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    i have`nt made any working progress on my 5 speed project yet but i have spent a ton of money on shiny new parts .. i came to find out i needed to get a regular chevy V8 bellhousing in order for the 168 tooth flywheel to work ..the bellhousing is drilled for 1/2 13 bolts and the trans is like 12 MM metric so i had to open up the trans hole a bit .. no biggy ..i`m surprised a 40 year old bellhousing will fit a somewhat modern T5 trans ..i am working on being able to keep the cable operated clutch system ..
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    Pictures no worky
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    Quote Originally Posted by NTFDAY View Post
    Pictures no worky
    I see a picture of his clutch setup.
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    there is no such thing as used parts for a pinto so i had to create some .. i searched ebay for a similar clutch pedal setup and found a mid 90`s ford ranger to be the closest thing i could work with .. i did a bit of grinding/ bending and welding to get as near a pinto setup as i could .
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    I wonder if a set from a 66 or so Mustang would have worked easier
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    Quote Originally Posted by NTFDAY View Post
    I wonder if a set from a 66 or so Mustang would have worked easier
    Perhaps because he wants to continue to use the cable operated clutch release this was easier??

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    price and ease of modifying had as much to do with it as anything .. there is a set of pinto pedals on ebay now for 275 $ plus 50 $ shipping ,, i did not give that much for the whole car 25 years ago .. i offered him 100 $ and he shot it down .. mustang pedals are 175 $ or so and looked very much different than the pinto set .. i was looking at the ebay set when i made the ranger set work .. the ranger set was 39 $ .. i now need to find out where to drill a new hole for the clutch throw out arm to pivot from ..i`m using a 5.0 mustang T5 arm and it rides on the opposite side .. and the chevy throw out bearing will not fit the ford arm very well so can i use a ford bearing on the chevy T5 .. ford has a T5 as well .. figuring out things is what makes it interesting .. i just dont want to do something very wrong ..
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    why did i let ya`ll talk me into this 5 speed swap .. HA ! .. the motor and trans are in place again and bolted up .. the rack is back on .. the trans mount was no big deal and even lined up in the stock location .. even the slanted mount was easy enuff to get around .. i went to install the driveshaft and it was 1 1/2 inches too long .. i did not expect that .. i remembered i had a stock pinto shaft laying in some weeds out back and low and behold it is 1 1/2 inches shorter .. of course i lost the grease fitting when swapping the front chevy yoke on ..it`s gunna take a while to get this thing back up and going .. i find i can only do about 15 minutes a day of work on it .. my back wont let me lean over the fender for more than a minute and i can only get up and down off the concrete floor about 4 times then it takes a week to recover ..i was not able to use the ford style cable pull clutch arm so that is still out there to be settled .. i have the z bar chevy arm in place .. i do remember doing a V8 pinto swap 45 years ago and used a cable operated Z bar and will likely do that again ..
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    We stopped in this little town in S.Dakota for a few minutes.
    But before we got there I seen this odd truck while at the Devil’s Tower. Talked to the guy and found out he was from Chile. He started 2 1/2 years ago from Santiago, Chile headed to the southern tip of Chile and then headed to Alaska. After he went to Alaska he headed to Washington and headed East driving his Amarok VW PICKUP.
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    Devils Tower - been there, Sturgis, yep, been there.... Met a guy from Chile driving a VW Amarok? That's a once in a lifetime encounter I'd think.
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    And I have to add this, just for good measure
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    Maybe I missed something here Hoss. I realize you already have parts, but why not just use a V8 Monza bellhousing (which as far as I know is the only cable operated bellhousing Chevrolet produced) and throw out arm. They show up on a regular basis on E Bay. They do take a 153 tooth flywheel, but those are available from Summit (about $100) and take a 10.4” clutch. They use a standard Chevrolet throw-out bearing (short I think but not sure). If you need a heavier clutch cable a V8 Mustang II works and last I checked they are available too.

    That’s the route I took when I built the 87 Ram 50 with a 283 and T5. It was basically a bolt in. I ended using a Light duty S-10 T5 which required a spacer between the trans and bellhousing, but that’s something you shouldn’t have to worry about.

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