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ccode67
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posted 08-29-2001 08:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Last night, I bolted in the engine and tranny, not too many problems, H-pipe rubs the crossmember on the left side, shifter hole had to be trimmed 1/4 inch on the right side and surprise, the driveshaft was exactly the right length ( C4 shaft with t-5 yoke ).
I'm getting pretty excited about trying it out, and showing it off, freshly detailed engine bay sure looks good. I hope to get everything hooked up this afternoon, maybe drive it around tommorrow.
Any one who has done this swap, Which shifter boot did you use? The original is a little small to clear the shifter, Maybe a 69 or 70 boot?

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Stuart MCA #48902
67 stang 5 speed
91 f-150 xlt
98 explorer xlt sohc v-6

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68Mustang
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posted 08-29-2001 09:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68Mustang   Click Here to Email 68Mustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Haven't done the shifter boot, I have one laying around from a Fox Mustang deciding how to use it. I used the B&M Ripper Shifter, no modifications, and it works pretty well (no problems reaching it, even in 5th). What shifter are you using?

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1968 302 5-spd Fastback, Modified
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steve'66
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posted 08-29-2001 10:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stuart,

I'm about where you are with my swap. Had to have my driveshaft shortened 3/4". I hope to have this thing driving by tommorow at the latest. I still have to hook up the clutch cable and lower my driveshaft loop. The t-5's output shaft is lower than the old 4speed's. I haven't tried puting the old shifter boot on yet, but it's a generic boot that should fit. Good luck with your swap!

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ccode67
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posted 08-29-2001 10:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm using the older Hurst Competition plus, the clearance issues are mainly with the travel stops, they wouldn't clear the floor and are pushing the limits of the stock type boot,(it's very small diameter wise), I plan to remove the stop plate and cut and reshape it to get some more room inside the boot and after adjusting the stops cut off any excess bolt outside the plate, I'm using the stock look handle,(trying to keep the sleeper look, 3 speed pattern on the knob too).

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Stuart MCA #48902
67 stang 5 speed
91 f-150 xlt
98 explorer xlt sohc v-6

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ccode67
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posted 08-31-2001 08:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The engine and 5 speed are in and looking mighty fine, most of the parts are back together now, fluids are full, just have to jumper the neutral safety switch and install the battery and I'll be driving this afternoon. I'm so happy I may get sick and leave work early.

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Stuart MCA #48902
67 stang 5 speed
91 f-150 xlt
98 explorer xlt sohc v-6

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steve'66
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posted 08-31-2001 10:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stuart,

How you coming? Mine's finally done! Test drove it tonight and it's like a different car. It's so smooth and quick shiftng and quiet too. We'll be taking it to the strip this Monday hoping for low 12's in the 1/4mi. Got the next couple days to iron out any "wrinkles".
Good luck with yours.

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ccode67
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posted 09-04-2001 09:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's done, I felt a little sick Friday at work (cough,cough ) and went home and finished up, back up lights and neutral safety wired up, battery in and off I went.
I LOVE IT !
I'm so glad to be rid of the automatic, shifting gears is so much more fun and makes the car feel much faster than it is.
I will be making a trek to the muffler shop, H-pipe rubbing on the crossmember causing a vibration ( someone else on m&m had the same problem but can't remember who).
The auto driveshaft was exactly the right length, 51 inches, and everything bolted up too easy, I thought something had to be wrong, my projects are usually a pain in the a**.

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68Mustang
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posted 09-04-2001 04:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68Mustang   Click Here to Email 68Mustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did you buy the T-5 yoke new or did you find it used somewhere? I have a vibration that is attributed to the yoke and I don't want to drop $95 if I can find one somewhere.

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1968 302 5-spd Fastback, Modified
1965 Coupe
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ccode67
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posted 09-05-2001 07:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I sprang for a new one, I believe it was $69 from CJ pony, it was in a Ford box so you may check with a dealer, you never know, it may be less from them.
Also check NPD and Mustangs Plus, they both have them.

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Stuart MCA #48902
67 stang 5 speed
91 f-150 xlt
98 explorer xlt sohc v-6

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JAAZZY
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posted 09-05-2001 04:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the Richmond 5spd but had some of the same problems. Mine needed a little trimming as well for the shifter. I purchased a large ****er boot from Summit. It's actually too big but doesn't look bad and works out nicely.

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ccode67
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posted 09-06-2001 07:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I did get the stock boot to work, had to trim a good bit off the top plate on the shifter and trim the excess off of the stop bolts, still pushes out on the boot but not too noticable, I am trying to keep this swap as hidden as possible as the car is mostly original ( paint, interior, 63000 miles) just trying not to detract from it's original appearance.

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Stuart MCA #48902
67 stang 5 speed
91 f-150 xlt
98 explorer xlt sohc v-6

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