View Full Version : dodge six to T5?? who makes a kit??


bct
01-24-2006, 02:45 AM
i'm going to use a flat six from a 49 desoto on my plymouth sedan..word has it that there is an adapter to mate a T5 to them....who makes the kit???

tragic59
01-24-2006, 03:52 AM
www.vanpeltsales.com (http://www.vanpeltsales.com)

Looked like that was all for FORD flattie stuff.

They carry Mopar stuff too?

Stovebolt
01-24-2006, 03:56 AM
I'm fairly vertain it was covered in a recent 12 port news from Inliners International.

i'll check up on it when I'm sober

rockabillybassman
01-24-2006, 04:57 AM
I deleted my post because tragic59 was right, my mistake. Sorry.

tragic59
01-24-2006, 05:02 AM
I've never heard of a kit for this application, but I know the conversion can be made.

Look for how one guy did it here:

http://photo.starblvd.net/DonCoatney?st=album&pg=4

Looks like it would be a good set-up and probably worth the effort. Good luck with it.

Dennis the Menace
01-24-2006, 05:23 AM
Check on this site, and ask Don Coatney. He is also registered here on the HAMB.
Dennis

http://merc583.addr.com/cgi-bin/webbbs/webbbs_config.pl?resetnew

bct
01-24-2006, 07:51 PM
bttt....no luck yet??

bct
01-24-2006, 08:59 PM
i saw a large thread here about 6 months ago...can't bring it up in search...any advice oon the flat six dodge crew and who to ask for advice if there is no kit availiable.TIA

blueskies
01-24-2006, 09:08 PM
Here you go, found in the HAMB TECH archive:

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=74221

Pete

junkmonger
01-24-2006, 09:17 PM
You can do it yourself, as per Blueskies' post, or buy one from these guys. I can't vouch for the accuracy, but it can be verified with Wilcap. Here's what I found on Inliners.org:


"I called the Wilcap company several weeks ago. Their contact information is: Wilcap Company; Post Office Box 763; Pismo Beach, CA 93448; Tel: (805)481-7639; FAX: (805)343-5000; Email: pmcguire@wilcap.com.

They have an adapter kit to put a T-5 Borg Warner five speed, or, for that matter,
any manual chevy transmission behind a flat head 6 cylinder Mopar. The kit # is 230-350 MT. The “MT” stands for “manual transmission.” The kit consists of an adapter plate which goes between the engine and the bellhousing and a flywheel. You use the Chevy bellhousing. It works with any Chevy standard transmission and a 10½” Chevy pressure plate. The hole for the starter can be placed either low on the driver or passenger’s side. It cannot go up high. The kit weighs about 50 lbs. and the shipping cost is about $50, maybe a little less.

He said that they do not keep these kits in stock but rather the adapter and the
flywheel are custom made when the order is placed. The turnaround time on an order
is about three weeks. I don't remember the exact cost but believe it is something between $600 and $700."

bct
01-24-2006, 09:34 PM
thanks to all i got it now

Al Martin
09-15-2006, 07:12 PM
Hi bct, Grenade Inspector.

How is your T5 implant going.
I got a 1950 Plym 4dr P20 218. 3 speed man.
Want to put a T5 on it to.
Did you have the same problems Don hade or was it simpler on your engine?
Is that allso a 218?

Please E-mail me: one.red@mail.com
Yours Al Martin

52plybizcoupe
09-15-2006, 07:16 PM
im so happy wilcap makes an adaper now how much do they want for it do i have to sell a testical to sience fo it

El Tortuga
09-15-2006, 08:36 PM
I thought Stovebolts makes a kit to adapt a T5 to a flathead mopar? Does anybody have any experience with this kit?

moparsled
09-15-2006, 10:05 PM
I thought Stovebolts makes a kit to adapt a T5 to a flathead mopar? Does anybody have any experience with this kit?

When I talked to Tom, he told me that his kit is for the truck bellhousing only. I don't really know why. I asked him about using my flywheel and pressure plate ('54 Plymouth) he said they will work. I ended up following Don Coatney's way, with very little deviation.
In answer to a question above- the 218 is different, though only slightly, from the DeSoto, at the rear (the DeSoto crank is longer) They share bellhousing bolt patterns.

Bugman
09-15-2006, 10:48 PM
The only reason I'm not running a T5 yet is that it doesn't jive with my column shift, and I don't want to to a floor shift.

slapshot
09-16-2006, 02:06 AM
The only reason I'm not running a T5 yet is that it doesn't jive with my column shift, and I don't want to to a floor shift.

Iff you do figure out a way to make that work , let me know about it !
(don't want to go to a floor shift myself)

Do you guy's still run the oridginal rearend with 4.11 gears ?

What will the "new" comfortable cruising speed be with a T5 ?

thanks !

El Tortuga
09-16-2006, 08:51 AM
Does anybody know what year dodge truck bellhousing for the Stovebolt adaptor and what t-5 (mustang, camaro, S-10) did Stovebolts say would work best? Thanks guys Dan

moparsled
09-16-2006, 05:41 PM
Does anybody know what year dodge truck bellhousing for the Stovebolt adaptor and what t-5 (mustang, camaro, S-10) did Stovebolts say would work best? Thanks guys Dan

the chevy trans to bellhousing bolt pattern is what you're looking for- S10 or Camaro are the most common. Don't know what all years of trucks. I do know that a bunch of those trucks had the pedal mounts and master cylinder mount as part of it. Not really good for a car application. That's why I copied Don Coatney's way.