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transmission swaps
« on: February 05, 2013, 02:10:51 AM »
I finally found a local Pinto after selling my other baby like an idiot.
Its a 2L engine with a manual transmission. Transmission looks like it was made out of legos and a pissed off 4 year took a hammer to the inside.

Anyway I have access to a 92 v6 mustang, but the transmission is a c4 auto. Easy transfer over as far as fit wise? anyone know?

never done a transmission swap and would like some insight please and thank you
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Re: transmission swaps
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 12:04:35 PM »
92 Mustangs did not have a C-4 unless it was swapped in to the Mustang . It's an A4ld etc based on the C-3. Check to make sure. If it's a C-4 the bell will not fit unless you find a C-4 bell housing, flex plate, converter for the 2.0 etc. Pretty pricey. What year is the Pinto ? Good news however is that are allot of 4 speeds around to get parts to rebuild the 4 speed.It will be allot cheaper .The 4speed in the Pinto 2.0 and the 2.3 should be the same and rebuilds are not to expensive or finding a good one. One more thing is that the Merkur XR4ti 5 Speed (should) bolt onto the 2.0 bellhousing as it's the same as the 4 speed but it has an overdrive added.

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Re: transmission swaps
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 12:07:19 PM »
yeah no the 92 mustang was a drag car but its now retired since the engine was put in another body. Well with everything I see here Ill just start rebuilding it. Or rather start to, get pissed off, let it sit for a month and pay someone else to do it. I can see the future.

thanks for your info none-the-less.
By the way the pinto is a 78, I like the round look myself, wont personally go with a 79 or 80.
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Re: transmission swaps
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2013, 10:22:29 AM »
what exactly do you have?  if the pinto is a 78 it def doesn't have a 2.0 L in it unless that too was swapped in as the 2.0 was dropped after 74.  that said if it is a stock 2.3 find a t5 out of a 4 banger fox mustang pref 89 and newer as they are all w/c past that point. The merkur trans mentioned above is known as the T9 and is basically the pinto hummer with a 5th gear tacked on. It will bolt in with the added bonus of not having to trim the shifter hole to get it all to fit.
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Re: transmission swaps
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2013, 10:36:07 AM »
Hey Troll if you're sure you have a 2.0 ? If you do , I have a 2.0 bell for a C-4. Not modded for the 2.3 .