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  1. Carbonarc
    02-03-2018 12:09 PM - permalink

    You can retain the floor pedal setup and Modern Driveline can supply the parts. Probably others but MDL is supplying my conversion kit. You will have to mount the reservoir on the firewall.

    Regarding the trans mount, all of the available ones look about 'right', but no doubt will require modification so I opted to fabricate one from scratch. I'm using the stock clutch linkage adapted for the modern diaphram clutch. Not involved: remove the pins on the stock lever and weld in the ones MDL supply. The lever is hardened so a proper machine shop is doing the work.

    I am having the original driveline modified for the Tremec yoke with a 1310 u-joint to match the front. We have a local shop that is good and reasonable.

    Please let me know how your conversion goes and let me know if you have any questions along the way.


    Curt Griggs
  2. Carbonarc
    02-03-2018 12:07 PM - permalink

    I believe you can save money by finding a donor T5 from a Mustang that will provide similar rations and get the conversion adapter from MDL. The problem with the ford T5 is the shifter location: it's toward the rear of the trans, thus the shifter rudely grows out of the seat. Not a problem if you have bucket seats. But you can find a C10 tailshaft and install it on the Ford T5 to move the shift lever forward. Speedway has a video on how to do this.

    The hydraulic clutch is usually the Camaro/Corvette concentric donut unit. We have one in our 944 Porsche race car with a sbc adapted to the torque tube. First time I've worked with one and it seems to work fine, but it is different and took time to get used to. For example this TO is installed with zero clearance - actually, something like a .060" crush so it's always in contact with the clutch and spinning with the engine.

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  3. Carbonarc
    02-03-2018 12:06 PM - permalink

    Hi Bob,

    Sorry for the slow reply, I've just found Visitor Messages.

    My Tremec T5 stuff from Modern Driveline will be delivered on Monday so I can't anwser all of your question, but I will as I work through the install. The T5 will be mated to a flathead V8 not a 302, at least not yet. You can get an easily adaptable T5 from a chevy C10 and use an adapter from several vendors including Speedway. The problem with this transmission is the ratios are not well suited for our trucks: the good news is the shifter location is forward and right were needed in our trucks. I opted for the Tremec to obtain a close ratio that drops the RPM a consistent amount between each gear. The ratios are: 2.95, 1.94, 1.34, 1.0 with .80 overdrive. This is a complete, engineered kit. It's not cheap, but I wanted to start with new technology.

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