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T5 from 2.3 usable on 302, 351?
#1

Im wondering if the 2.3 version of the T5 is usable with a 302 or 351. Is it less durable? I know it has the same length and bolt pattern, just wondering if i get a 302 flywheel, pressure plate, bellhousing and clutch, will it blow up on high torque?
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#2

are you sure about the bolt pattern? if i'm not mistaken, the 2.3 and 302/351 engines have different bolt patterns. as far as durability goes, i believe it is weaker than a T5 from a V8, and it also has different gear ratios as well. other people on here are more knowledgeable than me on this subject so they may be able to give more info than i can.
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#3

The tranmissions are basically the same except the 2.3 input shaft is smaller. There are differences in gear ratio's as well...
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#4

I think the input shaft has a different amount of gears, i guess thats one other thing im trying to find out.
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#5

all you will need is the v8 bell housing and the corect bearring.. i know they work because a friend of mine just put a t5 from an 88 4 cyl on his 82 302

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#6

Hey green, my pops has got 2 62 Galaxie 500xls, ones got a 390, another has a rare 406. Thanks for the scoop.
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#7

the input shaft length, # of splines and Pilot diameters are different between 2.3 and 5.0 versions. As are the first gear ratios (4.00-3.9 in a 2.3 (except SVO's 3.50) vs. 3.35-2.95 in 5.0's.

2.3- 7.41", 21? and .59"
5.0- 7.18", 10 and .668"
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#8

Quote:Originally posted by Dave R:
the input shaft length, # of splines and Pilot diameters are different between 2.3 and 5.0 versions. As are the first gear ratios (4.00-3.9 in a 2.3 (except SVO's 3.50) vs. 3.35-2.95 in 5.0's.

2.3- 7.41", 21? and .59"
5.0- 7.18", 10 and .668"

I pretty darn sure the splines are the same.
Just get the right bushing and bellhousing and it will bolt right in. I now of a few 5.0 running around with 4cyl t5's

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#9

Just be advised that the 4 cyl T-5 will not take the abuse a V8 T-5 will take. In other words, you can drive it hard but watch the abusive launches like drag racing with slicks or high bite surfaces.
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#10

Randy is right, I have a buddy that put a 351W in his '88 TC and he kept the 2.3 T5. All you need is a V8 bellhousing and a "stepped" pilot bushing.
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