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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-29-2006, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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(Newbie to forum) LX Tranny swap

I'm new to the forum, so I guess this is my official 'hello'. ... ... hello!

Before I bought my T-bird, I had several things in my criteria for a new car. And unfortunately only a couple things on the Thunderbird actually made it. I love the car, and it was in immaculate shape, previous owner was the first owner, dealer serviced since new blah blah blah.... so anyway, one of the things on my criteria was a 5 speed tranny. The LX model line didn't come with a manual tranny as an option at all.

So here's the question, does anyone know if the supercoupe tranny will fit on the V8? or any of the manual trannies from the sister cars? Upon investigating this option with the local Ford dealer, they strongly discouraged me from swapping because of the sheer amount of labour and costs involved. They also mentioned the computer has to be changed as well.

Negative attitudes aside, let's say I wanted to swap trannies to a 5-speed, is there a ready to bolt on tranny without any jimmying or driveshaft extensions etc.?

It's a 96 T-bird LX sport.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-29-2006, 06:30 PM
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-29-2006, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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lol, sorry, I guess i didn't search hard enough the first time. Actually I searched with it misspelled :S that would explain why I got so few results
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Just type in 5 speed swap and you will find lots of info.

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