T5 Transmission swap in a 55 Bird

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T5 Transmission swap in a 55 Bird

Post by Florida_Phil » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:57 pm

I am considering swapping a T-5 Transmission into my 1955 TBird. I see an adapter is available. Anyone done this?

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Re: T5 Transmission swap in a 55 Bird

Post by Jim Yergin » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:15 pm

I have installed a T-5 in my 1956 using John Mummert's adaptor. However my car is still under restoration and is not yet back on the road.
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Re: T5 Transmission swap in a 55 Bird

Post by Florida_Phil » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:58 am

Did you have to cut the floor to get the T5 in the car?

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Re: T5 Transmission swap in a 55 Bird

Post by Jim Yergin » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:48 pm

I had to relocate the opening for the shifter. It comes through the top of the tunnel. Prestige Thunderbird loaned me a template for the opening. They also supplied the carpeting with the correct opening.
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Re: T5 Transmission swap in a 55 Bird

Post by Jim Yergin » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:02 pm

Here are pictures of my set up.
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