Possible Engine/trans Swap Ideas For 1989 5.0 Convertible


New Member
Jun 4, 2012
Baldwin, Nassau County, New York
Been looking around for options in order to get my old stang running again, and the goals include a replacement engine and an AOD to 5 spd swap.
on a whim I searched 351w on craigslist. Would it be possible to get a 351w and the zf 5spd to work in my car? I understand I"m going to need to the clutch and a bunch of other parts, I'd just like to know if this would be a worthwhile swap to undertake?
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15 Year Member
May 21, 2005
Tuscola, tx
Can't say that I've ever seen the ZF tranny installed in a Fox, but the 351 would be a good swap...just run a search and you'll find scads of articles...


Founding Member
Apr 21, 2002
Pensacola FL
That tranny is short, stubby, and yet bulking in a 'fat' kind of way.
I don't see it fitting.
Picture the T5 as a tall lady with long legs... Maybe Nicole Kidman.
The truck 5 speed is short and fat... Maybe Kathy Bates.
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