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71RESTO
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posted 09-03-2002 08:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71RESTO   Click Here to Email 71RESTO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, we took our '73 Mach in to the tranny shop to have the 4 speed rebuilt (grinding, popping out of gear and leaking like a sieve) and what I found out from the shop owner just makes me shake my head in wonder. It seems the tranny (now a T-10) is coded out of a '67 and some of the parts are no longer available!! Why the heck would someone pull the original toploader and install an old T-10?? Then to top it off the Hurst shifter is junk because some of the shims were removed. AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
I took it to the tranny shop because of a lack of time and now I'm glad I did.

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Duane
71 Fastback (his) under resto (351C-4V C6 auto)
73 Mach 1 (hers) (351CJ 4 speed)
66 289/2V coupe (daughter Ashley's)
89 LX 2.3 convertible (daughter Amanda's)
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 09-03-2002 09:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A lot happens to these cars over the years. {Don't I know it! }

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-03-2002 10:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
More like a 65 T-10.

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Alex Denysenko
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Rory McNeil
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posted 09-04-2002 02:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A previous owner likely wanted the toploader for use in another vehicle, or for the higher resale value compared to the T10. Too bad for you though!

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John Z
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posted 09-04-2002 11:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Z   Click Here to Email John Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Within every black cloud is a silver lining. You now have the perfect opportunity to slip a T5 in there.

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-04-2002 11:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Or a 6 speed!

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Alex Denysenko
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71RESTO
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posted 09-04-2002 09:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71RESTO   Click Here to Email 71RESTO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
A lot happens to these cars over the years. {Don't I know it! }


Don't I know it!!! That is why I love my '71, I am the second owner and personally know the origianl owner. He has filled me in as to what exactly the car had done to it from day 1. As for the '73, who the heck knows how many owners there have been over the years. I am the 4th in 5 years that I know of. Geez, any wonder!!!!
As for a 5 or 6 speed, if I had known ahead of time what I was up against (the tranny shop never did call me with the problems until after it was completed) I would definately have given that some serious thought. At the very least I would have dropped a '73 toploader back in.
Oh well, live and learn!!

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Duane
71 Fastback (his) under resto (351C-4V C6 auto)
73 Mach 1 (hers) (351CJ 4 speed)
66 289/2V coupe (daughter Ashley's)
89 LX 2.3 convertible (daughter Amanda's)
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