[Spridgets] Automatic transmission
WeslakeMonza1330 at aol.com
WeslakeMonza1330 at aol.com
Wed Sep 1 10:18:28 MDT 2010
Yep, anything that had a Type 9 will have had the Ford auto box though the
problem will still be getting a flex plate for the crank. I'll bet it's
cheaper to swap a 1500 Triumph/MG 1300/1500 engine and auto box complete
than have a bespoke crank made.
Also, does the Ford Auto have an integral bellhousing? I ask this because
the kits for the Ford Type 9 box are generally based on a hybrid
In a message dated 01/09/2010 16:31:26 GMT Daylight Time,
cbking at alum.rpi.edu writes:
According to Wikipedia, the Merkur XR4Ti (the Ford Sirerra sold in the US
market) used Ford's C3:
"The XR4Ti was distinguished mechanically by its _turbocharged_
(http://mail.alum.rpi.edu/wiki/Turbocharger) _Ford Lima_
(http://mail.alum.rpi.edu/wiki/Ford_Pinto_engine#2.3_OHC) 2.3 L _4-cylinder_
(http://mail.alum.rpi.edu/wiki/Straight-4) SOHC engine and independent rear suspension, and
stylistically by its large bi-plane spoiler (replaced in later years with a single
rear spoiler). It came with either the _C3_
(http://mail.alum.rpi.edu/wiki/Ford_C3_transmission) 3-speed _automatic transmission_
(http://mail.alum.rpi.edu/wiki/Automatic_transmission) or the Ford _Type 9_
(http://mail.alum.rpi.edu/wiki/Type_9) , 5-speed _manual transmission _
I'd expect C3s are easy to find, used Pintos and early (pre-86) Fox bodies
(Mustang, Fairmont, etc) behind the 2.3L 4.
You might also be able to use an AL4D, which is the OD replacement for the
C3. Used in 4 cyl Mustangs and T-birds, and the Ranger based trucks (incl.
BroncoII, Explorer, and Aerostar).
From: WeslakeMonza1330 at aol.com [WeslakeMonza1330 at aol.com]
Sent: 9/1/2010 10:21:02 AM
To: peter at nosimport.com;mdrowe at optonline.net;spridgets at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Automatic transmission
I wil be the Ford type nine I expect. The problem will be getting a
torque converter to fit the end of the crank won't it??
In a message dated 01/09/2010 14:54:02 GMT Daylight Time,
peter at nosimport.com writes:
Moss has a 5 speed kit available. Call them to find out what 5 speed
they use... say some sort of Ford lump, then find the automatic from
the same model car. Maybe the adapter bit from Moss, or their
supplier, will allow the AT to bolt up.
Or, just put in a Volvo B18 engine with the BWT35 AT, as was done in
At 10:25 PM 8/31/2010, Michael Rowe wrote:
>My mechanic/tutor has a commission to put an automatic transmission
>in an MG TD. This old lady has driven the car since she was 16, and
>wants to continue without dealing with a clutch on the many steep
>hills she must navigate. Any small RWD engine with an automatic
>transmission will do; she does not care.
>Any thoughts on what he might actually be able to find in reasonable
Suggested annual donation $12.75
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