Jump to content

Steve Walton

Advanced Member
  • Content Count

    1,046
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    16

Steve Walton last won the day on June 13

Steve Walton had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

67 Excellent

About Steve Walton

  • Rank
    BSCortina Addict
  • Birthday 11/05/1952

Previous Fields

  • Ebay ID
    steve19520_00
  • Current Car
    1982 MK5 2.0 Ghia 4 Speed Auto [A4ld]

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Darlington

Recent Profile Visitors

4,390 profile views
  1. Hi, You have a good plan to do it all at once. If you look at my thread you will see that I left the factory mounts in place but narowed them down as the A4 oil pan is to wide to fit between the mounts. Not a difficult job if you are handy with a MIG Welder. Of course I can give you the measurements of my plates etc. It might be a while as I need to get the car up off the floor. I used the original C3 Shifter so that the car looks standard. The box shifts OK but the pointer on the shifter is slightly out of line with the PRND12 marks. If you go for the C3 shifter you will need a Tailshaft housing with 2 speedo fittings. Cheers Steve
  2. Whats your next move? You have all the mechanicla bits. Are you moving or altering the gearbox mounts in the trans tunnel?
  3. Flex Plate looks to be the right one. There is a part number on it. Have a look through my thread the part number of my flex plate is in there. It will also have "Motor Side" on it which is the side that goes towards the block. It looks to be the right way round in the photo. Also does the starter in the pictures fit the hole in the sandwich plate? My starter has a smaller locating ring as the A4ld satrter is different to a C3 starter. You need to fasten the Flex Plate and torque Convertor in to the bell housing to prevent the Torque Convertor coming out of the front of the gearbox as it will damage the oil seal in the gear box oil pump. Cable ties will do around the bolts that are in the edges of the bell housing.
  4. Looks like you have got a lot of electrics there. I don't see the flex plate or a torque converter. Is it in the bell housing? 🤔
  5. Getting There. Did you get the Torque Convertor, Flex Plate and Sandwich [ Dust] Plate?
  6. Hi GXL, I have spoken to my Auto Box Guy. Have a look in the top of the White plug if there are 2 pins you are in business, if there are 3 pins you have a problem Houston. The Gear box has 4 speeds. In your 1st photo there are 2 "Servos" to the left of the oil cooler pipes, where as a C3 box only has 1 "Servo" The lock up Torque Convertor operates like an overdrive. He said the box will work OK with 4 speeds available but the lock up wont work, unless I think you an put it on a Switch. Do you still have access to the car the box came out of ? If you do see if you can get the Kick Down Switch off the Throttle Assembly. As a guide my MK5 runs at approx 3000 rpm at 70mph. Steve
  7. HI, Yes this should be in the Engine / Transmission Section. The electric conection to the right is the inhibitor switch, same as your C3 will plug straight in to your car. The lower solenoid with the long horizontal wire is the electric kick down.This can be changed to manual by a cable operated by the throttle cable. Or a switch on the throttle cable / rod as it is just an on / off solenoid The white plug on the side of the box is the electric connection to the Valve Block. The electric plug controls the Lock up Torque Convertor. This connection is controlled by a speed sensor on the tailshaft housing and a a box of electricery !! I have an Auto Box guy. I will ask him if the box will work without the white plug wired up.
  8. Have a look at the nearside of the rear of the output housing and see if there are 2 fittings for a speedo cable. It looks like it has a speedo cable. Which could be a good thing. There might be an electric solenoid which is a speed sensor. If you can take a photo of the nearside of the box and post it on here I might be able to help you further. Did you get the Torque Convertor with the box?
  9. If it came out a Pinto Engined Sierra then the Flex Plate should fit. Good to see the box has the external 10mm oil cooler pipes to allow you to fit an after market cooler. What are you doing with the electrics? Did you get the starter motor with the box?
  10. Hi GXL, It might pay you to have a look at my Thread from when I put the A4ld box I my MK5. You will find the part number in the thread for the Flex plate that you need. You could try this ebay seller for a Pinto A4ld Flex Plate, I bought my box from him and he was very helpful and was able to supply me with a flex plate. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-AUTOMATIC-GEARBOX-A4LD-REAR-MOUNT-X-MEMBER-SIERRA-GRANADA/164297693888?hash=item2640e7dac0:g:7TgAAOSw8FlfFLc7
  11. Did the Sierra you got the box from have a Pinto or a DOHC [Twin Cam] engine? If it was a DOHC then the flex plate will be no good. If it was a Pinto then all of the bits should swap over. The DOHC crankshaft bolt spacing is slightly different to a Pinto Crank, hence the DOHC Flex Plate will not fit a Pinto crank. I have the part number for the correct flex plate, I will have a look for it. You woud need a DOHC starter motor. My box came with a Pinto Bell Housing, I think the DOHC Bell Housing is the same as a Pinto one. Is the box an A4LDe? You would need a box of electric trickery to get the box to work i.e Torque convertor to lock up. Steve
  12. Hi, Why do you think the A4 box not suitable? " not suitable as the shaft does not line up correctly" Which shaft does not line up? I have an A4ld in a MK5
  13. A bit off the wall but would Capri 2.8i discs and calipers fit. The discs are ventilated.
  14. Hi Pete H, Havn't had time to look for the x member in my garage but I have found this on ebay. Drop the seller an email and see if he will sell you the x member. I doubt he will find a buyer for the box, not a great demand for them. Cheers Steve https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Cortina-C3-Classic-Automatic-Gearbox/203047668516
  15. Hi Pete H, Attached are 2 photo's of the gearbox x member as fitted to my MK5 with 4 speed auto. It is the same x member that was on my C3 box. I dont think it is an Auto Box x member as the outer holes had been enlarged? It worked OK with the C3 and the 4 Speed Auto. I am not sure what the xmember is off but it is Ford. I have an old x member in the garage, I will dig it out and send you a picture. Cheers Steve
×
×
  • Create New...