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Transmission Identify
« on: February 12, 2013, 02:04:44 PM »
I stumbled upon a transmission among my racing scrap pile. Feels like a 5 speed.

Tag code reads 859T-MD. Google says it's out of an '88 MERKUR, XR4TI, 2.3L L4 Turbocharged. I know nothing about these cars. My questions are...

1. Is Google right?

If so,

2. Is it a direct bolt up to my 2.3 pinto? Same clutch/flywheel?

3. Is this a strong trans? I know it's not a T5, but will it hold up to aggressive AutoX and Drag racing?

Any info is appreciated.

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Re: Transmission Identify
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2013, 02:45:22 PM »
I think that's the trans referred to as a T-9 which I heard described as a Pinto trans with a 5th gear. Supposed to fit but it's not as strong as a T-5
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Re: Transmission Identify
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2013, 03:05:39 PM »
Rooftop,
 
I looks like Pinto5.0 is right and you have a 5 speed T-9 trans. It is based on the pinto "Rocket Box" four speed. It will have a cast iron main case and an aluminum tail shaft housing. It will bolt up to your 2.3 but may have come with a hydraulic bell housing instead of cable activated one (you can check the bell). I don't believe you can use the hydraulic one in a Pinto because of the crossmember (if I remember right). The Merkur guys convert over to T-5s for more strength as the T-9 is only rated for 200 FT LBS of torque. That being said, if you decide not to use the T-9, I have a T-5 complete with bell I would trade with cash (or I'll pay all shipping) if you are interested. I am looking for a T-9 for my street 2.0L (it takes serious mods to do this).FYI-T-9 rebuilds are in the $600+ range if needed. PM me if you wish.
 
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Re: Transmission Identify
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 04:59:39 PM »
Ok thanks guys!

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Re: Transmission Identify
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2013, 09:45:52 PM »
t-9 yeah, so easy to swap in, and if your car is stock to mabe 200 hp, great trany, just dont go over the 200, i love mine, feels original with an extra gear!
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Re: Transmission Identify
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2013, 10:56:31 AM »
Thanks! Not sure how much HP one of my N/A racing motors is, but we'll give it a try.

Also, will the cross member bolt up as well?


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Re: Transmission Identify
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2013, 11:59:50 AM »
The T-9 will fit on your cross member. It's a cable type not hydraulic clutch. The 1987-88 Turbocoupes had the Hydraulic clutch T-5 as for the turbo fours( Do not know about later Mustangs etc). The T-9 can be updated to handle more power, see burton power.com. All in all it's should be a direct built on with no suprises. Except for is the transmission  good..Also you could fit a bigger Mustang T-5 flywheel and give you bigger selection of clutches etc.

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Re: Transmission Identify
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2013, 01:16:34 PM »
what all came with a t-9 trans?? years makes and models.
 
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