Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Just outside Detroit
I had a 1979 with that trans. I didn't know at the time, It may have been the worst trans ever made by ford. I had to replace the torque converter and got alot of insane prices, new coneverter was like $800.00. This was way back in 1990. I remember the trans had a c4 like case, c6 style bellhousing, and a c5 torque converter. I found a used one, in new condition. The car worked great for about 2 months. Then going up a hill the rebuilt trans, new U-joints, and Differential EXPLODED! METAL EVERYWHERE! The drive shaft twisted so bad it looked like a stick of Twizzler licorice. I was lucky that it did not come completely through the floor board since the pinion had detonated. Last year I found out it was a 1979 cobra. Well, I can tell you that one less 79 cobra exists because that car went to the crusher. I would strongly recomend that you scrap that trans. I wouldn't touch that trans, if I needed a boat anchore and it was the only thing available. If you do get it, gooooood luck finding parts.
Joe in Detroit
1969 Mustang Sports Roof (SAG = Sports Appearance Group) 1 of only 5,729
1966 Ranchero Custom 1 of only 11,000 made. (For Sale)
2014 Mustang V6 premium pony package
1969 Mustang Grande (sold)
Personal Quote from 5-1-15. ''DRIVE IT LIKE YOU HAVE TO POOP!"
"It was a beautiful day, the sun beat down
I had the radio on, I was drivin'
Trees flew by, me and Del were singin' little Runaway
I was flyin'"
Tom Petty, Runnin Down A Dream.
Last edited by 1969sag; 02-13-2012 at 12:35 PM.