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My 1967 Cougar had the transmission replaced years ago with a three speed. Now I am looking to find a suitable replacement 4 speed. I seem to find BBF or close ratio. Have not been able to find a SBF Wide ratio that wont break my bank. I dont know how rare they are. I would like to find something before summer.
 

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Can you tell me if a ID tag: RUG BF 1 would fit? My only requirement is it function correctly. My car is to make some memories with my kids.
 

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That toploader will fit. It is a wide ratio box from a '72 Fairlane. One thing to look at is the tail shaft. Typically these will have two positions to mount a shifter. If so then you are good. You will need the Mustang / Cougar shifter.
 

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That one got a way. I did pickup a different toploader. It has no tag. It has a case number of C5AR-7006-D and tail number of C4ZR-7A040-A. The input shaft is a small block type and it has wide ratio gears.
 

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If you want the best possible outcome, you may want to contact David Kee Toploaders in San Antonio. Not only do they manufacture all new toploader parts, and rebuild transmissions; but they sell brand new ones as well. Probably cheaper than you might expect.
 

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used 4 speeds have gotten up there in price. Expect to pay close to 1k give or take a hundred for a used one.

I am in the same market currently, debating if I go 4spd or spend a little more and go t5
 

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used 4 speeds have gotten up there in price. Expect to pay close to 1k give or take a hundred for a used one.

I am in the same market currently, debating if I go 4spd or spend a little more and go t5
I pondered that T5 as well, but realistically It will only take one or two trips over an hour a year. Maybe one true road trip ever to kick off my sons senior year in high school still four years away. At any rate I have my rebuild kit from David Kee and ready to start digging into it.
 

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For whomever, now or in the future, I have a RUG-E3 totally rebuilt and in perfect operating order, concours detailed. Would love to find a good home for it. Hurst Comp Plus and Super Shifter III available as well. Isabel started her new life with this transmission. That is until I replaced the 351C and the Toploader of which I speak with a 408C and TKO-600.

PM me with interest.

Regards,

Robert
 
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