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09-22-2007, 04:02 PM
wuts all involved in swapping a M50D to T18 4spd.. its ina 96 f150 aswell..

09-22-2007, 09:26 PM
Biggest thing with the '80s & 90's is the length of the trans.

Back in the '70s the Np 4 speed & C6 were the same length, easy swap.

I have a '85 with a BW 4 speed, its 1/2" shorter than a ZF 5 speed, a C6 & NP 435 is 1 1/2" shorter so I would have to re-do shafts. I can't remember how long the Mazda trans is , but I put one in a '69 & had to re-do both drive shafts due to length.

Take a tape measure to the wreckers & measure different trans. , doubt you'll find one that fits.