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Borg Warner Single Rail and Ford Type 9 gearboxes

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Greg55_99, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. Greg55_99
    Joined: Mar 3, 2009
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    In the case of Borg Warner Single Rail and Ford Type 9 gearboxes, do these transmissions have the same bellhousing to case bolt pattern? I guess this is mostly for the Brits and Aussies.

  2. Phil1934
    Joined: Jun 24, 2001
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  3. JEM
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
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    Might be, depending on which single-rail box you're talking about:
  4. model.A.keith
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  5. Greg55_99
    Joined: Mar 3, 2009
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    OK, let's see if some of you folks can figure this one out. The enclosed pic is a bellhousing from an Australian Leyland P76. It bolts to the Buick 215 and Rover V8. It also bolts to a transmission called the Borg Warner "Single Rail". I've heard of it, seen pics of it but have NO idea what it is. I don't know if it was ever offered in the US. The bellhousing is nearly 8" in depth. Pretty deep. Some years ago I took it with me on a junkyard hop, tried it on several different transmissions and found it bolted up perfectly to a Chrysler three speed. The question is, what else does it bolt to? Any Aussies in the audience? Ford Type 9 maybe? Not a Toploader pattern, I tried
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  6. Hi Greg , my knowlege of leyland vehicles is limited to the fact that the day they designed the p76 all they had was a straightedge , I've been here for a while so memory is fuzzy , I could have sworn the single rail offered by ford was the same bolt pattern as a toploader , maybe p76 had a different b/p . the single rail replaced the toploader around 1974ish , not as strong as the toploader ,but still was used in a lot of rods in aust ,maybe someone with a bit more knowlege will step in . as for the original posters question , type 9 is something I've not heard of sorry
  7. found this pic of b/w single rail ,has internal shift mechanism instead of external shift linkage type

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  8. Common in Australia before t-5's. Used by Ford in Falcons and 6 cylinder Cortinas. I know at least one guy with one behind a flatty.

    But I don't know much about the box itself. Most performance oriented people used the toploader until Tremec 5 and 6 speeds came along.

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