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Old 10-08-2005, 11:28 PM   #1
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'65 T-Bird Restoration

I got a 65 T-Bird for my 16th birthday. I finially pulled it out of the weeds now 2 years later.

I thought it through carefully, and I have come to the conclusion that hot rodding the Bird is the way to go.

I want to know, if anybody, knows, or has heard of a '65 T-bird with a manual transmission. If not, would someone know if a mustang tranny bolt up to the 390 bell housing? and will the clutch assembly actuially bolt up in place of the torque converter?
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Old 10-08-2005, 11:29 PM   #2
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oh, I forgot to specify, the donor transmission would be from one of my uncles many 67 mustangs
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Old 10-09-2005, 02:35 AM   #3
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swapping from a auto to a manual has many more considerations other than what transmission will fit....you will also have to mount a clutch pedal and linkage, along with a host of other problems. Unless you have lots of tools and mechanical knowledge or deep pockets, I'd recomend sticking with the auto for now. Drive the car and have fun with it...lots of hot rods runs auto trans....
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Old 10-09-2005, 12:48 PM   #4
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I do have quite the ammount of tools, I am a 3rd year mechanic apprentice, and have a family history of hot rodding and automotive background, so knoledge is abundant. I also have experience switching mustangs from Auto to stick. However, I have always done it on cars that I KNEW came with a standard tranny option.

My biggest issue is will it bolt up. Money isnt abunmdant, however, I do have a nicely sized budget, I just dont really feel like shelling out for a tranny that I cant use :S

Thanks for the input though, happy hot rodding
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Old 10-09-2005, 10:18 PM   #5
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Old 12-13-2005, 09:40 AM   #6
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I'd love to see pic's!!!!
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Old 12-13-2005, 05:19 PM   #7
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I third the Pic vote.
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Old 12-13-2005, 09:37 PM   #8
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Where are the pics? We can't wait much longer...gentlemen, get your pitchforks
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