Category: 53-79 F-Series Drivetrain, Transmission, & Axle

Installing the NV4500 Overdrive Transmission

Installing the NV4500 Overdrive Transmission By CeetWarrior I installed a New Venture Gear NV4500 HD 5 speed manual transmission in place of the stock T18 4 speed manual in my 1967 F100 2wd. The NV4500 closely matches the gearing of the original 4 speed, plus has a 0.73 overdrive for a fifth gear. My freshly [...] More »

Dana 44 Front Axle Shaft U-joint Replacement

By Kevin Kozak Front Axle Shaft U-joint Replacement For Dana 44 axle with Warn manual locking hubs – 1978 F150 4×4 References: Tools Required: Preparation: Place drain pan under front differential and loosen (10) 1/2" bolts holding differential cover to housing. Loosen cover and allow fluid to drain. Remove bolts and cover and inspect gears [...] More »

Building A New transmission Cross Member For A 1953 – 1956 F100

By John Niolon We lovers of old Ford trucks usually have one thing in common. We need more power. Unless you’re a die-hard restoration type guy, you’ve probably planned on replacing those old flatheads and straight sixes with something with a little more torque and horsepower… something a little more modern and reliable. Overheating and [...] More »