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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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need some input

Hey guys,

soliciting opinions here. The bird needs a new transmission.

A) How much should I expect to pay for a quality rebuild that I wont be redoing anytime soon? Also, do you know of anybody in Pensacola FL area that can do the work that you trust.

B) Would it be better to get a used trans from something else and just install it and go?

C) Should I just say screw it and put in a 5 speed out of a Mustang GT?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 03:17 PM
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I had Alan over at Dirtydog put a 04 mustang gt in my bird. It works well. You may want to see if he\'ll help you on any thing you want to change as he is the real deal.

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A) Likely $1,000+. No I don't know anyone in the Pensacola FL area who can do it lol.

B) Yes, look for a 98+ trans. You'll have to make a few changes but nothing too difficult.

C) Up to you, just keep in mind the cost of this swap also adds up quickly.

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A) Likely $1,000+. No I don't know anyone in the Pensacola FL area who can do it lol.

B) Yes, look for a 98+ trans. You'll have to make a few changes but nothing too difficult.

C) Up to you, just keep in mind the cost of this swap also adds up quickly.
The best option would be to go with option B.

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Cheapest and easiest would be to go with an identical unit from a 94 or 95 MN12. A used trans from another MN12 will probably cost $200-$400, depending on the yard and the condition. Is it the best route? No. 94 and 95 transmissions are junk.

02-04 Grand Marquis/Crown Vic/Town Car transmissions are popular because they still have a speedo gear with the typical type of owners they have, usually the transmissions see more gentle use compared to those from a Mustang. For an extra hundred or so bucks you can get one of these and have a transmission that will more than likely outlive the car.

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I do this for people all the time. I like to buy the newest transmission I can get then swap the a few non wear components from the old transmission. Repin the harness for the new style wiring and use a new tcc solenoid. If you are after performance gains a better converter and valvebody mods will make impressive changes.
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