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I have a '69 302 with a manual 3 speed. I saw on Facebook that someone is selling a T5 out of a 98 mustang for 275.00. What T5 transmission can be used in my '69? What would I look for in getting a T5? The link is below.



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I think 95 is the last year you can use for it to be easy?

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I have a '69 302 with a manual 3 speed. I saw on Facebook that someone is selling a T5 out of a 98 mustang for 275.00. What T5 transmission can be used in my '69? What would I look for in getting a T5? The link is below.



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I’m pretty sure the ‘98 Mustang T5 was from a V6 only, as I think the V8’s in those years got the 3550 or something. It could be made to work, but you’re probably at least looking at replacing the input shaft, and having to run an adapter behind your existing bellhousing (because I don’t believe the V6 bellhousing will work). Good luck!

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After reading @schweigert’s link and refreshing my own memory, it looks like only the input shaft would need to change, which is a piece of cake. You would also have the choice of adapting your existing bellhousing, or finding a T5 bellhousing from an earlier (83-93!?) V8 Mustang.

I also found this article pretty helpful when I was figuring out my swap:

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I did a whole write-up on swapping a t5 into my 69 mustang. https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/m...-write-up.html

The 96+ t5's are all out of v6's. They are rated for the same torque as the earlier v8 ones with the exception of the z-spec. you have to swap the input shaft, I bought my input shaft with steel retainer for 112 bucks. I'd replace the speedo drive gear while it's out. You can't use 99+ t-5's without swapping the tailhousings and output shaft because they went to a hall effect sensor for the speedo. So just stay away from them. 98 is the last year that is a relatively easy use.
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That ad is for a 99+ I'd stay away. If you have a you-pull-it type yard, generally people leave the v6 mustangs alone because they are v6's. But the t5's are perfectly good for these swaps, so you can have good luck getting them for cheap. I got mine for 150 bucks off of a car with 120k miles. That's less than half what people want on craigslist. If you go that route, the easiest way to get the trans out is to first remove the upper intake manifold, fuel rails, and wiring harness from the v6. Then you can get to the top 2 trans bolts easy as pie. Otherwise you'll be cursing as you try to snake your 3ft extension train up to those bolts.
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I'm pretty sure the last drop in year is '93. The 94-95 models have a longer input shaft. Swapping out the shaft may not be a deal breaker, but it's also not as easy. Or cheap.
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I'm pretty sure the last drop in year is '93. The 94-95 models have a longer input shaft. Swapping out the shaft may not be a deal breaker, but it's also not as easy. Or cheap.
~$100 and you need a dial indicator to properly set end-play. Not AS easy, but still pretty easy as far as most automotive procedures are concerned.

You can still find a pre-93 W/C T5 for next to nothing, but they are becoming fewer and further between. I got mine for free, but it ended up needing almost $1,000 in rebuild parts. Good thing I work for free...

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I did a whole write-up on swapping a t5 into my 69 mustang. https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/m...-write-up.html

The 96+ t5's are all out of v6's. They are rated for the same torque as the earlier v8 ones with the exception of the z-spec. you have to swap the input shaft, I bought my input shaft with steel retainer for 112 bucks. I'd replace the speedo drive gear while it's out. You can't use 99+ t-5's without swapping the tailhousings and output shaft because they went to a hall effect sensor for the speedo. So just stay away from them. 98 is the last year that is a relatively easy use.
I just wanted to say that your write-up was AWESOME! I wish I had had that to reference before I went about my T5 swap, but I was a few months before you.

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This is wonderful information. I did a search on Facebook and was able to pull up 4 more options. All under 300.00. Some have the years listed and some don't. Some have the ID tags and some don't. I'm going to leave the ones without ID tags alone since I will not be able to verify what the transmission has and does not have and the year. Since I'm in no hurry to get this I will make sure I get a WC transmission. Scarlet-302 that write up is awesome. It really makes me feel good that I already have a manual......lol. I'm guessing I don't have to do most of them.....lol
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The 94+ T5s swap in just fine. You just need the correct bell housing (from a 94+) and you're set. The 3.8L V6 bell housing bolts up to a SBF but requires a 164 tooth flywheel. The 94-95 5.0 bell housing works with a 157 tooth flywheel. No need to change the input shaft.
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I recently picked up an 85 WC T5 off Facebook for $90 with the bell housing. It included the tag which confirmed it is from a V8. I plan to have rebuilt before I use it though. Even as a core it would save me around $300.

The point is wait for a better deal.

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The 94+ T5s swap in just fine. You just need the correct bell housing (from a 94+) and you're set. The 3.8L V6 bell housing bolts up to a SBF but requires a 164 tooth flywheel. The 94-95 5.0 bell housing works with a 157 tooth flywheel. No need to change the input shaft.
Doesn’t that push the shifter back far enough that you have to cut the floor though, or was I misinformed?

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Doesn’t that push the shifter back far enough that you have to cut the floor though, or was I misinformed?

It's only 5/8" difference which put it right in the center of the shifter hole for me.
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