64½-Early 65 Mustang T-5 Conversion Kit, 5 Speed, 260, 289


These conversion kits make it easy to install a late model V8 T-5 transmission in a 1964½ to early 1965 Mustang. A T-5 transmission will increase gas mileage and higher top speed. No cutting of the floor required. You can even use the original emergency brake linkage, speedo cable, clutch linkage, flywheel and starter. Bell housing modification is required.

Notes: For use with original 5 bolt bell housing.

Kit includes:
Adapter Plate
Crossmember Bar with parking brake bracket
Trans Mount Insulator
Drive Shaft Slip Yoke

*Adapter plate requires 2 holes drilled into the bell housing.

Fits Early Model Bell Housing:
C3AA-6394-C - 5 bolt pattern

Bell housing modification is required on all original (1964½-1970) and late model bell housings to adapt the Borg Warner “standard” and “World Class” T-5 SROD (single rod overdrive) five speed transmission to an early model Mustang, and to utilize the stock clutch linkage.

The modifications required, when using an original (1964½-1970) bell housing, are to drill one clearance bolt hole and drill and tap a second bolt hole to attach the adapter/spacer plate to it. The spacer is required because of the longer transmission input shaft of the T5 transmission, and also adapts the T-5 mounting bolt hole pattern to the original bell housing.

If you do not intend to use the early model clutch linkage and are opting for a cable installation, you can use the late model bell housing and late model throw out arm as they are, without any modifications required.

Caution note - Always check the condition and fit of the crankshaft pilot bushing, since some T-5’s have a smaller diameter pilot. Problems such as clutch chatter and popping out of gear will occur if the pilot bushing fit is not correct.

Fits the following year models:

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  • Part Number: CPC-TRA-645-428
  • Supplied by: California Pony Cars

This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 21 February, 2009.

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