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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-30-2000, 01:53 PM
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World Class T-5, where?

Working on my 1st Jeep, 86 CJ7. Just installed a 4" suspension lift, looking to go with 32 or 33" tires. Current mill is the 258 and she is a little tired. Have an early 283 engine semi hot-rodded, not sure stock T-5 would hold it. What is a World Class T-5 and where can I find one? Or maybe I shouldn't look for one? Are there adapters available for the 283? Thanks again All!

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-30-2000, 02:32 PM
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Re: World Class T-5, where?

I just saw a World Class T5 posted on the "Wanted Off Road..." BBS, it is under the post for a guy looking for a tranny for a 87YJ. Asking price was $400, he was located in California.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-30-2000, 02:43 PM
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Re: World Class T-5, where?

Advance Adapters has pretty much any adapter you'd need to mate the 283 to what ever tranny you pick. Not sure how strong the T-5 is, but I have a mildly built 283 up against a T-90 and it's still holding. If the overdrive isn't as important as a granny first gear, you could put a SM465 4spd behind that 283 and use the tranny/xfer AA adapter instead of the bellhousing adapter. Not sure which one is easier to install. Be advised though, AA is pretty <font color=green>$pendy</font color=green> [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] .... hube

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-30-2000, 03:06 PM
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Re: World Class T-5, where?

You can save some $$$'s if you can locate a bellhouseing from an Iron Duke equiped jeep it has the chevy bolt pettern on the block end and will bolt to a T-5 on the tranny end.

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Re: World Class T-5, where?

the AA World Class T-5 was originally designed to handle the power of big V-8 in Mustangs, because they also have T-5's in them, albeit with a different tailhousing.
I replaced my T-4 with the AA World Class T-5 about 3 years ago when I did my rebuild. There are significant differences internally compared to the stock T-5, like improved oiling to the 3rd gear, and better syncros. I did alot of research, and for a measly 1500, with no driveshaft mods,its an affordable alternative tranny. Of course, you can get the World Class T-4 for 250 less. I opted for the 5 speed so I can run lower axle gears.
My engine is the stock 258 with a Weber 38, Borla cat-back and HEI ignition, and I am confidant that this tranny will last a long time. Bob

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post #6 of (permalink) Old 08-30-2000, 04:58 PM
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I think the standard T-5 should be ok. Is it in good condition and how used? We run one in our 1991 street/strip Mustang which has a 351 Windsor making around 500 hp. We also run a Mcleod 3 finger clutch. The t-5 held up until last year where she finally let go. But that is after around 100 passes at the strip. It has been slightly reworked with a smaller first gear and a tall 5th. But thats about it. We were considering a Liberty but tooo much dough and the the t-5 done us good but, we did go for the world class T-5 and no problems yet.
If you already have the tranny I say go for it, then if there is problems then go for the World Class.

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