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Thread: How-To: Focus MTX-75 Duratec clutch, Phantom Grip, and Poly mount install Reply to Thread
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03-21-2015 02:51 PM
wickdkid77 Quaife for mtx75 is pretty nice...
03-20-2015 02:18 PM
sailor For getting just the trans back up in, the best description I've seen mentions "rolling" the trans into place - as in starting with the diff end higher to clear the subframe ear & raising the front as it gets higher into position.
03-19-2015 02:19 PM
sutyak
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Originally Posted by jonnymacuser View Post
I got the transmission out without removing the subframe/crossmember ... but now I am having trouble putting it back in!

I decided to attempt unbolting the subframe for additional room, but stopped when I broke the driver's side upper subframe bolt (which is a 10mm grade 10.9 fastener). I was using a breaker bar.

What should I do at this point?


A) Try using an impact wrench on the remaining subframe bolts?

OR ...

B) Quit while I'm ahead with messing with the subframe, tie rods, sway bar, and instead remove the passenger side motor mount, remove the exhaust, and lower the entire engine?
It will still be a pain to get the engine+transmission back in without unbolting the subframe. I'm not saying it can't be done, but I always unbolt the subframe. That being said, I hope you don't break anymore bolts!
03-19-2015 02:09 PM
jonnymacuser
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Originally Posted by sutyak View Post
I will add to the how-to part of this thread:

It will be easiest to pry the driver's side axle out after both tranny mounts are undone and the engine lowered a few inches.

My buddy and I also found it very easy to remove the tranny by lowering the entire engine and tranny together down to the floor and then seperating!
Of course that adds a significant amount of work if you're not already removing the engine!
I got the transmission out without removing the subframe/crossmember ... but now I am having trouble putting it back in!

I decided to attempt unbolting the subframe for additional room, but stopped when I broke the driver's side upper subframe bolt (which is a 10mm grade 10.9 fastener). I was using a breaker bar.

What should I do at this point?


A) Try using an impact wrench on the remaining subframe bolts?

OR ...

B) Quit while I'm ahead with messing with the subframe, tie rods, sway bar, and instead remove the passenger side motor mount, remove the exhaust, and lower the entire engine?
11-24-2014 10:15 PM
felixthecat Great. The torsen does make a difference= hence my sig= Introduce Mr Torsen to the mix.
11-24-2014 09:11 PM
sutyak The new Torsen diff. Not on the road yet, but I thought I would wrap up this thread with what I ultimately went with.


My new build thread <- link
06-12-2014 09:37 AM
felixthecat
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Originally Posted by yachtmechanic View Post
If anyone still reads this thread - returned the PG yesterday, called everywhere, Ford Racing, Torsen - only unit available for MTX-75 now is Quaife
Great you returned that, I had to wait a bit for my torsen when I ordered it.
06-11-2014 09:24 AM
sutyak
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Originally Posted by yachtmechanic View Post
If anyone still reads this thread - returned the PG yesterday, called everywhere, Ford Racing, Torsen - only unit available for MTX-75 now is Quaife
Looks like the MFactory Helical diff is in stock. Comes up as $699+$34 in my cart.
06-11-2014 09:07 AM
yachtmechanic If anyone still reads this thread - returned the PG yesterday, called everywhere, Ford Racing, Torsen - only unit available for MTX-75 now is Quaife
06-10-2014 04:59 PM
rallyrs
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Originally Posted by sporadic View Post
Glad I could help. There is a Torsen, Kaaz, Quaife, and MFactory for the MTX-75.
Torsen (if available)
MFactory
Kaaz
Quaife

Good luck with the build!
There's one more diff for the MTX-75.
Albeit the most expensive..especially by the time you get it to the US!

Gripper diff:

http://davemacprops.co.uk/gripper.html




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