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    Vehicle=1983 Capri Crimson Cat
    I want to swap my 4 speed manual transmission for a correct vehicle matching 5 speed manual tranny===Will i have to cut a different hole in the hump for the shift lever == gmail address larrydixon144@gmail.com

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    NO! The T5 shifter will come up thru the same opening in the floor. Many will enlarge the hole to make it easier to remove/install the shifter assembly of the T5, but otherwise your current setup will work just fine.

    I have done the swap exactly as mentioned above and I have also done the swap by enlarging the opening and then using the T5 transmission tunnel hump of the later models to improve the fit and seal with the later model style shifter boot rather than the original 4 speed setup. Good Luck!

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    This thread doesn’t belong on the non-FEP tech

    if I wanted to swap a 6-speed automatic into my 2008 Linclon Mark LT that would be a non-FEP tech discussion

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    Quote Originally Posted by erratic50 View Post
    This thread doesn’t belong on the non-FEP tech
    Fixed!

    I clicked on the main Forum page and hadn't noticed which specific section it was in.
    ​Trey

    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

    Mustangs Past: Too many to remember!
    Current Mustangs:
    1969 Mach 1
    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
    1982 GT Ongoing RestoModification
    1984 SVO Awaiting Restoration
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

    Current Capris:
    1981 Capri Roller
    1981 Capri Black Magic Roller Basket Case
    1982 Capri RS 5.0/4spd T-top Full Restoration Underway
    1984 Capri RS T-top Roller
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts

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    I enlarged the hole in my '80 to add a later model T-5 and fit the shifter cover over.

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    Also enlarged the trans hole. Car is a 79 that had a RAD 4 speed. Installed a 92 T-5.
    Front T-5 shifter bolts wind up under the tunnel sheet metal on a 4 speed car.
    No big deal until removing T-5 shifter assy after T-5 is installed in car.
    Adding a trans tunnel plate would clean up the hole for correct boot seal. Lot of heat comes up thru there.

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