I searched CL for awhile before I got mine. Everyone want to sell you a recently "rebuilt" one for $895. I was able to get a bellhousing from another forum member so that made bargaining a bit better.
I believe the T5z was made by "Motorcraft" for the later Cobras. It can handle slightly more power, and has slightly wider gear ratios.Yea there is something to be said out walking through the gears. Is the T5z just a newer tranny. Just to be clear a t5 out of v6 won't work with my 302. At this point trying to get th most expensive part out of the way.
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.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.