Originally Posted by Linc's 93 Splash
I have never in my life (of the few I have seen) seen a T5 behind a 2.9.
Only Madza transmissions with the built in bell.
Did you ask a trans shop?
It's not usual. Most of the mods on my engine, you will probably never see in your life just because the 2.9L was never really around for very long.
86-92. The stock transmission is not going to be strong enough for what I would like to give it. I've thought about trying to get a hold of a stock for a 4.0L OHV, but even then I may break it.
As it sets right now, I've smoked a stock 4.6L V8 T-Bird, 4.3L V6 Chevy engine, countless 4 cylinders, etc. I've lost to a DOHC 4.6L Mark VIII though. Don't even ask about the race against the 2.3L stang.
It's not bad for a V6 of it's displacement, I definately impressed those who doubted that I couldn't ever do what I did to that engine.
I am not sure if a transmission shop will have that answer, I will try though. It's something that's totally custom, not to mention I will have to do some fabrication for the mechanical clutch. Stock Ranger 5-speed were hydrolic.
Here's my 2.9L, after/before.