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Daniel Smith

(5 posts)

09/08/2016 05:52AM

Main British Car:

T5 transmission shifter relocation
Posted by:
Date: April 07, 2018 06:16AM

Is it my imagination or do I recall seeing a swap somewhere that involved moving the shifter on a T5 transmission forward? I am doing a spitfire swap using a T5 and need the shifter moved forward. I know the S10s had a more forward shifter but I have a Camaro T5 I would like to use. Thanks.

Tim Body
St Thomas Ontario
(205 posts)

01/27/2013 06:47PM

Main British Car:
1954 Triumph TR2 stock 2 litre

Re: T5 transmission shifter relocation
Posted by: tbo
Date: April 07, 2018 06:34PM

Look up Mark Sawatsky'sv12 MGB GT in Project Journals and scroll down 40 pictures to see a neat way to move the shifter ahead any length you want .It's a really neat idea. Hope that helps you.

Philip Waterman
(67 posts)

07/30/2011 01:08PM

Main British Car:
1978 MGB GT

Re: T5 transmission shifter relocation
Posted by: waterbucket
Date: April 08, 2018 04:13PM

This is how TVR did it on some cars, I think they also used the S10 tailcasing on some cars.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/08/2018 04:28PM by waterbucket.

Chris Johnson

(10 posts)

06/01/2015 12:48AM

Main British Car:

Re: T5 transmission shifter relocation
Posted by: Triumphant4A
Date: October 20, 2018 10:19AM

For the Ford T5 - The S10 tail shaft conversion puts the shifter in the correct position. There a re two S10 tail shaft options, electric and gear drive speedo though, and which one you use affects options for speedo. We used the gear drive unit because it was far easier to find, and as we are planning to use a GPA speed sensor it really was not an issue.

Michael Clark
Gilroy, CA
(10 posts)

07/08/2017 02:04AM

Main British Car:
1967 TR4A Ford 302 w/AOD

Re: T5 transmission shifter relocation
Posted by: tork
Date: December 04, 2018 01:17AM

I am getting ready to put a T5 in my TR4A.
Today, I am planning to use a T5 tailshaft from ''.

It's pricey though. But it gives you two places to put the shifter. It appears to be like the S10, but easier to find.


Don Watson
West Virginia
(252 posts)

12/07/2007 07:45AM

Main British Car:
1974 TR6 Ford 5.0 HO

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Re: T5 transmission shifter relocation
Posted by: dwtr6v8
Date: December 04, 2018 09:31AM

Different options but same style solution.


TR6 347
Joel Schlotz
(3 posts)

09/06/2017 06:23PM

Main British Car:
1974 TR6

Re: T5 transmission shifter relocation
Posted by: TR6 347
Date: January 10, 2019 08:06PM

I bought the Modern Driveline S10 style T5 tail housing a while back. It was a good option for relocating my gear shift lever and it also has the proper location for the Ford speedometer cable. The transmission mount on that tail housing is different than the original transmission mount on the Ford style tail housing. It did require modification to the transmission mount on the frame as well as to the metal/rubber transmission mount itself, to interface to the new tail housing.


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Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3534 posts)

10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: T5 transmission shifter relocation
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: January 12, 2019 09:41AM

Yes. You can swap an S10 tail to the Camaro trans if that gets the shifter where you need it.

Or, do Mark's trick.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/12/2019 09:41AM by MGBV8.

Al Vandergoot
Sidney, British Columbia Canada
(42 posts)

01/13/2013 09:49PM

Main British Car:
1971 Triumph TR6 Ford 2.3 turbo

Re: T5 transmission shifter relocation
Posted by: ALV
Date: January 17, 2019 11:20AM

I used a ford t5 out of a 93 mustang. once iinstalled i flipped the mustang shifter and it put the shift nob pretty close to the stock location. Of course i had to make my own transmission cover. Good luck. Cheers.

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