| Put a “better” overdrive transmission behind your Ford Flathead.
Flathead overdrive begins with the adapter.
Upgrading to the MDL adapter allows the use of a V-8 Fox-body Mustang transmission or the even better gear set found in the new T-5z that MDL offers. Looking for even more capacity?
MDL engineered Ford Flathead adapter is designed for a wider range of transmissions than previous adapters, the MDL Ford Flathead adapter will ease the task of adding an overdrive transmission to your Flathead project.
It’s not just an adapter. We offer complete kits for the adapter with forks, bearings, and cross shafts, to full solutions with transmissions, clutches, flywheels, and the whole enchilada.
Check out the details below and give us a call or send us an email for a complete solution for your project.
· Improved adapter over existing adapters
· Compatible with
· Direct fit to 59 Series blocks
· Direct fit to 8 series intermediate ring
· Compatible with modern diaphragm clutches
· Adapts to Ford T5 or Ford TKO
· Compatible with original mechanical clutch linkage or hydraulics
· Complete kit includes a shaft, fork, throwout bearing, and alignment ring.
· Optional Hydraulic configuration
Made in USA
· Fig. 1: MD-401-2109 Flathead adapter
Improved adapter over existing adapters – Existing adapters are designed for S10 T5 transmissions with their under-performing gear sets, limited shifter position, and very limited availability. The MDL Flathead adapter interfaces to Ford T5’s which are readily available in the used market, as well as, new. More choices are available as the adapter also supports the TKO series transmission.
· Compatible with:
Fig. 1: MD-401-2109 Flathead adapter
· Direct fit to 59 Series blocks
Direct fit to 8 series intermediate ring
Fig. 2 bolted: Flathead adapter bolted to a Flathead intermediate ring
Compatible with modern diaphragm clutches
Fig. 3: Shaft, fork and throwout bearing
Adapts to Ford T5 or Ford TKO
Fig. 4: Alignment rings adapt to T5 or TKO
Made in the USA
Fig. 5: Proud to keep it local
Want to run it with factory clutch linkage?
· Want to run it with a hydraulic clutch release?
Fig. 6: Flathead adapter with fork and cross shaft
An adapter hydraulic kit leaves out these mechanical pieces and allows the addition of an internal hydraulic release bearing (ordered separately) where the hoses route through the casting where the cross shaft would have been.
A typical complete solution may contain the following:
· MDL Front Shift T5
· MDL Flathead adapter kit
· Lightened Billet Steel flywheel
· Organic 10″ clutch
· Trans mount
· Shift lever, ball, and boot
· Installation hardware
· Speedometer cable and gear
· Transmission fluid
· Driveshaft with a yoke
Thirty’s and forty’s hot rods are a perfect match for a Front Shift T5 behind a Flathead V8
Flathead Adapter cross shaft and fork assembled into the adapter
Quality you can count on from MDL
Proud to keep it local
Adapter mounted to an intermediate ring of an 8 series block
Rings to adapt to T5 and TKO transmissions
Trans and adapter ready to install onto a Flathead
Front Shift T5 with Flathead adapter
Ready to install!
Enthusiasts Who Are Also Engineers
This is why you do business with Modern Driveline. We are not a large company with huge product development teams with bean counters and Wall Street investors looking over our shoulders. We are automotive enthusiasts bent on getting our products right before they’re ever sold to the public. We are also very determined to deliver great technical support after the sale. As a Modern Driveline customer, you will never be our guinea pig. We find problems before they get to you and solve them before they ever become a headache for you.
We don’t just find the fault — we find the fix at the prototype phase before products ever reach the mass production phase. And if you ever encounter a problem with any of our products, we invite your contact so we may solve it before it ever becomes a frustration for you. If there is a problem after the sale, we are here to provide lifetime technical support for any Modern Driveline product you buy.
If you’re looking for more information or a quote for your project send us your details and we’ll get back to you with a quote.