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stinkweed
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From: Nashville,TN
Registered: Jun 2001

posted 06-07-2001 08:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stinkweed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey guys!i'm in the process of converting my 78 C2 to a T-5 tranny.it currently has a v8/rad-4.i ordered a rblt unit from D&D perf.
and was informed later on another forum that there are two different input shaft lenghts.
94/95 T-5's input shafts are 17mm longer than earlier units.i'm looking for info on what others have used on this swap.i have the pics and directions from darryl's thread,
so i know about the bellhousing,shifter etc.
i plan to use the original RAD bellhousing,
clutch,and flywheel unless you guys say otherwise.the pilot bushing modification is
my main concern.anyone else got some helpful hints/warnings?any info you give will be greatly appreciated.

thanks,
stinkweed

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Gidyup302
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From: CT
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 06-07-2001 09:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gidyup302   Click Here to Email Gidyup302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like that name, Go to mustangii.net tech center installation guides. Theres pics and a lot of info

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richard bohm
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From: tucson,az-luray,va
Registered: May 2001

posted 06-10-2001 04:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for richard bohm   Click Here to Email richard bohm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
you will want the same T5 as the 93 and earlier mustangs used. contact windsor fox for the needed swap parts.

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Percy Hazel
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From: Bellingham, WA, USA
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 06-10-2001 11:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Percy Hazel   Click Here to Email Percy Hazel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you use the original Must II bellhousing you will need a spacer for the input shaft or the longer input shaft from the 94/95 trans. If you switch to the later bellhousing you will need a 157tooth flywheel
balanced @ 28oz [81 and earlier 5.0] and the 10-10.5 clutch for same flywheel.
stick with the must II housing and use the spacer or later input shaft. The II is unique because of the smaller bellhousing and specific flywheel [small dia]. Dont let anyone mislead you.......NOBODY makes a kit for you. Early model stangs.....yes......us NO.
good luck
Percy

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B78Cobra
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From: davison, Mi, USA
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 07-19-2001 03:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for B78Cobra   Click Here to Email B78Cobra     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah I have a borgwarner T5 in my 78 Cobra. It came out of a 87 GT, and I have a McCloud SFI bellhousing for it. The bellhousing looks like it might have a little lower than the stock aluminum one, and it looked a little bigger all around too. But I was wondering if anyone else has this housing and if so how much am I going to have to beat in the trans tunnel?

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Percy Hazel
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From: Bellingham, WA, USA
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 07-19-2001 11:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Percy Hazel   Click Here to Email Percy Hazel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With the big bellhousing everything is tight and each combination is a little different as to bash amount required.
Your exhaust will probably dictate the amount of bash as it will have to be rerouted around the bigger housing. One of the small starters might help the situation, I'm not sure.
After I got all my big parts in place I pulled them out and went with the changed out input shaft and the Must II bellhousing with new clutch assy.
Works for me.
later
Percy

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B78Cobra
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From: davison, Mi, USA
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 07-20-2001 09:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for B78Cobra   Click Here to Email B78Cobra     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, I have the mini starter already that helped a lot even with the stock bell-housing. I know a guy that builds chassis and pro mod cars, he said he could cut and fabricate a new tunnel so it would fit right, but the pedels are so close to the tunnel there might not be any room at all.

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interceptor281
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From: newport, nc usa
Registered: Aug 2001

posted 08-22-2001 10:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for interceptor281   Click Here to Email interceptor281     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I did this swap. I used the RAD bell. You have to MAKE a longer input shaft. The trans mount has to be moved forward and down. The clutch cable adjustment sleeve must be reinforced. The driveshaft has to be shortened or a mid '70's Comet unit used. The shifter hole has to be cut and the ****er bent so that you don't punch the stereo when you shift.

This swap is a bitch. Buy a TREMEC because NO t-5 is strong enough for a good engine.

If you have headers, the RAD bell is the only way to go. Everything else is too tight.

I have many pics of this swap. Just let me know if you need them.

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mustangj
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From: fergus,ontario,canada
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 09-18-2001 10:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangj   Click Here to Email mustangj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
More digging for the new guy!

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