Cummins ZF5 adapter plate

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  1. Stevenjf88

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    Looking to have an adapter plate made for my Ford ZF5 trans. Looking for the plate thickness that is needed. Ive seen 3/8,1/2, and 1" builds but unable to verify which was for a ZF6 rather then a ZF5. Anyone make there own, or can verify what thickness is needed?
     
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    i have a 6bt to dzl ZF5 adapter plate. I will check the thickness tonite when I go into the shop.
     
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    That would be great! And highly appreciated!
     
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    Of course you do! :cool:
     
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    Any chance your in the shop tonight and on the internet at the same time?
     
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    it's possible.
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    the plate I have on this 6bt is 1"

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    Does is have a crank spacer on it?
     
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    nope.
     
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    I appreciate your help! But that just adds to my confusion. Ive seen 3/8 adapter plates that required the factory 7.3 IDI crank spacer. Your 1" does not. If anything, it should be opposite due your plate being twice as thick.
     
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    Dumb question, but were those plates that required the crank spacer meant for a ZF5 (or other manual transmission) or were they meant for an E4DOA?

    To the best of my knowledge, on factory applications, the crank spacer was only used with the E4DOA and wasn't used with the C6 or any manual transmission...
     
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    I'll add my ZF5 adapter plate. I used this part from Destroked http://www.destroked.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=35&product_id=55 to install my '01 24V into my '92 F250. No crank spacer, stock 24V manual trans flywheel, the clutch is for a single mass flywheel conversion from the 7.3 IDI - bolted right to the Cummins flywheel; the pilot bearing came with the adapter plate. I've driven it 5K miles since I got it "finished" with no issues.

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