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Old 03-18-2012, 08:00 AM   #121
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For anyone interested,,, Snyders has provided for me a floor mat for my 29 coupe that hasn't been trimmed, they special ordered it from the manufacturer. There are no holes cut and the outside edges haven't been trimmed.
I have my install complete, have been driving it for a couple of weeks and love it. The transmission along with a new Mel Gross steering box has made it into a different car.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:45 AM   #122
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Thanks trctrdr, I have been trying to do this very thing but hadn't found a vendor (or manufacturer) that was willing to make a mat without the holes cut for the shifter tower and E-brake. I just sent a email to Snyder's asking for the same mat that you special ordered. Maybe they will make it a catalogue item.
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:20 PM   #123
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For anyone interested,,, Snyders has provided for me a floor mat for my 29 coupe that hasn't been trimmed, they special ordered it from the manufacturer. There are no holes cut and the outside edges haven't been trimmed.
I have my install complete, have been driving it for a couple of weeks and love it. The transmission along with a new Mel Gross steering box has made it into a different car.
trctrdr,
I just wanted to thank you for letting us know. We are getting ready to put a rebuilt motor and F150 transmission conversion in a 1930 Coupe asap. We need a new floor mat, so this is good to know.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:09 PM   #124
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Al, that's a great looking conversion as well.
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:14 AM   #125
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Another source for a Ford F-150 OD transmission is Sheridan's Repair in Nunica, Michigan. Call Tim Sheridan at 616-836-6477. His is a "drop in"
tansmission, not a kit, that does not require any cutting of the center cross member. Tim has made and sold his conversion for a number of years. I purchased and installed one earlier this year and am quite pleased with it. Tim explained to me that there are 3 different OD ratios that Ford offered with these transmissions and I strongly recommend that if you purchase one get the OD gear ratio that best suits your engine and your normal driving conditions. If you live in hilly or mountain region you would not want the highest OD gear ratio available as it could result in lugging your engine too much. Sheridan transmission conversions use the standard Model A bell housing.
Tim Sheridan's number is 616-837-6477 not 616-836-6477
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:44 AM   #126
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Do any of these conversion kits work with an Early '28 that has the "dog-bone" split braking system installed? I have a Tudor with the single plate clutch assembly installed, however, it still retains the early " no-E brake" AR brake system.
I'm researching the idea, just to see if it works for this Tudor. Thanks, Phil
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:55 PM   #127
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Steve ; You need to do some serious investigation as it relates to the gear ratio`s if you go with the f-150 . As posted earlier my 31 sw with b engine and f-150 trans likes to run 55-60 . When I go on a tour with my club they run about 45 . At that speed I am continually having to shift back and forth from 4th ( od ) to 3rd ,3rd to 4th when the slow down a little or we get into some hills.I also heard that f-150 trans are becoming harder and harder to find .I do like the synchronization .
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:24 AM   #128
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So how about a 3 speed truck trans?? Zillions of them out there. They are very short with a short tailhousing. Anyone used one or heard of it?? Sure no OD, but a nice synchronized trans.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:04 AM   #129
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Duffy what gear set do you have?
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:52 PM   #130
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This best gearset for a Model A conversion is out of a 302-V8 powered 83-87 2WD Ford F150. See post #8 in this thread for a decoding chart. The ratios for that transmission are 3.25, 1.92, 1.00, 0.78(26.7% OD). Very close to the stock Model A transmission in gears 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:51 PM   #131
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Thanks al im tired of beating an old horse!
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:12 AM   #132
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what clutch disk is used in this application part number would sure help me out all that im finding they want to sell kit with presser plate one place wants 150 just for thedisk thanks for information
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:40 PM   #133
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I am using one from a 1986 Ford T-bird 2.3L 4 cylinder turbo. 1 1/16" x 10 spline. Works great in mine! Got the whole setup, clutch, pressure plate, and throw out bearing, only throw the throw out away! Won't fit....
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:11 PM   #134
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What does it take to bolt the torque tube cups to the back of the F150 trans? Is it an adapter plate?
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:19 PM   #135
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Looks like this.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:31 PM   #136
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Make sure you get the 23% od . not the 37 % or 41% .especially if you drive where there are hills.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:49 PM   #137
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There are several versions of the T5 and each has different ratios. You have choices of 2.95, 3.35, 3.5, 3.97 and 4.03 as first gear ratios. Some are easier to find than others, but still all exist.
Actually there are way more ratios than most people realize.
You can have just about any available gear ratio in any gear of the transmission.
The easiest way is to go to a transmission shop and talk to them about ratios.
It's like ordering a custom made sports car. You need to know what type of driving you intend to do primarily. What are your driving habits. How good are you at keeping the engine at optimum rpm for the speed you are going and several other parameters.
Along with a guaranteed unit you will get all the latest upgrades including the new synchros, a double tailshaft bushing and either electronic or mechanical speedo drive.
Most people will opt for a junkyard unit, bolt it in and then bitch that it is a poor conversion though.

Here is the list of available combinations. Some can be mixed.


http://www.britishv8.org/Articles/Bo...T5-ID-Tags.htm
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:00 PM   #138
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Thanks BobC.... that's great.
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:29 PM   #139
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I thought we were talking about the F150 transmission conversion, not the T5. There is only one stock Tremec RTS ratio configuation that will work in the Model A. That's the 27.6% OD transmission. I guess if you want to spend the big bucks, you can have other gear sets made. My pockets aren't that deep, so I'll use the junk yard trans.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:50 AM   #140
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So how about a 3 speed truck trans?? Zillions of them out there. They are very short with a short tailhousing. Anyone used one or heard of it?? Sure no OD, but a nice synchronized trans.
I am doing a 3 speed trans from a mustang etc,into our A with a jeep t150 shifter bolted to the top ,using the AA bellhousing and fabricated pedal mount ,its basicly the same set up as the F150 trans ,i have a steel plate made with the shoulder to mount the uni housing cup, i am yet to do the main shaft spline ,i would be happy with 3 gears with synchros no OD,will still have to shorten the torque tube and driveshaft a bit ,
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