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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hotrodhell35, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Hotrodhell35
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    Will do!! Id like to get my hands on that trans!
     
  2. kyvetteman
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    You'll never believe it (I still can't) but I went to the local scrap yard and it was in the "pile" and I paid the core charge of twenty bucks for it.

    I never dreamed it would be one of the good ones but it still had the tag with the magical "169" number on it! (Mustang/Capri V-8 World Class with the .68:1 OD ratio)

    It needs a rebuild but that's a couple hundred bucks tops for the kit. I guess the junkyard Gods were looking down on me that day. :)
     
  3. kyvetteman
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    One more thing that might be helpful, here's a listing of the W/C T5's. Print it out and keep it in the truck with you and if you happen upon one and it's got the tag you can know what you're looking at/for.

    These are just the Ford versions, but they are generally considered stronger than the GM units.

    http://www.allfordmustangs.com/Detailed/349.shtml

    Here's a link to another chart that shows all of them:

    http://www.britishv8.org/articles/borg-warner-t5-id-tags.htm

    You've got me motivated to get mine together!
     
  4. Hotrodhell35
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    awesome thanks!! some guys have all the luck!
     
  5. kyvetteman
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    I'm usually not one of those lucky people, but even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then!

    My best friend on the other hand... that sucker is the luckiest guy I have ever seen. Things just fall into his lap all the time!
     
  6. Hotrodhell35
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    Thats the plan!! Found a mutual friend that updated a 50 F-1 and has the steering column/box, the master cylinder and complete front brakes! Once i pick that stuff up, ill be ready to start on the chassis. Ill have an update with more pictures here in the next couple weeks! Thanks guys!!
     
  7. Ratrod90
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    from Kentucky

    Any update


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  9. 392modela
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    Nice looking project I'll be watching
     
  10. ever sell this thing?
     
  11. Hotrodhell35
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    Still collecting parts! I'm still on the fence about selling it.... It keeps me up at night. With the baby due any day, it'll be tough, but I think I want to stick it out and see how it goes!


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