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Old 01-02-2014, 02:10 PM
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T5 Project Coming Up

I just bought a new T5 from Modern Driveline. They announced that they were raising pricing at the beginning of the year so I wanted to get the lower price. I got the forward shifter version with the electric speedo option and the standard OD (0.63 if I remember). With my tire size and rear gear I should drop my RPM at 65MPH from ~3100 to ~2200.


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Old 01-02-2014, 06:46 PM
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Congratulations, and if I can be of any help let me know. Sounds funny, me, asking if you need help. Anyway you are going to love shifting that beautiful little bird. Larry
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Wikipedia says:

The TREMEC T-5 is a 5-speed manual transmission for longitudinal engine automobiles. It includes one overdrive gear, a light-weight aluminum housing, and is adaptable for four wheel drive use. It is manufactured by Transmission Technologies Corporation, under the TREMEC brand name. The T-5 was originally designed by Borg-Warner based on the T-4 and earlier SR4, and was sold as the Borg-Warner T-5 until the design was sold to TTC.

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Old 01-03-2014, 10:09 PM
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Larry,

What shift lever did you use for your conversion? Length? Did you get one of the optional shifters?
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Old 01-04-2014, 12:23 AM
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I would go with this one...

http://www.jegs.com/i/Lokar/625/XATS...FcQ9QgoddA8AEA
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Old 01-04-2014, 12:11 PM
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That is for an automatic.

I'll be using this knob.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/lok-sk-6872/overview/

... and this lever.
http://www.jegs.com/i/Lokar/625/MSL6...ductId=1782312
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That looks cool Patrick. Will switching to a manual mess with your injection at all?
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That looks cool Patrick. Will switching to a manual mess with your injection at all?
I'll have to do some tuning. My idle is a bit high right now to keep a good idle while in drive. I won't need to do that anymore. The highway cruising will be a lot lower as well so I'll want to adjust my AFR at that RPM/speed/load to 14.7-15.2'ish area.

I'm planning to upgrade the Megasquirt code to the new MS2-Extra 3.3.1 version anyway.
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So yours is all adjustable where as with my setup a new computer would be needed. Cool will you be ready for show season?
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So yours is all adjustable where as with my setup a new computer would be needed.
You can change to a Megasquirt computer anytime you like. There is even an adapter that allows it to plug into the Ford wire harness. That would make things easy.

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I hope so. Changing to a manual is a big job. I'll be starting with refurbishing my manual pedal setup. I'll send it your way for powder when ready. I ordered a ball bearing kit for it from Mustang Steve.
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When ever you're ready. You going black or your burgundy?
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When ever you're ready. You going black or your burgundy?
I'm thinking burgundy.
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Still got your box on the shelf so either way were good.

You back from Germany now?
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I am back. I wish I could have been there for the tech days. 2013 wasn't a good Falcon year for me. I hope to make it up in 2014.
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I just converted to the ball-bearing kit..... noticeably smoother. Also cured a scrunching/popping noise caused by the little plastic piece on the end of the assist spring being missing which caused some additional wear on the clutch pedal.
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