Just an FYI, Dan Williams sells a 33 tooth 1st Gear 2.90 gear ratio when used with a wide ratio toploader. I plan on using this gear when reassembling my current toploader.
I’m not sure if that’s true, I believe I’ve seen kits were a new crossmember is needed so it can bolt into the original locations.I believe the tkx in a early mustang requires the welded in cross member under the tunnel to be removed and moved farther back to clear the transmission.
What always breaks on them is the 3rd gear on the cluster gear, they also bend the forks when shifter hard. For it to live behind anything with more than 250-275 HP, you need to not power shift it. On a road race car, where you are not power shifting the transmission, they will live, again as long as there is not too much power behind the engine. If you are drag racing it, it will have a short life, that will be dependent on how much power the engine has. I lived the Mustang 5.0 craze in the mid 80's to late 90's. I had a Speed Shop back then and dozens and dozens of 5.0 Mustang customers. From my experience with them, I would not use them on anything that I intended to beat on. Now, the poster with the 302 2 barrel will be more than happy with it. Also remember that the 69-70 and especially the 71-73 Mustangs weigh more than a fox body Mustang, and that will impact how much work your transmission is doing. Not trying to dissuade anyone from using a T5, they are excellent transmissions in the correct application, but even the best T5's were only rated for 300 lbf⋅ft of torque, most were at or under 275 lbf⋅ft.Chvet73-if I were to do the T5(would definitely like 5th gear), what would need to be done to ensure it would hold up to hard driving? I don’t exactly baby my car as far as driving it goes.
true, but that seems like a lot of work when you could just use a fabricated cross member that keeps the chassis stock.I knew i saw this somewhere modern drive line says you need to move it back about 2 inches.
67-73 only. Doesn't help an owner of a 65/66.true, but that seems like a lot of work when you could just use a fabricated cross member that keeps the chassis stock.