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    They bolt right in, that was behind my 87 302 bird. Gear ratios are identicle to the 302 gear boxes depending on the year.

    I drove the car like I stole it, spinning 1st and banging 2nd every time I drove it.

    I have a hard time keeping motor mounts together with the auto setup also, I think I replaced 3 sets on my last 86. Several of them cracked the mounts. If I blipped the throttle from a stop, it could bind the column shifter into 1st gear without touching it also.

    My thunder cat, I could pop the hood by revving the motor at idle.
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    I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aerocoupe View Post
    Put them up for sale on NATO (http://www.turbotbird.com/) or Four Eyed Pride (http://www.foureyedpride.com/) or here and take that $$ and buy a 90-93 Mustang 5.0 T-5. By the time you put one of the ones you got in the car and rig it to work with a V8 motor and then blow it up and pull it back out, stick the other one in, blow it up...you are gonna slap your forehead and say "I could have had a V8".
    Thats kind of my thought as well. I want to get a trans, have it rebuilt before i even put it in, and then it's good to go for many years to come. I dont want to fiddle with making this one work, and then finding another one later, and swapping pilot bearings ina and out, etc etc. i'm not building some 600hp thumper, im looking at the 300ish hp range, i want a set it and forget it type of deal.

    The axle I have is a 3.55 8.8, so everyone is right, the first gear is gonna blow.

    So, two questions for you all.

    first off, whats a fair price to ask for these two trannys? I dont need top dollar, i just would like funds to go towards the v8 trans.

    Secondly, I'm in Iowa, Northeast Iowa, to be exact. Anyone on here within a day's drive that has a V8 T5 for sale??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haystack View Post
    They bolt right in, that was behind my 87 302 bird. Gear ratios are identicle to the 302 gear boxes depending on the year.

    I drove the car like I stole it, spinning 1st and banging 2nd every time I drove it.
    I read through your whole build thread. I considered it. But i havent been able to locate a trans for under $500 around these parts, and at that point, i'm gonna get the fox T5.

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    https://lacrosse.craigslist.org/pts/...508378672.html

    Pretty damn good deal for what all he has. I would want to see the details on the rebuild and open up the inspection cover to look at the shifter forks.

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    I found a guy on the local mustang page, who has a T5, with rebuild recipts, for $500, comes with a brand new, never installed clutch, bellhousing, etc. I think I'm gonna go see what he has.

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