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2.0/2.3 transmission question
« on: September 14, 2013, 09:14:48 PM »
I have a 72 with a 2.0 and 4 speed tranny... Will my tranny bolt up to a 2.3 successfully? I thought I read that it could
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Re: 2.0/2.3 transmission question
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2013, 08:37:45 AM »
You'll need stepped dowel pins. The 2.3 dowel pins are larger diameter than the 2.0s,
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Re: 2.0/2.3 transmission question
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2013, 04:50:28 PM »
Or a 2.3 bellhousing. :) Either way would work, but I think the stepped dowels that are available are for putting a 2.3 bellhousing onto a 2.0, it sounds like he's going the other way around. I would just get the proper bellhousing and call it a day. :)

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Re: 2.0/2.3 transmission question
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2013, 03:26:27 PM »
Actually most people use the step dowels to hang a 2.0 c-4 behind their turbo 2.3.
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Re: 2.0/2.3 transmission question
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2013, 05:39:35 PM »
So, I have not converted my wagon to a T-5 because I have misunderstood this concept. That sounds like something I would do. Lol. I have a tendency to over-think things. Sorry for the mis-info. :)

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Re: 2.0/2.3 transmission question
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2013, 09:39:36 PM »
What's the difference in size?, probably could just make sleeves to go over the smaller dowels.
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Re: 2.0/2.3 transmission question
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2013, 11:53:48 PM »
'72 2.0 in a '28 Ford.

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Re: 2.0/2.3 transmission question
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2013, 08:38:32 AM »
That's a nice simple way of doing it.
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