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thunderchicken
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posted 12-12-2003 12:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for thunderchicken   Click Here to Email thunderchicken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
what kind of 4 speed manual is in my 76 stangII with a 302

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-17-2003 12:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's a RAD 3 speed with an over drive 4th.

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cobraii351
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posted 12-18-2003 07:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobraii351   Click Here to Email cobraii351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't think there was ever an overdrive installed in a Mustang II. More than likely it's just a plain "RAD" transmission. They usually live a short life if beat on. Even with the lower output of the mustang II.

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MooseII78
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posted 12-18-2003 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MooseII78   Click Here to Email MooseII78     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No hes right fourth gear in the early v8 rads was indeed overdrive....not much though

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N266fords
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posted 12-18-2003 03:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for N266fords   Click Here to Email N266fords     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
cobraii351 You Dare doubt the great One,Shame on you, lol. Alex Will never give you wrong info. He only states fact.Bruce

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cobraii351
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posted 12-18-2003 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobraii351   Click Here to Email cobraii351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey, what ever. I'm just going by the 75-76 FORD service manual. According to it all of the RAD transmissions for 75 and 76 were 1:1 4th. The RAD-K V8 trans for 76 was 2.64 1st, 1.89 2nd, 1.34 3rd, and 1. in 4th. Maybe he does know something I don't I can only go by the reference I have.

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Mike Patterson
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posted 12-18-2003 09:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Patterson   Click Here to Email Mike Patterson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm like cobraii351, all the material I've ever come across show the RADs as 1:1 4th gear. If you have a reference source for an OD version I'd be very interested in reading it so I know what to look/look out for.

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-18-2003 10:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If it's the original trans, it's an RAD!
End of story.

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IIGood
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posted 01-01-2004 01:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check this out:

http://mustangii.org/tech/mvma/mustang_ii_1976.pdf

Go down to the section labeled "Drive units." Look under the manual 4 speed, it lists the gear ratios there. 4th is listed as a 1:1 ratio.

That's according to the Motor Vehicle Manufacturer's Association.

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-07-2004 03:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Keep reading.

This "early" September MVMA excludes the Cobra II.
It also notes that the 302 V-8 was only available with automatic transmission.

There was a suplimental MVMA that was printed in November.

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Alex Denysenko
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Mike Patterson
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posted 01-11-2004 09:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Patterson   Click Here to Email Mike Patterson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not trying to turn this into a p!**ing contest about who's right or wrong cause I really don't care. I'm just trying to find out wether there was a an OD RAD produced for the Mustang IIs so I can start looking for one if it was made.

Though the the Mustang II site only shows the MVMA sheets for the 76 and 78 IIs, both show the 4 spds with a 1.1 forth for all variations of the RAD. The tranny identification on the same site also lists what are supposed to be all of the RAD variations used in the diffrent years and also only shows a 1.1 4th.

Alex if you know of a site that lists an OD RAD could you please list it, I would very much like to research it as I am looking for an alternative to using 79-83 RUG Mustang transmission (which did have an OD 4th) for a low geared II I want to start driving.

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