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.
Some people love and adore their truck. They pamper it, spoil it, and throw endless modifications under the hood to make it the best it can be. And once they’ve done that, they make the hood itself carbon fiber. However, some people don’t just like to have one vehicle in their garage. If you’re like [...] More »
While I enjoyed working at Ford, there were some challenges. Here is one episode that still has me shaking my head, and this happened 16 years ago! I was an engineering supervisor. I had 10 engineers reporting to me, all working on developing transmission calibrations (“tunes”) for a certain transmission family. About this time there [...] More »
By: Dan MacDonald The most asked question I get asked about the conversions is "Was is hard to do?" Well, depends what you call hard. If you are pretty good with a socket and ratchet, it should be no prob. I might add, if you do have access to any pneumatic tools…that would greatly speed [...] More »
By Evan MacDonald I did this swap on a 1980 F100, and it should be applicable to any 80-86 with a 3.03, and likely any column shifted truck. Also, any floor shift 4 speed could be substituted for the NP 435. I can’t guarantee that the details such as the speedometer gear will be the [...] More »