Vintage Mustang Forums banner

1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,209 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
In my search for a 2nd money pit, I came across the following, listed for $2000:

1966 Ford MUSTANG, All original parts. less then 100 miles on complete rebuild of 289 and T10 4 spd. Disc brakes and Rallye pack. Extra parts, rough body,$4300 invested with receipts. Tired of project. Drive anywhere. Best offer

Now I'm thinking even if this is an unrestorable rustbucket, just the fresh 289 and T-10, disk brakes, and ralley pac are easily worth $2K! I've left a message for the guy to take a look.

Question, what is a T-10 4-speed? Is that an original tranny for Stangs in 66? Is it a good tranny? Thanks



DanM
66 Coupe, check her out at http://www.66CoupeNW.stangnet.com

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education" - Albert Einstein
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,287 Posts
The T10 was made by Borg Warner and was used on many different makes of cars in the 60's. An aluminum case version of the T10 was used on the early Shelbies. It was replaced by the Toploader completely sometime in 66. The 65 and 66 Mustangs came with both although the hipo's, I believe, were all Toploaders.

They are not really desireable in a car compared to a toploader and are hard to sell. I have one. Would you like to buy it? :) ... it does have a bum rap for being a weak transmission but I don't think it is a well earned rep. They do tend to wear through blocker rings.

Paul
1965 Mustang 2+2
1989 Mustang GT Convertible
MCA #27261
MCA certified judge for 65's and late models
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,293 Posts
Dan - I like your thinking. Let us know what you find.

As pprince said, the T-10s are not near as durable as the toploaders (which are really tough). Midlife is looking to swap his T-10 for a toploader somewhere down the line.

I think the car has real value for the parts: fresh 289 $1000, disc brakes $500, rally pac $300. You're up to $1800 in just those parts. You could conceivably buy the car and sell those parts and have (hopefully) a good rolling shell to start on.

Keep us posted! Dickson

1965 GT fastback / "Fastbasketcase" (by Midlife)
There's a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness" - Dave Barry
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top