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Author Topic:   AOD vs. T-5 swap into a 66 Coupe w/ factory C4
MDF99
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From: Hamilton, Ohio, USA
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posted 10-16-2001 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MDF99   Click Here to Email MDF99     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I want to get an overdrive transmission into my 66 Coupe. I'd prefer to have a manual transmission but have no idea about what is required to make the swap work. I know that with the AOD, that it's a matter of simply bolting up some aftermarket parts to make it fit. How hard is it to get a clutch pedal and linkage properly installed and working? What kind of money would I be looking at to accomplish swapping a manual trans and clutch + linkage into my 66 that has never been equipped for a manual trans? Thanks so much!!

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kcode
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posted 10-16-2001 10:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First I have a preference to the T-5 swap, I've done three of them with fairly good success, OK the 67 GT-350 didn't work so good, two out of three ain't bad.

If you can find a donar car for the pedal assembly, z-bar, bellhousing, spacer plate, flywheel, and a late model V-8 T-5, you will still have to get a clutch assembly, transmission crossmember. There a few other item that are needed but will depend on the bellhousing and clutch linkage you use. Almost forgot, slip yoke to match T-5. All in all it could probably be done for around $800 depending on if you go new or used. New parts will raise the price a bunch.

Mike

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68Mustang
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posted 10-16-2001 11:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68Mustang   Click Here to Email 68Mustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For a person that has done both, on the same car, I'd say go manual. Get the right parts and its easier than you think. Going to a cable clutch makes it 10 times easier.

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67coupe
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posted 10-16-2001 11:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
68mustang what setup did u use for the pedal assembly im going to put a t5 in the vert and was debating on how to use the cable fab work or just buy the kit was it easy ?

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Josh
67 coupe with 351c
94 Explorer
30 model A currently rustbucket
in process 67 convt with efi 5.0 and t5

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ccode67
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posted 10-17-2001 08:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I used the stock mechanical linkage and bellhousing for mine, adapter plate and crossmember were California Pony Parts items and are available at many vendors. I went with all new linkage, the cost was around $250 for all the rods, springs, clips, bushings,Z-bar and clutch fork, about the same cost as the cable set-up. Good Luck.

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67 stang 5 speed
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GTRocks
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posted 10-17-2001 09:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This website should help you out:

http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Downs/1966/5speed.html

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68Mustang
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posted 10-17-2001 04:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68Mustang   Click Here to Email 68Mustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Both the DB Performance kit and the one Bruce Couture makes are good. Just depends if you want to do the majority of the work yourself or have someone else do it. DB Performance takes your complete pedal assembly cuts and welds on it and sends it back with some other hardware and a cable. The Bruce Couture kit (made with Mustangs Plus) sends you all the necessary hardware and you do all the work. Both work very well and have good craftsmanship. About the hardest part was drilling the hole in the firewall.

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MDF99
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posted 10-17-2001 08:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MDF99   Click Here to Email MDF99     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's some good information I found concerning the Bruce Couture clutch setup and T-5 Swap...

http://www.vntg-mustang.com/vmoa/09_01pe.pdf

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