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hi new to the forum. I have a 95 GT convertible with aod. I'm considering converting to manual tranny. What would be involved and would a complete tranny, bell housing etc from a fox body work?
 
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A fox body tranny wont work unless you change the input shaft an the bell housing. The SN95 tranny’s are longer to put the shifter in the proper place

Off the top of my head, youll need the pedal assembly, clutch cable, flywheel, pressure plate, clutch, transmission, shifter parts, and youll need to plug up/ remove the tranny cooler lines. You’ll also need a new ECU or a chip for you existing one so its not pulling timing when it thinks it needs to shift.
 

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You can run a Fox tranny, you just need a driveshaft spacer. They aren't terribly expensive. It's actually quite a bit of work and parts.

Kurt
 
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thanks everyone for your tips and advice. I've decided not to go with the conversion. sounds like it would be too much work with potential problems down the road.
 

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You can run a Fox tranny, you just need a driveshaft spacer. They aren't terribly expensive. It's actually quite a bit of work and parts.

Kurt
I wasnt aware of this. How does the shifter line up properly?
 

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I wasnt aware of this. How does the shifter line up properly?
It's between 5/8" and 3/4" forward depending on who you ask. From a driver's perspective, I guarantee you can't tell the difference. The brand of shifter you use is more important than the model input shaft you have on the transmission. The Pro 5.0 style shifter sits pretty far forward. I use a B&M Ripper which curves pretty far back to accomodate my shortcomings in height. Switching to a Fox transmission allows you to run Foxbody longtube headers, which fit way better than SN longtubes. It's a win win situation.

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It's between 5/8" and 3/4" forward depending on who you ask. From a driver's perspective, I guarantee you can't tell the difference. The brand of shifter you use is more important than the model input shaft you have on the transmission. The Pro 5.0 style shifter sits pretty far forward. I use a B&M Ripper which curves pretty far back to accomodate my shortcomings in height. Switching to a Fox transmission allows you to run Foxbody longtube headers, which fit way better than SN longtubes. It's a win win situation.

Kurt
Ill keep that in mind for my 5.0L Miata swap. I was looking for an SN95 T-5 so I wouldn’t have to cut the hotter hole up, but more clearance around the bell housing is a big thing in this swap. Id much rather have a little more clearance under there. I’m not running long tubes, but Ill still need it.
 
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Ill keep that in mind for my 5.0L Miata swap. I was looking for an SN95 T-5 so I wouldn’t have to cut the hotter hole up, but more clearance around the bell housing is a big thing in this swap. Id much rather have a little more clearance under there. I’m not running long tubes, but Ill still need it.
my son is in love with a miata. I'll have to tell him about swapping a 5.0
 

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Ill keep that in mind for my 5.0L Miata swap. I was looking for an SN95 T-5 so I wouldn’t have to cut the hotter hole up, but more clearance around the bell housing is a big thing in this swap. Id much rather have a little more clearance under there. I’m not running long tubes, but Ill still need it.
The primary difference between the SN T5 and the Fox T5 is the position of the clutch fork. The SN clutch fork is positioned farther down. It might actually be better for a Miata swap.

Kurt