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CyberSurfer

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(Msg. 1) Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:01 am
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I have a '73 Ford F100 Ranger XLT with the 390FE and C6 Auto. I want to swap
the transmission out with a standard shift. (4 or 5 speed).
I'm hoping someone has already done this, and can offer some advice. Clutch,
flywheel and bell housing are no problem for the 390. They are easy to come
by. I need to know what standard 4 or 5 speed transmission will bolt up to
the factory bell housing. I know that the New Process granny gear 4 speed
will work, as they came as original equipment in these trucks. But I don't
really want the granny gear. I was thinking about the Borg Warner T5 that
came in the mid to late 80's 5.0 mustangs. But I don't know if it will mate
to the bell housing. All the later model stuff comes as a transmission and
bell housing unit, and none of them fit the FE engines. So I'm going to have
to mix and match. I just don't know what will fit the factory Ford bell
housing.

Any suggestions??

Thanks,
--
Rich

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(Msg. 2) Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:55 am
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"CyberSurfer" wrote in message


Ford used a top loader 4 spd overdrive in the late 70's early 80's that
should bolt to your bell housing.

Whitelightning

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(Msg. 3) Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:55 pm
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On Thu, 18 Jan 2007 06:35:44 GMT, "Whitelightning"
wrote:

>
>"CyberSurfer" wrote in message
>
>
>Ford used a top loader 4 spd overdrive in the late 70's early 80's that
>should bolt to your bell housing.
>
>Whitelightning
>
>


Those trucks came with a NP435 HD 4 speed tranny with a granny gear as
a option through late 80's so it should bolt in without any real fuss.
NP435 are usually not easy to come by or cheap these day becauses it
is a sought after tranny because it was well built and sturdy too. 4x4
versions (they have a different tail shaft housing and output shaft)
are the hardest to find but 2wd version are a bit easier and cheaper
to come by.
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(Msg. 4) Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:55 pm
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In article ,
SnoMan wrote:

> On Thu, 18 Jan 2007 06:35:44 GMT, "Whitelightning"
> wrote:
>
> >
> >"CyberSurfer" wrote in message
> >
> >
> >Ford used a top loader 4 spd overdrive in the late 70's early 80's that
> >should bolt to your bell housing.
> >
> >Whitelightning
> >
> >
>
>
> Those trucks came with a NP435 HD 4 speed tranny with a granny gear as
> a option through late 80's so it should bolt in without any real fuss.
> NP435 are usually not easy to come by or cheap these day becauses it
> is a sought after tranny because it was well built and sturdy too. 4x4
> versions (they have a different tail shaft housing and output shaft)
> are the hardest to find but 2wd version are a bit easier and cheaper
> to come by.
> -----------------
> TheSnoMan.com

What part of;

"I know that the New Process granny gear 4 speed
will work, as they came as original equipment in these trucks.
But I don't really want the granny gear."

couldn't you understand Snoflake?
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(Msg. 5) Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:56 pm
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On Thu, 18 Jan 2007 14:51:21 GMT, aarcuda69062
wrote:

>What part of;
>
> "I know that the New Process granny gear 4 speed
>will work, as they came as original equipment in these trucks.
>But I don't really want the granny gear."
>
>couldn't you understand Snoflake?

You know, if you did not have this venue to vent your childishness you
would be lost. Useing a car type tranny in a truck can work poorly
sometimes especailing if converting from a automatic to a manual
since automatic have taller rear axles back then generally and car
trannies have taller gears resulting in a LOT of clutch action. You
would no this to if you realy had a clue about thing and would not
spout off the way you do all the time. THe reason I did suggest the
NP435 is because the taller rear axle will not result in shorter
clutch life nor reduced starting power to get load moving when needed.
YOu do not look at the big picture and never will because you have
narrow vision and are too focused on trying to trash me to make
yourself feel better. Knock yourself out!
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(Msg. 6) Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:55 pm
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In article ,
SnoMan wrote:

> On Thu, 18 Jan 2007 14:51:21 GMT, aarcuda69062
> wrote:
>
> >What part of;
> >
> > "I know that the New Process granny gear 4 speed
> >will work, as they came as original equipment in these trucks.
> >But I don't really want the granny gear."
> >
> >couldn't you understand Snoflake?
>
> You know, if you did not have this venue to vent your childishness you
> would be lost.

And if you didn't have this venue, the amount of inaccurate
information in the world would be cut in half.

> Useing a car type tranny in a truck can work poorly
> sometimes especailing if converting from a automatic to a manual
> since automatic have taller rear axles back then generally and car
> trannies have taller gears resulting in a LOT of clutch action.

Ever think that the guy building the truck and spending money is
in a better position to decide what HE wants?

> You
> would no

"no?"

>this to if you realy had a clue about thing and would not
> spout off the way you do all the time.

Look bird brain, I've overhauled more NP435s, T-10s, M-20-21-22s
and Chrysler 833s than you've ever passed on the highway.

> THe reason I did suggest the
> NP435 is because the taller rear axle will not result in shorter
> clutch life nor reduced starting power to get load moving when needed.

Just because you can't keep from wearing a clutch out doesn't
mean everyone else is afflicted with that problem, and who said
he was hauling a load to begin with?

> YOu do not look at the big picture and

You can't even read the instructions.
You offered NO useful information to the OP, just regurgitated
what he already knew about and decided against.
(typical)

> never will because you have
> narrow vision and are too focused on trying to trash me to make
> yourself feel better. Knock yourself out!

Your amateur psychology rates right up there with your amateur
mechanical skills.
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(Msg. 7) Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:07 pm
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"CyberSurfer" wrote in message

>I have a '73 Ford F100 Ranger XLT with the 390FE and C6 Auto. I want to
>swap the transmission out with a standard shift. (4 or 5 speed).
> I'm hoping someone has already done this, and can offer some advice.
> Clutch, flywheel and bell housing are no problem for the 390. They are
> easy to come by. I need to know what standard 4 or 5 speed transmission
> will bolt up to the factory bell housing. I know that the New Process
> granny gear 4 speed will work, as they came as original equipment in these
> trucks. But I don't really want the granny gear. I was thinking about the
> Borg Warner T5 that came in the mid to late 80's 5.0 mustangs. But I don't
> know if it will mate to the bell housing. All the later model stuff comes
> as a transmission and bell housing unit, and none of them fit the FE
> engines. So I'm going to have to mix and match. I just don't know what
> will fit the factory Ford bell housing.
>
> Any suggestions??
>
> Thanks,
> --
> Rich
>
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