Not getting any Younger, Tremec T5 to Automatic?

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Not getting any Younger, Tremec T5 to Automatic?

Post by earlsflyincobra » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:58 pm

Hi all, as we all know we don't get any younger, only older, and getting old SUCKS, but it sure as hell beats the Alternative.....so, with that said, if I knew it was going to take 13 years to finish my build I would have put an (OH NO! DIRTY WORD) Automatic transmission in the car. So, I have a 1966 StreetBeasts AC Cobra kit with a 1989 5.0 (302) and a Tremec T5 tranny. I want to convert an automatic with the least headaches and cost, soooooooo, GO, tell me what to look for, please???????????? O} O} O} O}

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Re: Not getting any Younger, Tremec T5 to Automatic?

Post by Tom Wells » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:08 pm

Earl,

Who, me? Encourage someone to use an automatic? Really? ~~(::

One place to start might be here: http://www.cjponyparts.com/performance- ... p/PA99502/

It's for an AOD (not AOD-E!)

Tom

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Re: Not getting any Younger, Tremec T5 to Automatic?

Post by BlackSnake » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:16 am

Hmm, why not just get yourself a nice low mileage PT Cruiser and get it over with Earl... ~~(:: ~~(:: ~~(:: ~~:OO: ~~:OO: ~~:OO:

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Re: Not getting any Younger, Tremec T5 to Automatic?

Post by earlsflyincobra » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:40 am

Blacksnake, PHTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT ~~:OO: ~~:OO: ~~:OO: ~~:OO:

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Re: Not getting any Younger, Tremec T5 to Automatic?

Post by earlsflyincobra » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:46 pm

Wellllllllllllllllllllll, it is "DONE", I now have a Ford C6 automatic transmission.......still have "BUGS" to work out but it is in and the driveshaft has been shortened........I'm working on a plan to use the old 5 speed shift handle so it will still "LOOK" like a standard shift, hmmmmm, sneaky, LOL!!! Working on a few other minor things that never got finished and hopefully once the weather cools down from "Nuclear" to "Melting" I can get some miles on the lovely lady, it's a shame it's been done a year and only has like 25 miles on her. ~~(/) ~~(/) ~~(/) ~~(/) ~~(/)

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Re: Not getting any Younger, Tremec T5 to Automatic?

Post by Tom Wells » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:09 pm

Earl,

Welcome to the C6 club ..]

The Cobra and the Z each have one - when built by Carl Rossler up in O-HI-O they are truly bulletproof.

I hope you have a low number axle - the Cobra has a 2.88 and the Z a 2.75. If not, your top speed will be, um, disappointing...

Also I hope you've put in a trans cooler. Don't ask how I know this.

I'm hoping to run at Daytona again in August if the SCCA has another track day. You could bring your Cobra to spectate or participate.

Glad you're still at it; I was beginning to wonder :ymapplause:

Tom

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Re: Not getting any Younger, Tremec T5 to Automatic?

Post by Tom Wells » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:45 am

BTW, here's what the originals had:
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Re: Not getting any Younger, Tremec T5 to Automatic?

Post by BlackSnake » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:57 pm

My truck has an automatic... just sayin'... O::::

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Re: Not getting any Younger, Tremec T5 to Automatic?

Post by earlsflyincobra » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:30 am

Both of my "TRUCKS" have automatics, LOL!! ~~(:: ~~(:: ~~(:: ~~(:: So, now 2016 F150, 2001 F150, 1966 AC Cobra, "ALL" Automatics! O:::: O::::

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Re: Not getting any Younger, Tremec T5 to Automatic?

Post by Tom Wells » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:29 pm

Gosh, Mike,

The only one of my vehicles that doesn't have an automatic is, my uh....

I'll get back to you on that :-\

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