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Old 02-02-2009, 01:30 PM
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Transmission synchronization

I was curious if there was any way to synchronize the old transimission in my 56. It is a three-on-the-tree; "STD-3SPD". I remember a few years ago my dad was driving his old 63 ranchero, and he would always have to stop completely before putting it in 1'st(whe had to climb a little hill every morning that required to shift into 1st; had to stop all trafic behind us, totally embarasing).

I think it's annoying to have to stop to engage first, and would like to know if there is a way to synch the transmission; update it if you will.

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Old 02-02-2009, 01:45 PM
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Usually, the only way would be to replace it.

You should be able to find a 3 speed or even a 4 speed T-98 trans to replace it with. (like the excellent condx one I have sitting in my garage....looking for a good home!)

I don't think you can rebuild your 3 speed with synchro'd parts.



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Nuts, I didn't think so either myself, it was worth asking thought, thank you very much.
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A new tranny would definitely be easier than piecing together a transmission. When our local Dodge shop would assemble a modified racing transmission rebuild kit, it'd take a really really long time and a bunch of guys to chip in their knowledge on what parts were the strongest and would be best suited for the strip. New tranny is the way to go, just save the headache and work overtime.
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1963 was the first year Ford offered a 3 speed manual all sycromesh transmission: Type 3.03.

Originally installed in F100/250's, Galaxies, and V8 Fairlanes and Falcons, by 1968, all Ford's came with this trans which was virtually unchanged thru 1996.

"Grind me out a pound" 1960/67 I-6 Falcons, Fairlanes and Mustangs came with the 2.77 3 speed manual. 1st gear was not syncronized.

Prior to 1963, no Ford came with a fully syncronized 3 speed manual trans.
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