Auto to Manual - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1979-1995 Mustang GT



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 12-28-2012, 08:02 PM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
DerekJohnScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Region: Tennessee
Posts: 571
Auto to Manual

What would it take to put a manual in my 1987 gt? What would be involved? What needs to be changed? Modified? Replaced? How long? The only reason I would do this is because I want a hurst shifter and they are more fun for a dd.
DerekJohnScott is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-28-2012, 08:37 PM   #2
Road Trip!
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Region: Indiana
Posts: 8,044
This is located in the sticky useful thread.

Aod to T5 swap
dreamstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2012, 08:57 PM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
DerekJohnScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Region: Tennessee
Posts: 571
Quote:
Originally Posted by dreamstang View Post
This is located in the sticky useful thread.

Aod to T5 swap
Thanks! And admin or mod can delete this now.
DerekJohnScott is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-28-2012, 09:04 PM   #4
Road Trip!
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Region: Indiana
Posts: 8,044
I am a mod. But no reason to delete this. It may guide someone else to the same info or you may have a few questions when you read through it.
dreamstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 03:06 PM   #5
Registered Member
Regular
 
SmokedLX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Region: Arizona
Posts: 32
Why swap to T5? For probably about the same cost you can get a decent shift kit for your AOD and a 3000 stall and it will really liven it up!
__________________
1991 Mustang LX - Rebuilt 302, cobra 80mm MAF, 75mm Trickflow Throttle Body, Ported GT40 Intake manifold, half inch plenum spacer, Ported trickflow twisted wedge heads w/ trackheat valvesprings, Scorpion 1.6 Roller Rockers, stock cam (for now), 24# injectors, trickflow pushrods, shorty headers, H-pipe with 4 magnaflow high performance cats, flowmaster 40s w/ axle dumps, 4.11 gears, aluminum driveshaft, Built AOD w/ 2800 stall, 16" Cobra R replicas, 245/50ZR16 street slicks...hopefully procharger next
SmokedLX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 04:02 PM   #6
Road Trip!
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Region: Ohio
Posts: 422
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmokedLX
Why swap to T5? For probably about the same cost you can get a decent shift kit for your AOD and a 3000 stall and it will really liven it up!
Because its a mustang and should be a manual. There is no better feeling than banging gears thru town.
keaton5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 04:06 PM   #7
Registered Member
Regular
 
v8pony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Monmouth County, New Jersey
Region: New Jersey
Posts: 2,201
Quote:
Originally Posted by keaton5.0 View Post

Because its a mustang and should be a manual. There is no better feeling than banging gears thru town.
True..but manuals not for everyone, to say every mustang should be a manual is a bit extreme...but yes, nothing like a beautiful sunny day with the top down bangin gears around town
__________________
2002 5spd GT
Feb 2013 Mustang of the Month
v8pony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 04:18 PM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
TaylorF25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Region: Florida
Posts: 296
Quote:
Originally Posted by NJstanger View Post

True..but manuals not for everyone, to say every mustang should be a manual is a bit extreme...but yes, nothing like a beautiful sunny day with the top down bangin gears around town
+10
TaylorF25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 04:20 PM   #9
Registered Member
Regular
 
SmokedLX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Region: Arizona
Posts: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by keaton5.0 View Post
Because its a mustang and should be a manual. There is no better feeling than banging gears thru town.
I'll admit slamming gears is fun sometimes but I guess it depends on personality. I prefer having my T handle shifter just cruising around then when a light changes yellow on me, just simply put the pedal to the floor and the AOD slams down to second instantly with the shift kit then when you make it thru the yellow the speed camera snaps you for going 70mph thru the intersection
__________________
1991 Mustang LX - Rebuilt 302, cobra 80mm MAF, 75mm Trickflow Throttle Body, Ported GT40 Intake manifold, half inch plenum spacer, Ported trickflow twisted wedge heads w/ trackheat valvesprings, Scorpion 1.6 Roller Rockers, stock cam (for now), 24# injectors, trickflow pushrods, shorty headers, H-pipe with 4 magnaflow high performance cats, flowmaster 40s w/ axle dumps, 4.11 gears, aluminum driveshaft, Built AOD w/ 2800 stall, 16" Cobra R replicas, 245/50ZR16 street slicks...hopefully procharger next
SmokedLX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 04:32 PM   #10
Road Trip!
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Region: Ohio
Posts: 422
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmokedLX

I'll admit slamming gears is fun sometimes but I guess it depends on personality. I prefer having my T handle shifter just cruising around then when a light changes yellow on me, just simply put the pedal to the floor and the AOD slams down to second instantly with the shift kit then when you make it thru the yellow the speed camera snaps you for going 70mph thru the intersection
Iv never driven an auto with a shift kit before and autos are definitely more consistent at the track but to me thats where the fun and the challenge is.
keaton5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 04:35 PM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
SmokedLX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Region: Arizona
Posts: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by keaton5.0 View Post
Iv never driven an auto with a shift kit before and autos are definitely more consistent at the track but to me thats where the fun and the challenge is.
Also depends on if you're building a track car or a daily driver. Its hard to drive a manual downtown while holding soda cups and fast food
__________________
1991 Mustang LX - Rebuilt 302, cobra 80mm MAF, 75mm Trickflow Throttle Body, Ported GT40 Intake manifold, half inch plenum spacer, Ported trickflow twisted wedge heads w/ trackheat valvesprings, Scorpion 1.6 Roller Rockers, stock cam (for now), 24# injectors, trickflow pushrods, shorty headers, H-pipe with 4 magnaflow high performance cats, flowmaster 40s w/ axle dumps, 4.11 gears, aluminum driveshaft, Built AOD w/ 2800 stall, 16" Cobra R replicas, 245/50ZR16 street slicks...hopefully procharger next
SmokedLX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 04:53 PM   #12
Road Trip!
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Region: Ohio
Posts: 422
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmokedLX

Also depends on if you're building a track car or a daily driver. Its hard to drive a manual downtown while holding soda cups and fast food
Lol especially since ford decided foxes didnt need cup holders!
keaton5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 09:52 PM   #13
Registered Member
Regular
 
DerekJohnScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Region: Tennessee
Posts: 571
Quote:
Originally Posted by keaton5.0 View Post

Lol especially since ford decided foxes didnt need cup holders!
+1 and those cup holders you can buy that go into the ashtray are so damn expensive.
DerekJohnScott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 09:57 PM   #14
Road Trip!
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Region: Ohio
Posts: 422
Well luckily for me the guy i bought my car from gave me one that goes in between the passenger seat and center console. Works pretty good but the E-Brake handle hits it
keaton5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 11:07 PM   #15
Registered Member
Regular
 
Horseplay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Antonio, TX
Region: Texas
Posts: 4,265
where is a good place to buy a t5 tranny?
__________________

Low2v
Horseplay is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1979-1995 Mustang GT

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


» Like Us On Facebook



12:29 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.