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Old 10-10-2021, 02:32 PM   #61
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It could be a leak on the rear band servo or some other mechanical reason on the low reverse set up. Adjustments and pressure checks should be done per the Turbo Drive instructions but band tools are likely non existent. Most band adjustments can be done with a modern torque wrench as long as you can find out what the torque specs are.

Pulling the pan will give you an idea of what condition the transmission is in. If there is a lot of metallic material in there then the rear clutch pack may be shot. Color and consistency of the ATF should still look relatively clean and have no odor of burned material to it. That rear clutch pack is what operates reverse gear in unison with the rear band. The rear band holds for both low and reverse gear but the front clutch pack is for all forward gears only. The front band holds for 2nd aka intermediate gear only.
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Old 10-13-2021, 02:28 PM   #62
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thanks for your explanation, i' must to rebuild it, i find the refection kit but without the bands...
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Old 10-14-2021, 11:43 AM   #63
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Bands are out there but they don't often give problems. The transmission is a medium case version of the Ford-O-Matic/Merc-O-Matic and they all use the same rear band in that time frame. They can be relined so there should be no problem getting a good one on an exchange.

If the car will operate in low gear but not in reverse then it may not be the band anyway and may still be serviceable. It will have to be disassembled and cleaned to tell what all is going on in there. Clutch packs and seals are generally all that is needed but an inspection will tell if you need further hard parts. Keep in mind that these share parts with the Thunderbird and Mercury cars in that time frame even though there are some differences. There are several good Thunderbird transmission guys out there if a person does some research.
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Old 10-15-2021, 12:22 AM   #64
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rotorwrench when i remove the stick i smele a odor of oil burn and i see the oil is not clear ....
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Old 10-15-2021, 11:14 AM   #65
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Pull the pan and have a look. That will tell you if there has been a failure. Burned smell and dark fluid is not a good sign.
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Old 10-15-2021, 10:33 PM   #66
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1956 Lincolns are one of my most favorite cars of the decade but between the transmissions and the front ball joints is what has always scared me away from buying one. The front ball joints are $1500 exchange only and finding someone to overhaul the transmission is a needle in the haystack. Not all classic car owners are rich as some are led to believe.
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Old 10-16-2021, 06:19 AM   #67
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The ball joints I could deal with, but I think I'd be looking at installing an AOD and a modern ignition and carb to improve gas mileage. We're talking about a car that got maybe 10 to 12 mpg on a good day.
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Old 10-17-2021, 02:29 AM   #68
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does anyone knows if the bands from 1956,1957 ford o matic or cruise o matic small , medium case fits for the 1956, 1957 turbo drive medium case automatic transmision?
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Old 10-17-2021, 06:34 AM   #69
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i love the 55,56 fords and mercurys but lincolns are the top for me
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Old 10-17-2021, 09:51 AM   #70
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Send this guy an E-MAIL and converse with him -

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Old 10-17-2021, 10:34 AM   #71
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The front band 1 15/16" width (possibly with offset or centered lugs) is medium case only but was used in various applications from 1955 thru 1966 so it includes Cruise-O-Matics. The rear band 1 5/8" (with 2 different sized lugs) was used in both small and medium case models from 1955 thru 1974 and also includes COM & FMX transmissions. These will both likely be relined exchange only due to the lack of reproduction parts.

The link that Kultulz posted has bands listed and prices posted. I can't vouch for their product but it gives a person an idea on what they should cost plus any core charges. It also gives part numbers so they can be verified through the parts manuals and possibly be found NOS from other sources.

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Old 10-22-2021, 06:44 PM   #72
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According to the Hollander interchange manual, the starter is the same on all Fords, Lincolns, Mercurys and trucks for 1956 is the same.
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Old 10-31-2021, 04:16 PM   #73
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1956 Lincoln Premiere Hardtop
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Old 11-01-2021, 04:04 AM   #74
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nice car, same of mine
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Old 11-01-2021, 07:01 AM   #75
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according to the hollander interchange manual, the starter is the same on all fords, lincolns, mercurys and trucks for 1956 is the same.
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Old 11-01-2021, 11:34 AM   #76
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she's gone today for automatic transmission rebuild ....
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