The Ford Torino Page Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Powertrain Specific Forum > Transmissions
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - 72 429/460 manual trans
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

72 429/460 manual trans

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
bluesrockerman View Drop Down
Brand New Member
Brand New Member


Joined: 22-October-2020
Location: 44425
Status: Offline
Points: 1
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bluesrockerman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: 72 429/460 manual trans
    Posted: 12-December-2021 at 3:02AM
Hello everyone. I have a 72 that I have transplanted a 460/C6 combo into. I would really like to go with a manual transmission and have already installed the pedals and proper steering column. Has anyone run the stock mechanincal Z-bar linkage with a big block or is it better to go hydraulic? And if so what kind of hydraulic setup is easiest? This will be a street only application so I am not worried about using the small input top loader I have. Any advice or thoughts would be greatly appreciated! Happy Holidays!!
ritchie
Back to Top
DJsTorino View Drop Down
Member
Member


Joined: 08-November-2021
Location: Michigan
Status: Offline
Points: 137
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DJsTorino Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-December-2021 at 1:56AM
Modern Driveline would probably be able to help you out with a hydraulic conversion, but converting to a hydraulic clutch will also require a conversion to hydroboost brakes. The master cylinder for the clutch occupies the same space that the vacuum booster does. I have seen a conversion to a cable style clutch like those found on mustangs, but I don't know what all is involved with that.
Back to Top
rtgreen View Drop Down
Member
Member
Avatar

Joined: 25-February-2006
Location: Central Alabama
Status: Offline
Points: 114
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rtgreen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-December-2021 at 5:01AM
If you go the Z-bar route you need to think about what headers you are going to run. If you use shorties or stock manifolds you should not have an issue, but long tubes will have to be made to go around the Z-bar (Drivers Side). There might be some custom work involved as I do not know of a manufacturer that is making a BB header for a Z-bar setup in a 1972 Torino. I have a set of Hooker Super comps that were made to go around the Z-bar on my 4-speed 351C and I'm pretty sure that they are no longer made anymore. A cable setup that was mentioned earlier would be a somewhat easier solution. I had the Cable/Quadrant setup on my old Foxbody mustang and it worked great.
72 Gran Torino Sport Q 4spd in Light Pewter Metallic

2012 Mustang GT (Brembo) 5.0, 6MT, 3.55s

1995 Bronco - 5.0 5spd.

Back to Top
handsofstone View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 13-April-2018
Location: Northeast
Status: Offline
Points: 3345
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote handsofstone Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-January-2022 at 8:33AM
When you find a flywheel and bellhousing, please post the part numbers. I am putting a list together at some point for conversion as well. sticking with my 400 is my goal.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.05
Copyright ©2001-2022 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.078 seconds.