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thunderchicken
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posted 12-12-2003 10:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for thunderchicken   Click Here to Email thunderchicken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
there is a early model fox body stang in the junkyard with a 302 and some kind of 4 speed in it. what kind is it. is it a rad or what. the grill must have been swapped with a different car or something cuz it does not look like an early fox.

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thunderchicken
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posted 12-12-2003 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thunderchicken   Click Here to Email thunderchicken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ok update i went and looked again and that car is something like a mercury tracer body on a mustang frame. it has a 302 with a 4 speed.

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TurboGT
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posted 12-12-2003 02:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TurboGT   Click Here to Email TurboGT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A Mercury Capri maybe? (see link to Tony's)
http://www.geocities.com/admmr/Tony_Brainerd_2k.jpg

It would be an SROD 4-speed. It's a 3-speed with and overdrive 4th gear. Big gear spread (3.08 low), and not known for their strength. There are better options for performance, but an SROD will get you on the road if you just need a tranny.

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Mark Walton
'83 Mustang NHRA Stocker (under construction - track debut 2003...uh...'04)
'69 "off brand" NHRA SS/EA

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thunderchicken
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posted 12-12-2003 02:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thunderchicken   Click Here to Email thunderchicken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
can i get a hydrolic clutch for it if i find another bell housing. will it work in a 91 tbird with a mild street 302

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thunderchicken
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posted 12-12-2003 02:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thunderchicken   Click Here to Email thunderchicken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yep that pic looks just like it. there is also the same tranny in a 80 to 86 style f100.is this any better or is it the same gears

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TurboGT
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posted 12-12-2003 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TurboGT   Click Here to Email TurboGT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The SROD bellhousing depths are different than T-5's. I'm really not sure if there would be any hydraulic clutch bellhousings available in the proper depth. The M5R2 Super Coupe Thunderbird bellhousing is a possibility, but I have no idea what the depth is. The 3.8 shares the bellhousing bolt pattern with the 5.0, but I've never attempted to install a 3.8 bellhousing on a smallblock. Might be a can of worms...

On that note, if you were to install the bellhousing from a Super Coupe, then why not just swap in the M5R2 Super Coupe 5-speed tranny while you're at it. It would have an extra gear (although first gear is pretty low), but it would simplify the installation, since this transmission was originally installed in your body style of car.

I'm definitely not an SROD guru, so I couldn't tell you the difference between the truck and car trannies. Personally, I just avoid the SROD altogether.

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Mark Walton
'83 Mustang NHRA Stocker (under construction - track debut 2003...uh...'04)
'69 "off brand" NHRA SS/EA

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