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Ford Type E Gearbox Guide

Ford Type E Gearbox

Ford 4 speed single rail gearbox, used for more demanding applications than the Type 3 box. It is available most often without an integral bellhousing, although later boxes (usually found in Sierras) had integral bellhousings.

Cast iron maincase with alloy tail housing. Often referred to as the ‘Rocket’ box. (Rocket is the name of the original close-ratio competition gearbox that was based on the Type E). 1" x 23 spline input shaft. Fitted in:

  • Ford Capri 1.6 / 2.0 82 on
  • Ford Cortina Mk3 2.0
  • Ford Cortina Mk4 / Mk5 1.6GT / 2.0 / 2.3
  • Ford Escort RS2000 Mk1 / Mk2
  • Ford Escort RS Mexico Mk2
  • Ford Sierra 1.6 / 2.0


Oil capacity 1.5 litres. Standard oil grade SAE80.