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Old 01-17-2019, 09:47 AM   #1
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is anyone making the kits for installing the f150 overdrive transmission in the Model A.
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:50 AM   #2
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Gary Bernard in Fort Worth, TX sells the complete kit. He is the original person who designed and modified the kits for Model A's.
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Old 01-17-2019, 12:08 PM   #3
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I don’t use one but do a search for f150 and there is a person Carlg that uses one that is made by a guy in calif. I maybe should have gone that route but went with a t5.
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Old 01-17-2019, 01:28 PM   #4
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JW, I got my F150 tranny from Ken Parker in Texas,26% OD, worth every dollar. Don,t know if Ken is still active, great to deal with. Don S
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Old 01-17-2019, 02:43 PM   #5
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I don’t use one but do a search for f150 and there is a person Carlg that uses one that is made by a guy in calif. I maybe should have gone that route but went with a t5.
Dave Delmue in N. Ca. Not sure he is still doing the complete kits.Sent you a PM.

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Old 01-17-2019, 03:56 PM   #6
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is anyone making the kits for installing the f150 overdrive transmission in the Model A.
Short answer - NO! That is, not for us.
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:21 PM   #7
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I have a Ranger 4 speed with OD in my driver 31 widened. Great upgrade.
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Old 01-18-2019, 12:35 PM   #8
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Like Davew, I chose the T-5, five speed. Gear ratios are much better than the F-150.
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Old 01-18-2019, 04:03 PM   #9
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Here is Dave Delmue’s email. I have had his kit for 10 years in my Tudor. His kit uses an AA
bellhousing which is shorter and you do not have to modify the frame.

dave4564@msn.com

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Old 01-18-2019, 04:30 PM   #10
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Graeme McNeil of MACS Speed shop in New Zealand has been supplying kits to the USA for some time. I have one in my car, but it also requires a special clutch plate which he can supply. www.macsspeed.com
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Old 01-18-2019, 05:24 PM   #11
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I donít use one but do a search for f150 and there is a person Carlg that uses one that is made by a guy in calif. I maybe should have gone that route but went with a t5.
Dave, why do you say that you should have gone with the f150 over your t5?
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Old 01-18-2019, 05:48 PM   #12
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:35 PM   #13
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I am not sure I like the placement of the shifter 5/6 inches further back and the emergency brake moved further to the right takes up some leg room for passenger. Also no torque tube on mine.
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:56 AM   #14
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Dave, that makes sense.

That is why i bought my f150 from dave delmue. His kit includes the trans, cut t tube and cut drive shaft, bell housing spacer, radius arms and other small odds and ends. the trans is about 2" back from normal.
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Old 01-20-2019, 11:31 AM   #15
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The torque tube is integral part of the suspension,the CV joint (clamshell) is the correct way to allow the rear axle to oscillate. Radius rods with heim joints mounted to cross members limit full suspension travel and transmit load to the frame rail,which wasn't designed to take it.
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Old 01-20-2019, 11:46 AM   #16
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Good Morning all...I have been running a Mitchell Overdrive since 2005 with no trouble and 2nd Over is often a very useful gear...so many ways to make a Model 'A' go! So many ways to enjoy one...Ernie in Arizona
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