T-5 swap ?

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  1. mavgrab302

    mavgrab302 MCCI Florida State Rep

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    1.What are you using for a trans cross member for your t-5 ? can I buy one that doesn't need fabbed or welded ?

    2. Dose the original starter still work ? Or do I need to by a new one...

    3. Will the drive shaft need a new yoke ? or shortened ?
     
  2. Bryant

    Bryant forgot more than learned

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    ive made my own crossmembers but 71gold sells one that works
    need a different starter usually
    no need to do anything with the driveshaft.
     
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    driveshaft will work fine. if you plan on running some serious power get a custom one made you can use the stock driveshaft measurements as a reference to get a better custom one made. you can either modify your original crossmember or buy one off 71 gold. your gonna need a welder too. i finished mine up recently been pulling holeshots on my street my neighbors hate me :rofl2:
     
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    I modified my cross member, the drive shaft is reusable and the starter will be the same out of a fox body
     
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    This....If i remember correctly i cut the 2 ends off, flipped them upside down and re-welded....Might've had to elongate the mounting holes a little but it worked perfectly
     
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    OK, I'll order a fox starter... The part # on the trans says it was for years 85-90 so a starter from those years will work ?
    I knew Frank had a cross member kit, I was hoping to buy one that was ready to use without welding.. Oh well I guess I can't have everything...lol
     
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    mavgrab302 MCCI Florida State Rep

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    I just thought of another question... What is the angle I need to set the engine and trans at, when making the cross member ? should I match what the angle is now ?
     
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    Jamie Miles the road warrior

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    Here is what I did to mine when I put an SROD in. Should work for an AOD or T5 as well. Been holding up well for about 2 1/2 years of daily driving now. It was just pieces of 1" and 2" flat stock I pulled out of the scrap bin at work. Clamped the 1" piece in a vice and used a torch to heat it and put the 2 bends in it. Used a grinder with a cut off wheel to cut the slots in the 2" piece, then buzzed it all together. Anyone should be able to replicate it in a couple of hours with a welder and basic tools.

    crossmember2.jpg

    crossmember1.jpg
     
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    mavgrab302 MCCI Florida State Rep

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    Cool so you just extended the area where the mount go's ? No change in the hight ?
     
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    mavgrab302 MCCI Florida State Rep

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    I'm confused about the flywheel I need... I know I need 28oz external, but for my 74 302 do I need 157 tooth or 164 tooth ? both come up in my search...
     
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    Dave B I like Mavericks!

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    It comes ready to bolt in, no welding required.
     
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    I just found a factory 157 tooth flywheel in the garage, will this work for the t-5 ? It's amazing what you find that you didn't know you had...lol...
     
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    what are you doing about the pedal assembly? or did you have a manual already and going to the t-5?
     

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