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C-6 to T-5 swap
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Well, I'm getting started on my 5-speed swap. Since there are no documented C-6 to T-5 swaps that I can find on the net i figured why not post my exploits here. My parts selection may be unique to this particular swap but there is a reason for their selection... so here it goes. The main purpose for the car is to have a real nice driving road car that will get decent fuel mileage and go anywhere, anytime.

The trans is a used T-5 from a 95 Mustang GT, it was selected because the input shaft is roughly 3/4" longer than the earlier T-5 which is popular in Mustangdom. The bellhousing is from a 3.8 liter V-6 since it allows the use of a 164 tooth flywheel and an 11" clutch (not that my car needs an 11" clutch Big Grin) and pressure plate. The main reason is it is much more plentiful than the 5.0 bellhousing. The shifter is a stock t-5 piece that was free from a friend. The first new piece was the block plate since I could not find a new one. The clutch and diaphragm pressure plate are stock replacement parts, very low buck. I will be custom fabricate the clutch linkage and the trans mount.

Tonight I got the car up in the air and removed the driver's seat, console and shifter. I'll post as more progress is made.




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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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#2
Man you have FANCY jackstandsTongue
Good luck with the swap
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#3
Like those?? I found them in East Tennessee! Big Grin

I can work from one end of the car to the other with those.

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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droptop73;40415 Wrote:Like those?? I found them in East Tennessee! Big Grin

I can work from one end of the car to the other with those.

I wondered what you were loading up at the garage that day
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droptop73;40406 Wrote:Well, I'm getting started on my 5-speed swap. Since there are no documented C-6 to T-5 swaps that I can find on the net i figured why not post my exploits here. My parts selection may be unique to this particular swap but there is a reason for their selection... so here it goes. The main purpose for the car is to have a real nice driving road car that will get decent fuel mileage and go anywhere, anytime.

The trans is a used T-5 from a 95 Mustang GT, it was selected because the input shaft is roughly 3/4" longer than the earlier T-5 which is popular in Mustangdom. The bellhousing is from a 3.8 liter V-6 since it allows the use of a 164 tooth flywheel and an 11" clutch (not that my car needs an 11" clutch Big Grin) and pressure plate. The main reason is it is much more plentiful than the 5.0 bellhousing. The shifter is a stock t-5 piece that was free from a friend. The first new piece was the block plate since I could not find a new one. The clutch and diaphragm pressure plate are stock replacement parts, very low buck. I will be custom fabricate the clutch linkage and the trans mount.

Tonight I got the car up in the air and removed the driver's seat, console and shifter. I'll post as more progress is made.


Awesome. I too will be doing this swap in my M-code; just have a ton of body work to complete first. Thanks for sharing the info.

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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Jeff,

Please keep us up to date on all that you do. I for one will follow your swap with interest.

Thank you for posting.
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#7
Cool, one of these years I'll swap in a T-56 into my Mustang. I'll have to keep a close eye on this swap for some tips and tricks.

Jayson
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73 Mach 1 Mustang
89 Dodge Shadow ES
94 Jeep Wrangler

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#8
Like Don, we're planning this swap, and watching your work with interest. Thanks for sharing.

Mark
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#9
You're not concerned about the torque out output of the Cleveland vs the torque rating of that trans?

1973 Mach 1 Q code 351 4V, 9A paint, standard interior, 3.50 rear, C6 trans.
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#10
I don't think it will be an issue the trans is rated at 300 ft/lb and my Cleveland is a very mild piece. The car is a driver and I will not be racing it. There are many parts available to upgrade the strength if it fails. They used virtually the same trans behind the Cobras IIRC that was rated @ 330 ft/lb.

Famous last words... "It SHOULD be OK" LOL!

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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