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Bill,

Since you don't appear too hung-up on keeping things all original, why not just send out the -2 for the rebuild and keep the -1 for now.

That will give you more time to chase down the -2 bellhousing and clutch disc, reduce your R&R tasks to just one, and result in a more readily serviced -2 being in your car.

I suspect rebuilding the -1 may be more expensive than rebuilding the -2 because of parts availability, too.

And as more owners tend to be returning to stock, you might find a good market for your -1 for an owner trying to return their car to what it came came equipped with.

A -2 upgrade may also be of value if you ever decide to sell the car - heaven forbid. Wink

Larry
Mark, Start diggin, Marlin scared me off. Larry, hopefully I bought one that does not need building. Heck it has been sitting still for over 30 years. Parapantera went to look at it and pulled the bottom cover, he said it looks like new inside. I have been bidding on zf's for 5 years.I got the second chance on this one. Yeah, my ol' lady wants to kick my a$$ now. I keep telling her what a good deal I got. I gotta test it in the car.....honey http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...ME:X:RTQ:MOTORS:1123
Last-One, I was told by Lloyd Butfoy that there are few if any parts left for the rare dash 1-1/2 ZF used in a few pushbuttons. As I mentioned before, he calls this combination a dash 1-1/2 'cause the real dash-1, according to the ZF factory, was only in Mangustas. The hybrid 1-1/2 transaxle was a dash-1 Mangusta transmission case and gears, flipped upside down and bolted to a dash-2 Pantera diff case with a Pantera end cap & diff cover. Some came with the 4.50:1 'Goose ring & pinion set rather than the 4.22:1 Pantera gearset so while the acceleration with a 351-C would snap your neck, the top end at redline was only 135 mph. Ford recalled and scrapped every one they could find due to engine warranty problems associated with over-revving and today, they're rare. So don't figure that it can be 'easily/cheaply' rebuilt by anyone.
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Notice that this zf does not have a fill plug on top?

My dash 1 has the filler on the left side. Car serial #1490.

As I recall, the filler is made up of an AN 90* fitting and the B nut. The dipstick was made up from a thick flat disk with a hole drilled in its center and a really heavy cotter pin. The cotter pin was inserted into the hole in the disk and silver soldered in place. One "leg" of the cotter pin was cut off, and the other "leg" was stamped with two "lines" to indicate min and max fluid levels. This was the ZF dipstick that came with the car as delivered new.

John

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Spare ZFs? Does everyone have one of these lying around? Not quite like a having a spare Holley or MSD!


Hmmm, one in the GT5, one to drop in the '74, one to convert the GT40 from it's current Porsche transaxle and the old one from the '74 as back up....so there's currently 4 in my garage.

Julian
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Originally posted by jb1490:
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Notice that this zf does not have a fill plug on top?

My dash 1 has the filler on the left side. Car serial #1490.

As I recall, the filler is made up of an AN 90* fitting and the B nut. The dipstick was made up from a thick flat disk with a hole drilled in its center and a really heavy cotter pin. The cotter pin was inserted into the hole in the disk and silver soldered in place. One "leg" of the cotter pin was cut off, and the other "leg" was stamped with two "lines" to indicate min and max fluid levels. This was the ZF dipstick that came with the car as delivered new.

John


I think I have one of those 90 degree dip stick dealio in the parts bin if anyone needs one for a restoration Big Grin
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