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.
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. To
understand exactly what you have, consult our articles on
Bell Housing Identification and the
Match-up of bells, flywheels and starters.
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).
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.
Front Shift T5 Transmission
New or resurfaced flywheel
8.5" or 9"
Steel or Aluminum Drive
conversion to the popular cable linkage is not possible behind the
6 cyl as the bellhousings 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.
Whether your engine is
a 170, 200, 250, or 300 we have a solution for you. While we
don't stock the bellhousings 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
For additional information visit our Technical resources, starting
Converting Manual Transmission Equipped Cars