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New transmission My transmission is shot in my cougar. I I'm not sure if or how I'm going to fix it. I would really like to replace it with a manual transmission. It's my understand that the manual transmission was dropped that year. I was thinking that i could pull one out of a mustang with the same engine in it. Has anyone seen or done something like this? Thanks.

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You can get it from 88 ford tuderbird.

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