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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-13-2021, 04:34 PM
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Posted By Fabulous50s
FE 153 tooth flywheel and later starter?

I have a 59 Galaxie with a 352. I know some things have been changed over the years as it has a later (wide) bolt pattern bell housing and a 69 Toploader 3 speed.

I am putting a 4 speed in it and...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-02-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By Fabulous50s
Re: Interchange? for 1957 3 speed>to full synchromesh?

I've got a 3 speed toploader from a '69 Galaxie in my '59.

The trans is 27.5" long, has a 28 spline output, and 10 spline 1-1/16" input. Has both narrow and wide bolt pattern.

I believe you...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-27-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,743
Posted By Fabulous50s
Re: T-5 install in 53/56

Wow! I want some pictures, this is an ambitious but worthwhile project.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-24-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By Fabulous50s
Re: Toploader main shaft interchange

Color codes for the gears are available. You just need to make sure the cable is spinning the correct direction and is 1,000? revelations/mile.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-24-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,516
Posted By Fabulous50s
Re: what's it worth

Ummmmmm......I'll give you $1,000 dollars for it.... if it runs and drives. :)
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-24-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By Fabulous50s
Re: Toploader main shaft interchange

No, it depends on if the speedo gear is over or under the drive head on the main shaft. Mine was originally over the shaft 6 tooth. Now it will be under, so a reverse thread but still 6 tooth.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-23-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By Fabulous50s
Re: Toploader main shaft interchange

Now I have 3 toploaders completely disassembled and will use the best parts from the 3.

Rebuild kit should be here this week.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-23-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By Fabulous50s
Re: Toploader main shaft interchange

Well discovered that there really is no such thing as main shaft interchange. Different bearing diameters and thicknesses. The truck versions have larger bearings, but are thinner.

So the plan is...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-17-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By Fabulous50s
Re: Toploader main shaft interchange

Thank you for the VanPelt link. Replied to my email and answered the phone! We are working on seeing if what I need was ever even made.

I should just give up and make it a 5 speed floor shift.....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-16-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,318
Posted By Fabulous50s
Re: 1954 and 1955 Lincoln Hubcaps

I too like the '54 better.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-16-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By Fabulous50s
Re: Toploader main shaft interchange

I graphed 3 different transmissions to get a visual of the gap between gears.

I think the ratios for the "car unit" are quite acceptable.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-15-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By Fabulous50s
Re: Toploader main shaft interchange

Everything will bolt up and work other than the short output and the speedo cable on the wrong side. Both of these can be corrected by either getting a longer output shaft and being able to use my...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-15-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By Fabulous50s
Re: Toploader main shaft interchange

Yes, the case has a slight bulge for the O/D counter gear.

But I'm saying it's essentially a 4 speed that was converted to a 3+O/D. The counter shaft and syncros are all the same part as a 4...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-15-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By Fabulous50s
Re: Toploader main shaft interchange

I've called and emailed David Kee, and Dan Williams. Neither of them answers the phone or replies to any emails. A little frustrating.

I was looking at the Borg Warner with R11 O/D but they are...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-15-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By Fabulous50s
Re: Toploader main shaft interchange

Here is my '59 for interest.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-15-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By Fabulous50s
Toploader main shaft interchange

Hello all,

First time posting here of TFB. I have a question about a toploader the main shaft in an overdrive transmission and if it's the same as a straight 4 speed toploader.

I have a side...
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