HOME T-5 in TRUCKS
MUSTANG T-5 INSTALLATION IN CARS or T-BIRD
Use 1954-62* passenger car stick bellhousing. (3-speed manual)
Will work with 215-223 6 cylinder engines in 52-64 cars
Rancheros are not trucks.
The shifter will be ahead of the front edge of the seat.
Shifter will be approximately 2" to the left of the center of tunnel.
Most S-10 T-5's have a GM bolt pattern and will not fit our adaption methods.
Due to the difference in length of the input shaft you must use a 1993 or older Mustang** T-5.
1994 and newer T-5 transmissions will NOT work! INPUT SHAFT IS TOO LONG
You must change your clutch disc to 1-1/16" 10 spline.
Y-Block cars had 1" 10 spline or 1" 23 spline clutch discs.
Original pressure plate and throwout bearing can be used.
5.0L pressure plate will NOT fit Y-Block flywheel.
T-5 is shorter than original transmissions. (About 3")
Driveshaft must lengthened.
Driveshaft front yoke must be changed.
This adapter places the rear mount level.
*This kit will also work on some Flat-head Ford V8 bellhousings(49-53), Merc Flat-head V8 (52-53), early F-E (58-64) and Small block Ford bellhousings (62-64).
**Some GM T-5 Transmissions have the Ford bolt pattern on the front. Most do not.
T-5 to Y-Block adapter. Current version rotates transmission 5° to level rear mount.
Moves shifter closer to original T-bird location. Photo below shows early version.
T5 SHIFTER LOCATION IN 1955 T-BIRD. Seat in rear most position.
Early version shown. New design moves shifter closer to driver. Carpet kits available for T-5 installation.
Y-BLOCK CAR & T-BIRD BELLHOUSING CASTING NUMBERS
|AE6394||54 Y-Block CAR||3 speed||Use adapter plate|
|AE6394B||55 Y-Block CAR||3 speed||Use adapter plate|
|AG6394G||56 Y-Block CAR||3 speed||Use adapter plate|
|AJ6349C||59 and later CAR||3 speed||Use adapter plate|