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Pinto trans swap
« on: June 10, 2015, 06:09:19 PM »
Looking into doing a 5 speed swap into my 71 ford pinto 2.0. Anyone have any links to someone thats done one of these swaps?

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Re: Pinto trans swap
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2015, 08:33:42 PM »
Yes , check out dutchwagons post to day , in the process of doing that and more , later Blaine

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Re: Pinto trans swap
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2015, 10:12:17 PM »
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Re: Pinto trans swap
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2015, 01:32:57 PM »
Was leaning more towards the t5 anyway. thanks for the links!

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Re: Pinto trans swap
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2015, 01:44:41 PM »
Also are there any companies that make the clutch pedals and mounts and all of that good stuff to convert an auto to a manual?

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Re: Pinto trans swap
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2015, 04:29:59 PM »
I'm sure there are pedal vendors out there with generic, adaptable parts, but you would be better off just getting Pinto pedals.  Just be careful and only get the early Pinto (71-73) pedals (you will need the cable too).

 The trans crossmember only needs to be reversed and have the holes slotted. I reused the C-4 rubber mount already on the Pinto. Some have stated it feels soft (I agree) but a new or Urethane mount would likely be stiffer.

 The driveshaft can be tricky. Some are close enough, while others are off by about an inch. The general consensus is that 45.5" is needed if you use a 8" rear. It may be different if you use the 6-3/4" rear.   If you reuse the automatic speedometer gear remove the tip. It will bind on the T-5 case and cause the gear on the output shaft to slide back (ask me how I know).

Lastly,  I have no advise regarding the 2.0 bellhousing, flywheel, clutch, pressure plate to give. I've done this, but with an existing 2.3/T-5.

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Re: Pinto trans swap
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2015, 12:42:20 AM »
Also are there any companies that make the clutch pedals and mounts and all of that good stuff to convert an auto to a manual?

There's a guy on Facebook that has a set of early pedals. If you're serious let me know & I'll put you in touch with him
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