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Author Topic: T5 tranny mount pics Anyone got any so I can see what I need???  (Read 1831 times)

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I'm trying to get the tranny mount correct.  Does anyone have pics of theirs??   Also how did you connect the Pinto clutch cable to the Bell crank T5 z arm??   Thanks

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Re: T5 tranny mount pics Anyone got any so I can see what I need???
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2012, 12:38:18 AM »
Everything has already been done & posted in the faq section.

http://www.fordpinto.com/pinto-faq/5spd-t-5-installswap-information/
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Re: T5 tranny mount pics Anyone got any so I can see what I need???
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2012, 08:52:41 PM »
Here are a few pictures from my swap (T-5 in a 73 wagon).

1. The slotted and reversed trans crossmember. It was still tight at the rear and I had to flatten the edge of the washers to get the fit right.  Note that I slotted all the holes, including those that bolt to the unibody. I wanted as much flexibility as I could get.

2. I did not use the factory hole in the bellhousing for the clutch cable. I created a bracket that bolted to that hole. It helped get the cable above the crossmember.

3. A close up of the bracket. There is a slight angle to it that helps in regard to the cable/crossmember clearance. I did have to bend out the pivot arm on the bellhousing slightly.  Also, I welded on a little tab that acts as an anti-rotate if the bracket bolt ever loosened.

4. I'm 6 feet tall and like my shifter back far. I added this extension plate onto the shifter. I also cut and welded the shifter height to my liking. Not seen is the Murkur console I used. Also not seen is the tunnel cut you need to make for the T-5. The opening is too far to the rear and you need to cut about 3" forward.

Tom