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Shinchan 10-14-2020 05:09 PM

T5 swap: How much tunnel clearance for a slip yoke?
 
Finally getting things where I need to to measure for the length of the front driveshaft for my T5 swap in my 142. Unfortunately I wasn't paying attention and the T5 slip yoke that I got is a 1330 instead of a 1310. The yoke rotates freely, and at the tightest point of the rotation it comes within about 3/16-1/4" of the tunnel. Is this enough clearance, or am I going to have to bite the bullet and buy another $80 slip yoke?

Harlard 10-14-2020 05:42 PM

Just run it

Benjam83 10-15-2020 12:23 PM

Kind of on-topic....If you switch slip-yokes, do you need to have the DS re-balanced?

Shinchan 10-19-2020 10:30 AM

Most shops don't balance with the slipyoke, so I would assume not.

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Originally Posted by Benjam83 (Post 6121703)
Kind of on-topic....If you switch slip-yokes, do you need to have the DS re-balanced?


JohnMc 10-19-2020 10:33 AM

Just run it. It will self-clearance as needed. :lol:

But srsly, it sort of depends on your trans mount, and to a lesser amount your engine mounts - how much they let the trans end wiggle around.

Shinchan 10-19-2020 11:03 AM

heavy-duty engine mounts, and a firm poly trans mount to a solid cross-member.
The mount is pretty close to the tail of the trans. I'm going to run it and see what happens.
If I have clearance issues then I'll swap out the slip.

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Originally Posted by JohnMc (Post 6122463)
Just run it. It will self-clearance as needed. :lol:

But srsly, it sort of depends on your trans mount, and to a lesser amount your engine mounts - how much they let the trans end wiggle around.


JohnMc 10-19-2020 11:23 AM

I initially ran my T5 on a stock mount (chunk of angle iron between it and the T5) and that was pretty wiggly. Then I used a Yoshifab crossmember and a solid poly T5 mount, far, far less wiggling around with that.

Benjam83 10-20-2020 11:01 AM

I've got the same Yoshifab setup, and just a regular slip-yoke. I've got a few little odds&ends that I need to wrap up, but I think it should be drivable the next time I get over there to work on it.

Shinchan 10-23-2020 10:51 AM

Got the car moving under its own power last night, and so far no sign of the yoke rubbing on the tunnel.

vertigosity 10-23-2020 10:32 PM

When I did the T5 swap in my '80 16VT, I started out with a 1330 U-joint yoke driveshaft that came with my transmission (SN95 V6), and it definitely made contact with the body under load with a stock Mustang style rubber transmission mount - but was fine under daily/street conditions. A 1310 was fine in it, as well as on the similarly-placed TKO on my '93 LSx car.

Benjam83 10-25-2020 09:58 PM

So, I just got my swap on the road for the first time last night. It's just got the regular style slip-yoke. One of my big concerns in this endeavor has been all of the talk around vibrations and noise.

All I did was eye-ball the driveshaft alignment. I was just trying to make it drivable. Took it for a couple test drives, about 20 minutes total. So far, it's great. I mean, the whole reason for the swap was the issue with m47s bearing deteriorating and being noisy in 3rd and 5th. At this point, I'd call this is a success in my book...


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