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So here's my questions, I have a few. 1.) What mods are needed to install the T5? If I recall correctly, I need to do something with the clutch cable, and cut a wider hole in the floor for the shifter. Con someone please outline these issues? 2.) What fly-wheel do use? Do I use the one off the 2.3? Or does the 2.5 require a different one? 3.) The current 2.5 has an underdrive pulley due to being a race motor. What harmonic ballancer should I use in place of it? 4.) The cam that's in it now is an esslinger 2259, power ranger from 3500 to 7500. I think this will be a little too high for my liking. What would be a better cam to run? 5.) What carb should I run? Should I stick with the Offy intake and Holley 390? Or should I convert to a 2-barrel? 6.) Other? Anything else I should know before tackling this project?Thanks so much guys!Edit: Thought of another question. What gears should I swap to with the LSD? 3.55's? 3.72's? Rear tire size is 245-60-R14's. I don't need them to bake the tires at every launch, but a good burnout would be nice to be able to do, but highway cruising is a must, so I don't want the motor to be at 4k when doing 70 cause of the gears.
80_2.3_ESS you can use the Pinto driveshaft but you will need a T-5 slip yoke from a Mustang and a 1310/1320 U-Joint.Also you will have to change the clutch, pressure plate and throw out bearing as well.You will need the flywheel as well the clutch in the Pinto is not the correct size.