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Old 12-13-2013, 08:23 PM   #21
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Gary Bernard makes the overdrive units here in Texas. Ron Kelley did 1 before, but not producing them. If you want Gary's contact info let me know. He builds these overdrive units, and actually owns a transmission shop, so he's is actually a professional transmission repair Man. Not somebody messing with them without proper training. He can fix you up with what you need, and it'll be a quality product. Some of the other guys that make the kit, may end up selling you some junk yard stuff, or something they wouldn't have used themselves.
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Old 12-13-2013, 08:29 PM   #22
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There is at least one other guy that makes a quality kit, but he's not in Texas.
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:23 PM   #23
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There is at least one other guy that makes a quality kit, but he's not in Texas.
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:08 PM   #24
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well said spedway
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:27 PM   #25
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GUYS, TIME OUT...........the man just asked a simple question about parts for the F150 he already has installed in his speedster. "Anyone have any of these parts (cap, spring and washer that hold down the shifter) they are willing to part with or know where I can find them?" Why are you jumping all over him about asking his question. The F150 OD conversion has been discussed here hundreds and hundreds of times along with a lot of other "non-stock" parts. Seems like a few members are getting a little too righteous.
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Old 12-14-2013, 01:34 AM   #26
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Thanks for the kind words Spdway and a Merry Christmas to you as well. I found the parts I needed and am now one step closer to getting the car running. I must admit that I am a bit surprised that my question caused so much emotion, but I have reached a point in life where I really don't give a damn what others think of both me or my cars. Many things more important to be concerned about.

Merry Christmas to all---sorry--- I don't do 'Happy Holidays'.

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Old 12-14-2013, 01:37 AM   #27
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Have you tried a transmission shop?
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:03 AM   #28
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Aboneskd, I am almost sure you have a Ford RTS four speed transmission, this is a modern light weight aluminum case four speed, with various ratios of overdrive in fourth. I seriously doubt someone would use a heavy duty " granny geared first" four speed in a Model A. I have one in my 28 A v8. I cut off the ugly stick shift that it came with, welded on an old ford stick of unknown vintage and tack welded a ford cap on top of the RTS cap, fools everyone. I think Ford only used these for two years or so in the mid 80's. Rich
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:32 AM   #29
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Thanks for the kind words Spdway and a Merry Christmas to you as well. I found the parts I needed and am now one step closer to getting the car running. I must admit that I am a bit surprised that my question caused so much emotion, but I have reached a point in life where I really don't give a damn what others think of both me or my cars. Many things more important to be concerned about.

Merry Christmas to all---sorry--- I don't do 'Happy Holidays'.

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I'm glad you found your parts. Can you share where you got them,please?
Maybe save somebody else from wading through all the horseshit you had to to...all they'll have to do is serach F-150 and read. Thanks.
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Old 12-15-2013, 12:10 AM   #30
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I got the parts from Machine Girl. It is an aluminum case straight 4 speed, no overdrive. Maybe I didn't explain it well in my first post.
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:24 PM   #31
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extra info: 1984-1987 F-150 fourth gear is overdrive in a Tremec RTS 4spd.
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:53 PM   #32
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I got the parts from Machine Girl. It is an aluminum case straight 4 speed, no overdrive. Maybe I didn't explain it well in my first post.
Glad you got your parts. You went to the right place!
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:25 PM   #33
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More clarification! The Ford F150 OD transmission is - to Ford _ a 3 speed with OD. It is a Tremec RTS. The FORD Four Speed is a separate animal, has a cast iron case and not a good candidate for OD in a Model A. The Four Speed Tremec RTS, the one with an aluminum case and fourth gear is 1:1 is most lickely out of a Jeep. Same tranny, same case just different gears on the inside. A lot of the partts are interchangable.

I have been building these kits for a Model A fifteen years now and any part or trans kit that I build is one I would not hesitate to put in my own car. I dont build no junk yard stuff, thank you. ken
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:38 AM   #34
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I suggest you to try auto transmission service Cucamonga, CA, as they are expert in transmission repairing, they may be having it.
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