Tremec World Class T-5* Features
The Tremec T-56 from Ford...
The Tremec T-56 from Ford Racing was developed for high-end performance cars like the Corvette, Viper, and Mustang Cobra. With some transmission tunnel modification, it will fit a classic Mustang. It will also fit your Fox-body or S197 Mustang.
- Short-throw shifter
- 310 ft-lb torque capacity
- Double moly Second and Third gear countershaft cluster gears
- Carbon-fiber 3-4 blocker rings
- Improved synchronizers and bearings
- 1.0625-inch diameter 10-spline input shaft (just like classic Top Loader)
- 28-spline output shaft
- 7-tooth speedometer drive gear
- Cobra-style heavy-duty pocket bearing
- Steel input bearing retainer
- Weight: 83 pounds
|Fourth Gear:||1.00:1 Straight Drive|
|Fifth Gear:||0.63 |
Why buy a new Tremec T-5 from Ford Racing? Because of what it will cost you in time and money to rebuild an existing one unless you're restoring a classic Fox-body Mustang. The beauty of a new World Class T-5 is convenience and reliability. Order one from Ford Racing or Summit Racing Equipment for under $1,400.
*For 289/302/351W/351C and '67-up 200/250ci sixes only
|Boneyard T-5 Facts|
If you're going to rebuild an older T-5 transmission, look to D&D Performance in Detroit for most of the parts you'll need for a complete rebuild. At press time, a complete T-5 rebuild kit is $189. Hard and soft parts are also available.
** Ford also offered a 0.63:1 overdrive ratio in 1983.
The T-56 has the same number...
The T-56 has the same number of splines in and out as the classic Ford Top Loader - 10-spline in and 31-spline out.
It mandates the use of a cable...
It mandates the use of a cable clutch system, available from Modern Driveline. You can also use a hydraulic clutch system.
The Restomod Shop is going...
The Restomod Shop is going with a clutch pilot bearing for Project Reclaim T-56 six-speed. Although a pilot bushing is cheaper, the use of a bearing offers stability and longevity.
For Project Reclaim's T-56,...
For Project Reclaim's T-56, we're using the same dust cover or separator plate you would use with the T-5 or TKO. Only minor modifications are required to adapt this plate to a T-56.
We've enjoyed great success...
We've enjoyed great success using Centerforce Dual-Friction clutches in our project cars. The Dual Friction clutch holds tighter as engine rpm increases. This clutch disc is for a 10-spline input shaft, just like we would use with a Ford Top Loader.
It takes a couple of guys...
It takes a couple of guys to muscle a T-56 into place. The T-56 clears a classic Mustang's transmission tunnel with slight room to spare. However, it's tight under there. The only modification required is to the tunnel reinforcement, which must be trimmed to make room for the T-56. Ron Morris Performance has a new bolt-on T-56 crossmember for classic Mustangs.