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Old 10-25-2020, 08:01 PM   #1
Mike..Yorba Linda
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Default 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....
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Old 10-26-2020, 06:59 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:21 AM   #3
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Default 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.
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Old 11-02-2020, 07:58 PM   #4
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Default Re: 56 F-100 trans questions

Also, the truck bellhousings 53/56 are one of A kind ,they act as the rear motor mount ,
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Old 11-06-2020, 12:55 PM   #5
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