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Old 10-17-2020, 07:37 PM   #1
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Default 1954 Ford 3-Speed OD Trans. Fits What Other Years?

I have a Ford 3-Speed OD Transmission that was removed from a 1954 Ford Coupe. I plan to list it to sell on The Ford Barn Swap Meet.
Question: What Other Years (if any) does this transmission fit?
For Example: 1952?, '53?....1949?, '50?, '51?....1955?, '56?.......Thanks
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Old 10-18-2020, 06:49 AM   #2
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Default Re: 1954 Ford 3-Speed OD Trans. Fits What Other Years?

The 1952-54 Ford passenger car transmissions (standard and overdrive) were identical. Internally, most of the internal gears are also used in the 1951 models. Most of the gears changed for the 1955 and newer models.

The basic R-10 overdrive components (planetary gear, sun gear, freewheel cam, ring gear, and a few other parts are interchangeable across the years from 1949-64 or so.
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Old 10-18-2020, 01:15 PM   #3
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Ford types have the rectangular shaped side cover & R10 overdrive and are common for the early 50s but the frame mounted pedals in 1949 thru 1951 required Fords to have mountings on the side cover for the clutch actuator parts. The gears first major change was in 1951 but they did change again in the Y-block years with the 259 series as Mac mentioned.

There is always a possibility that it could be a Borg Warner T85 with the R11 overdrive. These transmissions have a curved bottom edge on the side cover and should have R11 casting marks on the OD unit. These were the heavy duty 3-speed W/OD. You just never know what might be attached to these old cars.
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