Well guys, here another tech on how to put a T5 behind your Flathead, except this one leads to a lot of other opportunities. To start off, I’m running a Camaro T5 that has the Ford bolt pattern. This tranny has some nice ratios and under a .7 overdrive. As usual, it’s got an early S10 tail housing on it for the mechanical speedo drive and shift tower location. So here’s what I did: I bought a Speedway Flathead to Muncie adapter, which is a lot cheaper than the real Offy piece that it’s copied from. I had my buddy mill 1/2” off of the engine side. This is because I bought another adapter to go from Muncie to a Ford bolt pattern tranny from Pat at Wilcap. A very nice piece too! Anyway, the beauty of this is that you can go to many things off of that modified Speedway piece. True, you can buy the 5/8” shorter adapter from Offy, but it’s the same as what I did for a whole lot less Well back to the milled Speedway piece: there is not enough room for a stock 3-Finger pressure plate to clear the inside of the adapter or the cross shaft either. Upon finding this out, I bought the shorter Offy piece thinking it would work. It didn’t work because like I said earlier, it has the same dimensions of my shortened Speedway piece. So I sent it back, and went with a diaphragm pressure plate. The case on the Mustang pressure plate that I’m using is 1” shorter, but it keeps the fingers close to the original location. You can’t use the sleeve that comes with the Speedway piece to retain the stock throw out bearing because it is too large in diameter and it will not pass through the fingers of the diaphragm. So here’s what you do. If you start with a Mustang box, you’re one step ahead because you need to use that bearing retainer. Those bearing retainers have a sleeve for the throw out bearing that’s around 1.44” in diameter. If you have a Camaro box, have your tranny guy swap them out. Don’t worry, pretty much all of the parts are interchangeable. So now that you have the 1.44” diameter sleeve, pick up one of those common Ford throw out bearings matched to the Mustang diaphragm pressure plate. Even though the clips on the bearing aren’t made for the stock Ford arm, slip them over it. This keeps the bearing from ever wandering because it is always in contact with the arm.