Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NW PA Grandvalley
converting my auto 65 comet to 4 speed
If you have a 6 bolt block go with a T5. It is a much easier conversion when going from an automatic. You can easily install a cable clutch, and you don't have to worry about the zbar and linkage. You get that extra gear for overdrive. You don't have to worry about the very expensive shifter and shift linkage. You have one small hole in the middle of the tunnel and you won't have to find a 4speed hump to install. the pedal from any early falcon will work on any early falcon. Mustangs are different. Early Fairlanes should work. You could probably make a lot of different ones work. I bought a zoom quadrant and a aftermarket adjustable cable for a foxbody mustang. I affixed the quadrant to the pedal and ran the cable. If you don't want to make your own you can buy one from several places. Mustang Steves is one that comes to mind. There are a lot of T5s around and lots of parts to fix them. Get the bell housing and clutch set if you can. You need the 28 oz 10 1/2 inch flywheel for the older motors. They bolt right in. You can fabricate or buy a transmission mount. i made my own. You will have to shorten your drive shaft a inch and a half or so. If you have a five bolt block then there are other concerns. Happy motoring.
"Tell it like it is or don't tell it at all" 1964 Falcon 2dr HT, 347V8 4V, dual exhaust, 5sp, pwr assist R&P steering, AM radio, heater with defrost and 2sp fan, electric windshield wipers, cigar lighter, dlx light group, bucket seats, console and full carpet.