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pandersson
Peter Andersson

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S10 T5 Gearbox to Rover 3,5
Posted by: pandersson
Date: July 11, 2017 03:59PM

Hello. Im from sweden and wants your helps. I have a ford capri and buy a Rover 3,5 engine. Can i use S10 T5 Gearbox and a bellhous from tex V8 tuner to fit ? do i have to modify input shafts length?. Im very thankful for your helps.

Best Regards Peter


mgb260
Jim Nichols
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Re: S10 T5 Gearbox to Rover 3,5
Posted by: mgb260
Date: July 12, 2017 01:36PM

Peter, I know the S10 has a lower first gear and shifter location is about 8" forward from Camaro. Bellhousing depends, early had Chevy pattern, later had Ford pattern. D&D can do both.



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donkelly23
Don Kelly
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Re: S10 T5 Gearbox to Rover 3,5
Posted by: donkelly23
Date: July 12, 2017 03:21PM

Peter , what year Capri?


pandersson
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Re: S10 T5 Gearbox to Rover 3,5
Posted by: pandersson
Date: July 15, 2017 09:48AM

Ok thanks for answer :) The Capri is a yellow mk3-79 with x-pack and Rs wheels. are s10 gerbox a good way to go?, i have seen picture when people build forward shift link. i think Cosworth sierra box are dificoult to find here.


mgb260
Jim Nichols
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Re: S10 T5 Gearbox to Rover 3,5
Posted by: mgb260
Date: July 15, 2017 11:19AM

Peter, The S10 shifter will be too far forward. It is at the front of the tail housing. There are ways to go back, but usually only 3-4 inches. There is 8" difference with the Camaro.
S10 T5 Comparison.jpg



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Joseph Padavano
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Re: S10 T5 Gearbox to Rover 3,5
Posted by: joe_padavano
Date: July 16, 2017 08:49AM

The biggest problem is WHICH S-10 trans? World class or non-world class? I4 (with the small input shaft) or V6? Early (with the Muncie bolt pattern) or late (with the Ford bolt pattern)? The shifter location is the easiest problem to resolve, as all T5 tailhousings swap. There are three shifter locations available - the S-10 (furthest forward), the Astro van (about 8" further back but least common tailhousing to find), and the Camaro/Mustang (furthest back). The I4 and small V6 transmissions with the 1" input shaft are to be avoided. The input shaft is weak and first gear is so steep that you'll have to shift before you get across the crosswalk. The Muncie pattern cases bolt to the aftermarket D&D bellhousing. The Ford pattern cases (GM switched to this in the mid-90s) require an adapter plate that D&D sells. The Camaro applications rotate the trans 15 degrees, so the shifter hole will be angled if you install the trans "straight up" with the D&D bellhousing. The Mustang tailhousing fixes this. FYI, the late 90s T5s used behind the 3.8 liter V6 in the F-body cars came with a factory hydraulic throwout bearing, but these are the Fort bolt pattern.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
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Re: S10 T5 Gearbox to Rover 3,5
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 16, 2017 11:18AM

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The shifter location is the easiest problem to resolve, as all T5 tailhousings swap. There are three shifter locations available - the S-10 (furthest forward), the Astro van (about 8" further back but least common tailhousing to find), and the Camaro/Mustang (furthest back). The I4 and small V6 transmissions with the 1" input shaft are to be avoided. The input shaft is weak and first gear is so steep that you'll have to shift before you get across the crosswalk. The Muncie pattern cases bolt to the aftermarket D&D bellhousing. The Ford pattern cases (GM switched to this in the mid-90s) require an adapter plate that D&D sells. The Camaro applications rotate the trans 15 degrees, so the shifter hole will be angled if you install the trans "straight up" with the D&D bellhousing.

I think you confused the Astro van shifter location with the Camaro/Firebird, Joe The Astro van shifter is only a bit over 2" back from the S10.

Also, the Camaro/Firebird shifter hole is straight up. Only the tailshaft mounting pad & shifter itself are angled 17 degrees.


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Re: S10 T5 Gearbox to Rover 3,5
Posted by: pandersson
Date: July 18, 2017 03:12AM

Many thanks for your answer, wich tranny is best way to go to have good ratio for normal use, ive have seen know from junkyard they have Camaro trans 13-52-065-922 box and olso Mustang Tremec T-45. is one of these better way then S10 trans? for my 3,5l Rover


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
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Re: S10 T5 Gearbox to Rover 3,5
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: July 18, 2017 08:30AM

A Camaro or Mustang tailstock will have the desired shifter location.....but you'll have to let us know the gear ratios of these transmissions, and also the rear axle ratio and tire size you're planning on using, to know if the transmission is compatible from a performance perspective.
Some of the T5 transmissions used behind 4 or 6 cylinder engines have a numerically high first gear ratio and don't work well with the MGB 3.91 rear axle ratio, rendering first gear performance essentially useless.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
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Re: S10 T5 Gearbox to Rover 3,5
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 18, 2017 09:31AM

13-52-065-922 is the casting number of the case only. It will not tell you what engine was used or the gears ratios. Look for one with the ID tag still attached.

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