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Old 03-31-2017, 02:33 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
Lowered trucks are not my cup of tea, but that's an interesting project to say the least. BTW have you never considered to use a manual transmission?
He's using a 2011 truck as an organ donor, Ford pickups haven't had manual transmissions in them since 2008.

I don't doubt there are manuals to be had that could be connected, but what the heck, the original truck's tranny is right there. And the truck's ECU might expect to get some kind of communication to/from the transmission controller, too. It may just be easier to keep it all together.

I'm curious, is this heavier or lighter than the original '66? I wager it's gained a bit but not much over the original, but is still a pretty big weight loss against the 2011 organ donor.
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