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Sn-95 T-5 swap behind 3.8 Cougar/Bird How To.

Reply #45
Wow.  You've not posted in almost a year! 
 
Anyhoo, I don't have any pictures taken anymore.  I had uploaded them here to stay forever (or until the server change and inevitable loss.)
 
And that part that may be different between the C5 and AOD wouldn't actualy matter for you.  You just need a flywheel for a 3.8.
One 88

Sn-95 T-5 swap behind 3.8 Cougar/Bird How To.

Reply #46
So is there any reason why one couldn't simply pull a t-5 from any 5.0 fox or 94-95 mustang and throw it in there as long as you get a flywheel + clutch meant for a 94/95 3.8 mustang?

Forgive me, transmissions are still one of my weak spots
--Steve
[thread=28690]1988 Cougar V6[/thread]
2012 F-150 3.7L
2011 Mustang 3.7L

Sn-95 T-5 swap behind 3.8 Cougar/Bird How To.

Reply #47
A Fox 5.0 T5 will work, provided you use an SN-95 flywheel...you can't use an SN-95 T5 though, the input shaft is too long.

Be best to find a 3.8 T5 '94 or '95 Stang, as that will get you the trans, the proper flywheel (at least for an '88 3.8) and the bolts.
'84 and '87 Mustangs
'98 Explorer 5.0
'06 Lexus
'06 Explorer EB 4.6

Sn-95 T-5 swap behind 3.8 Cougar/Bird How To.

Reply #48
Yeah, I would love to but their not very plentiful around here. At least not manual.

But I can come across a fox t-5 rather easily, and AutoZone has the proper clutch and flywheel (for 94-95) available. I just don't want to pay $700 for their matching transmission:(
--Steve
[thread=28690]1988 Cougar V6[/thread]
2012 F-150 3.7L
2011 Mustang 3.7L

Sn-95 T-5 swap behind 3.8 Cougar/Bird How To.

Reply #49
Somebody sticky this thing in the GREATEST HITS.
Mike

Sn-95 T-5 swap behind 3.8 Cougar/Bird How To.

Reply #50
hah hah dude, look up, it already is:rollin:
--Steve
[thread=28690]1988 Cougar V6[/thread]
2012 F-150 3.7L
2011 Mustang 3.7L

Sn-95 T-5 swap behind 3.8 Cougar/Bird How To.

Reply #51
Dont make fun of the stupid guy..............
Mike

Sn-95 T-5 swap behind 3.8 Cougar/Bird How To.

Reply #52
Quote from: ThunderbirdSport302;340710
A Fox 5.0 T5 will work, provided you use an SN-95 flywheel...you can't use an SN-95 T5 though, the input shaft is too long.

Be best to find a 3.8 T5 '94 or '95 Stang, as that will get you the trans, the proper flywheel (at least for an '88 3.8) and the bolts.

No way shape or form to install a fox 5.0 T5, You need the longer T5 as the only bellhousing/flywheel combo available requires it.  From what I remember.
 
Quote from: mcb82gt;353798
Somebody sticky this thing in the GREATEST HITS.

I really mis this car, coupled with the 4:10 rearend at the time it was really fun.

Talk about thread from the dead!!!
One 88

Sn-95 T-5 swap behind 3.8 Cougar/Bird How To.

Reply #53
Quote from: CougarSE;353881
Talk about thread from the dead!!!

I posted in here 4 months ago...;)
--Steve
[thread=28690]1988 Cougar V6[/thread]
2012 F-150 3.7L
2011 Mustang 3.7L

Sn-95 T-5 swap behind 3.8 Cougar/Bird How To.

Reply #54
http://www.v6power.net/vb/showthread.php?p=540088&posted=1#post540088

3.8 guys no longer have to suffer with a slush box. apperantly there is only either weighted or not on 3.8's and you use either a mustang (weighted until 2000ish) or neutral (super coupe/2000ish+) flywheel and your set.

I was hoping to find either a 28oz or 50oz answer, that would mean you could use any t-5 -, including the regular gt ones. however, you will be able to physically bolt up any 3.8 using stock and easily obtainable parts.

that is all.
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 T-5 swap behind 3.8 Cougar/Bird How To.

Reply #55
... I still plan to do this. Soon. It's just hard to find JY parts around here, not that many Fords down here and what is here is auto. I have to e-bay or Craigslist source everything anymore. I do have a lead on a trans though, just needs a little work on the synchro's apparently, and got a set of pedals in the works too. Suppose I can get a clutch kit and flywheel from Auto Zone...
--Steve
[thread=28690]1988 Cougar V6[/thread]
2012 F-150 3.7L
2011 Mustang 3.7L

Sn-95 T-5 swap behind 3.8 Cougar/Bird How To.

Reply #56
That's what i did in the tbird. i used a f-150 flywheel and clutch and a $150 craigslist trans. guy said it had either 140 or 190k on it it shifted like nee and i was all in at only $450.

if i had an 83-88 3.8 this would be on the top of my list. really woke up my tbird and changed how it drove.
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 T-5 swap behind 3.8 Cougar/Bird How To.

Reply #57
yes, aside from tires it is priority #1
--Steve
[thread=28690]1988 Cougar V6[/thread]
2012 F-150 3.7L
2011 Mustang 3.7L

Sn-95 T-5 swap behind 3.8 Cougar/Bird How To.

Reply #58
Quote from: Haystack;432205
http://www.v6power.net/vb/showthread.php?p=540088&posted=1#post540088

3.8 guys no longer have to suffer with a slush box. apperantly there is only either weighted or not on 3.8's and you use either a mustang (weighted until 2000ish) or neutral (super coupe/2000ish+) flywheel and your set.

I was hoping to find either a 28oz or 50oz answer, that would mean you could use any t-5 -, including the regular gt ones. however, you will be able to physically bolt up any 3.8 using stock and easily obtainable parts.

that is all.
The '83'-87 3.8s were confirmed to have a 28oz imbalance in 2006. What am I missing?
http://www.foxtbirdcougarforums.com/showthread.php?10346-84-3-8-T-5-swap-is-done-and-running

Sn-95 T-5 swap behind 3.8 Cougar/Bird How To.

Reply #59
I missed this. thanks!
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