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T5 Swap

Put a T5 behind your Inline Six

Standard T5's and custom Front Shift T5's

Upgrade your drivetrain

Complete kits ready to install

No need to try to fix that ageing 3 or 4 speed transmission

Looking to upgrade your driving experience in your early Ford with a inline-6 cylinder motor?  Consider Modern Driveline’s complete range of options for adding a five speed as your solution.  All parts from the back of the engine to the differential are available.  Many different clutch configurations are available depending on driving style and power level.

Adapter Plates

What makes it all possible are adapter plates between the bell housing and transmission.  The most common transmission is the 2.77 3 speed behind a 6 cyl.  We custom designed a adapter to convert the the bolt patterns and space the transmission to accommodate the different input shaft of the  T5.  In 1966 Ford changed the bolt pattern on the block, for this year only.  The resulting bell housing requires a specific adapter, which we have.  If you have the 4-speed Dagenham transmission it is easiest to find a 3 speed bell housing and use the 2.77 adapter. 

Custom T5's

Our custom T5 with the shifter moved forward from the standard position is the ideal solution for Falcons.  This change positions the shifter in the correct location.  A standard T5 positions the shifter back against a bench seat or between bucket seats resulting in a very uncomfortable shift position ( not to mention the required changes to the floor support to clear the shifter). 

Clutch Configurations for your driving style

Early 6 cyl motors used the 8.5" deep dish flywheel and clutch sets.  We have specific clutch configurations for the T5 with the 8.5" clutch.  Later years switched to the 9'' clutch.  Again, Modern Driveline developed clutch configurations for the T5.

Package Features:

Std. and Front Shift T5 Transmission

Adapter plate

New or resurfaced flywheel

8.5" or 9" Clutch kit

Hurst shift lever/ball/boot

60-65 Flacon Clutch cable kit

Steel or Aluminum Drive Shaft

CAble conversion

Unfortunately, conversion to the popular cable linkage is not possible behind the 6 cyl as the bell housings are not compatible.  However, if you are fortunate enough to be using a 200 block vintage 1967 or later then there is a bell which Ford used in some cars in 1971 which will bolt to these blocks.


Engine Compatibility

Whether your engine is a 170, 200, 250, or 300 we have a solution for you.  While we don't stock the bell housings and clutch linkages on a regular basis give us a call.  If you have the bell and linkage then we have most of the other components you need from the flywheel back.


For additional information visit our Technical resources, starting with Converting Manual Transmission Equipped Cars


Transmission Configuration:

Model (ft/lb) input
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
T5z 330 10 28 2.95 1.94 1.34 1.00 .63







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