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Old 06-09-2012, 03:47 PM
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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.
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Warner T98A

The "factory" 4 speed used in these trucks. Granny low, direct 4th. Synchro in 2, 3, and 4.
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Agree with 3414, not only a good hd transmission, but original equipment as well.
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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.
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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.
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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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Good thing we've grown up and don't tear up our stuff anymore, huh Wally?
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I found an ad stating the "original Borg Warner T-98 four-speed" used in 60.

But also used in 59?
You betcha, but wait...there's more. See applications.

Why ya suppose my 250 didn't have a four-speed?
Because...it was optional at additional cost.
Trans code stamped on Rating Plate: Located on the left (drivers) side upper A pillar (windshield post), visible when the door is opened, or located on the inside of the glovebox door.

A = Ford Light Duty 3 speed manual (standard equipment) / D = Warner T-89 Heavy Duty 3 speed manual (optional) / F = Warner T-98 4 speed manual (optional) / G = A/T (optional).

T-98 applications: 1957/60 F100/600 223 I-6, 272 & 292 V8 / 1961/64 F100/600 223/262 I-6's, 292 V8.
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