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How to swap in a manaul T5 transmission *56K shoots itself*
Ok guys, after my A4LD took a **** on me, I decided I'd go manual...
I bought my T5 from a tow yard for $250 with everything that I wanted off the car.
So here's the specs on the T5
Rebuilt less than 30,000kms ago (around 18,000 miles)
has 3.97 1st gear... other wise stock
I had the flywheel re-surfaced for $50 and trust me, you should all get it done by a shop and not by yourself... It turns out so much better.
Bought a stock replacement clutch kit for a 1988 Mustang 2.3 with an ungraded pressure plate (has 8 extra fingers compared to stock)
Also to give you some helpfull tips, a 2.3 N/A flywheel is made for a 8.5" clutch, SVO flywheel is made for a 8.75" clutch, Merkur flywheel is made for a 9" clutch and the Turbo coupes flywheel is made for 9.25" clutch. a flywheel made for a 8.5" clutch wont work with a 8.75" clutch, and a 9" wont work with a 9.25" clutch soTHEY DO NOT INTERCHANGE!
I'm running a 8.5" clutch and it's holding the power good, but if you're going to have loads of power than I would tell you to grab a TC flywheel and run a 9.25" clutch or a 5.0 clutch with some mods.
This swap will work with almost any fox body ford, you may have to change a few things but it should still follow the same principle.
Left - speedometer cable through the fire wall
right - clutch cable almost installed, just need to put a bolt in that hole
These cables are in the auto cars right at the back of the fire wall near the wiring harness. These are the clutch safty switch
They go here
The rest is reverse. The only thing that you would need to do differently is the mounting location of the speedometer cable and the clutch cable.
If you use the auto crossmember then you'll have to drill 2 new holes and use spacers since its going to have to be used in the manual location because it has to be moved back. The manual mounts are wider than the auto mounts, hence the spacers.
1988 Mustang LX
Ex 2.3 N/A car, built 2.3 turbo with LOTS of goodies! now I gotta find a rear end and a ps/pump XD
1989 Ranger STX 4x4
tinted windows, 2 - 12" kicker comps with a 400.1X at 500watts
Awesome Sleeper. Didn't know differant in TC setup. If know it could have got one of these setup this weekend. I didn't need it so didn't both. Cluch pedals bellhousing everything there. Learn something everyday.
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