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convert orig.4speed-modern 5 speed or?
« on: April 10, 2012, 12:18:39 PM »
Looking to find out if there is any fit issues by removal of stock 4 speed and puting a modern trans out out a mustang  like five speed or ? Car that my dad is looking at is a 72 squire with 2.3 with a dead trans. Looking at it as a father son project .  Any info would b much appreciated Thx Don
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Re: convert orig.4speed-modern 5 speed or?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 09:54:11 PM »
The T-5 will fit, but the firewall will need a little hammer work, and the shifter will be placed farther back then the stock 4 speed shifter, my next question is, are you sure the 72 has a 2.3? it should have a 1.6 or 2.0L
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Re: convert orig.4speed-modern 5 speed or?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 10:04:31 PM »
Positive  I jave an original 73 with the 2.0. The prior owner of the 72 had replaced the 2.0 in the 72 with the 2.3 about 5 yrs ago.
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               1973 Squire wagon (Penny) #120
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Re: convert orig.4speed-modern 5 speed or?
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2012, 01:06:45 AM »
find a t9, alot easyer swap and good trans if your not guna make over 200 ponys, the original 4 speed is good too if you can find one, i dogged my 4speed and it stayed good, remember to put good fluid in it and keep it fresh
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Re: convert orig.4speed-modern 5 speed or?
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2012, 09:31:32 AM »
Thankyou both fast64 ranchero,and 82expghost both is definitely good ideas ill talk with dad and see what he wants to do Trans wise ,I know my idea seems like I could do it tomorrow but then reality kicks in.when I look at The budget . But the main thing I have another pinto !
My rides: 1972 Squire wagon (Kermit)#121
               1973 Squire wagon (Penny) #120
                1975 Mpg sedan (Pumpkin) # 122
                 1978 cruiser wagon (casper)