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Gearbox Guide - Page 2

Last Updated on March 28 2017

Type 9

Type 9
The Type 9 was Fords first RWD five speed box, and based on the Type E. This gearbox is commonly used for 5 speed conversions on older vehicles. Some later versions were available with integral bellhousings, although they are more commonly found with removable bellhousings. A 4wd version of this box was also available for the early XR4x4 models. Power rating: Approx 200BHP

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Type F

4 speed box with unique side lever shift rods. Fitted in Capri 2.0 72-82

Type 5

4 speed, 3 rail heavy duty box, fitted to V6 models.

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MT75

Type MT75
The MT-75 5 speed gearbox, that relaced the Type 9. Available in 2wd and 4wd versions. Power rating: Approx 250 BHP

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Borg Warner T5

Type Borg Warner T5
5 speed HD Borg Warner box. One of the strongest boxes fitted to a production European Ford car - it should be since it originated from the American Mustang. Fitted in Sierra/Sapphire Cosworth 2wd


Front wheel drive

Type B5 or BC

4 and 5 speed FWD transaxle. The original FWD box which superseded by the IB5 box around 1995.

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Type IB5

Type IB5
Latest standard duty FWD transaxle which has been fitted since around 1995.

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Type MTX75

Type MTX75
Newer HD version of the FWD transaxle. Originally fitted to the high powered Mk5 Escorts. Available in 2wd or 4wd versions.

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