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Old 01-28-2013, 10:51 PM   #1
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What should I figure $$$ for getting my 53 auto trans rebuilt? Not even sure if it needs it but now would be the time to do it with the engine out?
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:07 PM   #2
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My uncle was a Fordamatic tech. He has been dead 25 years.
Like powerglides, hard to find service and parts these days.

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Old 01-28-2013, 11:15 PM   #3
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My uncle was a Fordamatic tech. He has been dead 25 years.
Like powerglides, hard to find service and parts these days.

Bruce

Works good
Lasts lomg time
Thanks, this is why I am asking now. I wonder what would be the best replacement?
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:42 AM   #4
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I replaced mine with a c4, If I had it to do over I would use an aod for the over drive option! Mine is wound pretty tight at 60 mph.By the way it is in a 53 customline two door sedan stock 239 8ba.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:24 AM   #5
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The one I am redoing is a 53 vic, stock 8ba. I have a 53 and a 54 donor car but just the 1 with automatic that I am using. How much trouble was the c4 to install/
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:46 AM   #6
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The C-4 is an easy install if you use the kit from Flat-O-Products in Oregon. I've installed two of them with flatheads. Speedway also makes a kit, but I have no experience with that one. I think the Speedway kit uses the larger torque converter. Use the stock Ford-o-Matic rear end or replace with a Maverick. You need a ratio in the rear around 3.25 to 3.45 for good power and cruising speed. You can also install the early Ford AOD.
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Thanks TJ, very good advice here.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:16 PM   #8
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If you use the fmx trans in the fordomatic case you get a true three speed. The last overhaul kit i bought was under 200. suppliers are listed in hemmings.
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Thanks, you guys are a wealth of informationm
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:21 AM   #10
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I've got one I'll never use out next to my garage. Free, you pickup if interested.
Don't know the condition got it with a froze up motor.
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Thanks Wingfield, check PM
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