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Steel Bearing Retainer
TCorBUST Offline
Member
#1
Does anyone know of a source to get a steel bearing retainer for an '88 TC?

I guess the mustang v8's won't work, right?

Thanks
'88 TC 5sp, K&N cone, t3.60/.63, ported head, Felpro 1035, Walbro 255 hi pres., Kirban FPR., 3g Alternator
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Dan E Offline
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#2
I think the V8 T5 ones are the same. The Input Shaft is a different length and the diameter is different on the end for the pilot bearing...but I think that the retainer is the same ?????

Try Summit or Holcomb Motorsports.

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tps87turbo Offline
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#3
They are not the same as the V8 models. Most 4 cyl models have a small front input shaft bearing, while 1 or 2 early 85-86 4 cyl models have a large front input bearing as the V8 ones. When I did my tranny, I called Dave @ Hanlon Motorsports and he helped me get the right one. They are very knowledgable & helpful & I highly reccommend them. If you give them the Tran Id off the tag, they will tell you if you can use a Steel Retainer or need to use the aluminum one. Look in the vendor section for their website.

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Pete D Offline
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#4
I know the steel ones made by D & D won't fit the 87-88 T5, only earlier T5s
Pete Dunham


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DrPhang Offline
Senior Member
#5
http://www.hanlonmotorsports.com/ has them for like $45

HMS027019 BEARING RETAINER $45
. BEARING RETAINER FOR 4 CYL TURBO ALUMINUM

I have one sitting in my closet...it is an offical Borgwarner replacement part [Image: smile.gif]
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Pete D Offline
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#6
Dr. Phang, Thanks for that info. I'm going to put it in the Part # forum.

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TCorBUST Offline
Member
#7
Yes. Thanks!
'88 TC 5sp, K&N cone, t3.60/.63, ported head, Felpro 1035, Walbro 255 hi pres., Kirban FPR., 3g Alternator
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DrPhang Offline
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#8
Glad to be of help
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turboken Offline
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#9
I KNOW that the moostang retainer wont work. the very front bering thing (race, ???? contacts the bearing and retainer) doesn't fit. I measured the diameters to machine my 5.0 part, but haven't done it yet. I don't get on the internet often, so if you need the dimensions, email me at [email protected]

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