The 1981 Turbo 188 hp Capri 2. . I wish that the local yards around here were both close enough for me to get to that I could get a number and then go look it up. I also have a complete 7. Here is a close up of the case. The Ford top loader 3+1 Transmissions came in cars and pickups with and without shifters built in.
Dough Nash and Tremec did the same with the T10 in the 80's, upgraded it to become the 5 speed. I had to change to a 58 and newer clutch disc, yours is probably correct but check. So I have been researching it, and maybe I am not the smartest guy or something. Yeah, I did because its somewhat complicated. I'm pretty sure I won't have to shorten my driveshaft, but I'd sure like to get an aluminum driveshaft from Ford Racing. Side-stepping the clutch to burn out the tires with a hot rod motor was a risky driving pattern that would aggravate the situation.
Housing 2 different casings available. A 3 speed with overdrive 4th seems like it might not be a bad combination for a mild street rod. It generally had a limit of about 205 foot pounds behind a 2. Does anyone have any idea exactly what this thing is and is it suitable for a lightweight street rod. I have one in a 1976 F 100 with a 390 and it works great and held up fine.
I did find out that this tranny came out of a ford truck. Early Cobra's and 65 Shelby's used and all aluminum T-10 while a variety of all aluminum and part aluminum and full iron ended up used on 66 Shelby's. Truck units have larger front bearing retainers and fit truck 4 spd bellhousings. Or do I scrap that idea right now? Toploaders are top accessible from a 10 bolt steel plate For decoding the specific application look for a metal tab riveted on the right side of the transmission body housing. If they are the same size, it is a Close. And then there was a version used in later trucks. I do not abuse my vehicles so do you think it would hold up? I have no plans on hauling heavy loads regularly, but maybe on occasion.
A Complete Ford Toploader Trans How-To Manual. Another method is just about the same except drive the car out on a flat road and again record the idle speeds in 1st and 4th gears and divide. I think he needed to turn down the front bearing retainer on the tranny a smidge to get it to insert into the bellhousing, other than that it seemed to fit fine. In 1940 Ford changed this shaft to the flattened end as shown here. In this photo you can see how things don't always turn out as planned. I am interested in your opinions.
Gasserman - I think that is my biggest question. Towards the later years the cast iron versions where mainly used on small cars. A tach can also be used by picking an exact rpm. Eventually I'll pull the 3. We are making the assumption that your vehicle has the original type transmission that was installed at the factory.
Identifying features are now pointed out so you know what to look for. If you are looking at a 1970 to be original you will need a Hurst shifter. They did have the 2nd and High synchronizer for a more modern kind of shifting. If the drivetrain in your vehicle has been customized in any other way, you should call our techs for help identifying your transmission. .
The clutch release shafts can be interchanged in this case from 1932 on, but the user would want to match his up to the clutch pedal set-up on his vehicle. Of course, the early 1932-38 three speed transmissions were not synchronized into first or reverse gear. The earlier transmissions have dual bolt patterns that will work with older bellhousings. I would hate to start digging under a 4-spd Mustang just to find out that I really wanted to look under 80's trucks, you know? Its limited to about 205 lb-ft, then it breaks. All of the manual 2.
In Car or out of car - Look for a small metal tag attached to the transmission. Slotted the holes in on the stock 57 tranny mount to fit the transmission and it was in. As I think back, I had an 84 F150 with a 302 and a 3 speed with overdrive which was fine in a light duty application. The transmission serial number is a production serial number and should not be confounded with the engine serial number, they are not the same. Ford 4 speed Toploader Built Ford Tough. I'm pretty sure it will bolt up to my present bell housing your German trans bellhousing won't bolt up to a T5.