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Anybody bolt an older bellhousing to a T5??

My T176 tranny is dying. I'm jumping around, looking for options. I was looking into a T5, for the overdrive. But not sure if my older mechanical clutch bellhousing will bolt to the T5. Also, is it hard to come by the tailhousing, and output shaft to convert the mustang T5 to a Jeep T5?


Anybody dun it?
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Re: Anybody bolt an older bellhousing to a T5??

It may be possible with a little machine work. You might contact Novak, they are into that sort of thing rather than using parts if possible. For instance, they have the instructions right on their website to machine a T5 bellhousing for an SM465, my current project. They would know if you can do it.
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Re: Anybody bolt an older bellhousing to a T5??

I have and extra (very clean) T-5 bellhousing if you want to swap with me.
The T-176 is a desirable BH because it has the Ford trannie bolt pattern.
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Re: Anybody bolt an older bellhousing to a T5??

drew... if you come to the uwharrie trip (soon) I'll give you the one I have. it has a crack in it, but i didnt even know until i took it out. i think i could tig weld it up for you even.. (i want to learn how). the mustang t-5 is supposed to be a stronger unit. I have some jeep t-5 parts here too..
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Re: Anybody bolt an older bellhousing to a T5??

I think y'all might have misunderstood me. I'm thinking all the T5s are either cable clutch (mustang) or Hydraulic (jeep). I'd like to keep my mechanical set up, because it's working. I don't even have a T5 yet, but aiming for the over drive.

Hey Chris, I'd definately be interested in any parts you have. Especially, if you have the tailhousing to mount to a D300. Probably even make a special trip for them. But right now, it's just a dream in my head....

I've read somewhere on the net that you can swap the jeep tail, onto the mustang tranny to get a WC T5. But I was chasing a different tranny at the time and didn't save it. Now I have to search again.

Thanks for the replies!!

oh... anybody got a T5 in a CJ5?? If I read AA booklet right, I'm gonna be losing another 2" from my driveshaft. THAT has me a little concerned...
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Re: Anybody bolt an older bellhousing to a T5??

Not 100% but mostly sure T-4 and T-5 in CJs were :

Hyd clutch std w/4cyl - 1"dia 14 spline input
Mech clutch std w/6cyl - 1.125" dia 10 spline input (should be same as T-176)
Hyd clutch optional w/6cyl - 1.125" dia 10 spline input



AMC 4cyl have different BH pattern than other AMC engines.

I have a T-5 with mechanical clutch (belcrank etc) from '85 CJ-7.


oh yeah...

It is possible to swap T-5 parts with T-5 parts from other soruces. The trick is to be sure to have the correct gear ratios. Not all T-5s have same ratios.
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Re: Anybody bolt an older bellhousing to a T5??

I have a buddy that had a factory 84 ( I think 1984) Cj7 with T5 and 258, with a mechanical clutch.

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Re: Anybody bolt an older bellhousing to a T5??

The only way a T5 came with a 258 was with a mechanical (bellcrank)clutch.
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Re: Anybody bolt an older bellhousing to a T5??

I guess I'm not posting enuff information here. I went back are re-read my posts. I forgot to mention that I'm running a 5.0 Ford engine. I kinda figured EVERYBODY knew that. So I'm wanting to know if the mechanical clutch bellhousing from a 66 F100, will bolt to the T5 transmission.
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