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Username Post: T-5 Prices Really        (Topic#359809)
2D51STYDLX 
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2D51STYDLX
Loc: So. Prairie Washington
Reg: 03-03-11
02-14-20 10:35 AM - Post#2786494    

Got a S-10 rear end and a trans adaptor, started looking for a T-5 tranny, holy cow they are really proud of them here in the NW, my ? is will a T-4 mate up to my T-5 adaptor, I'm starting to think that 5th gear ain't worth it. Im doing the swap mainly for the 1 gear syncro and my leaky torque system.

Roger
1951 2 door Deluxe Bone stock, well not quite, bucket seats.
Broken hearts and dirty windows
Make life difficult to see
Thats why last night and this morning
Always look the same to me
John Prine



Edited by 2D51STYDLX on 02-14-20 10:38 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


Tri5man 
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Loc: Possums Crotch, KY
Reg: 06-26-07
02-14-20 11:52 AM - Post#2786503    
    In response to 2D51STYDLX

I wouldn't think of using an S-10 transmission. They are made for four cylinder engines. The 63 Belair 2 door post car (my avatar) has a T-5 out of a V-8 1991 Iroc Camaro which works great behind a fuel injected 355 SBC and a 3.36 rear end. At 75 MPH and going to 5th gear the RPM's drop to 1900. This is great for highway cruising and gas milage. The T-5's first gear is still low enough to light up the tires and shifts like butter. I'd highly recommend the Iroc T-5 and the 3.36 rear end combination.



 
cbmkr56 
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Age: 63
Loc: Basehor Ks
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02-14-20 01:20 PM - Post#2786508    
    In response to Tri5man

The 94-95 S10 Pickups used a World Class 26 Spline T-5 transmission with a Ford Bolt Pattern , Those where good for 300 ft pounds of torque. I have heard they will handle 400 HP.



 
2D51STYDLX 
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2D51STYDLX
Loc: So. Prairie Washington
Reg: 03-03-11
02-14-20 03:32 PM - Post#2786522    
    In response to cbmkr56

Thanks guys but I’m keeping the 216 don’t need it to be that beefy

Roger
1951 2 door Deluxe Bone stock, well not quite, bucket seats.
Broken hearts and dirty windows
Make life difficult to see
Thats why last night and this morning
Always look the same to me
John Prine



 
Tri5man 
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Tri5man
Loc: Possums Crotch, KY
Reg: 06-26-07
02-14-20 03:46 PM - Post#2786523    
    In response to 2D51STYDLX

What good is a transmission with a Ford bolt pattern when you have a Chevrolet engine?



 
RoadRocker 
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Loc: Kentucky.
Reg: 12-13-13
02-14-20 03:58 PM - Post#2786524    
    In response to 2D51STYDLX

Rodger, A t-5 and higher geared rear. will turn your car into a whole different machine behind a 6cyl. Wonderful road worthy cruiser. at 50 mph no more screaming rpm's. go for it you will love it. Tom

48 sports coupe
63 C-10 long fleet
17 Tacoma double cab longbed
19 Toyota Rav-4

Been down most all the roads nowhere left to go??


 
40grit 
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Age: 74
Loc: Chattanooga, Tn
Reg: 07-08-13
02-14-20 04:52 PM - Post#2786528    
    In response to RoadRocker

I really believe you can find an affordable T-5 if you are patient. I bought mine for $125 bucks for my roadster and just last summer picked up another one at a swap meet for a back up for the same price.

They are out there.

John

Just Slightly Abrasive


 
2D51STYDLX 
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2D51STYDLX
Loc: So. Prairie Washington
Reg: 03-03-11
02-14-20 07:05 PM - Post#2786535    
    In response to 40grit

Oh man you really don’t need a spare, sell it to me lol

Roger
1951 2 door Deluxe Bone stock, well not quite, bucket seats.
Broken hearts and dirty windows
Make life difficult to see
Thats why last night and this morning
Always look the same to me
John Prine



 
2D51STYDLX 
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2D51STYDLX
Loc: So. Prairie Washington
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02-15-20 12:09 AM - Post#2786546    
    In response to Tri5man

They make an adaptor plate.

Roger
1951 2 door Deluxe Bone stock, well not quite, bucket seats.
Broken hearts and dirty windows
Make life difficult to see
Thats why last night and this morning
Always look the same to me
John Prine



 
cbmkr56 
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Age: 63
Loc: Basehor Ks
Reg: 02-11-13
02-15-20 03:55 AM - Post#2786552    
    In response to Tri5man

An adapter plate is required because of length, regardless of the bolt pattern. The smaller T5 was a perfect fit for stock 216 and 235 engines due to the lower hp.



 
RoadRocker 
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Loc: Kentucky.
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02-15-20 05:36 AM - Post#2786557    
    In response to cbmkr56

I used t-5 from 86 s-10, 57 truck bell no plate cut 5/8' off input shaft pretty simple. Search raycow's posts

48 sports coupe
63 C-10 long fleet
17 Tacoma double cab longbed
19 Toyota Rav-4

Been down most all the roads nowhere left to go??


 
usmile4 
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02-15-20 12:17 PM - Post#2786581    
    In response to RoadRocker

I have a T5 from an 85 s10, tag#13-52-145 my gear ratios are 1-3.76, 2-2.18, 3-1.41, 4-1.00, 5-0.72. I have a 56 rear with 3:36 ratio all behind the 235 in my 51.

It cruises on the expressway 70 mph @ 2000 rpm and I have to keep an eye on the speedometer cause it wants to get into the 80+ mph range before I hear it scream at me.

I have the adapter from Buffalo Enterprises but others are available now. I paid $300 for my T5 as I wanted an earlier year to keep the shifter placement and mechanical speedometer. I did a lot of calling to U-Pull-It yards and found it but had to drive 150 miles to pick it up

This swap was probably the best addition to my 51!


Bill Gommel

49 chevy Styleline (Sold), 51 Styleline 2 dr Special, 235 (from a 61 truck) bored .060 over, Dual Carter/Webers, Fenton Headers, T5- 5 speed with a 56 rear end.


 
RoadRocker 
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Loc: Kentucky.
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02-15-20 02:21 PM - Post#2786591    
    In response to usmile4

My 48 coupe was done about the same 3:42 s-10 rear chassis eng. spring kit. Also good fit for shifter placement and mech. speedo. Shift can also be shortened easily. Mine behind a 261. down the road we go!

Tom

48 sports coupe
63 C-10 long fleet
17 Tacoma double cab longbed
19 Toyota Rav-4

Been down most all the roads nowhere left to go??


 
2D51STYDLX 
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2D51STYDLX
Loc: So. Prairie Washington
Reg: 03-03-11
02-15-20 09:17 PM - Post#2786622    
    In response to usmile4

Glad all you guys did good, I'm telling you its hell up here in the NW trying to find one. Average price 800.00

Roger
1951 2 door Deluxe Bone stock, well not quite, bucket seats.
Broken hearts and dirty windows
Make life difficult to see
Thats why last night and this morning
Always look the same to me
John Prine



 


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