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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-02-2019, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Everything for Toploader Swap (except Toploader)

I've decided to stick with an auto in my Mustang. Here's a list of the parts I have. This should be a complete conversion minus maybe some nuts, bolts or washers.

Roller Clutch Linkage Kit
Block Bracket
Hurst Shifter
Clutch Roller Pedal Conversion (includes pedals and pedal bracket/housing already modified by Mustang Steve)
Speedometer Cable
Flywheel Bolts
Pilot Bearing
Flywheel
Shift Boot
SD Shift Boot Retainer
Hurst Shifter Install kit
JBA Z-Bar

This would cost you $1458.36 to buy (see attachment).

Not included is the cost of the pedals and bracket that I bought off ebay. These are the only parts that are not brand new. Also not included is the work put into researching a complete kit with nice upgrades.

I will let it go for $1250 plus actual cost of shipping.

I also have a Valeo King Cobra clutch pressure plate and disc, this a late model style clutch (no helper spring needed) that will work with the flywheel and has the correct Valeo disc (be careful on ebay trying to buy these, some come with a very cheap disc): $150. Leaving this out of the package because it's more of a personal choice what clutch you go with. This clutch should handle 400hp.

I do have a toploader but it is from a Fairlane or Torino and needs a Mustang tailshaft housing. I do not want to ship it. For a local guy I'd sell it for $600, or $500 if he gets the rest of the stuff too.

I might separate but if you make an offer on something, realize I'm going to want to be within a certain percentage of the new cost, plus shipping.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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I figured someone would have jumped all over this by now. Am I off base here?

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Itís a good deal for someone ready and waiting to make the switch, however the price point may be a tad high. You are discounting it about 15%. Add shipping and itís less than 10% off. This is not much incentive because the buyer canít expect any warrantees or support from the manufacturers if there are any problems. From my experience you need to discount the parts about 30% before it gains much attention. Just like buying a car. The minute you take possession it looses 25% value and continues to drop over time even if itís brand new.

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Plus lots of folks have jumped on the T5 bandwagon.



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Plus lots of folks have jumped on the T5 bandwagon.
True, although I think all of these parts are fine for the T5 too. Perhaps the OP should retire the ad to “everything to swap a manual transmission”

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Yes, for a T5 you just need an adapter plate, crossmember and you can't use the shifter. If you want to come up with some sort of T5 deal we can try to work out a package.

Who honestly buys any of this **** and uses the warranty? It's not an engine or electronics. When I buy used parts I am not thinking, "this shifter boot doesn't come with a warranty." Plus many of us buy parts and don't even put them on the car until the warranty is up. Some people don't even open the box. Summit could be sending bricks to half the guys on this forum and they'd find out in three years.

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Summit could be sending bricks to half the guys on this forum and they'd find out in three years.
That should get the offers rolling in...

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