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Ford 8.8 Rear End / T5 / Jeep 4.0 in 67 American
04/22/12 at 17:25:02
 
Ok, I think I'm FINALLY done moving and can now put in some serious time on my 67 American project again.  I have a few questions...........
 
I'll start with the easier one.  
 
I am looking at putting in a Jeep 4.0 in my American.  It had a 199 / 3 speed.  My question is what is the best year/style T5 I need to purchase for it?  (In other words, I'm gonna be junk yarding and wanna know what to look for)  Also, will a jeep T-5 bell-housing work just fine for when I use the T-5 on a 4.0?  Any suggestions on other parts I may need to make this work is also appreciated.
 
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I've done TONS of research........and I know that the Ford 8.8 out of a 90-92 Ranger is the correct width (only 1/2 inch longer than the American rear end total) but I can not find, for the life of me if the center of the pumpkin is correct.  What I mean by this is that it looks centered, but the yoke? (where the u-joint attaches) is offset.   Is this true?  If so, how will it affect the driveline?
 
Thanks for your help!  I really appreciate it as I'm getting excited again about working on the Rambler and my wife is finally encouraging it and giving some money instead of fighting me over it.  lol
 
Thanks!
Mike
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Re: Ford 8.8 Rear End / T5 / Jeep 4.0 in 67 Americ
Reply #1 - 04/22/12 at 23:22:45
 
Did you check out the "For Sale" there is an 88 4.0/T5 p/u 2x4 you could drop it right in and go.
Yes the Jeep T5 bell will work with the ford T5 if that is what you are asking.
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Re: Ford 8.8 Rear End / T5 / Jeep 4.0 in 67 Americ
Reply #2 - 04/27/12 at 16:13:44
 
The angle of the driveshaft won't affect a thing -- works just fine. The matching angle at the trans cancels any vibration out.
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Re: Ford 8.8 Rear End / T5 / Jeep 4.0 in 67 Americ
Reply #3 - 05/03/12 at 10:56:02
 
The best Ford T5 to bolt to that bell is from a 1993 V8 Mustang; see link http: //www.moderndriveline.com/Technical_Bits/t5_history.htm .  
You can also get any World Class T5 and beaf it up with nickle gears, and other after market parts to get higher torque.
Happy hunting  Wink
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