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MG MGB GT V8 Factory Originals Technical - Which T-5 do most use for their conversions
|Ford or Chevy. Also what is the difference in the two?|
|I was advised to take the Ford one. The front seems to match with the standard clutch.|
Chevy = Camaro and Ford = Sierra Cosworth? Or are there more Ford T5 boxes?
Looking at John Eales, there also seems to be some Getrag box that will fit the Rover V8?
|Frank de Groot|
|Do you know if someone make the bell housing that fits the Ford T-5?|
|In the UK John Eales makes a bellhousing that includes a slave cylinder. The bellhousing seems less of a problem than obtaining a suitable Ford box. Maybe you have a source in the UK?|
|Frank de Groot|
It depends where in the world you are, ie Europe or the US. Over here, the Ford transmission used most is the Mustang V8 T5, and the GM is the Camaro/Firebird T5. The GM version will bolt right up to the early Buick 4 speed bellhousing and D&D makes an adapter to use the Ford T5. HTH.
|John Eales has a wealth of "goodies" for the Rover V8.|
Some of which like the Rover V8 to T5 or Getrag bellhousing, which is supplied complete with concentric clutch release slave cylinder and bearing at £286, are listed on his web site:-
I've driven MG V8's with a five speed Getrag, but I would really like to try one with the six speed version.
His web site isn't as good as it should be IMHO, but if you call or e-mail you will be amazed by what he can do.
I have has two engines from John over the years one each for my B GT V8 & Range Rover, and he has chipped my RV8. I am a very happy customer!
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