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Old 03-10-2013, 06:45 PM
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I have a '68 Mustang that I've stripped down to have the passenger side floor boards replaced. While I have the car stripped down, I've given some thought to converting it to a 5spd manual trans. Has anyone did this conersion on a '68? If so, is it fairly easy to find the parts and and how hard is it to actually do the conversion? I plan on putting a 351W with T5 transmission.

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The subject has been well covered in the mustang magazines and on several of the mustang forums. A T 5 is not strong enough for a strong running 351
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T-5 0n steroids

A T-5 with the Astro Performance "rock crusher" style gear set is rated for 575 torque and 650 HP when using their billet chrome moly main shaft.

Price is $2,199 and everything is a bolt-in for any T-5 application.

Use a Ford toploader factory bell housing, clutch fork, and throw out bearing.

Buy an adapter plate from CJ Pony for $147 shipped.

You won't break that with your 351 Ford.
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t5 VS tremec

A beefed up T5, kit, parts and labor required come close to a tremec and a tremec is in the next league.
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t5 VS tremec

The cost of a T 5, then beef it up , cost of the kit , adaptor etc ..kit, parts and labor required come close to a tremec, and a tremec is in the next league. I have 3 cars with T 5.s and they are good for what they were designed to work with.
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Yeah, I've been talking to a few other people. Because of the cost, I think I will stick with the automatic(C4) and just put good Hurst shifter on it. The car came with a 302 that supposedly built up. I know it has the 351 heads on it, but not sure what else. But the engine has sat for years and I had a 351W that has sat for years also, so I figured if I'm going to put the money into have a engine rebuilt, I would rather put the money into the Windsor.
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