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Old 07-31-2007
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I am: alan dorich
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v8 swap transmission question

ok im doing a v-8 swap in my 1993 ford ranger and i want to put a t-56 tranny in my truck. My question is do i need a special bracket or not and if i do does anyone know where i can get one? Also will i have to cut a new hole for my shifter?
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Old 07-31-2007
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I am: Maurice Jones Jr.
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you will probably have to custom fab a tranny crossmember for that....
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Check your frame. See if its drilled for several locations. I had an earlier ranger that saw 3 different SBF engines. The cross-member unbolted and was able to be moved forward and backwards .

Why a T56? Your going to need a 8lb hand sledge and moving that firewall seam flush with the tranny tunnel in order for it to fit. Its also going to be kinda close to your floorpans.
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Old 04-03-2008
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i wanted to drop in the t56 but all i ever read about online was that you would have to do some cutting and fabing to get that tranny in there. ya the thought of a 6 speed ranger is orgasmic but for the price and work im just dropping in a high performance t-5 which should hand the 500 hp ill be putting through it. let me know if you get the t56 in and how you did it. i just dont want to hammer and cut under my truck or on my fire wall
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