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Old 01-29-2014, 07:45 AM   #1
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Transmission Swap

I just bought a 1983 5.0 4 speed ..

Can I swap a T5 in there with no problems?

And would all I need would be
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New flywheel
New clutch ?
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You can go on latemodel. They have everything you need to do a t5 swap for around $3000. Includes the t5. It'll help you cause there's a lot more parts like the pedal, clutch fork, bellhousing, and other stuff.

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I just bought a 1983 5.0 4 speed ..

Can I swap a T5 in there with no problems?

And would all I need would be
Transmission
New flywheel
New clutch ?
86-95gt 10.5 flywheel and clutch set, some sets dont come with the pilot bearing you will need one
you can use a 84-93gt transmission with matching bellhousing or a 94-95gt trans with matching bellhousing.
86-95gt crossmember
not sure if the drive shaft splines are different may need a newer one
the pedals should be the same may need to change the quadrant. not 100% on this.
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You can go on latemodel. They have everything you need to do a t5 swap for around $3000. Includes the t5. It'll help you cause there's a lot more parts like the pedal, clutch fork, bellhousing, and other stuff.

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Wait what? He is talking about the 4 speed SROD trans, not an auto... T-5 should go right in.

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86-95gt 10.5 flywheel and clutch set, some sets dont come with the pilot bearing you will need one
you can use a 84-93gt transmission with matching bellhousing or a 94-95gt trans with matching bellhousing.
86-95gt crossmember
not sure if the drive shaft splines are different may need a newer one
the pedals should be the same may need to change the quadrant. not 100% on this.
Not all 83.5-93 T-5s are created equal. He'd want a world class unit. Also, a 94/95 trans/bell setup will put the shifter way too far back in a fox. If he was to get a 94/95 trans he'd need to swap to a fox input and use a fox bell.
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Wait what? He is talking about the 4 speed SROD trans, not an auto... T-5 should go right in.



Not all 83.5-93 T-5s are created equal. He'd want a world class unit. Also, a 94/95 trans/bell setup will put the shifter way too far back in a fox. If he was to get a 94/95 trans he'd need to swap to a fox input and use a fox bell.
Just putting up a few options if he's junkyarding for parts. I installed a 95gt t5 into my 92lx. You have to match bellhousings 84-93 or 94-95. It only moves the shifter location 3/8"-1/2" If you mismatch the bellhousing you are asking for trouble I learned the hard way.
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I was just saying the latemodel thing cause that's a lot of the parts you need for the t5 swap. I didn't know the 4 speed was a manual.

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I thought that was an auto.

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I was just saying the latemodel thing cause that's a lot of the parts you need for the t5 swap. I didn't know the 4 speed was a manual.

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I thought that was an auto.

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Yea I wasnt sure either I just took a shot in the dark
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Just putting up a few options if he's junkyarding for parts. I installed a 95gt t5 into my 92lx. You have to match bellhousings 84-93 or 94-95. It only moves the shifter location 3/8"-1/2" If you mismatch the bellhousing you are asking for trouble I learned the hard way.
The input shaft is also longer on the SN95s, different fork among a few other things. Also run into having to shorten the DS if you put the SN95 bell/trans into a fox. No, he'd want the right input and the fox bell.
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The input shaft is also longer on the SN95s, different fork among a few other things. Also run into having to shorten the DS if you put the SN95 bell/trans into a fox. No, he'd want the right input and the fox bell.
I understand what your saying. But If you use the 94-95gt bell,trans and fork it will work in the fox. You cant use a 94-95gt trans with the fox bellhousing or vice versa the input shaft sticks out or in to far. I did two different foxes with no issues. The shifter relocation is very minimum. The fox drive shaft can be used also. Where only talking 3/8"-1/2" difference.
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Yeah I know I did a 3550 in my SN95 which required a DS spacer, moved the shifter about 3/4" forward, needed a fox fork, obviously Tremec bell (fox) and flipped crossmember measured for DS angles.

I'm just saying it is more plug and play and pain free to use a fox setup. Also they are WAY more common. As far as the DS in a longer 94/95 trans... I guess as long as you aren't bottoming the yoke out or getting really close to bottoming the yoke out you are good.
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