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    Gday everyone would anyone be able to tell me the best model falcon to source a t5 gearbox from to put into a hq ute with a 308 in it

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    HI
    Do your research first is a good idea . Some 5spd conversions people cut out the floor reinforcement this is very bad for strength of the floor and real bad in an accident . Ring up the conversion places for some advice also .

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter2tonna View Post
    Gday everyone would anyone be able to tell me the best model falcon to source a t5 gearbox from to put into a hq ute with a 308 in it
    I canít say Iíve heard using a Ford T5 behind a Holden V8 but there is bound to be a Ford T5 out that that come from a Ford V8 efi that will do the job. There are plenty of T5ís that come out of VN-VS EFI V8ís but you need a turbo patten block or a fancy bell housing to fit it up. A lot of the second stuff is worn out and needs a reco and even if you find a good one if you put a lot of HP & torque through it and give it a hard time it wonít last long. Speaking from personal experience...

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    Just done the conversion with a CRS bellhousing. Use a Falcon 6 cylinder box - EL to AU. This puts the shifter in the same place in the console as stock. If you don't need a new pressure plate buy the chutch only from CRS as the Falcon clutches that I could find come with pressure plates - CRS have them on there own. CRS also do the speedo cables to adapt from Falcon box to Holden speedo. The speedo gears are still available from Ford as a spare part and that is cheaper than Rare Spares. Also replace the shifter spigot bush before you install the box as usually they are flogged out. You have to cut out a small section of the floor.

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    IMO:

    T5 V8 (GM) transmissions are the holy grail of "Blue Menies & Walkinshaws" so unless your are building 1 purchase a T56!

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    ^^Better still a TKO, but for a stocko 308, T5 good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedTaxi View Post
    ^^Better still a TKO, but for a stocko 308, T5 good.
    This times 11ty

    T56 you need to cut a whole lot to make fit.

    TKO is a perfect fit and tough as nails.
    As if you can find a muncie or top loader bell housing go with a gm or ford style tko can make the conversion that much cheaper.

    I have its older sibling the tr3550 and has lived many years behind a turbocharged 308 and now 355 with out a problem

    For a mild build 308/ 5l the t5 would make a lot of sense as a lot cheaper and easier to come by.

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