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#1
Hi guys

I´ve got an opportunity to buy an ´86 Mustang GT with a 302 and a T5 manual gearbox for a small amount of money.
I´m wondering if it would be a good idea to swap the T5 into my ´71 coupe? (since the C4 auto is dead and out from under the thing)
And would the bellhousing fit onto the 351 Cleveland I have in the ´71?

What do you guys think?

Kv.
Stebbi
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#2
Yes it will fit. The bellhousing is the same. The flywheel has a different balance factor 28oz on the Cleveland and 50oz on the 5.0. you'll need a clutch linkage and pedal. I plan on making a 5 speed swap into my convertible too.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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(09-17-2010, 01:08 PM)stebbsi Wrote: Hi guys

I´ve got an opportunity to buy an ´86 Mustang GT with a 302 and a T5 manual gearbox for a small amount of money.
I´m wondering if it would be a good idea to swap the T5 into my ´71 coupe? (since the C4 auto is dead and out from under the thing)
And would the bellhousing fit onto the 351 Cleveland I have in the ´71?

What do you guys think?

Kv.
Stebbi
T5 trannys have a tough time staying together with a hoped up 302, If you plan on any performanceupgrades on the cleveland I dont think it will be durable enough.

It will depend on the cars use, racing or a lead foot will be hard to keep it together.

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1972 Mustang Convertible 351C 4V
1966 Ford Galaxie 7 litre-4speed

Jorge
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(09-17-2010, 08:50 PM)jorgem2 Wrote:
(09-17-2010, 01:08 PM)stebbsi Wrote: Hi guys

I´ve got an opportunity to buy an ´86 Mustang GT with a 302 and a T5 manual gearbox for a small amount of money.
I´m wondering if it would be a good idea to swap the T5 into my ´71 coupe? (since the C4 auto is dead and out from under the thing)
And would the bellhousing fit onto the 351 Cleveland I have in the ´71?

What do you guys think?

Kv.
Stebbi
T5 trannys have a tough time staying together with a hoped up 302, If you plan on any performanceupgrades on the cleveland I dont think it will be durable enough.

It will depend on the cars use, racing or a lead foot will be hard to keep it together.

Just received my Mustang Monthly magazine and it had a good article on swapping a 5sp into a 4sp car. I went with the AOD but if I keep having issues that would be the next way to go. I would have done that from the start but the tranny came with the motor.
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