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engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" and Costello V8s

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Carson Liburd-bott

(1 posts)

02/19/2019 03:35AM

Main British Car:

Mgb Gt V8 Transmission Swap Help
Posted by: Lockz_Liburd
Date: February 19, 2019 03:40AM

Hello everyone!
I have a 1968 Mgb Gt powered by a ford 302 with a Borg Warner super t10. The t10 started leaking fluid and before I noticed some damage was done and it now whines terribly and knocks when I touch the gas so it needs to come out soon sad smiley
I still have the stock salsbury 3.90 rear end so although fun to drive, my gear ratios are garbage for going any further than around town. Getting up to 60mph on the freeway takes me up to 4500rpm so I'm ready to replace the t10 with the ford t5 to enjoy that 5th gear!
(I will replace the rear end eventually but it's still going strong so I'll save that for next summer most likely)

My dilemma is that my motor is really early 302. I checked the engine code and the casting date and its from December of 1967. So the foxbody t5 will not bolt right up like it would a 79-93 302. Has anyone had to deal with this or know what I need to do to get a t5 installed?

Jim Nichols
(2465 posts)

02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Mgb Gt V8 Transmission Swap Help
Posted by: mgb260
Date: February 19, 2019 05:28AM

Carson, you just need the 83-93 T5 bellhousing to match the T5.

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