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Rocky George

(11 posts)

03/18/2013 08:09AM

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5.0 Conversion
Posted by: rsdgeorge
Date: December 27, 2013 06:53PM

iI have a 76 roadster with a 2.8 Chevy conversion and a Camaro V8 T5. I want to do a 5.0 conversion for a little more power but you can't match the sound of a V8. I have looked at the Mantell kit but to minimize costs I would like to keep my trans. Is this possible?

MG wanna B
edward davidson
mount olive,n.c.
(96 posts)

11/20/2013 07:47PM

Main British Car:
1977 mgb 2.8 l gm v6

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Re: 5.0 Conversion
Posted by: MG wanna B
Date: December 27, 2013 07:18PM

I'm waiting to hear from them, myself, on a ford conversion. I too have a 76 roadster. I would think that it should be possible, but I'm no expert.

Jim Nichols
(2019 posts)

02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: 5.0 Conversion
Posted by: mgb260
Date: December 27, 2013 08:56PM

You can adapt but it is easier to sell your trans and buy a Mustang T5. That said, Speedway Motors has the adapter and pilot bushing. You would use a pre-T5 Ford 3 or 4 speed bellhousing with the adapter, the Ford T5 bellhousing is deeper. You will need a 26 spline Camaro V8 (10.4 diam) clutch disk to fit the tranny and Ford Mustang pressure plate to match your flywheel. Last I checked the adapter was around $250. It's $299 now.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/28/2013 06:41AM by mgb260.

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