In the forums a question keeps appearing asking about the feasibility of swapping a later model transmission into an older truck. While it is possible, it sure isn’t practical. EVERYTHING is possible given enough time and money.
Have you ever tried to order a new car or truck exactly the way you want it? Were you able to order the exact specifications you wanted?
If you have been following my posts you may have seen that I spent my last three years at Ford (2004-2007) working as an automatic transmission cooling engineer. I also started my engineering career working on cooling. I worked for Chrysler Defense, Inc., as an automatic transmission engineer from 1980-1982. Early in 1982 we were [...] More »
I remember one of my more exciting days developing transmission cooling systems at Ford. This happened at Ford’s Arizona Proving Ground, in Yucca, AZ. Not long after I left Ford in 2007 this facility was sold to Chrysler. I was working on a F-250 6.0L/TorqShift truck. On this day I had to run a test that was [...] More »
One memorable development trip was to Denver in November. The weather was fine in town and the forecast didn’t say anything about snow. We needed to drive over the Continental Divide at the Eisenhower Tunnel, which is west of Denver on I-80. My partner’s truck was an 6.0L F-250 4×4 towing a 6×12 trailer. I [...] More »