Login  /  Register  
  Home  -  Forum  -  Classifieds  -  Photos  -  Links     

  << Previous Topic | Next Topic >>Return to Index  

Kinda maybe FE related?

August 8 2017 at 9:47 AM

BarryB  (Login BarryByer)

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?


 Respond to this message   
Tom P
(Login tomposthuma)

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.

 Respond to this message   

(Login BarryByer)


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.

 Respond to this message   
(Login lhstanford)

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.

 Respond to this message   
  << Previous Topic | Next Topic >>Return to Index