Ford’s first RWD
5 speed box, based on the Type E. Cast iron maincase with alloy tail housing.
This gearbox is commonly used for 5 speed conversions on older vehicles. Some
later versions were available with integral bellhousings, although they are
more commonly found with removable bellhousings. A 4wd version of this box was
also available for the early XR4x4 models. 1" x 23 spline input shaft.
Capri 1.6 / 2.0 Feb 1983 on
Capri 2.8 Nov 1982 on
Sierra 1.6 / 1.8 / 2.0 to Dec 1988
Sierra XR4x4 2.8
Oil capacity: 2wd 1.9 litres, 4wd 1.25 litres (plus 0.5 litres in transfer
Standard oil grade 75W90 semi-synthetic.
Billet Shift Knob
//www.syncrogearboxes.com/390/ford-type-9-gearbox/23 page manual on the T-9 Gearbox.
Type 9-N Gearbox pdf
Drawing of various Ford gearbox casing types.
Ford Gearbox case types pdf
T-9 Fill information.
Prior to 1987, T-9s had a fill hole thst was 24 mm above the recomended fill level.
(Photo on Left) This required the use of a dipstick to measure the fill level. A PITA if the T-9 was in a Seven.
FWIW: The Mercury Merkur called for 2.3 qts. of gear oil.
They can also be identified by the yellow paint square on the left side of the extension housing.
After 87 the fill hole was lowered 24 mm to make the bottom of the fill hole even with the proper fill level. (Photo on Right) Hence, the confusionusion over the concept that it is correct to "Fill to the hole."
Obiviously if a pre-87 case was filled to the hole it would take more fluid than necessary.
A simple method of determining if you have a pre-87 or post-87 case would be to take a simple measurement of
the bottom of the fill plug straight down to the bottom of the case.
Pre-87 Case Post-87 Case
Another means of identification is the the main design feature of the "late"
transmission 1987> was the modification to the counter shaft support (now
using a bolt-in spigot and caged roller bearing in place of the loose needle
What about the diffeent imput shaft lengths?
Most kit cars are designed for either the short input (4
cyl) or long (6 cyl) European T9 transmissions. The T9 transmissions most
commonly found here in the USA are the Merkur XR4Ti type, which have a unique
input shaft length midway between the European 4 & 6 versions. Scorpios
bound for our shores, 99% of the time, came with automatic transmissions. Using
a XR4Ti T9 can pose problems due to this odd input length. It often pays to
purchase the right transmission from the kit manufacturer or recommended
installation kit for your car.
7630 Matoaka Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34243
Sales and Technical Service available
Monday-Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
BAT, Inc. in Sarasota Florida currently offers for the following for T9 transmissions:
- light service parts (bearings, syncros, gaskets and seals)
- short shifters and kits to modify standard shifters
- Merkur XR4Ti shop manual on CD +/- 900 pages
This includes 80 pages
dedicated to servicing/rebuilding the T9)
Shop manuals are our part#M204CD
- Re-man Eurospec T9 transmissions
- Torco synthetic MTL
Many thanks to Eric
from BAT for supplying the above information. Please visit their
website for some very nice upgrades to you Zetec or Kent motors.
Quantum Mechanics Ltd. was formally
established in 1981 to support a 20-year ongoing racing program that
included at that time a Lotus Super 7, a Triumph Spitfire 1300 and a
1275 Mini Cooper. We rallied and raced in EMRA, SCCA, local club
Gym-khanas, auto-crosses and time trials and other car events (even
economy runs!) and in the winter competed in ice-khanas and ice races
throughout the Northeast. Although we no longer race ourselves, we
currently design and build many racing transmissions for many British
Right now our primary focus and work is on production British car
transmissions, especially overdrives. We supply parts, rebuilt
transmissions and overdrives and provide expert advice to British car
and race enthusiasts worldwide. Some British car Marques supported are
all Austin Healey, Austin (Mini), English Ford (and derivatives),
Morris, MG, Triumph, Jaguar, Morgan, Lotus, Rover and a few other
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Nash Metropolitan, etc.) We have over 35 years experience in British
cars and currently build between 200 and 300 transmissions per year
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Our goal is to provide high quality parts, services and professional
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