On that rational it is what it was sold as.
BUT not what it was bought as, if you catch my drift.
If I was a trader and you came to me wanting a manual gearbox to go on the back of a warmed over small block, I would sugest you get one that has a torque rating higher than you need, to assure long life. If you are putting a car or whatever together useing a small block and a manual box, no matter if you say "it will be driven sensibly" you wont! its got a V8 and a manual box you will give it stick, because you can. And I definatly would not sell you a box with the **** gear ratios like that the one you have been sold.
So in my opinion was the gearbox as advertized, I think it was sorry.
Was it what you want. No
Was it what need, No
Was it sold to you corectly, No.
Thems my thoughts, If you want me to but out and carry on playing with Early Ford stuff, I will.
Thanks for reading. And remember this is only my opinion.
Good luck on sorting this out.