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Old 05-09-2021, 01:22 PM   #1
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I have a guy that is going to go thru my engine, now I'm looking for someone to rebuild the transmission for me. Would even purchase one if I could already rebuilt. I live just north of Indianapolis In, but willing to drive a little. Thanks
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Old 05-09-2021, 01:39 PM   #2
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If I were spending your money, I would be tempted to get a Mitchel synchronized transmission.
If I'm spending mine, I'd rebuild it myself.
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Old 05-09-2021, 01:42 PM   #3
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Try Van Pelt Sales. They are located in Milford, OH, so not all that far from you. They are the go to source for many early Ford parts. Their web site says they do transmissions from 1928 to 1962.
http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/f...ans-repair.htm



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Old 05-09-2021, 02:10 PM   #4
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Go to YouTube, There are video's of how a Model A transmission works, and video's of
how to disassemble, and rebuild them. If you have any mechanical ability at all, just follow the instructions and you can do it and have a feeling of accomplishment and gain a whole
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Old 05-09-2021, 02:13 PM   #5
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I can help if desired I am in St. Louis. I believe have a rebuilt on hand or I can do yours.
I do service and restoration work and Advertise in Model A News and Restorer.
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Old 05-09-2021, 02:27 PM   #6
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Overhauling a Model A transmission is not difficult. You just need to be aware of the traps Henry laid for you. The attached link should be of help.

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Overhauling a Model A transmission is not difficult. You just need to be aware of the traps Henry laid for you. The attached link should be of help.

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https://www.santaanitaas.org/wp-cont...ugust-2018.pdf
Another informative article, Tom. I used to have a helper like you. He's as tall as me now and interested in other things (girls! and computers!!).

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Old 05-09-2021, 06:13 PM   #8
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I don't know about a complete rebuild, but back i n the day (I was 15 or 16 at the time) I took a Model A transmission apart, replaced a couple of gears that were broken and re-assembled it. Worked great. Bought the gears from NAPA.
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Definitely entertain a Model A trans rebuild as a DIY project. Replacement parts are readily available and no special tools required to do the job. Do some homework, review a few Youtubes and you are good to go. Need to be aware of the continuing issue with replacement roller bearings and have a plan in advance. Much data on the topic on the forum. Good Luck.
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The A bone transmission is as simple as they get since there are no synchronizers in there. With the exception of some bearings, most parts are reproduced with decent quality. A person has to find the right people to supply new bearings since some of them are problematic.
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Old 05-10-2021, 10:34 AM   #11
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Replacement parts are readily available and no special tools required to do the job. Good Luck.
One needs a special tool for redoing the transmission tower.
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Old 05-10-2021, 11:14 AM   #12
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You might start with Brattons or Arizona Model A for your parts...Ernie in Arizona
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Old 05-10-2021, 07:39 PM   #13
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Thanks everyone for your input, may go ahead and do it myself. Just want it done right so as not to have to pull it again, and as few leaks as possible. How do you know if the gears need to be replaced or not? Again thanks
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Thanks everyone for your input, may go ahead and do it myself. Just want it done right so as not to have to pull it again, and as few leaks as possible. How do you know if the gears need to be replaced or not? Again thanks
George Bell has a 4 part series on youTube on rebuilding a Ford Model A Transmission. Has some good info... https://youtu.be/RPzUwu3Jf5Y
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Old 05-10-2021, 09:59 PM   #15
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I rebuilt a Model a Trans out of the back of my truck during a lunch brake at work. I was in a parking lot down the road. Easier than legos. I did not do the shift tower at the same time. It really is that easy.
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Thanks everyone for your input, may go ahead and do it myself. Just want it done right so as not to have to pull it again, and as few leaks as possible. How do you know if the gears need to be replaced or not? Again thanks
I believe George Bell's video series goes into how the gears wear. Basically if the look good they probably are and if they look bad you can probably still use them if you don't drive much.
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