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engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" V8s (Stag and TR8)

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mypenname
Mark Penny
Ontario, Canada
(9 posts)

Registered:
05/22/2011 09:11PM

Main British Car:
1973 Triumph TR6/V6 3800 S/C http://mpenny.com/arrowhead/

T5 shifter relocation.
Posted by: mypenname
Date: May 08, 2012 08:11AM

I just finished modifying the tail housing of my T5 Transmission to allow the shifter to be located in the TR6 factory location.

I made a coupling and housing that will allow a standard factory or aftermarket shifter to be used.

http://mpenny.com/arrowhead/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/cutout-selector-shaft-thumb.jpg


http://mpenny.com/arrowhead/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/selector-shaft-test-fit2-thumb.jpg

I made a coupling so that it will drive the original shifter selector so I will not need to modify with the selector gate.
Finished the housing and welded it into place and installed the shifter. The Camaro t5 is tilted at an 18 degrees so I made the new shifter sit level.

http://mpenny.com/arrowhead/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/T5-Shifter-Relocation-Housing-1_thumb.jpg

http://mpenny.com/arrowhead/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/T5-Shifter-Relocation-compl.jpg


triumphtr2
tim body
St thomas ont Canada
(87 posts)

Registered:
08/18/2010 10:21PM

Main British Car:
1954 TR2 serial # TS 110 L triumph 2 litre

Re: T5 shifter relocation.
Posted by: triumphtr2
Date: May 08, 2012 09:55PM

What a smart cookie you are! Nice work too.


socorob
Robbie
La
(173 posts)

Registered:
09/17/2009 04:42PM

Main British Car:
1963 Sunbeam Alpine Series 2 Ford 2.8 V6

Re: T5 shifter relocation.
Posted by: socorob
Date: May 09, 2012 01:05PM

What does the ball on the bottom of the shift handle connect to?


mypenname
Mark Penny
Ontario, Canada
(9 posts)

Registered:
05/22/2011 09:11PM

Main British Car:
1973 Triumph TR6/V6 3800 S/C http://mpenny.com/arrowhead/

Re: T5 shifter relocation.
Posted by: mypenname
Date: May 10, 2012 01:39PM

Once I had everthing lined up I cut the section of shaft out between the coupling opening to allow the shifter ball to fit into the socket of the coupling.

http://mpenny.com/arrowhead/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/T5-SHIFTER-COUPLING1.jpg


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(2068 posts)

Registered:
02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: T5 shifter relocation.
Posted by: mgb260
Date: May 11, 2012 08:44AM

You know, Jeep had a shifter coming out the top cover also, It kind of reminds me of the Tremec 6 speed with multiple shifter positions. You know if you used a S-10 tailshaft housing it would be pretty close to your mod.


mypenname
Mark Penny
Ontario, Canada
(9 posts)

Registered:
05/22/2011 09:11PM

Main British Car:
1973 Triumph TR6/V6 3800 S/C http://mpenny.com/arrowhead/

Re: T5 shifter relocation.
Posted by: mypenname
Date: May 11, 2012 12:12PM

The S10 is to far forward at 11-1/2"and the 98 Camaro is to far back at 19-1/2" so I made mine to be in the middle at 15" where I needed it :)

http://forum.britishv8.org/file.php?6,file=6246,in_body_attachment=1

http://forum.britishv8.org/file.php?6,file=6247,in_body_attachment=1

http://mpenny.com/arrowhead/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/T5-Measurement.jpg


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(577 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: T5 shifter relocation.
Posted by: danmas
Date: May 11, 2012 12:44PM

I admire people who can do stuff. I especially admire people who can do clever stuff. Well done, Mark!



BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5984 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: T5 shifter relocation.
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: May 11, 2012 12:47PM

There is one issue you should address before you put it into service. You've probably already considered it. Your box should be sealed to the tranny case since it isn't fully welded around the perimeter, to avoid having a leak. It probably won't be much, but little seeps do add up.

Jim


mypenname
Mark Penny
Ontario, Canada
(9 posts)

Registered:
05/22/2011 09:11PM

Main British Car:
1973 Triumph TR6/V6 3800 S/C http://mpenny.com/arrowhead/

Re: T5 shifter relocation.
Posted by: mypenname
Date: May 11, 2012 01:11PM

Quote:
There is one issue you should address before you put it into service. You've probably already considered it. Your box should be sealed to the tranny case since it isn't fully welded around the perimeter, to avoid having a leak. It probably won't be much, but little seeps do add up.


That is a good point Jim, I did run a small bead of RTV inside the shaft tubes where it meets the housing before I reinstalled the tail housing.

Mark


DC Townsend
David Townsend
Vermont
(406 posts)

Registered:
11/21/2007 12:22PM

Main British Car:
'78 B (almost done) 30-over SBF, dry sump

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Re: T5 shifter relocation.
Posted by: DC Townsend
Date: May 12, 2012 07:02AM

Love your solution. Is there any reason why you didn't just slice of the original shifter boss then perform the same cut you did for the welded part, and use the original piece in it's place? It would mean not having to fabricate the milled piece and creating a simple plate to cover the old opening.


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1267 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: T5 shifter relocation.
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: May 12, 2012 01:26PM

I like the way you think Mark.
Very nicely done!


ausyank
Scott MacKay
Sunshine Coast, Australia
(1 posts)

Registered:
07/18/2014 08:19PM

Main British Car:
1975 Triumph Stag Ford 302

Re: T5 shifter relocation.
Posted by: ausyank
Date: July 19, 2014 02:17AM

Mark, your idea is brilliant. I have a '75 Stag that I'm doing the Ford 302 and Ford T5 thing to. If you or anyone else has experience with this swap, am I going to need to move the shifter to have the stick in the right position to come through the hole in the tunnel? Thanks!

Scott


mgbreis
Ryan Reis
Beatrice, NE
(203 posts)

Registered:
07/16/2008 11:07AM

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Re: T5 shifter relocation.
Posted by: mgbreis
Date: July 22, 2014 03:32PM

Consider me impressed. REALLY impressed!


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(818 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: T5 shifter relocation.
Posted by: 88v8
Date: July 23, 2014 03:35AM

Just to think of that is impressive. To actually do it, well...

Transparent transmission cover required :}

Ivor


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