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66 Racer
Journeyman

Posts: 58
From: West Covina, California
Registered: Aug 2001

posted 11-08-2002 11:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66 Racer   Click Here to Email 66 Racer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey guys,

This is something i was just curious about. The t5 needs that 1" spacer plate because the input shaft is one inch longer correct? But which part on the input shaft is 1" longer, the part with the teeth or the part that goes into the pilot bushing. IF its the part that goes into the pilot bushing couldnt that just be cut at home with the proper tools. It would be better that buying a $200 spacer plate and in the money to cut down your drive shaft 1" as well.

Im considering about putting a t5 in since i keep running into them dirt cheap, seems like everyone has one for under $100. And if i could just cut the shaft down myself, it wouldnt be too bad, but if i need like $300-400 to just install it, i rather stick to my manual 3 speed and wait for a 4 speed.

Thanks guys,

I might pick one up this weekend.

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Under Construction 66 Coupe

289 V8 - 600cfm Holley - Tri-Y Headers - Flowmaster 2.5 dual exaust - Centerforce Dual Friction

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V8 Thumper
Gearhead

Posts: 2991
From: Orange, Ca. United States of America
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 11-09-2002 12:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might want to think twice...
https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/000742.html

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1965 GT coupe, 333ci aluminum headed/solid cammed stroker, four speed, 3.70:1 9"

All Blue Oval, no blue bottle
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n2oMike
Gearhead

Posts: 1367
From: Spencer, WV
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 11-09-2002 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a good article...

http://66.96.130.106/archives/2000/09/t5swap/index.shtml

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
http://www.geocities.com/carbedstangs/cmml_mburch.html
http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/healey/367
http://www.mustangworks.com/cgi-bin/moi-display.cgi?220

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66 Racer
Journeyman

Posts: 58
From: West Covina, California
Registered: Aug 2001

posted 11-09-2002 01:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66 Racer   Click Here to Email 66 Racer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks guys,

Seems like there are no shortcuts to installing a T5, I'll probably buy one or 2 for furture use the next time i see one.

If it isnt done right, its not worth doing at all. Well, in most cases at least

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Under Construction 66 Coupe

289 V8 - 600cfm Holley - Tri-Y Headers - Flowmaster 2.5 dual exaust - Centerforce Dual Friction

Installing balanced 302, 10.2 compression, 66 heads w/port work, waiting on cam, manifold, & carb

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69maverick
Gearhead

Posts: 839
From: Thomaston,CT.
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 11-09-2002 08:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You Should pick up a few of these 100 dollar
T-5's and put them on EBAY most sell for 3 to 5 hundred!!

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