Completing the swap can certainly raise some questions when it comes time to select the right parts for the job. There are a number of things to take into consideration, but with a little help from Speedway, we can make the process a little more pain free. The first T5 five-speed transmissions were originally manufactured by Borg Warner as early as and continued production has since been taken over by Tremec. The T5 offers gear ratios that are a great match for most Flathead vehicles, especially gaining the fifth-gear overdrive. One advantage to using a T5 from a pickup is the shifter position was close to that of the old Ford top-loader. The T5s used in Camaros had shifters designed to sit at an angle.
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MG Midget / Sprite 5-speed gearbox starter kit - Frontline Developments
Improve your acceleration, cruising capability and driving experience. Our 5-speed gearbox conversion for the MGB and MGA offers you modern gearbox reliability and performance in a compact and lightweight package with the options of short shift and close ratio gearing. Installation kit includes all components needed to install into your car. The conversion adapts the Ford type 9 gearbox to mate directly to the back of the MGB engine using a custom made, lightweight, cast aluminium bell-housing. Kits are available to cover all MGB cars — from 4 synchro models with the wider gearbox tunnel to 3 synchro ones with narrow tunnels. The 5th gear ratio is exactly the same as the MGB overdrive ratio. Various alternative gear ratios can be provided including a heavy duty gearset, closer ratios or a standard ratio gearbox with a higher first gear of 2.
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