I'd have to take it to a transmission shop to have the work done though, I've never messed with a slushbox before. . With an Edsel I think you have to really think twice before you go changing anything. Most of which could be adapted to the 1955-57 Thundebirds. I think 40Deluxe has a good point there I would check out 1st.
I really have no idea the answer I wish I did! It's still all there and getting driven as a daily. Now when you leave from the stop you will be in 1st the move shifter to low that will be 2nd then drive is 3rd. So here is my first hand nuts and bolts knowledge of all these pieces being talked about. Love them or hate them, they have a special place in American automotive history. I don't remember any C-6 using the old style starter with the long bendix drive. You could shift to L for first gear manually. If out of adjustment it can cause band or clutch slippage or harsh shifting And, No you won't be banned.
Like I said earlier, My Edsel is all Stock running gear. I did the oil pressure tests and it is all normal. Thanks for reading this, I sure would like to know what is causing my problem. . It would be more than strong enough for what you want to do. It started off in second gear and shifted to third in the D position. Since low and reverse have the rear band in common, sound like you are on the right path at looking a the read band adjustment.
. He said there is most likely a crack in the center support. Good Luck,,, The Wizzard Jeff Walker is correct about the Ford O Matics! Snapping as a result of somebody else's mistake might be viewed as just instinctive. I don't think you ever told us what engine you have or I missed it. Good Luck with your decision! Leave it the hell alone. Hydramatic - All Except Below. There are fifty eight configurations of the Fordomatic transmission built between 1951 and 1959 that could be adapted for use in the 1955 thru 1957 Thunderbirds.
Do not confuse the early Fordomatics with the later aluminum case transmission that Ford called a two speed. The identification of the Fordomatic transmission can be rather confusing. Remember, when a driver slips up near you don't take it personal, it might have been the only mistake they have made all week! It is by far the easiest repair you can do for the car. Took awhile to figure out what I did. Both are by people that I highly respect for their knowledge of older units, but they do vary slightly. I found this rebuild kit on Ebay , pretty inexpensive.
There is so many moving parts it is impossible to remove one item without affecting … others, tried it once and ended up buying a second hand transmission as couldn't get it back together again. The reason it was done was his tranny went out and also for being able to select 1st gear and to have external cooling. . Because of this it was often considered a 2 speed transmission. This was an hydraulically controlled rear wheel drive transmission. Your stock tranny is fine and bottom line once rebuilt will go another 100K. .
In order to fill the trans with fluid, it is necessary to pull-up the floor-covering and pop-out the big rubber plug in the floor hump to access the cap. Using the transmission jack we angled the front of the tranny downward and to the side to clear the bell housing and out she came! The 3 speed Fordo in our 56 Ranch Wagon leaked really badly, but shifted just fine. It turned out to be just some residual left over from the bad front pump seal. Cast Iron Powerglide - Corvette. Old shop manuals have pictures on how to check. With an Edsel I think you have to really think twice before you go changing anything.
It had to be easy or I'd remember what I did. . But, allowing that anger to end up being counterproductive will only make matters worse, so yes be upset but control your anger, remember emotion plays a huge part in our ability to make logical decisions. I took the trans out because it was leaking and it shuddered in reverse. However, is it a learned behaviour or simply in us? The 1955 and 1956 models shared the same housing for the air cooled as well as the water cooled transmission.