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    • #56926

      Hi Everybody!
      After searching the universe I finally found the elusive AMC T5
      with the correct #’s. Every once in a while a blind pig finds an acorn!
      Anyways, I’m having trouble figuring out how to convert the
      speedometer cable to the Tiger. I’d like to use this tailpiece because
      I don’t want to cut the car. It’s a MKII.

      Thank you my friends,
      Bill Rosenbusch

    • #61267

      Bill,

      For those of us not in the know, is this a 5 speed conversion that bolts up and doesnt require a different shifter location? does it require modified tunnel or bell housing?

    • #61275

      Hello!
      If you go to Tigers United.com’s website you will find an article on
      using the AMC T5 tailpiece (which is HARD to find!) that will put the shifter
      in the existing hole without cutting or modifiying anything. There are ways to install a Mustang T5 or Tremec 5 speed but this involves cutting the X
      member of the frame, removing the ashtray and cutting about 2" off of the center console. If I owned a MK1 or a MKIA the cutting would’nt
      matter that much. I own a MK2 and I would like to keep things the way they are. Dale at dalesresto.com can help you out and I understand
      that Tom Hall at modtiger.com has engineered his own tailpiece kit
      which includes everything (tailpiece, transmission mount,detailed
      instructions,etc.) at around $2200.00. Without cutting!
      Good Day!
      Bill

    • #61277

      Thanks Bill,

      Interesting info. I remember seeing a kit on ebay a year or so back, someone had done a run of 5 speed conversions for a Tiger that had bellhousing etc that allowed a T5 mounted through original holes and no mods.. they sold for big $.

      I spoke to someone here in AU who had bought a kit from the USA with a modified Chev bellhousing that popped the tranny out the right spot, not sure about if there was other surgery involved.

      All this is just good info for the moment.. all things going well i pick up my tiger today.. almost 6 months after buying it!

    • #61278

      That was a long wait for your Tiger Michael!
      Please post some photos and your driving impressions when you finally get to drive it-congratulations!
      Eric

    • #61282
      quote alpine_64:

      Thanks Bill,

      Interesting info. I remember seeing a kit on ebay a year or so back, someone had done a run of 5 speed conversions for a Tiger that had bellhousing etc that allowed a T5 mounted through original holes and no mods.. they sold for big $.

      I spoke to someone here in AU who had bought a kit from the USA with a modified Chev bellhousing that popped the tranny out the right spot, not sure about if there was other surgery involved.

      All this is just good info for the moment.. all things going well i pick up my tiger today.. almost 6 months after buying it!

      CONGRATULATIONS!!! YIPEEEE!! HIP HIP HURRAH!!

      Can you tell I’m happy for you??

      Jose :mrgreen:

    • #61301

      I bought the 5 speed conversion kit from Tom Hall and installed it to the correct transmission/bell housing. Transmission with all new gears cost me $750 and the bell housing with fork, boot and spring clip, I found on eBay. Everything bolted up nicely and sure enough the shifter pops through in the correct spot. I found Tom to be very helpful. His upgrades are built to last. Bruce

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