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Old 07-15-2015, 01:34 AM   #221
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Default Re: F150 tranny with overdrive

I understand you have to cut away part of the cross member to fit one of these transmissions. Here, that puts the car off the road straight away. No cutting of the chassis allowed, FULL STOP!
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Old 07-15-2015, 02:01 AM   #222
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I understand you have to cut away part of the cross member to fit one of these transmissions. Here, that puts the car off the road straight away. No cutting of the chassis allowed, FULL STOP!
When I installed my F150 Transmission, there was absolutely no cutting of the cross member or any part of the chassis at all. It was all bolt in. The wooden floorboard had to have the cut out for the shift lever enlarged a tad since the shift lever was about 1.5 inches aft of where the stock model A was. That's all! No metal was cut or drilled.
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:43 AM   #223
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X2 on CarlG's post,
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Old 07-15-2015, 06:39 PM   #224
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Hi Ray, what part of Western PA? I'm from Johnstown and I put the 87' F-150 in my 30 Tudor ABOUT 3 years ago & I really like it.
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:05 PM   #225
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The ones that cut use the "A" bell-housing. Using the "AA"bell-housing requires NO cutting. I love mine! It only has one shift lever and you can downshift at any speed!!!
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:17 PM   #226
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With no cutting of the chassis, this might be a goer here so long as a bell housing can be found for RHD.
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Old 07-15-2015, 08:32 PM   #227
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Someone in Kiwiland makes a bell housing that will work.
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Old 07-15-2015, 08:37 PM   #228
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With no cutting of the chassis, this might be a goer here so long as a bell housing can be found for RHD.
The AA Bellhousing has no shaft for the brake and clutch. (It's on the A Bellhousing)
The Brake and Clutch Pedal Shaft must be fabricated when installing the F150 in a Model A.
So, installing in a Right Hand Drive Model A would also require fabricating a Brake and Clutch Pedal Shaft.
The next issue would be reversing the Clutch Release Shaft on the AA Bellhousing to make it operate with the Right Hand Clutch pedal.

I have not done this conversion in a Right Hand Drive car but it appearss to be do-able.??
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Old 07-15-2015, 08:53 PM   #229
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Post #213 shows a RHD f150.
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:24 PM   #230
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Someone in Kiwiland makes a bell housing that will work.
http://www.macsspeed.com/index.php/p...h-drive-detail
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:33 PM   #231
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If I were down under, I would look for RHD "AA" bell housing. It would be shorter and fit without cutting the cross member. Your other option is to get a Mitchel trans, overdrive or both. Ron W
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:26 PM   #232
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This is a zipped Word document from Jalopyjournal on how the conversion was done:

Google "F150 4 spd/w OD INSTALLATION IN A MODEL A jalopyjournal"
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Old 07-19-2015, 09:14 PM   #233
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So who now DEPENDABLE offers these F150 transmissions ready to go?
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Old 07-20-2015, 12:36 AM   #234
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Old 07-20-2015, 03:19 PM   #235
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Hey CarlG... may I have that info also please?
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Old 07-26-2015, 01:04 PM   #236
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I have read all of the replies here. My senior mind is awash with all the comments.
I want to try to use the appropriate T5 trans. I realize this thread started out as a F150 thread but thru out were comments about using the T5. First let me specify the constraints:
1)No cutting or at the very least very minimum cutting of the center crossmember.
2)Retain use of the original mechanical brakes with right hand Ebrake.
3)No alteration of the brake crossshaft.
4)Simple or no change to brake and clutch pedal.
5)Use of stock flywheel
6)Retention of stock torque tube and rear radius rods. Shortening ok.

Specifically if someone could answer the following questions I would be most grateful.
1)Which T5's have the shifter as far forward as possible? Is the S-10 4wd the only recommended one to use? I've also heard of a narrow pattern Ford with a GM tailshaft housing.
2)Is the AA bellhousing the preferred on or should it be the Macs or Vintage Precision? What are the tradeoffs?
3)How far will the shifter be moved back? What shifter is used?
4)What is required at the back of the transmission to adapt to the torque tube? Does someone make a torque tube adapter?
5)What is required at the front of the transmission i.e. clutch, pressure plate, to bearing, and front transmission snout?
6)What would be the pedal arrangement?
7)Does someone make a kit that addresses all the issues raised here?

I realize I'm asking a lot here but I would think that a lot of people would benefit from a clear and concise path to follow to make this conversion. Thank you for your consideration.

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Old 07-26-2015, 01:30 PM   #237
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I want to try to use the appropriate T5 trans. I realize this thread started out as a F150 thread but thru out were comments about using the T5. ...
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Old 07-26-2015, 08:08 PM   #238
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The T5 was mentioned in many of the posts so I thought it was appropriate to post it here. I will search for the T5 post as soon as I can. Thank you.
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Old 01-09-2016, 07:15 AM   #239
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Default Re: F150 tranny with overdrive

Hey Chiliman, I was wondering if you ever put that 4.11 rear in your car with the high % overdrive? A friend of mine got an overdrive for his model A Sport Coupe and I think it came from the same guy that made yours in Mo. We are about to start taking his old trans out, and now would be the time to switch ring and pinion if it will help the performance. Thanks.
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Old 01-09-2016, 08:07 AM   #240
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Default Re: F150 tranny with overdrive

When they talk about cutting the cross member when you use the model a bell housing it sounds like a big deal. When I put mine in I had to grind an area about 1/4x1/2 in. and it is at the top of the cross member where you would never see it unless you removed the transmission and knew where to look. The F150 transmission makes driving in todays traffic a pleasure.
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