The Era of The Square Body Racing Comets
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Benny someone will come along with a definitive answer soon but a few things they will want to know is what the T5 came from and what is the bolt pattern on the 289, I am not sure if the 289 can be a 5 or 6 bolt motor, I think most modern bell housings are 6 bolt and if that is what you have then it should be a fairly straight forward swap.
Anyway, you will need to have the information on hand at a minimum.
A 5bolt BH takes the narrow bolt pattern.....if your tranny does not have both sets of holes per ear...you have a problem...I have a T5 in my 84 5.0 capri but it's been so many yrs since we built it,I can't recall if it has both holes on it or not......pop
If you use a Mustang T5 like I did, you’ll have to cut a hole for the shifter and there is a cross brace under the floor there. Plenty of people have cut it without trouble. The shifter location is good with bucket seats. If you have a bench you way want to use an S10 tailshaft which moves the shifter ahead. Other than that you will need a trans support crossmember. I built my own.
1964 Caliente hardtop, 302/T5/8.8"