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Other Ford 5 or 6 speed transmissions?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Thorkle Rod, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Thorkle Rod
    Joined: May 24, 2006
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    Are there any other "strong" factory 5 or 6 speed manual transmissions besides a T5 that will bolt up to my 1965, 289? I'm thinking they didn't put a T5 into trucks and that they used something else but haven't been able to find much.
     
  2. Weasel
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    Tremec TKO 500 or 600
     
  3. R Pope
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
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    Trucks used the M5 Mazda-built trans. The small-block version has a co-ax hydraulic TO bearing. They are an integral-bell trans so don't adapt to other engines easily. I have one I'm putting on a 351W.
     
  4. willowbilly3
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    I guess the T-bird super coupes used the Mazda M5 tranny. I'm not sure if the internals varied much from the pickup, pretty much the same I think. Also the big ZF 5 speed came in a small block pattern too. I have one behind a warmed up 300-6 build in my shop truck and I like it pretty good but wouldn't consider it much for gear slamming. It is basically the same tranny used behind 460s and Power Stroke diesels.
     

  5. amsvette
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    If you want to spend some money, try Keisler Engineering. I just bought a T45 5 speed conversion kit for my '65 Mustang. Its a little more robust than a WC T5 and Keisler converts them from integral bell housing to one that will work with a separate bell housing. It was a little spendy but it has EVERYTHING needed for the Mustang conversion plus it has a waranty that doesn't start until the car is done!
     
  6. Crusty Nut
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    Use an M5R2. It it the mazda trans they put in the 1/2 ton pickups. They have a small block belhousing. I'm putting one in my current project.
     
  7. Flat Ernie
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    Turbo/Super Coupes used the T5
     
  8. tjm73
    Joined: Feb 17, 2006
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    The Tremec showed up in mid 2001, but it's not like a stick shift of old. It has a very modern mount up pattern. The bellhousing is not normal looking either.
     
  9. Greg55_99
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  10. bluebolt
    Joined: Jan 9, 2008
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    from Benton LA

    Turbo 4 cylinder cars used the T5, the V6 Super Coupes used a variant of the M5OD-R2 with different gear ratios. I think these are the gear ratios. Stronger than the T5 but harder to rebuild.

    The 89-93 ratios are
    5th (0.75)
    4th (1.00)
    3rd (1.43)
    2nd (2.32)
    1st (3.75)

    The 94-95 ratios are
    5th (0.75)
    4th (1.00)
    3rd (1.34)
    2nd (2.16)
    1st (3.42)<!-- / message -->
     

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