Category: 80-96 F-Series Drivetrain, Transmission, & Axle

Tough Love: Ford’s Engineering Cops


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 »

2×4 to 4×4 for ’80 to ’96 F-100/150’s

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 »

1980 – 1986 2wd 3.03 to NP435 transmission Swap

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 »

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