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Old 04-24-2018, 06:49 PM   #1
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Default 5 speed trans on a flethead

some time ago I saw a 36 panel truck which had a five speed od trans in it and still had the closed drive shaft, anyone know how you do that? I am considering doing the same. I know you can do that with a s-10 trans but you have convert to open drive and I would rather not do that if I don't have to.
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Old 04-24-2018, 07:10 PM   #2
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Default Re: 5 speed trans on a flethead

You can do it with a T5. There was a detailed thread on the setup, an adapter to the closed driveshaft is used in place of the normal tail cone piece.
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Old 04-24-2018, 07:21 PM   #3
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Default Re: 5 speed trans on a flethead

I am not sure I know what a T5 is I have a 5 spd. from a 94 F350 will that work ?
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Old 04-24-2018, 07:25 PM   #4
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thats an awful big transmission. try this...google- t5 fordbarn you will be reading into next week
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T5s were used in S10 pickups, Camaros, Mustangs, and other cars/trucks. Anything can be made to work with anything if you spend enough time and money! The T5 is a proven approach with lots of supporting data.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...t=transmission
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Old 04-24-2018, 07:31 PM   #6
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Default Re: 5 speed trans on a flethead

and, as a bonus that f350 trans is worth a lot if its known to be good. that would finance a big chunk of a t5 project
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Old 04-24-2018, 08:01 PM   #7
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Ok thanks for your help i'll go on the site and read all about it thanks again
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