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  • Just bought a 85 Turbo coupe 5 speed :/

    A guy on craigslist was parting out an 86 5.0 mustang I got the 5 speed out of it for $200. The tranny in my 89 shifts hard. So I figured its always good to have a spare.

    Well I have read you can use a pilot bearing out of a 85 diesel ranger and it will bolt up. Should I try to sell it or use it when mine breaks.

    according to http://www.fordmuscle.com/archives/2...p/index2.shtml

    this is what bought
    #114 Factory 85-86 T-Bird 2.3 T, 235 ft-tq, 1st 4.03, 2nd 2.37, 3rd 1.49, 4th 1.00, 5th 0.81, R 3.76 speedo 6 , input length 7.41, Pilot bearing 0.59

    1989 spec.
    #169 Factory 86.5-89 Mustang 5.0 265 3.35 1.93 1.29 1.00 0.68 3.15 7 7.18 0.668
    http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...-consolidation

  • #2
    Holy crap, does it have enough first gear!!?

    What's shifting hard on the '89?
    Flying south, with a flock of bird dogs.

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    • #3
      pilot bearing for a Mazda B2000 from the late 80's early 90's will work to put a 4 banger T5 behind a 5.0L too. Low first gear 4banger trannies work good with 2.73 ratio rears in V8 cars.

      If you have it, keep it, it'll work fine as a spare, just may not hold up to a clutch dump spray and slicks, is all.
      Jeremy George in Windsor NY

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      • #4
        The 89 does not like to go into gear. It takes a lot of effort/force to shift. That's good to know about the mazda PB, I think mine has 3.08 x 4.03 = 12.41. Its about the same as 3.73 x 3.35 = 12.49. I don't like the big spread between 3 & 4 but other than that I think it will work. I may keep my eyes open for a V8 spec one but I don't know how easy this one will sale so I may just use it.
        http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...-consolidation

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        • #5
          I tend to beat dead horses, so tell me to shut up if you want... but - is that every gear? When it's stopped too? I just had a clutch disengagement vision dance through my head.
          Flying south, with a flock of bird dogs.

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          • #6
            Not at all, it could be a clutch issue I have never changed the cable or quadrant, I put a new Ford Motorsport clutch when I put the P motor in. I just assumed that the synchros are shot or the fork is bent. The car has 230k miles I have put 40k it. I got at auction so I know notthing about it before (I have missed a gear a time or two over the years ). Sence I got my jap car DD I don't drive it much and I have more or less gotten used to it so its kinda hard to remember. As I recall second gear is the hardest to get into then third. Its pretty hard when sitting still. Its got a hurst shifter so I just grip it and rip it! I changed the fluid a while ago and it seemed to help it shift better maybe I should do that again. Oh yeah the car makes a high whining sound in higher RPMs (bad bearing?) My Dad has said there have been times he could not get in to go in the gear he wanted at all.
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            • #7
              I had a 4 banger T5 in the Ranger when it was a 5.0L. That first gear is pretty low. I had 3.73's and first was over in a flash.

              I think the pilot bearing I used was a #14672 from Autozone.
              Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
              1998 Mustang GT https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...ix-to-4sixzero
              1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
              1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
              1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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              • #8
                I bet so an over all 14.8:1 1st gear, Dad had 3.73 in his 90 and I thought that 1st was pretty short. So is there no issure with the almost 1/4 longer input shaft?
                http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...-consolidation

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                • #9
                  I don't recall having any issues, but I'd probably do some measuring beforehand just to be sure the crank is drilled deep enough.
                  Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                  1998 Mustang GT https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...ix-to-4sixzero
                  1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                  1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
                  1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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