How To Adapt ANY Engine to ANY Transmission

Adapt ANY Engine to ANY Transmission
How To Adapt ANY Engine to ANY Transmission
 

Don’t limit your choice of engine to what you already have — it’s simpler than you think to adapt the transmission you want to the engine you have — it just takes some (relatively) simple equipment and ingenuity.

Editor’s Note: This example adapts a Jaguar XK6 engine to a Chevy T5 transmission with Ford parts in between, but the concepts and methods used are essentially the same as any other combination.

MacroMachines, in a two-part video, will adapt a Jaguar XK6 engine (2.4L sourced from 1958 Jaguar Mark I) to a Chevrolet T5 5-speed transmission (from a late 80s S10 pickup) with Ford Flathead V8 parts in between for his boat-tail speedster build. The Ford flywheel, clutch, and bellhousing are made to work with two custom-made aluminum adapter plates.

Adapt ANY Engine to ANY Transmission ~ Part 1

Adapting the Ford Flathead V8 parts (flywheel, clutch, and bell-housing) to the Jaguar XK6 engine…

Adapt ANY Engine to ANY Transmission ~ Part 2

Adapting the Ford Flathead V8 bell-housing to the Chevrolet T5 transmission…