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Old 01-30-2005, 08:06 AM
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Question tranny conversion for the 226

any recommended tranny conversion for the 226? for dragracing?

I heard the T5 is a good one

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Old 01-30-2005, 08:14 PM
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any recommended tranny conversion for the 226? for dragracing?

I heard the T5 is a good one

Any ideas?
Been kicking around he same ideas you have put in your posts. I have read the C-4 is a good choice on a Flathead because of the converter stall speed.
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Old 01-31-2005, 06:44 PM
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any recommended tranny conversion for the 226? for dragracing?

I heard the T5 is a good one

Any ideas?
I e-mailed a T-5 adaptor supplier, and asked if the adaptor would fit our Flathead 226. They replied and said it would fit a car bellhousing and not the truck. They said the car bellhousing is square bolt style. While the truck trans is round where it bolts to the bellhousing. The car bellhousing uses the standard clutch fork lever. While the truck used that cross shaft.
I tell ya, everytime I look at doing something to make that stock driveline better it get into a having to make major modifications. I think I'm just going to leave mine as is till I can afford to put in a V-8 and auto trans.
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Update on my S10 5 speed install, pictures can be seen in my gallery of the conversion. Anyone having any questions feel free to contact me.

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While the S-10 is ok for the street, you won't make it very far down the track, you would need to go to a World Class T-5 wich is more difficult to adapt.
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Smile Looking for an adaptor to mate

Hello, you said you talked to a T-5 adaptor supplier to mate the T-5 to the 226 Flathead Ford. Can you please write me at memorylane60@charter.net. and let me know who you talked to and where to get one. I have a 1950 Flathead 6 and a 1989 S-10 T-5 transmission, I have the car bellhousing .Thanks Dave



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I e-mailed a T-5 adaptor supplier, and asked if the adaptor would fit our Flathead 226. They replied and said it would fit a car bellhousing and not the truck. They said the car bellhousing is square bolt style. While the truck trans is round where it bolts to the bellhousing. The car bellhousing uses the standard clutch fork lever. While the truck used that cross shaft.
I tell ya, everytime I look at doing something to make that stock driveline better it get into a having to make major modifications. I think I'm just going to leave mine as is till I can afford to put in a V-8 and auto trans.
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Couldn't you use the '48-'50 truck 1/2 bell that would mate the 6 to the V8 style truck transmission, and an Offy or Speedway T5 to 59AB adaptor, if you wanted to do this in a truck or older car with stock clutch assembly?
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226 Ford inline adaptor

Hello, Do you know if the 6 cylinder car bellhousing is the same as the v8 bellhousings? I was told the starters all fit but I don't know. I heard they make a adaptor to mate the T-5 to the 226 car bellhousing but have not found one. ?
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The guy I bought my adaptor from Dwight Bond seems to be gone for some reason. I was over on the Hotrodders, and The Hamb Forum where I found him before but I can't locate him now. If you have access to a Milling Machine I would make one it's only 1" Aluminum. I did see a picture of one a guy made out of two pieces of 1/2".
The large ring of the bell housing I believe is different between the six and eight, The small bell that goes on the trans are all the same. I do know a guy that has a 226 if anyone needs a bellhousing PM me and I will check with him.
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Hi , Rod quess what!! Dwight Bond wrote me back tonight. and He has a adaptor as you said. You and Dwight have made my day. That's what Hot Rodding is all about. Thanks to all for the help RatRoDave
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Glad you found him, send me his contact information. How much is he asking for the Adaptors now. Did you see that Dual intake on Ebay the other day I send you the link to it.
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I am going to mate a t5 to my 52 coe with a 226 in it. I also have one out of a car. How much was the adaptor plate? What rear axle were you using? If you can send Dwight's info to me as well, I would appreciate it.
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Rod, yes , The adaptor is 125.oo plus 22.00 for a pilot bearing. Can be reached at Dwight Bond 200 Kelsey Gibbon Ne. 68840 I told him I need a month before I order one. To get the money together.
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Yes, how's it going, I have e-mailed Dwight, and the adaptor is 125.00 plus 22.00 for the pilot bearing. I don't believe he has the sleeve. His address is
Dwight Bond 200 Kelsey Gibbon Ne. 68840 Hope this helps. RatRoDave
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Oh , I missed the axle question, I have a 3.78 ratio 48 Banjo Rear. . Hope this will make a good combination for my ratrod. Have a great Summer. RatRoDave
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