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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-25-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,688
Posted By LD-Ordie
Re: T5 trany in 55 wagon

So I admit I have no experience with the S10 trany, but in my opinion, gearing with this Tremec World Class is perfect for a full size car. I definitely would not want a lower 1st gear unless your...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-24-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,688
Posted By LD-Ordie
Re: T5 trany in 55 wagon

Yes it is. Not sure what it came out of, a good friend and machinist built it for me. Will ask next time I see him
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-24-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,688
Posted By LD-Ordie
Re: T5 trany in 55 wagon

So the B&M shifter is in, unfortunately it has the 5/8 bolt spacing for the stick. No shift sticks to be found, so I made an adapter and was able to use a Hurst stick I had laying around. The 2" S...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-24-2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,688
Posted By LD-Ordie
Re: T5 trany in 55 wagon

So ran the cheapy shifter for a week or so and determined all my work is a go. Trany shifted fine, and gearing is perfect for my application. Shifter did it's job, but there's a reason it's a $30....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-24-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,688
Posted By LD-Ordie
Re: T5 trany in 55 wagon

This is the only option like your referring to that I could find. In my case, would have required extensive modifying to the tunnel, and stupid expensive. Probably better suited for a street rod...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-11-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,688
Posted By LD-Ordie
Re: T5 trany in 55 wagon

After being home from my trip for a week, a little progress has been made. Trany is in for good, a new crossmember was fabricated for both the tail shaft and the emergency brake cable. A new...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-18-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,688
Posted By LD-Ordie
Re: T5 trany in 55 wagon

Thanks DD, thinking of removing the chunk with the 3 holes just to allow more adj for drive shaft angle after it's in. But really think cutting out the center of that cross member is the way to go,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-17-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,688
Posted By LD-Ordie
Re: T5 trany in 55 wagon

[QUOTE=V8COOPMAN;2027051]LD .....Man, if that gold-colored shifter has built-in stops, by all means, I'd go with it too 'cuz it also makes the shifter's eventual location so adjustable. Sounds like...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-15-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,688
Posted By LD-Ordie
Re: T5 trany in 55 wagon

Totally agree on the built in stops, even though I rarely power shift my cars anymore. So this outfit I shared offers their shifters with or without the stops. I'm leaning towards them because of the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-15-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,688
Posted By LD-Ordie
Re: T5 trany in 55 wagon

This is in a '56 with a 292. Picture of his shifter in relation with seat. He used a B&M "Ripper" shifter with an "S" shaped, 2" offset for the stick (forward or back). He set it so it moved the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-14-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,688
Posted By LD-Ordie
Re: T5 trany in 55 wagon

Thanks so much DD, it has been fun, especially as the parts are coming in and the assembly is close. So yes, 28 tooth yoke is coming, and your spot on regarding the driveshaft being 3" short....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-13-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,688
Posted By LD-Ordie
Re: T5 trany in 55 wagon

I do appreciate the advice, but lucky for me, I married a true hot rodder. Always have something in the oven, a car, cycle part or firearm apart in the bar area. She drives a 52 Chevy as a daily...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-13-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,688
Posted By LD-Ordie
Re: T5 trany in 55 wagon

Definitely looks interesting ! And your right about those tail shafts! I did check and my first gear is 3.35. Parts are coming in, in the next few days, so I'm excited to see how the pieces all fall...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-12-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,688
Posted By LD-Ordie
Re: T5 trany in 55 wagon

Great stuff here!! Thanks so much! Was thinking I should be able to count the spins, but this explains it in detail. I don't have any kind of shifter yet, except the takeoff from my TKO-600. Maybe I...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-11-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,688
Posted By LD-Ordie
Re: T5 trany in 55 wagon

So I was told it was the V8 version, but unfortunately, the tag is missing, so no real idea. The previous owner of my 55 was fairly knowledgeable , so hoping the right decision was made. Not sure on...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-11-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,688
Posted By LD-Ordie
Re: T5 trany in 55 wagon

Thank you much Coop! Your advice is greatly appreciated. First to admit, this is my first dealings with a T5 instal, although I did instal a TKO-600 in my 55 3100 a few years back. My delivery came...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-10-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,688
Posted By LD-Ordie
Re: T5 trany in 55 wagon

Thanks V8Coopman, that's a good option to have if needed. Currently waiting on parts to get the bell housing and adapter in place, going to take some good measurements and go from there. Rough...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-10-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,688
Posted By LD-Ordie
Re: T5 trany in 55 wagon

Thank you much! I sent you an e-mail
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-09-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,688
Posted By LD-Ordie
Re: T5 trany in 55 wagon

Thank you much, but I'm thinking it should be the same as a regular sedan. Engine and trany sit in the same location, am I missing something?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-09-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,688
Posted By LD-Ordie
T5 trany in 55 wagon

So my 3 speed died on my 55 sedan delivery with a 292 and I'm upgrading it to a T5. Quick question on shifter location. My initial rough measuring shows the shifter just in front of the seat, but...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-29-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,102
Posted By LD-Ordie
Re: 1955 Ford Ranch Wagon/ Vintage Air Question?

My 55 292 has their compressor with an old under dash unit. My radiator is the original size with a new core and a 160 thermostat. Rolling down the road in at or over 100 degrees, it runs close to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-14-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,806
Posted By LD-Ordie
Re: Y-block trips.

So when the center main jets were increased to 54, did you still need to run with the choke on? I agree the center carb may still have a clogged passage. Do you know anyone who has a smoke machine?...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-28-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,666
Posted By LD-Ordie
Re: 292 Y Block Electronic Ignition Conversion Advice

I'm not a big fan of Petronix as I installed a conversion kit on my 64 Series II Land Rover. Coil and all. It died in the middle of no where in Death Valley. 100 miles from anything, freaked out my...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-28-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,268
Posted By LD-Ordie
Re: weird hesitation

So at some point, was the engine running properly and this problem creeped up?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-27-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,100
Posted By LD-Ordie
Re: Y-block spark plug wire routing?

So Taylor wires is a good option for next time, as for drilling out the rubber, I did think about it, but thought it would be too thin, and or shred the center portion out. The hard part with the...
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