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2.9L Rebuild - performance improvement advice


Paulos

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any tips on finding a shifter for an fm145
Core Shifters. I bought one a couple years ago. They're expensive, but I have no regrets. It was a bit stiff when I installed it, but I was told by Core Shifters that you can remove 2 of the 4 springs for the side to side movement. Perfect after that.
 


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franklin2

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any tips on finding a shifter for an fm145
Here's one in PA. A lot of these people will ship. This is a core so they will probably sell the shifter if it still has it. The Mitsubishi trans has 12 bolts on the bottom cover, the Toyo Koygo has 14 bolts on the bottom cover. This is supposed to be the 12 bolt but double check if you call.

1987
Transmission Assembly
Ford Bronco II
CORE BAD BRGS NO COVER NO BELL, STOCK# #AB23761, TAG# #AB23761
LPAB23761
$100​
Kuchera Automotive Inc. USA-PA(Weatherly) E-mail 1-570-427-4546 / 1-800-933-4546
 

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Some more core transmissions.

1986
Transmission Assembly
Ford Bronco II
CORE PARTS TRANNY IN CORE VAN
ASA002
$Call​
Koskowski Automotive, LLC USA-NY(Fulton) Request_Quote 315-593-6310 / 888-281-0972 Request_Insurance_Quote

1987
Transmission Assembly
Ford Ranger
**CORE**,2.9L,5SPD,4X4,12 PAN BOLTS
0​
A​
073140
$Call​
Shelby and Sons, Inc. USA-IL(West-Frankfort) Request_Quote 1-800-241-7278 Request_Insurance_Quote

1986
Transmission Assembly
Ford Bronco II
CORE,ID
FD450
$125​
Kewaskum Auto Recyclers, LLC. USA-WI(Kewaskum) E-mail 1-262-626-2929

1987
Transmission Assembly
Ford Bronco II
CORE,CK-096K
96,000​
A​
FD451
$100​
Kewaskum Auto Recyclers, LLC. USA-WI(Kewaskum) E-mail 1-262-626-2929

1987
Transmission Assembly
Ford Ranger
CORE CORE CORE CORE!!!!
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A​
090059
$Call​
Dwight's Auto Wrecking USA-UT(Sigurd) Request_Quote 1-435-896-8031 Request_Insurance_Quote
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1985
Transmission Assembly
Ford Ranger
ALUM BTM COVER CORE 1N073315 FC5, STOCK# #85RANGR, TAG# #85RANGR
LP85RANGR
$250​
Timberlane Auto USA-MT(Ronan) Request_Quote 1-800-801-7909 Request_Insurance_Quote
 

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I've never seen a manual transmission at a wrecking yard come with a shifter. And if it did, the odds of the 32-33 year old shifter being usable is pretty slim. I have two very used OEM FM145 shifters sitting in a box, and I decided it would be best to spend the $270 and not have to deal with that junk again. Like I said, no regrets.
 

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Mine still works good? I use it everyday going to work. I have a Toyo Koygo shifter I will probably never use.

I swapped in a FM145 into my Bronco II. The hard part is getting the shifter knob off. You have to take a heat gun and get it hot and pull it off, they have some sort of glue holding it in place. You have to be careful, it's easy to get the knob too hot. Then you stick it back on but it doesn't want to stay. I put some PVC pipe glue on mine and it quit coming off so far.
 

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Mine still works good? I use it everyday going to work. I have a Toyo Koygo shifter I will probably never use.

I swapped in a FM145 into my Bronco II. The hard part is getting the shifter knob off. You have to take a heat gun and get it hot and pull it off, they have some sort of glue holding it in place. You have to be careful, it's easy to get the knob too hot. Then you stick it back on but it doesn't want to stay. I put some PVC pipe glue on mine and it quit coming off so far.
What you want for that TK shifter?
 

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I started a "conversation" with you on this shifter. I am new to this board and it's messaging system, so bear with me if I don't know what I am doing with it.
No big thing. Lol. I answered ya
 


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