You can swap the innards out for the right bolt pattern.
Jack Halton wrote:
> I contacted Technical Support at Transmission Technologies,
> (http://www.ttcautomotive.com/), which bought all of the manual transmission
> business from Borg Warner Gear. I gave them the part numbers from both my
> T5s, an S10 (not sure but I think from a V6) model and one from a base V8
> Camaro. They looked up the torque ratings and told me that the S10 was rated
> at 190 ft/lbs and the Camaro was good for 230 ft/lbs. I asked them what
> determined the torque capacity, and they said that it is mainly metallurgy
> of the gears and mainshafts. Also the first gear ratio comes into play in
> determining torque ratio - the higher (lower numerically) the transmission
> is geared, the higher the torque rating. I don't quite understand why this
> is so, but I'll take their word for it!
> The guy thought I was building a race car and suggested I obtain a T5 from a
> 94 Mustang Cobra "R" as this is the highest rated T5 made to date. Too bad
> the bolt pattern won't work...
> We further discussed the World-Class vs Non World Class versions. They told
> me that this upgrade was done strictly for improved shifting and involves
> different bearing types (rollers vs bushings, etc) and synchro materials,
> and has nothing to do with torque capacity.
> Nice folks to talk to. They had previously sent me a T5 service manual at no
> charge. It fully documents all repair procedures for the T5 (now called the
> Tremec T5 - all reference to Borg Warner have been removed).
> Jack Halton
> 51 GMC 1/2 ton
> Winter Park FL
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Grant Galbraith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Dave Paulson" <email@example.com>
> Cc: "truck list" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2000 5:24 PM
> Subject: Re: [oletrucks] more 5 speed questions
> > I have heard people allude to the V-6 and/or F body being beefier than
> the 4 cylinders, but I don't know if this is the case and doubt it. I have
> literture from Chevy that rates the S10 variants at 175 ft,
> > lbs., with no mention of engine application. I will agree that the world
> class T-5's (88 and later GM and Mustangs) are suppossed to have stronger
> gears/mainshafts but doesn't sound like these will work if you want
> > a mechanical speedo.
> > I admit to be on somehwhat of a learnig curve on theese tranny's. I
> have several, wrote a tech artilcle and have used mine for 18K behind a
> warmed 235. I frequently run it up to 4K rpm with crisp shifts and have
> > done a burnout or two without toasting anything so far. Preferable gear
> ratio's to many people come in the V-8 F body, but this will require a 2nd
> tranny from a 2WD S10 to use it's tailshaft housing and mainshaft
> > unless you have buckets and don't mind the shifter back under the seat.
> > If anyone can shed more light on this and add to/admend the tech article
> I wrote (without flamming) this info would be welcome. I only wrote the
> article to help out, pass on things I've learned and avoid
> > having to repeat every couple weeks.
> > Grant
> > 50 Chevy 235
> > 52 GMC 150
> > Dave Paulson wrote:
> > > I don't want to beat this into the ground, I just want clarification. I
> want to put a 5 speed in my '53 and this is what info I've gotten from
> everyone here....
> > >
> > > The way I see it, there are two options:
> > >
> > > 1. Get a t-5 from a 4.3 V-6 s-10. This tranny is stout enough to go
> behind my 6 cylinder. Modifications needed are a shortened input shaft.
> Other than that use the s-10 clutch, etc and it goes right on. Right??
> > >
> > > 2. Get a beefier T-5 from a Camaro/Firebird and a tail section from a
> s-10 to relocate the shifter then add the clutch, etc and bolt on. Right??
> > >
> > > Please make any corrections necessary. I don't want to have my truck
> apart any longer than necessary. This list is an invaluable resource. Thanks
> for all your answers.
> > >
> > > Dave Paulson
> > > '51 & '53 1/2 tons
> > > Spokane, WA
> > >
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