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Kinda maybe FE related?

August 8 2017 at 9:47 AM

BarryB  (Login BarryByer)
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I'm looking at a 1988 Thunderbird that I want to put an FE into with a T-5.

My question is about the speedo, it's electronic. The car presently has a 5.0 litre with an AOD.

How is the speedo driven? Is it just a trigger driven like a regular speedo or something else?

2nd question is would I be able to get an analogue speedo from a different car and how hard would it be to adapt?

TIA

 
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Tom P
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Re: Kinda maybe FE related?

August 8 2017, 4:19 PM 

I can't for sure on the TBird one but other Fords of that era have something that plugs into the tranny like a regular mechanical cable. There are cable driven speedos in earlier Tbirds, not sure if any type with that dash cluster is.
With a T5 you may not need a speedo since it'll be zero mph when broken.

 
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BarryB
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Haha

August 9 2017, 9:55 AM 

Not so sure about the T-5, I have a buddy that has a pretty fresh 390 in a '70 Mach1 and he has broke them but only if he really abuses it.

 
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Leland
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Auto Meter sells an elect. speedo gear for Ford trans.

August 10 2017, 9:23 AM 

I've got one if you need more info.

 
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