|07-06-2009 08:10 PM|
|eloc431962||Yea i have a old 3 speed trans out of a 68 fairlane i had, it has a similar shifter setup on it. With the long tail also but someone some time down the road changed it from a column shift to a floor shift and put the offset shifter bracket on it . Cole|
|07-06-2009 08:08 PM|
Nope, it had the 300 Special, and just 'glistened' maroon in the very light misty rain, 2 evenings before. It was a Wildcat, with low mileage.
They would not extend credit to my parents, and I could not stand to see my mother cry.
|07-06-2009 07:57 PM|
nice story! love those buicks. did it have the 401 and dynaflow?
i found some info 64-65 used a 25 spline that snapped so they went with a 28 spline in 66. my case is 24" so it must be a fairlane,galaxy,or a murador due to the offset of the shifter for bigger body style, my best guess.
Thanks for all the help!!!!!!
|07-06-2009 06:38 PM|
In 1965. I was 9 years old, and used my paper route savings to purchase a 1963 Buick LeSabre my mother fell in love with. To make a long story short, I made that used car salesman hand the keys to my mother, who was sitting, very "distraught"(crying is a more accurate word), in the rusted out chevy my parents owned, at the time.
|07-06-2009 06:23 PM|
|07-05-2009 11:23 PM|
its a RUG plain and simple. thats what i have it listed as in my parts book as well
i will chevk on input splines tomorow as to further narow what it fits i know they did use it in some old ford vans and trucks as well. it is a transmission i dont see around to often.
|07-05-2009 09:31 PM|
ok, its funny you have a trans with a complet id tag and there is no listing for it.
thanks to you all. i cleaned out one of my garage and forgot about this trans it was in the very back covered up with early hemi parts that i forgot about too.
|07-05-2009 08:19 PM|
D8TA-7400. The D8 designates a 1978 production part.
It makes me think of this being a retro kit for 1978 Mercury Montego, or a full sized type body style.
|07-05-2009 07:56 PM|
|randyhemi||im not much of a ford guy(have sevral now) but i think this shifter is for a big body car thats why it sticks out so far the shifter bracket has a part number on it D8TA-7400. but the shifter rod itself pushes in and snap locks in all you have to do is push a small rectangal button to release it. is that normal for ford shifters??|
|07-05-2009 07:46 PM|
|eloc431962||The RUG-FP yep clear as day but i cant find it anywhere either, I have seen that shifter setup but i cant remember what it was right now when it comes to me if you dont already know i will ket you know. surely someone else has seen this setup also maybe they will remember. Cole|
|07-05-2009 07:41 PM|
im trying to post you pics of it but pics too large.i bought this trans along time ago for a 60 farline i was going to buy that had the hp package. had a 352fe with a 3 speed. the shifter on this top loader is somthing i havent seen before . im going to try to seen pics.
|07-05-2009 06:59 PM|
|eloc431962||Thats a small block trans, but some 390 ran the same trans also. so it still could come from a big block also. I have searched all books and i cant find your numbers anywhere. Cole|
|07-05-2009 06:49 PM|
the input shaft is 1 1/16 10 spline output is 28 spline. the id tag is RUG-FP clear as day. i can not find fp anywhere on line.
|07-05-2009 06:39 PM|
|eloc431962||This is true the E-3 should represent 1983, but from 79-83 the toploader had a aluminum case with single rail shifter. Is the case aluminium? does the shifter push in from the top and have 4 bolts holding it in place? Cole|
|07-05-2009 06:26 PM|
What is the input shaft diameter, and how many splines?
The E3.... number is generally a 1983 year designation.
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