thanks guys all info helps and it also helps others who read too
i spend hours reading through threads on here and find loads my head is swelling with knowledge lol
another question though should i stay away from later reg cars like 1990 1991 92 93 or can they be good for everything but the gearbox as i believe the type 9 was stopped being used in 1988 but i do i see pinto's in later years? will they be on mt75 box's?
can you fit a type 9 box on a dohc?