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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-29-2007, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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88 gt t5 mustang drivetrain swap into my 91 xr7?

So my trans is officially out on me and my mechanic said the piston ring on my #2 cylinder is cracked causing oil to constantly foul out the spark plug.

I have a chance to buy a perfectly running bent frame 88 gt 5 speed mustang mustang for 700$ with 120k on it that comes with bbk equal length blockhugger headers, new clutch, bbk h-pipe and a few good body panels but my main reason is swap out the motor and trans.

i know theres a few ways to do the t5 swap using supercoupe parts but was wondering if anybody ever was able to use mustang parts. fabrication isn't an issue but jus wanted to get some feedback. thanks in advance

also would the header be transferable? i know headers are tight to fit in m12's but i figured blockhuggers would b possible
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nope engine and trans, and even the upper has to be changed on the engine along with the accessories, fox stang chassis is too differnet to reuse any of the other parts

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Just to clarify a few things:
  • The Mustang headers will not fit without custom fabrication to the steering setup.
  • The upper intake is too tall but the one on your cougar will bolt right to it.
  • There is a tech article about the T5 swap in the tech articles page.
  • The engine accessories are different, as jk89cat mentioned, but you can use all the brackets and accessories off of your Cougar.
Personally, I would buy it and pull the motor/transmission. I would go through the motor and put all new gaskets, seals and an oil pump in it. Swap the accessories and intake and drop it in the Cougar. Then I would collect the parts necessary for the tranny swap and do it at a later time.
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