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sn-95 v-6 t-5 behind a 5.0

Reply #30
So far so good. Glad to hear that it's working out so far. keep us posted.
'88 Sport--T-5,MGW shifter,Trick Flow R intake,Ed Curtis cam,Trick Flow heads,Scorpion rockers,75mm Accufab t-body,3G,mini starter,Taurus fan,BBK long tube headers,O/R H-Pipe, Flowamaster Super 44's, deep and deeper Cobra R wheels, Mass Air and 24's,8.8 with 3.73's,140 mph speedo,Mach 1 chin spoiler,SN-95 springs,CHE control arms,aluminum drive shaft and a lot more..

sn-95 v-6 t-5 behind a 5.0

Reply #31
Thanks vinnie.

U-joint was the wrong size. Really killed my modivation. Without the driveline, don't wanna fill it with fluid. I've decided to find a newer starter instead. Looks like the f-150's with a 302 or 5.8 should have the right starter. Gonna look around for a floor shifter boot or some type of seal to close the new hole in the floor.maybe get the pipe that I found all rusted out for the air injection pump. Also need a shifter knob still.

Light at the end of the tunnel.
Quote from: jcassity
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.
Hooligans! 
1988 Crown Vic wagon. 120K California car. Wifes grocery getter. (junked)
1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
1986 cougar.
lilsammywasapunkrocker@yahoo.com

sn-95 v-6 t-5 behind a 5.0

Reply #32
You probably need to take a break anyway and give the family some time. Don't forget them. Today is now another day. U-joint, fluids , starter, cross the fingers.......
'88 Sport--T-5,MGW shifter,Trick Flow R intake,Ed Curtis cam,Trick Flow heads,Scorpion rockers,75mm Accufab t-body,3G,mini starter,Taurus fan,BBK long tube headers,O/R H-Pipe, Flowamaster Super 44's, deep and deeper Cobra R wheels, Mass Air and 24's,8.8 with 3.73's,140 mph speedo,Mach 1 chin spoiler,SN-95 springs,CHE control arms,aluminum drive shaft and a lot more..

sn-95 v-6 t-5 behind a 5.0

Reply #33
If the hole in the floor is too big, cut a new piece of steel to cover it with a smaller hole cut into it. Then put a boot on it. It would be easy to put a nice bead of silicone between the new steel and the floor, and then a few short sheet metal screws to hold it in place. It's good to keep the floor sealed up.
'88 Sport--T-5,MGW shifter,Trick Flow R intake,Ed Curtis cam,Trick Flow heads,Scorpion rockers,75mm Accufab t-body,3G,mini starter,Taurus fan,BBK long tube headers,O/R H-Pipe, Flowamaster Super 44's, deep and deeper Cobra R wheels, Mass Air and 24's,8.8 with 3.73's,140 mph speedo,Mach 1 chin spoiler,SN-95 springs,CHE control arms,aluminum drive shaft and a lot more..

sn-95 v-6 t-5 behind a 5.0

Reply #34
Good idea vinnie. I have an extra trunk lid I was thinking about flipping over and turning into a nascar style spoiler. I could cut some metal out of that and use your sheet metal screw idea.

5t.0 fox starter vs 92 f-150 5.0 starter


New u-joint.  Having the right part helps.


My dad keeps insisting all 4 caps needed needle bearinngs. I don't get why?


Onto starter, wiring for starter, driveshaft, fill tranny with fluids, and I guess the stupid pedals. Any tips on getting those off? I have the four booster bolts out, have worked on it too much past that.
Quote from: jcassity
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.
Hooligans! 
1988 Crown Vic wagon. 120K California car. Wifes grocery getter. (junked)
1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
1986 cougar.
lilsammywasapunkrocker@yahoo.com

sn-95 v-6 t-5 behind a 5.0

Reply #35
Driveshaft in. With the suspension loaded I have about 3/4" clearance still on the yoke. Frome what I've read, this should be okay.


The t-5 is really in there. Funny how much more room there is without the shifter and exhaust in the way. Stock aod transmemeber was swapped over and lined up fine, as well as the aod trans mount.


So weird seeing a shifter poking through.


Onto starter/starter wiring. Haven't decided on the neutral saftey switch yet.
Quote from: jcassity
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.
Hooligans! 
1988 Crown Vic wagon. 120K California car. Wifes grocery getter. (junked)
1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
1986 cougar.
lilsammywasapunkrocker@yahoo.com

sn-95 v-6 t-5 behind a 5.0

Reply #36
Awesome work my friend. I don't have the safety switch in mine. No worries. I know to start in neutral or push the clutch in. How much bigger is the hole than what I see in the pic? If that's as big as it is, you can probably get a factory lower dust boot and screw it to the floor. If it's bigger, my old idea stands. So close to the finished product now.
'88 Sport--T-5,MGW shifter,Trick Flow R intake,Ed Curtis cam,Trick Flow heads,Scorpion rockers,75mm Accufab t-body,3G,mini starter,Taurus fan,BBK long tube headers,O/R H-Pipe, Flowamaster Super 44's, deep and deeper Cobra R wheels, Mass Air and 24's,8.8 with 3.73's,140 mph speedo,Mach 1 chin spoiler,SN-95 springs,CHE control arms,aluminum drive shaft and a lot more..

sn-95 v-6 t-5 behind a 5.0

Reply #37
Car starts and runs. Just stuck a screw driver to the solinoid. Wired up the speedo and new mini starter. Car reads 85mph in 5th gear at idle. Pretty sure the mustang pickup is different.

No clutch hooked up yet, found my foxbody mustang harness which has the right hookups for the nutrual saftey switch and reverse lights. I'll propbably just use the reverse lights and wire the aod nss to the clutch pedal instead of using a jumper.

Now to focus on the steering colum/pedal cluster. Don't think I can put it off any longer.
Quote from: jcassity
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.
Hooligans! 
1988 Crown Vic wagon. 120K California car. Wifes grocery getter. (junked)
1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
1986 cougar.
lilsammywasapunkrocker@yahoo.com

sn-95 v-6 t-5 behind a 5.0

Reply #38
I'm waiting to hear the results. Turn on the lights, heat up the garage, and stay up all night.
'88 Sport--T-5,MGW shifter,Trick Flow R intake,Ed Curtis cam,Trick Flow heads,Scorpion rockers,75mm Accufab t-body,3G,mini starter,Taurus fan,BBK long tube headers,O/R H-Pipe, Flowamaster Super 44's, deep and deeper Cobra R wheels, Mass Air and 24's,8.8 with 3.73's,140 mph speedo,Mach 1 chin spoiler,SN-95 springs,CHE control arms,aluminum drive shaft and a lot more..

sn-95 v-6 t-5 behind a 5.0

Reply #39
Very nice dude

Glad you pieced it all together

sn-95 v-6 t-5 behind a 5.0

Reply #40
So... after 3 hours straight, I have removed the steering colum and two more bolts on the pedal cluster.

The pedals still feel as tight as when I started. Wtf am I missing here? I walked away from it about midnight last night. Gonna run a couple of quick errands, then have my dad look at it, see if he can figure it out.

I even tried to add the clutch to the aod pedals. It looks possible, but its hard to line everything up and put the quadrant ect on under the dash in peices like that.
Quote from: jcassity
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.
Hooligans! 
1988 Crown Vic wagon. 120K California car. Wifes grocery getter. (junked)
1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
1986 cougar.
lilsammywasapunkrocker@yahoo.com

sn-95 v-6 t-5 behind a 5.0

Reply #41
Pedals out :). Couldn't be happier.

Need to do a junkyard run, broke the connector to the brake pedal switch. Getting a new plastic bushing right now for the clutch pedal stuff.

Hooking up the clutch/pedals is withing sight now. Just need the bushing. I can do the brake switch connector after.
Quote from: jcassity
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.
Hooligans! 
1988 Crown Vic wagon. 120K California car. Wifes grocery getter. (junked)
1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
1986 cougar.
lilsammywasapunkrocker@yahoo.com

sn-95 v-6 t-5 behind a 5.0

Reply #42
Pedal cluster is not identicle, but is fairly close. It looks like you could easily use the automatic cluster and just swap in a clutch pedal. I see two problems with this though. You would need to find a good sized metal tube to insert, cut it to eact length, and maybe weld it in place so it wouldn't move. There are also several brackets that are welded in place forthe clutch saftey switch (I'm assuming... I didn't pull these pedals).

I hope I still have enough room between pedals to drive with my size 15w steel toed boots...


Quote from: jcassity
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.
Hooligans! 
1988 Crown Vic wagon. 120K California car. Wifes grocery getter. (junked)
1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
1986 cougar.
lilsammywasapunkrocker@yahoo.com

sn-95 v-6 t-5 behind a 5.0

Reply #43
It's about time. I've been working on the Sport all day swapping upper intakes and the throttle body. Checking in here to see if there's progress. Don't leave me hanging like that. LOL. You're in the home stretch. Just a little bit more, and you'll be there.
'88 Sport--T-5,MGW shifter,Trick Flow R intake,Ed Curtis cam,Trick Flow heads,Scorpion rockers,75mm Accufab t-body,3G,mini starter,Taurus fan,BBK long tube headers,O/R H-Pipe, Flowamaster Super 44's, deep and deeper Cobra R wheels, Mass Air and 24's,8.8 with 3.73's,140 mph speedo,Mach 1 chin spoiler,SN-95 springs,CHE control arms,aluminum drive shaft and a lot more..

sn-95 v-6 t-5 behind a 5.0

Reply #44
I like your choice of tools lmfao ..... Got to have a bfh when working on a car lol