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Old 10-13-2019, 02:53 PM   #1
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Default 39 Ford/Mercury transmission Removal

How do I remove the transmission in my 39 Mercury I took the one out of my 48F1 but they are not even similar and i have no idea where to begin the motor isn't there so I can get to it easily from the front and the floor
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This tells you how. Ford and Mercury are the same.
http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/f...ns-removal.htm

Also Google: How to remove 1939 ford transmission
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Old 10-13-2019, 04:00 PM   #3
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This tells you how. Ford and Mercury are the same.
http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/f...ns-removal.htm

Also Google: How to remove 1939 ford transmission
Thank you it sounds like a big job
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Old 10-13-2019, 04:05 PM   #4
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Thank you it sounds like a big job

Not as big a job as it would be if the engine well in there!!
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Old 10-13-2019, 04:23 PM   #5
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How do I remove the transmission in my 39 Mercury I took the one out of my 48F1 but they are not even similar and i have no idea where to begin the motor isn't there so I can get to it easily from the front and the floor
An easy task without the engine installed!
You will need to remove the transmission cover to access the rear transmission mount as well as the torque tube coupling.
A very straight forward project...
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Old 10-13-2019, 04:45 PM   #6
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...The motor isn't there so I can get to it easily from the front and the floor

This is a VERY EASY job with the engine removed. Here's the procedure I would use.


1. Place a floor jack, with a piece of carpet on the jack's saddle, under the
flat part of the case. Raise slightly to take the tension off of the torque
tube connection collar.


2. Un-do the four bolts that hold the torque tube bell collar to the rear of
the transmission. To POSSIBLY make getting the gearshift stick a little
easier to wiggle out of the way when you lower the transmission, you
might consider placing the shifter in NEUTRAL, removing the six bolts
that hold the shifter assembly onto the transmission, and lifting the
shifter assembly straight up and out of the trans.


3. OOPS....Don't forget to disconnect the clutch linkage clevis from the clutch
release arm at left, front of transmission.


4. Unbolt the two large, vertical bolts that hold the rear mount to the
frame.


5. Now, place one hand on the top of the bellhousing surface (where the
trans bolts to the engine) to hold the trans steady on the jack. Pull
FORWARD on the trans AND the jack about three inches to pull the
U-joint free of the drive shaft splines.


6. Now, carefully lower the floor jack and that puppy is OUT! Easy 'nuff?


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Old 10-13-2019, 08:07 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone I'm going to try to remove it as soon as i get the chance!
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Old 10-13-2019, 11:11 PM   #8
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V8coopman has it, but for the first 2 tasks:

1 - Put the car up on sturdy jack stands
2 - Drain the transmission fluid
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Old 10-14-2019, 12:50 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone I got it out this morning! It had some water in it the gears dont look too bad but I wont shift into every gear I think it's seized up what do all of y'all recommend i do to it?
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Old 10-14-2019, 01:09 PM   #10
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If this is out of Grandpa's car, it's important that you check the numbers on the trans. They might match the frame number and paperwork. If so this is the original trans to the vehicle and should stay with it.

If it is from that car I would not do anything with it until I have ascertained the viability of the rest of the vehicle. If you can see a way forward with the rest of the car re the bodywork, then the trans is probably one of the easier items to deal with.

Empty any water out. Fill it with oil and set it to one side in dry conditions until the whole vehicle -plan has been decided upon.

Being a 39 and a Merc, it should have the better synchros and shift tower.

Pull the top and take some photos of the insides. Let us have a look if you want some clued up advice rather than wild guesses based on assumptions.

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Old 10-14-2019, 07:10 PM   #11
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Here is a picture of the inside of the transmission i dont think my paperwork has the transmission number in it just the motor number but if I understand right as far as grandpa knew it was the original transmission
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Here is a picture of the inside of the transmission i dont think my paperwork has the transmission number in it just the motor number but if I understand right as far as grandpa knew it was the original transmission

Look at the number stamped into the flat pad at top of the bell toward front of trans,, above the little window. Hopefully, that number matches the number stamped into your front, left frame rail near the front crossmember. That is the car's official serial number, or ID number. Ford had NO "motor" numbers from the factory. DD
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Look at the number stamped into the flat pad at top of the bell toward front of trans,, above the little window. Hopefully, that number matches the number stamped into your front, left frame rail near the front crossmember. That is the car's official serial number, or ID number. Ford had NO "motor" numbers from the factory. DD
Okay thanks for telling me that the bill of sale he had from the dealership had it under motor serial number. I'll have to check the transmission and the frame. It has an aluminum tag on the firewall but it looks like everything has faded off of it
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