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Old 10-07-2006, 10:18 PM
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Thumbs up A new transmission adapter

The new Wilcap adapter for Y blocks is now available for buyin'. Runs about $495. It adapts....the 700R4 to a Y. That's a GM auto OD trans, Vern. It may have been done for a month or two, but it wasn't last time I looked. I imagine it will work with the 200R4, the TH350, or the TH400 as well if yer inclined. Anyway....

Available from Wilcap directly, or Riley Automotive http://www.riley-auto.com/HOME_Page.html He's in the process of adding the trans web page, but it's not up yet. He's on the HAMB, good guy.

That makes, by my count, seven options for auto transmissions for Y blocks.

Ford-O-Matic; FMX; FlatOMatic C4; Bendtsen (any Ford trans); Gary Croan AOD; Hollywood Automotive AOD; Wilcap. Not too shabby for a powerplant that ten years ago was considered to be the armpit of Ford engines.
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Great info here.I am looking at the web page.

http://www.riley-auto.com/ADAPTERS.html

There is one listed for a 292 to TH350 for 225$.And a 312 to TH350 for 495$.
Do you guys know what the difference is.I thought the 292 and 312 both bolted up the same.
I know this thread is a little old.I did a search.
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If you want to run a T5, where's the best place for an adapter for that?

This idea is probably a while down the road for me ... but I'm thinking about it.
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Try http://www.ford-y-block.com/ for the T-5 to Y-block. Until about 2 years ago I had a 61-unibody with a 292 and a bunch of parts to build a stroker that I wanted to put a T-5 behind. Unfortunatley where I now live I have no place to store or work-on my old truck so I gave it to the dude who bought my house. I still have most of the parts for someday in the future sort of thing, I never bought the new parts just scrounged ebay and swap meets in Ohio and PA for really good deals .
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im planning on a nv4500 5 speed manual behind my 292. not sure what ill have to do but ill i have to do is find the tranny for the right price
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The only reason I did not have the T-5 and adapter was finding the T-5 in good condition at the right price. (I'm cheap)
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Ford-O-Matic; FMX; FlatOMatic C4; Bendtsen (any Ford trans); Gary Croan AOD; Hollywood Automotive AOD; Wilcap. Not too shabby for a powerplant that ten years ago was considered to be the armpit of Ford engines.
I thought the 1600 that was in the original Pinto was the armpit of Ford engines!
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Does anyone know if there's a parking brake assy available for a 700R4 that will bolt on the back like the one that is on the back of our T98s??

I would consider a 700R4 behind my 292 if I could put an Ebrake on the back


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Rick, I doubt that the drive shaft e-brake is available.
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This is one of the reasons I have an E4OD sitting in my shop.

It came out of my neighbors 94 Super Duty. He swapped the auto out for a ZF but he had to keep the E-brake assy for the ZF.

I won't have any problem finding one for it. I'll just have to buy a rebuilt one though. About $700!!


I was just hoping that there was an option for using a 700R4 the same way. I wouldn't need a trans computer then.

I don't have any problem with using a computer... (I am an EE...) But I would really like to keep it simple whenever possible.






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I thought the 1600 that was in the original Pinto was the armpit of Ford engines!
Actually, the 1600cc Pinto 4 was a very good engine; it was called the "Kent." It originally came out in the late 50s and was still in production in the 90s. The engine was used in the Ford Cortina and is the basis for the "Formula Ford" racing class, which is where a lot of budding formula class racers get their start.

A famous use of the Kent engine was in the Lotus Elan (for those of you old enough to know what I'm talking about, Mrs. Peel drove one) for which a special aluminum twin cam head was designed.

A big fat Pinto was underpowered by this motor, but that's no reason to think it was in the same class as a Vega engine.
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Does anyone know if there's a parking brake assy available for a 700R4 that will bolt on the back like the one that is on the back of our T98s??

I would consider a 700R4 behind my 292 if I could put an Ebrake on the back


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http://www.tciauto.com/Products/GM/gm_4L60E.asp

We have trucks at work with 350/4 speed auto combos. Not sure about the ebrake. These are "one ton" walk in van chassis. I'll ask the mechanic about it. With the interchangeability of the GM stuff, you might be able to find an ebrake from a later trans that fits the 700r.
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Actually, the 1600cc Pinto 4 was a very good engine; it was called the "Kent." It originally came out in the late 50s and was still in production in the 90s. The engine was used in the Ford Cortina and is the basis for the "Formula Ford" racing class, which is where a lot of budding formula class racers get their start.

A famous use of the Kent engine was in the Lotus Elan (for those of you old enough to know what I'm talking about, Mrs. Peel drove one) for which a special aluminum twin cam head was designed.

A big fat Pinto was underpowered by this motor, but that's no reason to think it was in the same class as a Vega engine.
Don't misunderstand me: I know the Kent had a great reputation prior to being the Pinto's first engine, and I would never, ever, compare even a bad Ford engine with the Vega engine. (I have always thought it was pretty funny that Pontiac refused to use the Vega engine when the Pontiac was told they would get a Vega-based Astre and chose instead the old Chevy 153, which became the "Iron Duke.")

Now, if the Kent had appeared in the Pinto with the Cosworth DOHC head and a pair of side draft carbs, things would be different. Sadly, Ford emasculated a perfectly good engine to prepare it for the Pinto. The later 2.3, however, made up for it. My parents bought a 1980 Pinto and drove the wheels off it.
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