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Mike..Yorba Linda 10-25-2020 08:01 PM

56 F-100 trans questions

Per the vin plate, my truck left the factory with a 3-speed. I bought it with a 4-speed, floor shift. Id like to go back to the column shifted 3-speed or the fordomatic. Are the 4-speed with the granny low worth anything? If going the 3-speed route, is the bell housing the same? Clutch and pressure plate? If I go with the auto, is the car trans different from the truck? Thanks in advance....

ponymare 10-26-2020 06:59 AM

Re: 56 F-100 trans questions

Don't know what the 4spd would be worth, but the bellhousings are different between the two gear type trans, and the auto will also need the truck auto bellhousing.

rotorwrench 10-27-2020 10:21 AM

Re: 56 F-100 trans questions

There were several 4-speed truck transmissions in use back in the 50s so it depends on which one it is. You will need to find a truck type bell for a lighter duty 3-speed but they are out there.

flathead 53 11-02-2020 07:58 PM

Re: 56 F-100 trans questions

Also, the truck bellhousings 53/56 are one of A kind ,they act as the rear motor mount ,

Mike..Yorba Linda 11-06-2020 12:55 PM

Re: 56 F-100 trans questions

Thanks guys....

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