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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by christopher 78, Jul 9, 2014.
Anyone know what brand t-5 adaptor this is? It is for a flathead.
It's for a flathed.
Well, it's just my guess, but doesn't the "MCF" suggest Motor City Flathead
I think so too. The engine was built there.
Looks like the Ford T5 pattern.
It is I stated that in the begining.
If you did I can't find it. There are two different bolt patterns used on Flathead T5 adapters, the most common is the S10 Chevy pattern and the less common is the Mustang and later Chevy pattern. Your adapter looks like the T5 mustang transmission bolt pattern.
Sorry I put T5 forgot the Mustang part. Wasn't trying to be a dick.
Interesting looking adapter, which engine and transmission are you running? What year flathead and which T5 transmission?
Your in Fredricksburg.Whats it going in?
It's a motorcity flathead. Trans is a world class with a s 10 tailshaft
53 ford conv. Yeah I'm in fredericksburg tx.
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Nice looking setup, that is somewhat similar to mine, except I am running a 59a block with a hogshead and then a similar adapter I made. I'm using a motorsport T5 Z. What rear end gears are you running? I like the 4:11s with the overdrive. Do you happen to know how thick your adapter plate is?
Boy, that's a nice flatty.
The adapter is a inch. As for the gears I'm gonna say they are 4:11.
I built my plate 1 inch but need to take a little of the end of the T5 input shaft to clear the crankshaft. I thought that was the correct thickness, but thought I would check. Thanks for the verification.
Anyone know what pilot bearing to use for a ford t-5 to a flatty
I use the same pilot bearing for the original three on the tree trans with mine. Where did you get the MCF trans adapter?
I am using the same adapter that I bought from Mark (MCF) about 14 years ago. I don't remember if he bought rough castings and did final machining or had someone else make them entirely. They adapt Mustang T-5s to any narrow pattern 4-bolt bell housing, from '49 Ford/'51 Merc up to the mid '60s.
I'm looking for a pilot bearing at the moment! Was thinking about turning a brass one, but a roller bearing would be nice. I'm sure if I check the dimensions I could find something at a bearing supply house, just haven't tried yet. If anyone knows the bearing number or application it would help.
Do you know the years/models that use that bearing? I work on early year Fords and don't know much about the later years.
From what I can find all Ford pilot bearings through 53 are 5/8 inch (.625).
Try this bearing number 6203 or 6203Z. I think it the same number, just a different manufacturer.
Thanks for the input. With out the Z it is an open bearing, with the Z it is a metal sealed bearing. If you care 2RS is with contact rubber seals and 2RZ is with non-contact rubber seals
I'm a big fan of bushings vs bearings for pilot applications. It's an abusive environment and the bushings are far less critical than the bearings. Seen more damage done with bad bearings than with bad bushings...ymmv
I agree with Flat Ernie I am a fan of a bushing vs bearing. Nice adapter would have saved me a lot of time and engineering on mine
Agree on the adapter! I built mine, a lot of work. I may go with the bushing, I have had pilot bearings fail, although it wasn't the bearings fault!!
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