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1995 v8 swap questions

so ive finally decided to go through with the 302 v8 swap and im not sure what ill need to complete it. i have a 1995 regular cab ranger manual 2.3l. the motor im using is a carb'd engine so im not gonna need the cpu or anything like that. i just need to know what kind of transmission is best to use, driveshaft issues, things of that sort. any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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you going auto or manual? and also are you 4x4 or 2wd
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its 2wd and its manual, i want to keep it manual.
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your gona be looking at a T-5 trany, and driveshaft wont be so bad since you're only dealing with one. It will more than likely just need an adapter and a slight chop in size and you'll be good.

also,since the T5 uses a mechanical clutch, you will need to install an external clutch slave cylinder to adapt to your original hydraulic clutch. which i assume your truck has.
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You can do a clutch cable for the T5 as well but I would HIGHLY suggest against that if you can. The most difficult part about keeping the T5 hydraulic is finding the proper bell housing for it.
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