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 Post subject: 6cyl and v8 t5's
Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:07 am 
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just got a v8 with no trans, got a six with a manual. obviously i want to use the manual with the 8. had a look at dellows website and CRS for their conversion kits available but in the end the shifter will sit to far forward.
i just called a transmission repairer and was told that i cant even simply change the input shft on my t5 to a v8 one. because a 6cyl one has 22 teeth on the cluster gear and a v8 has 24 and will simply not go on.
v8 t5's are like $1500!!! i didnt even pay that for the v8 mont i just got! ( just doesn't have a trans:-( )
and the prices for the v8 cluster gear and input shaft almost cost as much as a gearbox but then i still have to buy a bellhousing.

anyone got any ideas?
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 Post subject: Re: 6cyl and v8 t5's
Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:49 pm 
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Yer about 27 mm maybe more because the 8 sits further forward from the firewall than the i6...
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 Post subject: Re: 6cyl and v8 t5's
Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:54 pm 
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Dellow make a bellhousing to suit 6cyl. T5 onto V8 - check with them about spacing b4 we all throw unknown measurements around!

 

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 Post subject: Re: 6cyl and v8 t5's
Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:43 pm 
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It will have to sit forward, because the input shaft is shrter. Can anyone confirm whether it is 27mm between the 6 and 8 input shafts?

Something I just thought about... I'm pretty sure I've been told the shifter sits too far back when using an AU T5 in an e-series. Depending on how different it is, you might be able to find a busted AU V8 T5 and swap extension housings over? But then you're going to have issues with tailshaft length still, I would think...

 

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 Post subject: Re: 6cyl and v8 t5's
Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:14 pm 
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which transmission shop did you call?
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 Post subject: Re: 6cyl and v8 t5's
Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:39 pm 
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Ash wrote:
Here's an old one. And it was 26mm I think sorry.

post894841.html?hilit=input%20shaft%20length#p894841


I'm not too sure where they get the measurements from in this thread. Our V8 input shafts are 9 3/4" (247.6mm) in length. That's out of the 'box. When measuring it roughly from where it exits the 'box, it would be about 183mm in length.

I'll have my hands on a 6cyl input shaft tomorrow, which I will be measuring up.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 6cyl and v8 t5's
Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:00 am 
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So, it turns out there is about 26mm difference between the 2. My measurements come to a length of 221.5mm for the 6cyl input shaft, which makes it about 26mm shorter than the V8 one, still.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:40 pm 
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cant you just mod the shifter?? i am curious to this swap aswell

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:07 pm 
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I'm pretty sure there's be issues with tailshaft length...

 

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