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    5.0 T5 flywheels, where they all the same?

    I got ready to pick up my flywheel for the t5 conversion on the hillbilly suv this afternoon, but there is a bit of confusion.

    Is there any difference between the mid 80's flywheel and the early 90's version?

    I ask because there seems to be a different part number for an 85 than for a 93.

    If there is a difference what is it? The price aside, which one is better for a stock engined vic, doing more stump jumping, and towing than hard launches?
    Owner of the only known 5 speed box wagon with a lift kit.
    AKA, Herkimer the Hillbilly SUV.



    Axle codes
    Open/Lock/Ratio #
    -----------------------
    G / H / 2.26
    B / C / 2.47
    8 / M / 2.73
    7 / - / 3.07
    Y / Z / 3.08
    4 / D / 3.42
    F / R / 3.45
    5 / E / 3.27
    6 / W / 3.73
    2 / K / 3.55
    A / - / 3.63
    J / - / 3.85

    #2
    The early ones had a 10in clutch, the newer ones have a 10.5, I think. That's probably where the differences arise.
    1990 Country Squire - weekend cruiser, next project
    1988 Crown Vic LTD Wagon - waiting in the wings

    GMN Box Panther History
    Box Panther Horsepower and Torque Ratings
    Box Panther Production Numbers

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      #3
      The newer the better. They did use a smaller clutch early on.
      Builder/Owner of Badass Panther Wagons

      Busy maintaining a fleet of Fords

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        #4
        Thanks for the answer. I hadn't noticed the 10 vs 10.5 thing until you mentioned it. I guess I need to dig out the tape measure and check the clutch I got on ebay a couple years ago. It is a new king cobra clutch and pressure plate, but I can't remember what year it is for. LOL!
        Owner of the only known 5 speed box wagon with a lift kit.
        AKA, Herkimer the Hillbilly SUV.



        Axle codes
        Open/Lock/Ratio #
        -----------------------
        G / H / 2.26
        B / C / 2.47
        8 / M / 2.73
        7 / - / 3.07
        Y / Z / 3.08
        4 / D / 3.42
        F / R / 3.45
        5 / E / 3.27
        6 / W / 3.73
        2 / K / 3.55
        A / - / 3.63
        J / - / 3.85

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          #5
          Probably fo the newer one. I doubt they make a HD one for the earlier car, they probably sell the KC and say to upgrade the FW.
          Builder/Owner of Badass Panther Wagons

          Busy maintaining a fleet of Fords

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            #6
            Yes- they used the 10" through 1986, then in 1987 they went to the 10.5". The T5 was upgraded to World Class specs in 1986 but 1986 carried over the girly 10" flywheel/clutch combo. 1987-1995 should use the same 10.5" flywheel and clutch. I'd recommend the 10.5" primarily for parts availability.
            2011 Mustang GT Premium, MT82, Kona/Saddle, HIDs, 3.73s, 19s, hood/side stripes, UPR 1.5" springs with adjustable panhard bar, and UMI solid LCAs and relocation brackets.
            1992 Explorer Eddie Bauer, slight lift, 34s, and A/C...
            1979 Bronco Custom, 351M/C6/NP205, 4" lift, 35s, lots of fender trimming.

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              #7
              Dude... you still interested in my pedals?
              2011 Mustang GT Premium, MT82, Kona/Saddle, HIDs, 3.73s, 19s, hood/side stripes, UPR 1.5" springs with adjustable panhard bar, and UMI solid LCAs and relocation brackets.
              1992 Explorer Eddie Bauer, slight lift, 34s, and A/C...
              1979 Bronco Custom, 351M/C6/NP205, 4" lift, 35s, lots of fender trimming.

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                #8
                Not unless the price has come down a bit.

                I am looking into using two narrowed brake pedals, and a modified pedal bracket with mechanical linkage.
                Owner of the only known 5 speed box wagon with a lift kit.
                AKA, Herkimer the Hillbilly SUV.



                Axle codes
                Open/Lock/Ratio #
                -----------------------
                G / H / 2.26
                B / C / 2.47
                8 / M / 2.73
                7 / - / 3.07
                Y / Z / 3.08
                4 / D / 3.42
                F / R / 3.45
                5 / E / 3.27
                6 / W / 3.73
                2 / K / 3.55
                A / - / 3.63
                J / - / 3.85

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                  #9
                  Watch out for the early 80's 10" flywheels which have the 28 oz imbalance and the wrong pressure plate bolt pattern.

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