I have been driving a 64 ranchero I recently acquired , 260 v8 with a Borg warner t10. it is 50+ years old has lots of miles, hard to down shift and jumps out of second. bearings were replaced about 10 years ago , but now I imagine it is going to need syncro's and and possibly some gears. I have looked at other options like a t-5 and 302 with the s10 tail shaft , but would really likc to keep the character of the 260 4 speed and maybe later install a gear vendor or some type of over drive. thought maybe a richmond gear 5 speed might be an option but it doesn't appear that I could mount the shifter in the original location. I see rebuild kits for the ford t-10's but no new hard parts. would a top loader be a better bet ? a extra gear would be nice, but I usually just cruise the speed limit and the 260 buzzes along just fine.