Well, I want to change my tranny to a 5 speed. Do you guys have any suggestions? I been cruising Craigslist, but only ran into one f150 5 speed, which seems to be gone. Is there any other vehicles that I can use the tranny out of?
The manual trans you are looking for is a m5od-r2. At least that is what I was told for my truck. And make sure it'll bolt up to the motor, AFAIK they don't have a removable bell housing. Apparently the 4.2l has the same bolt pattern as the 302ci/351w/351c and the 351m is the same as the 460.
ZF S542 and S547
The S 542 Heavy duty 5 speed fully synchronized transmission with aluminum case and extension housing. The bell housing is integral to the case. Shifter is mounted to small shift cover on top of unit. Built in 2 and 4WD versions. This unit is used in Ford F250, F30, F450, and Super duty trucks from 1987-94. The Super duty model has a mechanical park brake assembly mounted to the extension housing. The S542 is found behind 300, 302, 351, 460, and diesel power plants. The S547 unit is used behind the same engines from 1995 to present. Both units have PTO covers on each side of case. On the left side of the case is mounted and ID tag, which gives the Ford Part number, the ZF part number and the unit serial number. Great care should be taken to properly identify the unit you are working on as both the S542 and S547 appear to be the same and with the great variety of ratios available, it is easy to order the wrong parts.