yeah so this is how it looks now
interestingly, the f5m21 (cable trans) from my 1993 colt, is a direct fit in this car, using the stock axles (1980 axles)
yeah i know it cant handle the power, right!
well its completely free, i had it in my shed, it has a mint clutch so i might as well get some use out of it!
i fabricated my own clutch pedal, used a dsm pedal. the car already has provisions for a clutch, couldnt have been any easier.
used complete shifter assy i pulled from an awd talon a year ago
i will NEVER throw anything out ever again!
i tossed the cable style pedal from my 93 colt, i bet it would have been a close/ or direct fit!
i have a turbo tranny here, but dont want to spend any money on this thing right now, i woild need a clutch and flywheel.
but the real hurdle with the turbo trans is obviously the axles. the stock axles (1980) would fit the turbo trans (sorta) its like a colt and the colt axle stub is the same spline but its shorter, so it wouldnt snap in proper. the 1980 axles are too weak to use with a turbo trans anyways
the hub is the same splines as 89-99 talon, colt, whatever its all the same. but the diameter where the hub seal goes is smaller
more importantly the splines on the axle side is different, so you cannot just knock it off with a hammer and reinstall on a dsm axle like you do with a colt. the way i plan to do this is the stick dsm axle ends(hub side) in a lathe and machine them down to 1980 colt size. it would be extremely easy to do. the dsm axles would each need to be shortened at least an inch, and resplined.