Wondering About a Turbo/tranny swap

Discussion in '2.3L (N/A & Turbo) Tech' started by Tru_Blue_104, Apr 27, 2004.


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    I found an 85 Merker for $600. The engine isnt the original, I think its out of a TC. Anyway, I know that will go in my car, but my question is about the tranny. What kind of trannies did those Merkers use? Could I use it in my 89 Mustang? Oh, and honestly, how hard would it be to do the swap? I am pretty good with cars too, so how long do you think it'll take?

    Thanks guys
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    The merkurs came with a weak T-9. I would recommend picking up a T-5 from a thunderbird.
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    Ok, but for the time being, is it possible to use the T-9? I will swap in a T5 later, but I just need the car streetable. Will the Merkur have everything I will need? Or will I need to pick up some other stuff?
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    I'm not sure, it might be too short. You'll have to do a search on that one. I just know that they are weaker than the T-5.
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    Alright, I'll see what i can find. Thanks.

    But does anyone have a suggestions for a smooth sailing swap? I'm looking for a LA3 ecu, so cross that one off.

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