Friday, March 3, 2017

Rebuilding the T5...

With a slight break between customer's vehicles, I finally have a chance to start working on the Model A truck again.  My goal is to get the steering , brakes and drivetrain completely buttoned up before I have to switch over to other things.

First on the list is to do a rebuild on the 4x4 s-10 T5 I am using.  I am combining several different transmissions that were lying around in various states of disassembly to build up one good one.

Here's the transmission donor...I honestly can't remember where it came from or how many miles are on it.

The trans rebuild kit came off of Ebay.  I've wanted to try this kit for some time.  The price is very attractive and I have to say that I am pretty impressed...

Since the donor was a two-wheel drive version, the main shaft and tail shaft housing had to be changed to the 4x4 version.

Tremec's website has the complete rebuild manual for the T5 available for down load.  It can be found here:

T5 rebuild Manual

Here are some disassembly pictures...

Once everything was apart, the cases were cleaned, sandblasted and painted...

Following the rebuild manual, it was all put back together in the reverse order as it was taken apart.

Because this is being used with the stock AA release bearing, the bearing retainer must be bushed to accept the larger I.D.

Also, remember not to forget the oil slinger and thrust bearing on the 5th gear counter shaft.

All shifts really well; nice and smooth....ready to install.