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Old 03-31-2004, 12:38 AM
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i have an 88 GTU and the trany is going out on it, so instead of just replacing it with another stock trany (which i will just blow up again) i wanna upgrade. i want the new trany to be stronger but i also wanted to get a 6-speed trany. my friend suggested a Richman 6-speed. he says they are like 2600-2800 new/rebuilt and we called around and found a few at dismatling yards for 1750 (who knows what condition). does this sound like a fair price for the trany, or even a reasonable swap? if not suggest something else im open to all comments.



i also want to throw in an upgraded clutch, lightened flywheel, carbon fiber driveshaft, and bigger rear end and axles, when i swap in the trany. (open to suggestions for these also)



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well for the rear end, the t2 stuff is beefy. actually so is the t2 tranny.



is there a rotary bellhouing for the richmond?
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ive looking into the TII drivetrain conversion (trans,driveshaft,diff and axles) 800 from a local dismatler, and yeah i know the TII stuff is strong, but the fact still remains that I want a 6-speed trans. :-)
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Doesn't Kennedy (sp) Engineering make a T5 transmission adaptor? I know that Richmond makes T5 trannies so maybe this would be a good idea.
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Originally Posted by j200pruf' date='Mar 31 2004, 02:26 AM
Doesn't Kennedy (sp) Engineering make a T5 transmission adaptor? I know that Richmond makes T5 trannies so maybe this would be a good idea.
I did a quick search and found this:

MAZDA ROTARY TO BORG WARNER T-5







KEP # 9000 Adapter kit fits most manual shift '74+ Mazda Rotary bellhousings to the Borg-Warner T-5 transmission (from the Ford Mustang GT '85+). The Mazda flywheel, clutch, starter and throwout bearing are retained. A Ford disc must be used. The T-5 transmission that is normally slanted 18 must now be mounted vertical.

Kit includes adapter plate, bolts, pilot bearing and instructions.



the site is HERE and its listed under "other"
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i was looking at the borg warner T-5 trany a while back when my trans first started to go. its only a 5-speed. its the stock trany out of most 5.0 mustangs (turds). although stronger then what i currently have, not worth the money to make it fit. might as well go with the best, or something closer. thanks though
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Well if you are looking in wrecking yards dont forget to keep your eyes peeled for a GTUS. Its got the same gear as a TII from Tranny back. Not that you will have much luck finding one. They were rare in the first place but who knows.....



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Originally Posted by Jedi' date='Mar 31 2004, 03:51 AM
Well if you are looking in wrecking yards dont forget to keep your eyes peeled for a GTUS. Its got the same gear as a TII from Tranny back. Not that you will have much luck finding one. They were rare in the first place but who knows.....



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No it doesnt. It has the n/a transmission with a shorter 5th gear, and it has the n/a differential with a 4.30 ring gear and viscous LSD.
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Originally Posted by mazdaspeed7' date='Mar 31 2004, 08:47 AM
No it doesnt. It has the n/a transmission with a shorter 5th gear, and it has the n/a differential with a 4.30 ring gear and viscous LSD.
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Why are you so set on a 6speed?
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