Today, I took pics of the T5s I purchased last weekend. The 1983 T5 is a nice example of an early S10 case with a cable speedometer output. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that my 1988 V6 Firebird T5 can be used for either cable driven or electronic speedometers. The 1988 tailhousing has a gear driven pulse generator. Use it as is for a pulse driven electrical speedo or swap in a cable drive unit like I have on my 88 Camaro T5 and run a cable speedo. It's nice to have options! Naturally, I took pics to show what things look like and will include them on my T5 Info page. Note: It's entirely possible that the internet charts have this V6 T5 coded for the wrong year. Internet charts say it's a 1988 but the salvage yard had 1990 Firebird written on the case cover - but they also wrote down that it was a V8 tranny, which it is not. The gearing is all wrong for a V8 T5 and it doesn't have a 26 spline input shaft. I am thinking that this V6 T5 was originally in a 1988 V6 car.
The following pics will be included on the T5 Info page as I continue to update the info there. Check back for more updates.
See my BLOG entries from prior months below:
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- Main BLOG Page
- The Purchase
T5 Info Page
- Thinking about installing a T5? READ THIS FIRST
- Making a Custom Shifter
- Complete T5 Driveline - Installation from Engine to Rear Axle
- S10 T5 Transmission Jeep Shaft Swap - DIY and skip the adapter plate.
- Camaro Drive Gear Relocation
- T5 Tail Stock with a Cable Speedo Connection
- World Class and Non-World Class versions of the T5 - How to tell them apart.
- A possible solution for cable speedometers.
- T5 Transmission Identification - What the Tags and Markings Mean
- What's the difference between a Camaro T5, an S10 T5, and an Astro T5?
- How to determine the T5 gearing
- T5 Transmission Rebuild
- T5 pre-purchase inspection and questions
- T5 Resource List
- T5 Case Inspection
- Bell housing differences
- T5 Drive Gear and Driven Gear Combinations
- A Camaro T5 with the S10 Conversion
Tips & Tricks Section
- DIY 3 Point Seat Belt Installation
- Making the Steering Column Safer
- How to improve gauge cluster lighting.
- Stripping Paint - Polycarbide Abrassive Wheel
- Jeep Cherokee Door Check Modification - Very Simple
- Steering column modification
- A simple way to remove old control arm bushings.
- An easy way to adjust brake shoes
- How to remove a pilot bushing from the crankshaft.
- Cutting spot welds
- E-brake clip removal made easy
- POR 15 with less mess.
- Engine Dolly - EZ to make
- Steering Wheel Restoration Page
- Other Projects
- Random Pics