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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-19-2006, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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AOD to T5 in 88 LX

I'm interested in doing this conversion, just wondering who else has done this already. Tips and problems encountered when doing this swap would be appreaciated. Want to use cable , not hydraulic clutch operation. Wondering if parts from mustang can be used. (ie) clutch pedal assembly, tranny mount, clutch cable. Turbo coupes are hard to find for parts where i live.

The car curently has a freshly rebuilt 5.0 HO, ported cast heads, 75mm tb, 76mm mass air meter (did the s/d to mass air conversion when i changed motors), 9AL computer with SCT chip, 24 lbs injectors, adj fuel press reg, E303 cam, MSD 6Al, ported stock intake, smog pump is gone, edlebrock high flow water pump, rest of motor is stock. An AOD (metric) coupled to an 8.8 rearend from a 87 turbo coupe.
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I would recomend many people have done the swap on there birds and they can give you almost more support then us. they are great people to work with. i knowing from owning an 88 tc. give them a try and let us know how it goes

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-19-2006, 12:22 PM
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Crystal did it in her 87:
You might be able to get ahold of her for info.

Also, try checking out the Fox T-Bird & Cougar Forums I'm sure several people there have done the swap.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-26-2006, 10:14 AM
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When you change your flywheel make sure you change your balancer with it!
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Putting the T5 in a fox body bird will be the same as putting it in a fox mustang. It's really pretty easy. Use the mustang pedal and cable. You can use your stock driveshaft, but you have to either swap the yoke, or remove that rubber isolated balancer on the current slip yoke. On the fox body, it's just a matter of drilling a hole for the cable to go through the firewall and getting a 5-speed center console and then everything bolts right in. You won't even need to remove the dash.

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I did the same swap years ago. I got all my parts from a fox body mustang. The whole should already be there because TCs came with 5spds. As for the console I just added a fox body shifter boot. I did remove the dash to make it easier to install the pedal assembly, but you don't have to.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-23-2006, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by sc0tty8
When you change your flywheel make sure you change your balancer with it!
Explain a little more why you have to do this, thanks.
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