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Old 10-24-2020, 02:28 PM   #21
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the lighting in the first picture of post # 1 is not good, but when I blow up the picture I think I see the clutch boss on the side cover. Have you looked for the boss on the transmission in post #1?
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Old 10-24-2020, 02:31 PM   #22
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I haven’t had a chance to look at it in person but now that you mention it does look like it has the boss for the clutch linkage.... did they use the same side cover on newer transmissions?
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Old 10-24-2020, 03:12 PM   #23
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'49 to '51. Ford went to swinging pedals in '52.
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Old 10-24-2020, 03:18 PM   #24
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And they didnít keep using the old side covers?
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Old 10-25-2020, 10:37 AM   #25
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They didn't need them with the swing pedals starting in 1952 so the side cover has no extra mounting provisions. The one in your car also has the boss on the right side for right hand drive set ups for export to Australia and New Zealand. That's a Canadian Ford thing since they supplied a lot of stuff to the commonwealth countries.

If the tail shaft is different on the later transmission then it would take more work to use the later one. If it is the same, then it may be adaptable using the side cover from the one in the car. There may be a difference in gears but gears can sometimes be swapped as long as the whole set is used from the donor. If the later transmission can be identified then a person can find out for sure. Mac VanPelt of VanPelt Sales is the best guy to call on the Ford units. He also has a good book for the early Ford transmissions. A lot of the info crosses over. I use my 1949 thru 51 Lincoln Mercury overhaul manual to do my overdrive units.
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Old 10-25-2020, 10:56 AM   #26
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They didn't need them with the swing pedals starting in 1952 so the side cover has no extra mounting provisions. The one in your car also has the boss on the right side for right hand drive set ups for export to Australia and New Zealand. That's a Canadian Ford thing since they supplied a lot of stuff to the commonwealth countries.

If the tail shaft is different on the later transmission then it would take more work to use the later one. If it is the same, then it may be adaptable using the side cover from the one in the car. There may be a difference in gears but gears can sometimes be swapped as long as the whole set is used from the donor. If the later transmission can be identified then a person can find out for sure. Mac VanPelt of VanPelt Sales is the best guy to call on the Ford units. He also has a good book for the early Ford transmissions. A lot of the info crosses over. I use my 1949 thru 51 Lincoln Mercury overhaul manual to do my overdrive units.
You mean the first and second gear ratios are different or the construction? Iím going to try and pull my trans and compare it to this other one(either way mine has to come out)
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Old 11-01-2020, 07:12 PM   #27
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Well it turns out that that transmission is a 49-50 car transmission, it’s exactly the same as mine and the numbers are the same, my transmission also has the c8 number on it, got it in yesterday and works good
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