Why? Your not buying a Ford. Your buying a Mazda B series P/U. Just
badged as a Ford.
The guy I'm buying it from had a '78 or '79 Ranger with the Mazda
tranny, and just bought a '90 B2600 Mazda. We've talked before, and now
again; trying to figure out what's Ford and what's Mazda... and you're
missing the major point: even if it's 99% Mazda, it's still got that
darn Ford emblem on it.
BTW... that 2600 is a nice [small/mid-size] truck, wouldn't mind having
one of those myself. Great body design/style as well... these days you
can hardly tell them all apart--they're all rounded at the edges,
looking like a big egg floating down the highway. I miss the lines more
common in the 80's and early 90's.