...I have also heard some of the earlier bells will fit a t5 if you have the center hole (for throwout bearing shaft) machined a little larger to fit the t5. Theres a webpage for a fellow who I beleive is running a spitfire with a swapped in ford 2.8 v6. Says he got a 4 spd mustang II bellhousing and machined the center hole a little larger and it was a perfect fit on the t5.-Harry
...The bell to transmission pattern is completely different as well as the bolt pattern for the early 2.3 bell to 2.3 turbo motor...
Jake: My "?" was about the bell to engine bolt pattern part; I thought you were impling that it would not fit the 2.3T, not just pointing out the use of 2 different holes on the 2.3 block.Good photo. [font=Verdana]One side note on using the D9 bell; The upper right side tranny to engine bolt will not go in unless it is cut or you dent the firewall.[/font]Bill
Hey Bill, The T9 transmission works GREAT on the early Pinto. It may be weak but it is the easy street to a 5th gear. The T9 and the Hummer is the same transmission case with a 5 gear pod added to the rear of the case.From Pintony
The bell bolts from the other side and from looking at both, the bolt pattern is different. This would require moving the holes and having to put them in almost PERFECT alignment. Much easier to notch the crossmember and use a very easy to find "bellcrank" bell.Bill
I have done the swap in my 80 wagon,It's almost a bolt in.On mine we used an svo trans.this uses the rear pull cable so you have to cut a notch in the crossmember and weld a piece of tubing cut in half lenghwise forming a channell for the cable to run through.this is the most diffucult part and it's simple.the next thing you need is the trans mount for the mustang,mines 86.This will bolt to the pinto crossmember its a perfect fit allmost as if it was planned.next you need the front yoke from the mustang and if your lucky a drive line from a 78 LTD with the auto,another perfect fit.plug in your speedo,wire in your backup light and thats about it your shiftin 5. as for the shifter it pops up through toe hole a little forward but you dont have to cut it,allthough the front 2 bolts on the shifter are fun. Hope this helps.Doc