My Daddywagon

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  1. nelzltdwagon

    nelzltdwagon Well-Known Member

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    Black Explorer... yes, it was a state trooper with the ghost print that says, “STATE TROOPER”.
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Commuting in the Daddywagon lately. Just because.
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    Almost looks harmless in that shot.
     
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    The Daddywagon is getting a new gearbox! Tremec T56!
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Schweet! That's going to be fun. :chirp:
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    That's a direct bolt-in, isn't it? That will make for some very fast driving. I'd recommend an 8-point roll cage, racing seats and 5-point harnesses....

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    Nice. Is that an aftermarket trans or is it out of a Cobra? I'm curious how it fits for you. I'm planning the same for my wagon once I'm done with all the suspension, steering, and brake upgrades. What bellhousing is on it?
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    The bellhousing appears to be the Windsor type.
     
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    I guess I'm more curious about the actual manufacturer of the bellhousing. Aluminum SBF bellhousings for the T56 are relatively rare. The common aftermarket solution is a Quick Time welded steel bellhousing that costs $700-$800.
     
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    Yes. It is the rare Ford aftermarket T56 transmission. These transmissions were never sold in a car. The other option is Quicktime bellhousing to adapt a Cobra T56 to the windsor engine. The clutch fork position will differ slightly between the two transmissions.
     
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    I have seen that Bowler Transmissions offers an aluminum bellhousing if you buy the Magnum through them. I don't know why there aren't more options for a bellhousing for a SBF for this thing.

    I think I am going to go with a hydraulic clutch setup on mine. I already have the 87/88 Turbo Coupe clutch and brake pedals.
     
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