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Mass Airflow Sensor to Direct Bolt-on Air Filter - Ask Marlan

2.3L T5: The Borg-Warner T5 was available behind 2.3L engines starting in 1983. The input shaft was unique to the 2.3L engine, so V-8 versions won't interchange. Platforms include Mustang, Capri, Cougar, and T-bird. Ratios, shifter location, and shift linkage may vary per application. T5s from '85-and up are the stronger "World Class" version. The last year for the T-bird/2.3L engine (and corresponding trans) usage was 1988. Various bellhousings were available, depending on model year, clutch size, and type of clutch linkage. T-birds had cable clutch linkage through '86 (2.3L/T5 bellhousing PN F1ZZ-6392-A, replaces E3ZZ-6392-B, also fits Mustang through '86). T-birds used hydraulic linkage in '87-'88 (bellhousing PN E7SZ-6392-A, not replaced). If you have trouble finding a 2.3L-compatible T5, try Stick Only.

Sources:
Auburn Gear Inc.

Dept. CC
400 E. Auburn Dr.
Auburn, IN 46706-3499
219/925-3200
www.auburngear.com

Ford Motorsport Performance Equipment
Dept. CC
44050 N. Groesbeck Hwy.
Clinton Twp., MI 48036-1108
810/468-1356
www.ford.com/motorsport/5-5parts.html

Stick Only
Dept. CC
9900 Glenoaks Blvd.
Sun Valley, CA 91352-1018
818/768-4747

Sunrise Ford
Dept. CC
18150 Foothill Blvd.
Fontana, CA 92335-8510
909/822-4401

Tom's Differentials
Dept. CC
15709 Paramount Blvd.
Paramount, CA 90723-4332
562/634-8431
www.tomsdifferentials.com

Adept Adapter
I have a '90 Camaro RS that I would like to mount some new wheels and tires on. The car right now has 15x7 wheels with P215/65R15 tires. I just bought a brand-new set of '97 Camaro Z28 16x8 rims, and P245/50ZR16 Comp T/As to go along with them. These new wheels have too much backspacing (6 3/4-inches), so can you tell me whether any company makes adapters or spacers to fit these rims on my car? If I use a spacer will this be safe for a daily driver?
Brian Black
Hennepin, IL

Vette Brakes offers bulletproof wheel spacer-adapters. Made from heat-treated aircraft aluminum, they're available from 3/4- to 3-inch thicknesses in 1/4-inch increments. Strong enough even for racing (if legal per sanctioning-body rules), the adapters use separate fasteners to retain the spacer on the hub and the wheel on the spacer. You'll need to tell Vette Brakes the required spacer thickness and whether the spacers need to fit U.S. or metric fasteners.

Source:
Vette Brakes & Products

Dept. CC
7490 30th Ave. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33710-2301
800/237-9991
www.vettebrakes.com.

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