So I have an 84 SVO and have been building the engine but now its time to look at the rest of the drivetrain. I have been told by several, what I would consider credible, sources that I could easily be in the 400whp range. Now with that said I am not sure yet if that is the case but I want to build everything to handle that, that way I know I am in good shape.
I have looked into the rebuild kits for the T5 such as the G-force kits, Astro A5, and American Powertrain but by the time I do that I will be over the $2000 mark so it kind of seems silly. Yes, they are rated for the power but I dont think they are as reliable. Also, something you guys might respect is that though I am building the car I have kept all of the original parts so I kind of want to keep my stock tranny in its original state.
Obviously the TKO500/600 series are well known. They are supposed to be good units and I can get a new one for 2095 (the same cost as getting the full rebuild kit from G-force). The only problem thus far is adapting the from the 2.3L bellhousing pattern to the TKO500. Everyone sells 5.0L adapting bellhousing but not the 2.3L.
My main question was whether or not there was an adapter plate out there to go from 2.3L bellhousing to the 5.0L bell housing. If I can do that then then the rest of "mod" will be as follows for a 5.0.
If you have any other suggestions please toss in your ".02"!!!