Ford Cortina 5 Speed Gear Box

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Ford Cortina 5 Speed Gear Box

Post by Shaughn » Sat 01 Jul 2017, 20:21

Hey all, got a quick one for all our resident gurus.

Ford Leisure came out out with a FORD 5 Speed gearbox.

What is the name of that gear box and what did it look like, cause so many guys have them with toyota Cressida boxes.
i want to get more info on the actual FORD box, so when i upgrade my 4 speed to a 5 i use the right Ford box.

i found this one being sold as a Ford Cortina box - 5 speed

https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-car-replace ... 1146521409

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Re: Ford Cortina 5 Speed Gear Box

Post by Shaunp » Sun 02 Jul 2017, 09:07

Also interested. Was thinking it's a Sierra box.
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Re: Ford Cortina 5 Speed Gear Box

Post by IndianaJones » Sun 02 Jul 2017, 12:40

The gearbox in the advertisement is called a Ford "Type 9", it is the 5-speed gearbox that was used factory fitted to 3L V6 Cortina bakkies, Sierra/Sapphire and Courier bakkies.

The Type 9 in standard configuration is not a good match to the Essex V6, and often give problems, which is why the Toyota 21R gearbox conversion were so popular. I believe upgrade kits to a Ford/Borg Warner T5 gearbox were available from Ford, but they are hard to find, and generally the 21R are known to be even tougher.

I would only convert a Essex V6, to a Type 9 gearbox, if it is a concourse restoration, or perhaps could afford a Quaife gearset.

https://www.africanmusclecars.com/forum ... 42&t=19798

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Re: Ford Cortina 5 Speed Gear Box

Post by Shaughn » Sun 02 Jul 2017, 13:08

Thank you, that thread was great and re assured me that sticking to 4 speed is the way to go. thanks again.

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Re: Ford Cortina 5 Speed Gear Box

Post by Shaunp » Sun 02 Jul 2017, 14:06

@indi anyway to upgrade the type 9 besides the quaife route
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Re: Ford Cortina 5 Speed Gear Box

Post by IndianaJones » Sun 02 Jul 2017, 17:02

Shaunp wrote:
Sun 02 Jul 2017, 14:06
@indi anyway to upgrade the type 9 besides the quaife route
Not that I'm aware of, KSF might know more.

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Re: Ford Cortina 5 Speed Gear Box

Post by ZA Perana » Mon 03 Jul 2017, 13:07

IndianaJones wrote:
Sun 02 Jul 2017, 12:40
The gearbox in the advertisement is called a Ford "Type 9", it is the 5-speed gearbox that was used factory fitted to 3L V6 Cortina bakkies, Sierra/Sapphire and Courier bakkies.

The Type 9 in standard configuration is not a good match to the Essex V6, and often give problems, which is why the Toyota 21R gearbox conversion were so popular. I believe upgrade kits to a Ford/Borg Warner T5 gearbox were available from Ford, but they are hard to find, and generally the 21R are known to be even tougher.

I would only convert a Essex V6, to a Type 9 gearbox, if it is a concourse restoration, or perhaps could afford a Quaife gearset.

https://www.africanmusclecars.com/forum ... 42&t=19798
Interesting enough in around 1983 Ford brought out a Cortina Bakkie fitted with the T5....
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Re: Ford Cortina 5 Speed Gear Box

Post by Shaughn » Mon 03 Jul 2017, 18:41

Borg-Warner transmission for sale. 10-spline without bellhousing... 5-speed manual... Offers!
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