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larryp
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From: springfield, Oregon
Registered: Feb 2002

posted 02-14-2002 12:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for larryp   Click Here to Email larryp     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone installed a t-5 behind the 2.8 engine? I have a 76 Cobra that I have been working on for the last 3 yrs and want to up-grade the trans. Four gears are not enough for highway driving. I have been reading your forum posts for the past few days and there seems to be some knowledge behind all the jokeing.

Larry
1976 Cobra (work in progress)
2.8 V6 4 spd

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R Rainwater
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From: Puxico,MO. USA
Registered: Jul 99

posted 02-14-2002 11:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for R Rainwater   Click Here to Email R Rainwater     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Larry, welcome to M&M. I have'nt been in this II business very long so my knowledge is limited. But watch out for ORANGEBOY Alex, he likes to stuff oranges in II tailpipes.
Bob R.

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a351must2
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From: Snohomish, WA, USA
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posted 02-14-2002 12:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for a351must2   Click Here to Email a351must2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It would be basically the same as installing a T5 behind a Mustang II V8 using the V8 bellhousing. The bellhousing is a bit longer than what's normally used with the T5 so you'll need a spacer for the pilot bearing and you'll need to move the transmission crossmember back.

A friend of mine has put a T5 behind a SOHC 4.0L using a Mustang II V6 bellhousing and did basically the same procedure, except he was able to install the pilot bearing into the flywheel instead of the crank. He just had to have an insert made for the pilot bearing to fit in the flywheel. The SOHC 4.0L flywheel is designed to have the pilot bearing in it though.

Something you can research is if any other vehicles came with the German V6 and used a T5. The basic German V6 bellhousing pattern is common on the 2.6L, 2.8L, 2.9L, 3.0L, and 4.0L used clear up through the late '90s.

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larryp
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posted 02-14-2002 03:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for larryp   Click Here to Email larryp     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the welcome and info guys, I'll try and get a line on the capri and english ford and see if they came with this setup. I'll be keeping an eye on my exhaust too.

Larry

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