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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-05-06, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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manual transmission wanted

Looking for a 4 or 5 speed manual transmission and bellhousing for my hot rod with a 1988 302, would like to buy complete with clutch, pressure plate, etc.

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Re: manual transmission wanted

A T5 out of an EB V8 (or later) will bolt straight in.

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Re: manual transmission wanted

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A T5 out of an EB V8 (or later) will bolt straight in.

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Thanks for your reply. I bought a 5 speed out of a 2001 mustang with a V6. I don't think I made a mistake for $425.

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Re: manual transmission wanted

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A T5 out of an EB V8 (or later) will bolt straight in.

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Do you know if I need to change the flywheel on the 88 5.0 and if it is externally or internally balanced?

Thanks for your help.
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Re: manual transmission wanted

Ok,
now i know your not in oz.
Is your engine a previous manual or auto.
If it was an auto then you need a suitable flywheel to replace the flex plate.

You may need to change your spigot bearing (reccomended anyway)
Your using a V6 unit, and we just don't have em here in oz, so i have no idea of the different lengths/bellhousings.

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Re: manual transmission wanted

You'll need to get a suitable flywheel, as jas mentioned.
Also a pilot bearing (I believe that's the spigot bearing he talked about), which goes in the back of the crank.
The 5.0 is externally balanced, so when you select a flywheel, be sure it has the 50oz imbalance (as opposed to 28oz).
If you're planning to just drive it around, the V6 T5 will hold fine, but if you're planning on running it, it'll be nice to see how long it holds up. Then, again, most hot rods are much lighter than stock Mustangs, so maybe it'll balance out.
I'm almost positive you're going to need a new bellhousing and input shaft, but I can't remember right off. Is the engine in the car already? If it's not, simply snug the transmission to the back of the engine. If it fits tight all around and the bolt holes line up, you won't need a new bellhousing. If the bolts don't line up, you'll need a new one. If you need a new bell, you'll very likely to need a new input shaft, but don't hold me to that.
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