Re: Trans Swap
I myself was contemplating swapping the auto in my TC with a manual unit from another cortina, until my hot rodding buddies talked me out of it. If the borg warner you have is not from a cortina, then chances are that the gearshift will be back closer to the handbrake, which ultimately means that you’d have to get the old grinder out to cut out a new hole in the floor, and the handbrake may have to be modified so it doesn’t foul up with the gearshift. If the gearbox is from a corty, then the gearstick should fit through the existing hole. I think the things required for the job are- clutch, pressure plate, flywheel and spigget bearing, pedal box, clutch cable and assembly, and possibly a different prop shaft and crossmember, and that’s probably about it.
I hope that was of some assistance, although don’t rely on this info too much as it may not be 100% correct. I am only a young bloke who derived this info after doing my own research, ringing around wreckers and talking to mechanics, so the information I received may not entirely be correct.