T5 Manual Into Aod Maustang

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  1. mhjo

    mhjo Founding Member

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    I am fed up with the AOD, and I am now considering moving to T5 manual.

    Can please someone enlighten me and give me the hole story (advantages, what to look for, installation etc etc)
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    whats the problem with the AOD? I was thinking about going back to a auto.
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    Lots of write ups on the web about doing this swap. Depending on your engine mods, a stock T5 is good, or a TKO 500 or 600.
    I am still working on my T5 swap in my 69 Cougar, and just found out that the tubular cross member I bought from Mustangs unlimited isn't fitting right. I may be able to get away with just enlarging some bolt holes, but for the money, the ****ing thing should just bolt in!:crap:
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    i had to enlarge holes in my t5 member..

    the aod has good potential, but it stock form its a power sapping pos...try throwing a shift kit on it, manual valve body, and some 4.10s in the back..I think youll be pleasantly suprised

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    Actually the fix in my case, was to grind the round "ears" off the tabs. Spent 10 minutes with a grinder, and it then did bolt right in. Still, for the money, kind of not happy about it.

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