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Customs Mustang t5 to a 51 Ford Flathead Help

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 51custom, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. 51custom
    Joined: Feb 15, 2011
    Posts: 102


    Can I bolt a t5 up to a 51 flathead with using just an MDL adaptor or something else,
    we are on a limited budget...Thanks, Jim
  2. 1940Coupe
    Joined: Aug 16, 2017
    Posts: 210


    I used a speedway adapter when I fitted my T5 to my 40’ Flathead.
    Straightforward fit using there 10” Chevy pattern clutch.
    The kit comes with a release bearing adapter. Took about 10 mins to fit it all together
  3. 1940Coupe
    Joined: Aug 16, 2017
    Posts: 210


    They do this one for the non world class S10 T5
    And I think they do one for the world class box also

  4. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 5,328


    I have a '51 Ford and I've been thinking about doing the same thing. I don't think the Speedway adapter mentioned is the best solution because it has the "old style" clutch with the shaft in the bottom of the bellhousing (the '51 clutch uses a regular pressed metal fork that protrudes from the stock bell housing at 7 o'clock). I think one of the guys on the "Ford Barn" utilized the stock '51 bellhousing with a couple of the tranhsmission bolts moved. I would check over there. I really don't think you want to completely change how the clutch linkage is set up unless you absolutely have to.

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