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

Reply #60
8 years later and I still haven't put a manual behind my 3.8! :toilet:

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

Reply #61
Quote from: JeremyB;433419
8 years later and I still haven't put a manual behind my 3.8! :toilet:

Well your title does say procrastinator!
--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 #62
I've probably bought 6 cougar/birds since this thread started... but i have done a t-5 swap.;)
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 #63
I love my T-5 swap... At least I think I still do. We'll have to see once it's back on the road under EFI power!  :)
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
1983 Tbird with '03 Split Port V6 motor swap done! Headers, dual exhaust, 500CFM Edelbrock, 3G upgrade, Electric fan. 3.73 Gears and an FRPP Limited Slip. Five lug complete! 5-Speed conversion complete! Standalone Fuel Injection in progress...

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

Reply #64
are you still running the carb setup on your 03 motor?
--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 #65
wow didn't you start that like two years 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 #66
Quote from: sarjxxx;433421
Well your title does say procrastinator!
Yes, the Split Port that has been in my garage since 2009 isn't happy with me!

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

Reply #67
wow! so since you are not going to use it, can I have it lol
--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 #68
I'm gonna use it... eventually.

I just need to finish the CFI 3.8L upper end rebuild, throw in a T-56, blow up the CFI, then swap in the SP. :mullet:

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

Reply #69
lol that sounds like quite a plan, good luck hahaha
--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 #70
Quote from: sarjxxx;433447
wow didn't you start that like two years ago?

Well...I might have picked up some parts for it about two years ago or so, but the distributor has some stupid thing wrong with it so that it won't pass DEQ and it would cost me almost as much to replace it as it is to just put the injection on it.

  So I have finally torn the top off and right now I'm working through a sensor signal issue before it will run.
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
1983 Tbird with '03 Split Port V6 motor swap done! Headers, dual exhaust, 500CFM Edelbrock, 3G upgrade, Electric fan. 3.73 Gears and an FRPP Limited Slip. Five lug complete! 5-Speed conversion complete! Standalone Fuel Injection in progress...

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

Reply #71
wow... glad I don't have emissions down here...., only good thing about having a vehicle in Florida, they certainly know how to get you every other way though
--Steve
[thread=28690]1988 Cougar V6[/thread]
2012 F-150 3.7L
2011 Mustang 3.7L


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

Reply #73
If this was addressed and I missed it, I apologize.  The one reference I never saw was to the C5 trans, which is what my '86 GS 3.8 has.  It seems like everybody else who's done this swap had the AOD.  What is the proper imbalance for my application?  And how does the length of the C5 compare to an SN95 T5?  I hope I'm not the only one who's starting with the C5.  Thanks.

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

Reply #74
C5/AOD is irrelevant.

Imbalance is with the engine flywheel, not the transmission torque converter.

C5 is shorter than the AOD. You'll need a shorter D/S.

You may have to cut the tack welds on your crossmember to move the mount back.