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Opinions on 3sp toploader?
#1
Planning a manual swap for our 351w and was headed toward a T5, since they're plentiful, inexpensive and we're not planning to push a whole lot of power.

I might have a shot at an original 3speed tranny tomorrow for a really good price, but I'd hate to make a mistake, since I"m not that familiar with them.

Any thoughts? Thanks.

Mark
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#2
If it was me.....I'd dump the 3spd......tuck it away with all the old parts that you might have and go with the 5spd.

But then again I'm biased as that's what I plan to do with mine.....the 3spd just doesn't cut it when you're out on the road.

Ken

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Ken

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int


All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy
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#3
I dont believe you will be happy with the 3 speed personally.shrug
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#4
the 5 sp will be much better on fuel milage and depending on gear better drivability. but if ya gonna play hard you can break em. the 3 speed is tough as nails but with out an overdrive will not be fuel effecient and if low geared rear end will spin motor on hwy pretty dang high rpms. the 5 speed gets the nod from me even tho i dont like em lol. but if ya gonna play rough the 3 speed will hang with you. ok im through ramblin .good luck with what ever choice ya make.

in loving memory of my son ..Jason
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#5
3speed is as tough as a 4 speed top loader, but I would go for the 5 speed for the overdrive gear.

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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.
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#6
Thanks for helping me avoid what would appear to be a mistake. We'll stick with the T5 plan.

Mark
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