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Garage Points » Garage point for mustang Steve for lowering blocks » Yesterday 8:21 PM

MS sent me some lowering blocks he had set up a while back that would center the rear end in the car. Now I just need to find time to install them.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Over drive » Yesterday 7:06 PM

josh-kebob
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check out, gearboxvideo.com

Really good vid's on the T5....from tear down and inspection to the rebuild.  He has video's on other trans as well.....

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 1968 fastback » Yesterday 6:16 PM

RV6
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rpm wrote:

Henry Ford. I've not bought any aftermarket, butt heard enough complaints about them online to not use them.

^^^^^^
Nuff said. I purchased hood and windshield chrome for my 67 from the local Mustang parts house. The windshield stuff looked and worked OK, the hood and grill stuff needed major finessing to make work. If you can, source the real Ford part.
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Lucky's Rod Run, College Station, TX on January 13. » Yesterday 4:55 PM

Raymond_B
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josh-kebob wrote:

dibs on the bronco........

Bronco is nice, I like the brown F-150 under it too. There's some things I would change, but hat looks like a nice truck.
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Versailles brake lines » Yesterday 3:21 PM

The Cobra discs will have specific soft brake lines that then must be joined to the hard line running along the rear.  You may be able to simply cut, bend, and reflare the existing hard line and make that work, or just make new lines from the Y-block on the soft hose running between the front to rear brake line and the hard lines on the rear. 

I say may, because I'm trying to recall the type of flare the Cobra soft lines use.  I run the same rear brakes on my '89, but I used a kit from Maximum Motorsports that may use a special soft hose with the Cobra caliper end and an American double flare of the other end.  I think the Mustangs had gone to bubble flares and possibly metric lines by '94 (Cobra brakes are the same '94-'04).  Here's the kit I used:

https://www.maximummotorsports.com/MM-Stainless-Brake-Hoses-Hard-Lines-1986-93-SN95-calipers-rear-P1437.aspx

Possibly the soft lines are available separately if they are unique.  If you determine that they are I would call MM and ask them.  Great folks to deal with.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Hey 6Sally6 is this enough Cam/snotty for you? » Yesterday 3:08 PM

Absurd, but really, an LSX in a Mustang?  Isn't that still a hanging offense in Detroit?

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Versailles brake lines » Yesterday 2:36 PM

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I just removed my old 1967  8" rear and am getting ready to give it to the guy I traded for my Versailles rearend about 5 or so years ago as he is now ready to use it.  Before I give him my old rear do I need any of the hard brake line stuff off of it?  What do I use for lines on the Versailles?  I'm not sure what to use from the point where the brake line comes off the body to the center of the housing and from there to the rear discs (2003 Cobra.)  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  I know that many of these swaps occurred a long time ago, I've been struggling finding older articles, many of the links I try are no longer active.  Thanks 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Lucky's Rod Run, College Station, TX on January 13. » Yesterday 1:52 PM

Don wrote:

nice   Did I just see a Radio Flyer Car ??  Really  ??  George Barris would be proud  http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png

 
Yea, I talked to that guy. He said “it’s what you get when you retire a year early, get bored, and just happen to have a wrecked Ranger pickup laying around.”

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Hey 6Sally6 is this enough Cam/snotty for you? » Yesterday 1:26 PM

6sally6
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seen it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
6s6
Butt thanx anyhow            (8

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Lucky's Rod Run, College Station, TX on January 13. » Yesterday 10:43 AM

Don
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nice   Did I just see a Radio Flyer Car ??  Really  ??  George Barris would be proud  http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Over drive » Yesterday 10:17 AM

Here's a link off MDL's site on the T5:

http://www.mustangandfords.com/how-to/drivetrain/1506-everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-the-t-5-five-speed/

Not exactly step by step like a manual, but the basic gist of the rebuild.  They don't walk you through setting endplay on the main and countershafts, which is crucially important.  You actually want a bit of preload when using a support plate.  This is best measured with a dial indicator, and you'll need calipers for measuring shim thickness. 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Over drive » Yesterday 10:11 AM

When using a Fox era T5 in a classic Mustang here are the answers:

1.) Use the Fox bellhousing and engine plate.  Literally bolt on parts.  I checked fitment and its fine on the 351 as well as the 289/302.

2.) The shifter comes up very close to stock.  A stock shifter would almost certainly work.  An aftermarket shifter with stops will not.  The trimming needed is fairly minor.  You won't be able to get the shifter off with the trans in the car, but IME that was hit or miss even in a Fox body.  I would highly, highly recommend running a Pro 5.0 shifter.  The stock shifter is like a breadstick in a bowl of noodles. 

You will need a flywheel for your engine balance, which is likely 28oz. imbalance, not the 50 oz. that the 5.0 used.  Flywheels are easily available and can be had cheap.  I bought a likely made off shore one for my '67 for like $100 that has worked just fine.  Ford Racing has an SFI one for like $270.  I'm using that on my '89, as my 331 uses the 28 oz. imbalance instead of the 50oz.  That car is going to be more of a street/strip car, so the added protection seemed worthwhile.  It may see sticky tires and/or nitrous at some point, so the expense was worth it IMO. 

Again, overkill is also no guarantee.  Give me a trans rated at 500lbs/ft. behind an engine rated at 350lbs/ft. and I'll find you someone who can break it.  Drivetrain strength doesn't deal in absolutes.  No one can say this trans will break immediately behind that engine, and conversely they also can't say this one will never break.  It all comes down to degrees of likelyhood.  I ran a side business rebuilding and building transmissions for years.  I never had a single trans come back from someone who followed my advice.  I built a half dozen Z-spec geared GM pattern T5s for use in 3rd gen F-cars, several of which went behind 383 strokers making every ounce of 500lbs/ft.  They went through tires rather quickly, but as far as I know going on 15 years now not a singl

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Over drive » Yesterday 8:59 AM

BillyC
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TKOPerformance wrote:

There is both a book and a video available on rebuilding the T5.  Personally I don't think its that hard, so long as you lay everything out in the order it came apart, paying special attention to orientation.  There are probably 150 or so parts in a T5, but some of that isn't typically disassembled.  You won't take the shifting mechanism apart for example.  You will typically need a press, though I think I did a couple without one years back just using brass drifts, etc.  A press certainly makes it easier though.

I'd recommend checking out Hanlon Motorsports for parts and the video.  Here's a link:

http://cart.hanlonmotorsports.com/t5-5-speed

 
I don't know if they still offer it but a few years ago I downloaded an instruction book on rebuilding the t5 from Modern Driveline.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Over drive » Yesterday 8:39 AM

 I can deal with cost and overkill. My main point is to choose a transmission that will live behind an engine capable of 400 + HP and torque and buy it once.

Here is some food for thought before you start buying parts and pieces
Depth of bell housing  - does it work with the length of input shaft?
Shifter location - Will it come up in the hole that Ford put in the car. If not, what will it take to make it work. Is moving the shifter around on the transmission an option or will a new hole need to be cut in the transmission tunnel? Is there a center console that will add to the equation?




 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Over drive » Yesterday 5:53 AM

There is both a book and a video available on rebuilding the T5.  Personally I don't think its that hard, so long as you lay everything out in the order it came apart, paying special attention to orientation.  There are probably 150 or so parts in a T5, but some of that isn't typically disassembled.  You won't take the shifting mechanism apart for example.  You will typically need a press, though I think I did a couple without one years back just using brass drifts, etc.  A press certainly makes it easier though.

I'd recommend checking out Hanlon Motorsports for parts and the video.  Here's a link:

http://cart.hanlonmotorsports.com/t5-5-speed

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » 1968 fastback » Yesterday 5:37 AM

It's been over 20 years since I did it, but whatever I bought worked well.  Ideally original trim is the way to go, but baring that I would check reviews at the various parts houses.  General consensus is that nothing is going to fit like OEM.  I do wonder though if sometimes that isn't all in people's heads though. 

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