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Technical T5 question

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by NailedElco, Mar 9, 2020.

  1. NailedElco
    Joined: May 31, 2018
    Posts: 12

    NailedElco

    I got s10 tail stuff (or I was told it was) to convert mustang t5 to forward shift. Question is does the mount pad always end up not parallel to ground? Mine leans quite a bit? I dont mind I have to fab x member anyway just want to make sure I got right stuff. Bolts right up overall same length.

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  2. Phil1934
    Joined: Jun 24, 2001
    Posts: 2,717

    Phil1934
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    Camaro T5 had tilted pad but shifter not as far forward as S10. Pic?
     
  3. NailedElco
    Joined: May 31, 2018
    Posts: 12

    NailedElco

    Not on me but I can get later. Shifter all the way forward on housing through.

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  4. nobby
    Joined: Jan 8, 2006
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    nobby
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    check your speedometer drive position if you have a ford mustang t5, as its further up the output shaft than chevy - camaro or s10 - same

    also if you have a mustang t5 - check you 'don't' have the 93 94 sn95 version with the 10.5'' longer input shaft
     

  5. brsturges
    Joined: Oct 22, 2008
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    brsturges
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    from Miami, FL

    You probably have a Camaro/Firebird tailshaft housing. When using an S10 tailshaft housing, when the bellhousing mounting ears of the main case are parallel to the ground the rear mount on the tailshaft housing will also be parallel to the ground. That should not change when you swap the tailshaft housing to a Mustang main case.
     
  6. NailedElco
    Joined: May 31, 2018
    Posts: 12

    NailedElco

    Thanks for the input guys here is what I know for sure. Its absolutely a 92 mustang t5 with the bell. (Maybe that's the issue?) 93 s10 tail (or I was told) looks to be. But it sits low on left. I dont think it will be an issue I can always build x member to compensate. I shouldn't have oiling issues because it seems to be exterior issue. Can't post pics off my phone. If I get time I'll post pics from computer.

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  7. Professor Fate.
    Joined: Oct 26, 2012
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    Professor Fate.
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    The tilt in the Camaro T5 was built into the bellhousing, not the transmission.
     
  8. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
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    krylon32
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    from Nebraska

    When the Camaro trans is bolted to a conventional Chevy bell housing which sets the trans straight the trans mount will be at about a fifteen degree angle.
     
  9. Professor Fate.
    Joined: Oct 26, 2012
    Posts: 80

    Professor Fate.
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    That is true. The S10 pad angle should be straight when installed on any T5.
     
  10. Nova Thug
    Joined: Jun 9, 2012
    Posts: 180

    Nova Thug
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    A42D0B09-1B4F-4B1D-B5C3-CD790FC03D5D.jpeg 1E57E0A7-F9D1-4B4E-850E-CE38CF205F6E.png Camaro and Mustang T5 bell housings both rotate the transmission gear box towards the driver side bringing the shifter closer to the driver. Both have the shift tower positioned towards the rear. Both tail shaft housings have a corresponding angle where the trans mount is located.

    S10 T5 applications sit up straight at 12:00 with a forward mounted shift tower.
     
  11. primopro
    Joined: Apr 17, 2006
    Posts: 143

    primopro
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    from Corona, CA

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    85-86 mech speedo non WC. If it helps


    Habitually procrastinating
     
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