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just picked it up yesterday, now i gotta pay more attention to the idi section lol
lookin for a turbo kit for it for cheap now


needs glow plugs and trans doesnt have reverse, any insight anyone could give me on this would be great like what kinda trans is in this and where to good good quality cheap glow plugs lol and what other trans fits this model, its 4x4 btw and my new back up tow rig/zombie killer/ mud truck
 

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Auto or manual?

Auto: C6. Non lockup converter, non overdrive, 3 speed. Can be built cheap, and be tough as nailes. Non lockup converter and non overdrive kinda sucks...
Manual: T-19. Non overdrive. Tough as hell, could probably fill it with gravel and it would be fine (might be exaggerating!).

If its a 5 speed manual, its a ZF5

86 means its a solid axle...you lucky SOB
 

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yep, and the TC never locks? how the hell does that survive when towing, and yes it has a solid axle king pins lol had to jump on that deal lol, would love to convert this thing to a stick shift, possibly a zf6, but kinda wanna lift it do some good off roading and make sure it does decent,

but thanks tho, gonna go jump it here in a minute lol, then get some new ones off my buddy
 

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ohh and is there a particular way to find another c6, does it have to be a diesel c6, or is it like the e4od no bell housing to change? kause i dont have reverse, or is it something easy to fix in this bad boy kause i wanna start driving it immediatly lol, it just screams run rattling around in this
 

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Only use beru or motorcraft glowplugs. Cheapest place to get them is rockauto for around $9 a piece. To test the ones in it, use an ohm meter. Truck has to be cold and not ran for at least a couple hours. Should read 1-1.5ohms (disconnect wiring on top of glow plug and test.

The C6 is probably the best trans ford has ever made. No idea how a non locking trans can survive, but they take a beating. They use a much tighter torque converter (less slip) than a E4OD. Put a big trans cooler on it and they last a long time. No idea about reverse not working though.

Only a diesel C6 will work, but they should be easy to find.
 

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not easy enough lol, i can find big block c6's all day, thanks again tho i cant wait to start driving this thing around, by the way guy i got it from put starter and GP's on 2 different switches so it is kinda weird and shot it with either to crank it when i bought it
 

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is there a difference between the 2wd and 4wd c6 just remove tail shaft and bolt up t-case or does output shaft need to be changed too?
 

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how much effort am i looking at to converting to a stick shift? kause it is hard finding a 4x4 auto here
 

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Not to bad. Might have to beat the tranny tunnel some for clearance, install the pedals, the clutch master cylinder, etc.

Honestly, I would find a T19. It may not have overdrive but with taller tires it does alright. I turn 2000rpms at 60 or there abouts, with 285's

I don't know about converting 2wd trannies to 4wd
 

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found one on CL for $250 but it is a couple hours away tho
 

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Kris, I'm gonna watch this forum now, too. My brother-in-law just scored an 84 or 85 idi and it is pretty clean. Well... it's straight. Motor runs like a top. Of course he wants to turbo it as well so that's where I come in. Haha.
 

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nice yeah im actually talking to a guy with a 67 galaxie convertible, mite trade him, so i am selling it and my 62 to come up with the cash if no trade

but here are some piks of it as it sets in my driveway







what i hauled it home in
 
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