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Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Mixing and matching manual transmission parts?
My T176 is dying. I'm looking into a replacement. I found an older 3sp with OD transmission in an F100. It's from the same "series" of transmissions as my T176, it will bolt directly to my 5.0 bellhousing, but the tailhousing is just WRONG. So, I'm wanting to buy this transmission and see about swapping my T176 tailhousing onto it. That'll give me the OD that I crave, and the new tailshaft would act as the adapter I need to get the D300 working.
Does anybody have a resouce for dimensional information on these transmissions? I'm pretty sure I'll have to have a custom tailshaft made, but I'd like to do a little more investigating until I have all the parts scattered about. I realize it's not a bolt on application, but I'd like to be able to figure out HOW bad an idea this is.