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Yet another t5 quandry...
« on: October 27, 2014, 11:04:38 PM »
With a 78 m2 setup, 2.3 - 4sp in my 76 sedan. I'm looking at just replacing my 4 speed with a t5 rather that breaking it open to fix the reverse issue. I can get a 85 xr4ti t5 with a hydraulic clutch pretty easily. Will my 78 m2 bell and cable clutch work with this t5? I know I may or may not, have to adjust my drive line, and elongate my shifter portal. Any help is appreciated.
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Re: Yet another t5 quandry...
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2014, 10:20:20 PM »
Well I'm going to find out. Has this been done to death? Any point to posting up pics and updates?
1976 half hatch 2.3 turbo w/t5.

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Re: Yet another t5 quandry...
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2014, 10:28:23 PM »
I'd like to see what you do. You might want to start a post in the Projects forum.
Can't help you with your questions though.
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Re: Yet another t5 quandry...
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2014, 06:57:50 AM »
hi 76hotrodpinto. ..
XR4Ti had type 9, not T5....(someone put a T5 in XR4Ti?)
If it is the Type 9, look at how I did it...and more info too
http://www.fordpinto.com/index.php?topic=23983.msg150905#msg150905
Mine was not going into a Pinto car..but it was a '74 2.3 Pinto engine and an '85-'86 Merkur T9 5 speed.
 

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Re: Yet another t5 quandry...
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2014, 11:13:18 AM »
And..., here is a the way my '88 T-5 was used with an '86 bell crank.  Yes, I did use the stock Pinto cable.  The main issue is the interference of the cable and the crossmember. It is remedied simply but elevating the cable with a bracket using the existing hole for the cable.  In my case I put a small, anti-rotate tab on the bracket in case it ever came loose. Because the bracket moves the cable outwards, as well as upwards, there bell crank benefits by slightly bending it outward to align.  The other caution is when one gets the bell crank bell housing to remember to get small intermediate cable.

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Re: Yet another t5 quandry...
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2014, 12:09:48 PM »
That xr4ti trans. was crap. To much shaft play and cracked tail shaft housing. Had to pass on that one. Got my eye on a wc t5 now.
1976 half hatch 2.3 turbo w/t5.