILLET STEEL 28.2 OZ 157 TTH 65/80 SB
$238.95 $238.95

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Maybe a starter and driveline length adjustment
January 20th, 2015 08:49 PM
meanbgreen cool, so I have to figure out what my 66 6cy gearing was,, or just start over as the new axle has 3.73 gears. Not sure what tires are just yet, as still needing to find wheels for the 5x4.5 lug pattern, then tires. cool, thanks for the info
January 20th, 2015 08:45 PM
Edgethis You need to make sure your starter is 157 tooth. I believe my original one worked. I switched from an auto to a T5 so I needed a flywheel and clutch anyway, not sure if you need one from 3 speed. Might not be a bad idea though since the trans will be out anyway.

The speedo gear tooth count is determined by your rear end gearing and tire size.

Mustang Speedometer Gear Calculator
January 20th, 2015 03:55 PM
meanbgreen So all this time I forgot about the starter. Do I have to do anything with it when I go to a T5? Or change the flywheel? How do I know which speedo cable gear to go with 17/18/20/21tooth?
April 7th, 2014 01:53 PM
meanbgreen well that was a typo on the tranny, it's 350 plus 75 for shipping. yea I don't think I'll get the chevy one even though a good price and could probably flip it for profit. to many projects going on now as it is.
April 5th, 2014 10:23 PM
Edgethis I wouldn't bother with the other trans personally. You'll just end end spending money on the assumption that you'll make more down then line.

Thats a great deal on the trans from the 90 5.0!
April 5th, 2014 12:32 AM
meanbgreen Well I found a guy here on base selling a T5 from his 89 Pontiac firebird formula (v8 305ci) for $300. A deal like that is good, if anything, cause don't think he knows what he has I can get it and turn around and maybe make a bit of profit to a chevy guy. In between I can do more research to see if i luck out on compatibility, as I already sent an email to advanced adapters for ford bell housing to pontiac T5. only thing as you said that may hang me up is the splines

---------- Post added at 10:18 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:58 PM ----------

seems like chevy folks use the mustang t5 as well n not visa versa

---------- Post added at 10:32 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:18 PM ----------

well just got a T5 from a 90 5.0 stang for $75. though still considering getting other GM T5 and see if can make money on it
April 4th, 2014 06:30 PM
Edgethis Should just need a Ford bellhousing. The trans mounts to the bellhousing with 4 bolts, the bell to the engine with 6 bolts.

I don't think theres an adapter to use a GM bellhousing on a Ford engine though.

However, I think you'd have issues with spline counts. I believe the GM shafts have more splines then the Ford ones do.

From Modern Driveline:

GM WC About this time GM entered the WC T-5 with the S-10 and Camaro T-5. Borg Warner produced both a 2x4 and 4x4 T-5 for the S-10 with different gear ratios depending on motor type. The 4x4 model was connected directly to the tranfer case with a short main shaft and tail shaft housing. GM used the T-5 in both the V6 and V8 Camaro’s, but the gear ratios were different, as well as, the bellhousing to transmission bolt pattern. The V8 Camaro received the same bolt pattern as earlier four speeds but with a 22 degree rotation to place the shifter closer to the driver. It is believed that GM changed the bolt pattern of the V6 T-5 so that it couldn’t be installed behind V8 motors. From looking at the outside of a Camaro T-5 it is difficult to tell them apart. GM used the WC T-5 2.95 gear set only in 92-93 IROC Z Camaro’s. In 1994 GM switched to the new T-56.
April 4th, 2014 02:45 PM
meanbgreen So i found a good deal on a T5 from a v8 transam, what's the chance there is an adapter plate to match tranny to ford bell housing to fit 302? Or is it to simple to just change the bell housings?
April 3rd, 2014 03:21 PM
Originally Posted by meanbgreen View Post
well even ryin a few places in Idaho to find a transmission. As popular and abundant as they are I'd figure there would be more readily available.
I have noticed that most of the cars in salvage and junk yards have already been picked clean by "rebuilders". The popularity of the fox body 5.0 is pretty high. Not to mention this is the go-to manual trans for almost any hotrod/kit car.
April 3rd, 2014 12:50 PM
meanbgreen well even ryin a few places in Idaho to find a transmission. As popular and abundant as they are I'd figure there would be more readily available.
April 2nd, 2014 05:13 PM
Originally Posted by brianjames78 View Post
Does anybody know what clutch pedal assemblies I can use from other vintage Mustangs? Thanks.
You can buy the clutch pedal here:

Modern Driveline, Inc. - pedals

You need a clutch pedal for your year car.
April 2nd, 2014 04:18 PM
meanbgreen Well as I am finding out it's not a cheap conversion that's for sure. There isn't much round here for transmission on craiglist and other sources, Ebay is all 700 n up for rebuilt with a core charge n by the looks of it most of them are in florida. That price isn't including bellhousing. or the clutch assembly. Wish I had got more back from tax return, lol
April 2nd, 2014 01:53 PM
brianjames78 I will be doing this swap in my 68 that's currently got a C4. I'm starting to look for parts now in hopes of starting the swap in the fall or over the winter. Does anybody know what clutch pedal assemblies I can use from other vintage Mustangs? Thanks.

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