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Old 09-25-2012, 12:59 AM   #1
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C4 to t5 swap

Hey guys I'm in need of some assistance. I have been meaning to swap my 68's c4 to the t5 for some time now but haven't gotten around to it. Today I saw a 1987 5.0 for sale pretty cheap and I am thinking about buying it to put the t5 in my stang. Will all the tranny components fit my car? Clutch, flywheel ect. What else will I need to complete the swap? Thanks for the help.
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Hey guys I'm in need of some assistance. I have been meaning to swap my 68's c4 to the t5 for some time now but haven't gotten around to it. Today I saw a 1987 5.0 for sale pretty cheap and I am thinking about buying it to put the t5 in my stang. Will all the tranny components fit my car? Clutch, flywheel ect. What else will I need to complete the swap? Thanks for the help.
All the components will fit but you will need to make sure you buy the correct balance flywheel.
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Is that all I'll have to buy separately.
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The correct balance is 28oz for a 289 right?
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The correct balance is 28oz for a 289 right?
Yes it's 28oz, the 87 uses a 50oz. Other than that everything else should be fine. Only thing I would worry about is shifter placement.
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Oh. I was under the impression it would end up in the same spot. I hope it doesn't get to messy.
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Keep us posted on how it goes. I'm thinking of changing my 3sp to a t5. Let me know how messy it really gets. Good luck!
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Thanks. I'm on my way, well kind of jaja I just bought it!
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Don't forget you're gonna have to buy the pedal assembly for a 68 as well since you're going from auto to manual trans. Also' do yourself a favor and buy a 93 bellhousing and input shaft and bearing retainer. Tat will help you avoid having to use a plate to get the proper distance for the transmission

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Oh, also, look at picking up a hydraulic clutch setup over a cable setup. I put one in my car with a t5 and I love it. Modern Driveline makes an awesome kit but I can get youths info for the slave cylinder to save you some money.
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Man I didn't know I needed another bellhousing. I thought this one would fit just fine, Hmmm back to Craig's list, so input shaft and bearing retainer right? And thanks for the hydraulic clutch idea. I don't mind the cable system but hydraulic does sound nice.
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