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Old 12-14-2011, 08:12 PM   #81
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MurphyJ, Am I missing something? Your pictures do not show up. I too are interested in how you installed yours. Ken
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:47 PM   #82
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Picture of the F150 Od tranny installed in my open/test chassi. Please pardon the cloudy pix. One can see the small notch cut into the lip of the center cross member. Ken
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:58 PM   #83
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Sorry Ken, was worried about photos going through. Will see where I errored and try again.
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:30 PM   #84
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,,does any one have one of these trans.that they can measure the main case for me ,thanks,,are they 9and 3 quarter inches?
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:46 PM   #85
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Back today with photos of the Sheridan Ford OD transmission installed in my 30 pickup.
Many thanks to Ken Parker's assistance.
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:53 PM   #86
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The length of the case is 10 1/8"
carry on
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:27 PM   #87
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Boy, with all the attention this Tremac RTS transmission receives from Model A people, I am sure that other people have been using them too. My thoughts are, "How many did Ford have made?, and "How many are left out there to be found?" Any ideas???
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:35 PM   #88
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Now if someone would come up with a 4WD conversion ??????
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:10 PM   #89
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Jim Parker Toronto,
Are you looking for a RTS transmission ? I might be able to help you out.
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:14 PM   #90
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I'm always looking! Jim
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:14 AM   #91
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Anyone have a photo of the throw-out return spring arrangement? The instructions I have say to hook it over the lower opening of the inspection hole. Seems that would be pulling it up as much as back. Anyone come up with a better arrangement?
Oh and I do have an extra RTS transmission, unfortunitly it's 41% O.D. It's already apart so would be easy to ship.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:04 PM   #92
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I and several friends have the F150 and all love it. Another friend has the T5 and loves it. The major downside to the T5 I have heard is that it requires a brake modification; the brake mod that comes with the kit is reported to be woefully inadequate, such that you really must convert to hydraulics. If you haven't already done that and don't want to, my understanding is that the F150 is the way to go.

The other major T5 concern is the absence of the torque tube, which some feel plays a crucial structural role. On the other hand, T5'ers are happy.

My only regret about my F150 is that 1st and 2nd gear are the same as Model A stock; I wish they were higher. But, if I were seriously interested in optimizing gear ratios, I would have gotten a Mitchell gear splitter OD and had 6 gear ratios to play with--too many levers for my taste.

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I used a T-5 out of a 4 wheel drive S10 and kept the torque tube....
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:00 PM   #93
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I have an '86 F-150 OD aluminum case tranny for sale. I had it behind a flathead and went to a t-5. PM me if interested.
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does it have Id number on the side where rts is. and what are you asking for it.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:01 AM   #94
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I was wondering if anyone has found a source for floor mats without the hales pre-punched. I have e-mailed Snyders to see if they could special order one for me.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:33 AM   #95
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I was wondering if anyone has found a source for floor mats without the hales pre-punched. I have e-mailed Snyders to see if they could special order one for me.
I haven't checked on floor mats for years, but I think Mac's used to sell them with the hole in a specific location, so you needed to specify where your E-brake was located.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:22 PM   #96
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All F150 installs require the torque tube, driveshaft and radius rods to be shorten. In all the three kits mentioned above, those items are included with the kit.

Just to claify, are you saying the in the kit COMES a Modified Drive shaft, torque tube and radius rod??

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Old 03-04-2012, 07:55 PM   #97
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Yes, all of the kit makers included the modified (shortened) torque tube, driveshaft and radius rods.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:17 PM   #98
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Yes, all of the kit makers included the modified (shortened) torque tube, driveshaft and radius rods.
If I understand 4th is actually the overdrive gear. So we have 3 synchro gears and an overdrive all in 1 unit. ? This would eliminate the need for the mitchell overdrive. Am I correct?
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:52 PM   #99
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seems like it would be easier to use a smaller tranny like out of a pinto of something. f150 seems over kill
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:00 PM   #100
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msmaron: Correct.
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