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Old 08-21-2004, 01:48 AM   #1
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Thumbs up T5 done, good news and bad

Finished the T5 swap tonight. I started w/ a '94 WC gearbox, which has a longer input shaft than earlier ones, so I put a new input shaft in it, turns out this year had reverse syncros.


I purchased my clutch components from John Parker he got me clutchnet's dual diaphram Pressure Plate 100% over stock balanced on to one of his 9lb aluminum flywheels/ with a carbon disc, and a Mcleod long TO bearing w/ fork adapters.




Everything installed perfectly, I was a little worried that I might have some clutch issues like the pioneers of this swap had. But the bugs have been worked out and the set up I have now works flawlessly. The clutch does its job correctly and noise free.


I made the mount that Noah posted a pic of in another thread.
And I had a 1pc. drive shaft made 46 3/8" center to center U-joints, 3" diameter.
Everything works beautifully, no complaints feels like the car came from the factory like that, but I am getting the same decel buzz noise that Dave B. has. And I don't really know why, but I can live with it.
I give this swap an A+.
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Oh, and if you can swing it get the aluminum flywheel it is a drastic improvement over stock.
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Old 08-21-2004, 06:37 AM   #2
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Holy crap...reverse syncrhos! I could use that about now.
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Old 08-21-2004, 07:33 AM   #3
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Holy crap...reverse syncrhos! I could use that about now.
nice.....just like to point out that the M90 has syncrhos on reverse.....

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Old 08-21-2004, 10:31 AM   #4
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Coondog, I believe I got one of the first improved clutches that dropped in and worked. Mine was flawless. Every time we do a swap, the closer we get.

Now, I see your tranny sits at a slightly angle just like mine. I wonder if that could be part of the problem w/ the noise? (which btw, we all have). Seems to me, JP could rotate his milling 2-3* on the adapter to help line that up a bit better. Not really a huge issue, the motor mounts are so soft when you bolt it down that it levels out.

Does that have the .8 or .6OD? Over all pretty happy I'd assume!.. right?
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Old 08-21-2004, 11:03 AM   #5
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yeah I noticed it was on an angle too, I was thinking of elongating the holes for the mount and sliding it over.
This tranny has the .68 5th. And I will be swapping a 4.11 rearend from my Gt into my car soon.
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Old 08-21-2004, 11:21 AM   #6
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nice install

t-5 is the way to go.i road in a 92 mustang with a wc t-5 he put in a year ago.sounds just like mine.the sound is not a volvo thing.

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Old 08-21-2004, 11:35 AM   #7
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As long as it isn't a cruise noise I wouldn't sweat it.

I had a bunch of the early T5s apart for blocker rings in the 80s. The newer ones are great.
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Old 08-21-2004, 11:32 PM   #8
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nice install

t-5 is the way to go.i road in a 92 mustang with a wc t-5 he put in a year ago.sounds just like mine.the sound is not a volvo thing.

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So you think that it is a T5 noise that is not related to our volvo's, but any car with a T5?
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Old 08-22-2004, 12:02 AM   #9
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Yeah, I think that buzz is normal. Before I swapped in my ...mustang... I read about auto to manual conversions and they say its normal. Mine certainly is a noisey bugger but my pilot bearing is the cause mostly.

GM Syncromesh "may" quiet it up, but it wasn't designed for it, but some sware by it.
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Old 08-22-2004, 12:23 AM   #10
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it eliminates that annoying 2nd gear grind on MKII's.
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Old 08-22-2004, 11:29 PM   #11
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By T5 do you mean the Turbo 5 cylinder ?!?!!?

If yes, in which car is the T5 now ?!

And to reeferman , You swapped a T5 Volvo engine in a Mustang ?!

Any way .. may be i'm totally losted in your stories
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By T5 do you mean the Turbo 5 cylinder ?!?!!?

If yes, in which car is the T5 now ?!

And to reeferman , You swapped a T5 Volvo engine in a Mustang ?!

Any way .. may be i'm totally losted in your stories
Yup, T5 Volvo engine in a Mustang with a Jaguar inboard disc brake rear end setup.

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Old 08-23-2004, 12:18 AM   #14
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Sorry !!! I only asked a question !!

But then what do you mean by T5 ?!
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Old 08-23-2004, 12:19 AM   #15
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if you don't mind, what was your total cost for the swap, and how long did it take to get it all together once you had all your parts ready? I'm thinking WAY ahead here for a car I don't even own yet but it's good info to have
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Sorry !!! I only asked a question !!

But then what do you mean by T5 ?!
T5 is a Ford 5-speed manual transmission commonly found in Mustangs. It's an extremely strong transmission compared to the Volvo manual transmissions because it was designed to take the torque that a big V8 outputs. From what I've read it's becoming a fairly standard swap for high-power RWD Volvos.
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Ok Thank you for the answer
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Sorry !!! I only asked a question !!

But then what do you mean by T5 ?!
Oh I thought you was joking.
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Old 08-23-2004, 02:44 AM   #19
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makes me wnant to do it....
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Old 08-23-2004, 02:45 AM   #20
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I thought it was the new bi-directional, universal muffler bearing. ;) Sorry couldn't help it. Either way, a search will turn up lots.
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Old 08-23-2004, 04:46 PM   #21
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if you don't mind, what was your total cost for the swap, and how long did it take to get it all together once you had all your parts ready? I'm thinking WAY ahead here for a car I don't even own yet but it's good info to have
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T5 is a Ford 5-speed manual transmission commonly found in Mustangs. It's an extremely strong transmission compared to the Volvo manual transmissions because it was designed to take the torque that a big V8 outputs. From what I've read it's becoming a fairly standard swap for high-power RWD Volvos.
Sweet! My car is high powered! j/k.

How much did your 1 piece driveshaft cost? I will probrably be switching to a 1 piece if I can't get this f*kin 2 piece to work correctly.

Did you have to modify that "little crossmember thing" which the driveshaft crosses through near the rear?
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Old 08-23-2004, 07:32 PM   #23
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looks good, nice oil trail under the car tho time for some degreaser
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I just posted what my conversion cost. It included a rebuilt B23FT but the trans conversion cost is broken down.http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=23646
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looks good, nice oil trail under the car tho time for some degreaser
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