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Unread 01-11-2002, 10:14 PM   #1
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tranny question...

i have a 1974 Cj-5 wiht the 304 motor.... i have a ford 302 swap im getting ready to do. but i want to change out the 3 speed to a ford t-5.. is it possible to just change the bellhousing and tranny wiht making sure the driveshaft fits?

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Unread 01-12-2002, 07:50 PM   #2
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I think there will be a little more to it than that. First you will have to get an adapter to fit the Ford t-5 to the transfer case. Then there will be some custom mounting for the trans. After all this is done you can measure for drive shaft lenght
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Unread 01-12-2002, 08:25 PM   #3
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I wouldn't try to put the T-5 in your Jeep but instead look for a truck 4-speed, either a ford t-18 or NP 435 to mate to your 302 bellhousing. The t-5 doesn't have a very low 1st gear, has the shifter well back in the rear of the case and getting an adapter to mate to the transfer case may be hard. Stick with the Ford truck transmissions. Advance Adapters has the trans to transfer case adapters you'd need for either.
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Unread 01-13-2002, 11:37 AM   #4
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I like the t5, other than it not being strong, but mustangs used in on a 302, so you should be fine. Look for one out of a CJ, they will bolt right up to a Dana 300(exellent xcase) and the ford bellhousing.
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Unread 01-13-2002, 06:03 PM   #5
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Unfortunately the Jeep T-5 and the Mustang T-5 are not the same internally. The Jeep T-5 will not last long behind a V-8 with "spirited" driving, it was suspect behind a stock I-6! Also, you are forgetting about the overall trans/transfer case length limitations of a CJ-5. But then again, a 9 inch driveshaft will be easy to balance!
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Unread 01-13-2002, 09:29 PM   #6
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I plan on swapping a 302 in my Jeep soon, I found brand new GT-40 aluminum heads for $300, I have a complete intake, and new starter. I have a T-176 which requires no adapters, ford bellhousing and had D300 attached. Im going to use two passenger side mounts(will this work ok?) And it seems like this swap will be as easy as picking my nose. Is there anything else I have to look out for? Would the T-176 last behind 300 HP? until I swap in a NV4500?
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