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Thread: Ford / Mazda Transmission Commonalities

Revvin Up
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posted November 28, 2006 05:34 AM

Ford / Mazda Transmission Commonalities

Not sure where to put this, but some information about ribcase trannies.

I believe that the ford ranger toyo-koyo 5 speed & 4 speed trans to be of the same case family, and thus identical bell-housing & tail-shaft bolt patterns, as the rotary ribcase 4 & 5 speeds, with different internals and a longer input shaft.

These trannies are found in 84-87 ford rangers & bronco ii's. They appear to have a front bearing cover plate with a clutch throw-out sleave, and then the bell bolts on.

So, if someone wants to convert a ford bronco ii or ranger to rotary, they would theroretically pull the stock engine, obtain a rotary bell housing from a pre-79 application or a RX-7 Turbo, attach a spacer-front/bearing cover, and then proceed with engine mounts, wiring, and the rest.

Theoretically, someone could also use the transfer case from one of these with the factory T.Case adapter, and upgrade a REPU or ?? RX-x to 4WD.

Just my $0.02 worth from some research I stumbled accross.

If anyone has any experience, feel free to update. Thanks.

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Revvin Up
Posts: 95
posted November 28, 2006 08:10 AM

Hmmm. Does this make it feasible to transplant a Ford trnamission into my 74 REPU to get a 5 speed, as opposed to using an RX-7 trans?

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Revvin Up
Posts: 55
posted December 04, 2006 04:03 AM

some links of related models

here are some of my reference links

(Mazda Ribcase-Style Transmission)

(Ford Similar Transmission)

Just some refference material. Current links as of december, 2006

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posted May 09, 2007 09:13 PM

Any confirmation of this info?

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