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I am uninstalling my three-on-the-tree transmission and installing...something better. However, I don't know what that "something better" should be. I haul steel and I pull big, heavy, vintage travel trailers. It's not a show truck: it works. I want it to work better. I'm hoping you can tell me what to do. people like to do that. Thank you in advance.
Thanks much fellas. after I posted the ad, I found an ad stating the "original four-speed" used in 60. but also used in 59? why ya suppose my 250 didnt have a four-speed? wondering if my truck is not as original as I thought.
Welcome to the 57-60 forum ! (home of the fridge truck) My '59 f350 flareside is a tow rig too. I'm gonna order a prodigy trailer brake setup this week. Because of a diesel conversion I'm running a gm sm465 4 spd, but it's very similar to the ford version. I have a couple of flatbed equipment trailers and a '58 aloha travel trailer for weekend trips. Any photos of your truck? What engine? I'm thinking your 3 spd could have been original, but most of the 3/4 tons surely would have been ordered with the T98.
'92 F350 4x4 dual wheel service truck. 7.3 with headers and glass packs. 5 sp man tran. 255 85 16 Toyos. 110,000 miles. '59 F350 9' flareside new project, cummins 6at turbo diesel, sm 465 4 spd. 255 85 16s again, 37 ford 1 1/2 ton stake with 53 flathead V8. 65 toyota landcruiser fj 45 longbed pickup. 54 GMC 3/4 ton flatbed w/ cummins 6at, '68 BSA 441 Victor Special, bone stock, Antique tractors and one lung flywheel engines .....
59F250, Welcome to the orphanage!
Not sure how common it was but my f250 4x4 came with a three speed also. I did however destroy two of them in my early days, both times it was the first/reverse cluster that let go.
Has anyone mentioned we like pictures!
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