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Items that receive the 'Crappy Product' certificate are products that we carry for comparison purposes as they are often the version offered by other vendors or because it is the only version available. We would not be willing to use these parts on our own cars, and we do not recommend purchasing these parts.
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Product Condition Grades
Below is a general description of what the criteria is for our product condition grades. These are generalizations that are intended to give you an idea of the condition of the product at a quick glance. Because different parts degrade at different rates, there are variances in what the letters represent, please see the products description for details about the condition of any particular product.
A = Excellent / Above Average
B = Average / Some flaws / Good to Excellent Driver Quality
C = Obvious flaws / Poor to Average Driver Quality
D, E, F = Worse, Worser, Worsest
RAT-N1 or RAT-N2 Original equipment 3 speed top loader 3.03 transmission from a 1968 Mercury Cougar with engine code S - 390-4V only. Transmission with casting number RAT-N2 also used during this model year. Ford master part number C8ZR-7003-E.
*Note - RAT-N could also be sustituted.
Percentages of Cougars equipped with a manual transmission by year
1967 = 18.5%
1968 = 13.2%
1969 = 10.5%
1970 = 7.8%
1971 = 2.8%
1972 = 1.5%
1973 = 0.7%
Total for 1967 to 1973 = 10.1% (Mustangs for the same time frame were 25.2%)
Percentage of each transmission;
X = 46.8%
W = 33.6%
U = 9.5%
1 = 7.2%
5 = 2.5%
6 = 0.5%