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Old 03-31-2009, 07:11 PM
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Last year for "3 on the tree"

Hey folks,

Does anyone know the last year the 3 speed column shift was offered? I'm guessing 1979. Is that correct?

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Not true,it went on in to the eighties trucks though I do not know what exact year maybe 84.
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Proof, please.
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He's right. It's listed under the 1981 Ford Service Manual FPS-365-322-81

Trans Code C: Ford 3 Speed Manual Transmission.

It is also listed in the 1981 owners manual, Page 60. FPS-365-10981-B
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Back at ya,I don`t have any proof other than my friend had an early eighties F100 that had a three on the tree.I have got to admit I was surprized when I saw it and have not seen another.Do you have proof otherwise?
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My old 1981 flareside was 3 on the tree.
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He's right. It's listed under the 1981 Ford Service Manual FPS-365-322-81

Trans Code C: Ford 3 Speed Manual Transmission.

It is also listed in the 1981 owners manual, Page 60. FPS-365-10981-B
Gotcha. I don't care a hoot about the 80-91 trucks. So does that mean the 1980 still had the three-on-tree as well?

Do you know when it was discontinued? If I had to take a stab, I'd say 1983 along with the F100.
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Both of my grandfathers bought new f100's in 1980 both had 300 6 cyl., both had 3 speed on the coulmn.
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FWIW I looked at an early to mid '80s E150 with 3 on the tree. Can't find the owner's manual for my '85 right now, or I could check that.

Possibly as late as 1987 if these sites are correct about the dates the ZF and Mazda transmissions came on line, and about the years for which they offer rebuild kits.

Rebuild kit dates here, as well as years for ZF and Mazda kits:

Ford 3, 4 & 5 speed Manual Transmission reference material, what trans do I have? - Drivetrain.com


ZF and Mazda dates here:

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In any case, long after 1979.
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Gotcha. I don't care a hoot about the 80-91 trucks. So does that mean the 1980 still had the three-on-tree as well?
Well I care dangnabbit!

Well really, any F-series that doesn't have a Blue Oval in the grille, which would be 1981 and older.

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Do you know when it was discontinued? If I had to take a stab, I'd say 1983 along with the F100.

1987 actually.

I did a part search and found this:

Part #: 1M7246A : COLUMN GEAR SHIFT SOCKET INSULATOR / Fits 1980-1987 F-series with 3 speed manual transmission.

This part also fits 1980-1991 with C4 or C6 auto.


A truck with a 3 speed manual after 1980 is rarer than hens teeth though.
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Wow, thanks for the replies, guys!

I never knew they were made into the late eighties. I really have a nostalgic feeling about the old column shifters. And 81-F150-Explorer, you're right about them being rare, I've never seen one in anything newer than a dentside. Thanks 85e150six4mtod, those links you provided are a good reference to have! Mine is so old and sloppy, I don't even have to use the clutch to shift - except from a dead stop... I think it's kinds sad they don't make them anymore. Anybody else like these old column shifters?
Anyway, thanks to everyone who responded! That's why I love this site!
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Well I care dangnabbit!

Well really, any F-series that doesn't have a Blue Oval in the grille, which would be 1981 and older.

1987 actually.

I did a part search and found this:

Part #: 1M7246A : COLUMN GEAR SHIFT SOCKET INSULATOR / Fits 1980-1987 F-series with 3 speed manual transmission.

This part also fits 1980-1991 with C4 or C6 auto.

A truck with a 3 speed manual after 1980 is rarer than hens teeth though.
I'll be! 1987!! Halogen headlamp bulbs and a column shifter...talk about being outdated.

I bet. And if there was one, it's probably converted to floor shift from wear and tear by now.

Thanks for the info.
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I have a 1980 F100, manual transmission 3 speed on the tree and had a catatrophic failure of the shift collar last week. I was stuck driving on the freeway for 50 miles as it failed when I shifted into 3rd gear. I was finally able to safety exit the freeway and getting to my mechanic. Things got worse. I discovered that the shift collar for this truck, E0TZ7228, can't be found anywhere in the country, probably the world. My research led to me to a NOS shop here in CA. The owner had a couple of collars, neither my part. However, the part D9TZ7228 he had was nearly identical except the rim top was too tall by ~3/8 of an inch and the bottom was not fluted at the bottom end to sit in the wiring harness trim cover. In sum, I took the D9 to a machine shop to trim the rim and it works fantastic. Truck now shifts as smooth as butter I was told by so-called 'experts' across the country that it could not be done, that it never work and to buy a used complete column or to convert to the floor. My momma told us 'their is no such thing as can't' and I refused to accept that the D9 couldn't be modified. The one I installed was a geninue, high-quality Ford OEM. The aftermarket D9TZ7228 can be found as ADS0765 from several vendors. So, Ford nation - never give up on your '3 speed on the tree' as solutions are possible with a little imagination and fortitude.
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