pre61-list-digest Saturday, December 26 1998 Volume 02 : Number 355



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FTE Pre61 - Merry Christmas
FTE Pre61 - Re: FTE Pre61 Bigtruck tranny

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Date: Fri, 25 Dec 1998 13:13:59 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish all the list members a Merry Christmas!
And to those that don't celebrate this day, Season's
Greetings.

Regards,
Ken Payne
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Date: Fri, 25 Dec 1998 12:48:28 PST
From: "Andy D"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: FTE Pre61 Bigtruck tranny

I have 2 56 F-600's Both of them came from the factory (and still have)
272's (one with the light duty 2V and one with the heavy duty 4V carb)
and 4 speed's in them. The big truck transmissions are very heavy and
have the emergency brake between the trans yolk and the tranny (drive
shaft brakes). As for it fitting the fork for the clutch on my 56 f-100
and my 56 f-600 are the same. The clutch linkage is too. I don't
remember if the bellhousing to trans bolt pattern is the same I will
have to get up to my parents house and look at my 100 again (so get the
bellhousing too). 272's, 302's, and 332's have the same bellhousing
bolt pattern. In short the transmission will work my came from the
factory that way.

Andy
72 F-100
70 F-100
56 F-600's
56 F-100 Big window
>I have been looking for a 3-speed overdrive tranny for my 56 M100 =BD
ton =
>and I was looking through some old truck literature and there was a 5 =
>speed overdrive tranny which was an option on the trucks larger than
the =
>F600. Since these trucks didn't have the 272 Y-block motor, they used
the =
>302 or 332 motor, does anyone know if these will bolt up to a 272
Y-block =
>or with a different bellhousing wether it will bolt up? This will
save =
>me a lot of wasted time and effort, right now I think I know where one
is =
>but I don't want to remove and try to install a tranny only to find out
it =
>doesn't work. Also to any Canadians I am looking for any related 56 =
>Mercury truck literature, manuals, and sales adds from magazines.


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