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1980 mercury capri ?

Post  jason on June 2nd 2013, 7:20 am

I'm looking at a work beater. It's a 4 cylinder, I think 2.3 liter. With a standard trans. My wife can't drive a standard, and I have a good c-4 trans. Is the bell housing the same? I tried looking it up on line but I had no luck.
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Post  dfree383 on June 2nd 2013, 7:25 am

Belhousing is not the same as a SBF, the 2.3's had C3's behind them it they had a 3 speed.
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Post  jason on June 2nd 2013, 8:13 am

Is there a smaller bell housing to bolt to a c-4 that will work?
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Post  dfree383 on June 2nd 2013, 8:15 am

jason wrote:Is there a smaller bell housing to bolt to a c-4 that will work?

I'm not sure the C3 bell will fit or not. Might just consider finding a JY AOD for a 2.3 and get everything to install it.

Or just teach the wife to drive a stick?
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Post  jason on June 2nd 2013, 9:34 am

I'll try and teach her. The hills are steep where she goes to work and to top it off there's stop signs. I could see her running them just so she wouldn't have to start from a stop on a hill. Thanks for the help.
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Post  IDT-572 on June 2nd 2013, 4:21 pm

The C3 bell I think will bolt to a C4. I have one in the parts barn and smoked it over fairly close, I am going to put one behind my turbo Ranger one day.
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Post  jason on June 5th 2013, 4:28 pm

IDT-572 wrote:The C3 bell I think will bolt to a C4. I have one in the parts barn and smoked it over fairly close, I am going to put one behind my turbo Ranger one day.
. Are they hard to get a hold of?
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Post  IDT-572 on June 5th 2013, 4:58 pm

jason wrote:
IDT-572 wrote:The C3 bell I think will bolt to a C4. I have one in the parts barn and smoked it over fairly close, I am going to put one behind my turbo Ranger one day.
. Are they hard to get a hold of?

I think the 2300 I4 and 2.8 V6 have the same bolt pattern. The 80-83 bronco II's I think have the bell your looking for.
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Post  jason on June 5th 2013, 8:45 pm

Ok thanks ill check it out.
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