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Anybody have pictures of a 1951 ford 4 speed overdrive transmission?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bikeguydave, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. bikeguydave
    Joined: Aug 16, 2009
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    bikeguydave
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    from Kentucky

    I've got a 1951 Ford 4 speed attached to an 8RT, it has a seperate assembly attached to the passenger side and a seperate gear inside the trans. Anybody know if this is an overdrive or possibly a power take off?. I did a search..nothing, tried other sites too...nothing. none of my friends have any knowledge of this transmission. Any help would be appreciated. Sorry I have no pictures to help. Dave
     
  2. cornfieldrodder
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
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    I used to have one, it was in a '50, though. There was a 6 bolt PTO cover on the left side. The gear box had to be at least a foot tall. That's all I know about it, oh yeah, it was heavy.
     
  3. bikeguydave
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    bikeguydave
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    from Kentucky

    This is on the right side, Trans is too dirty to tell much about it, guess I could clean it and it may become evident whats going on
     
  4. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
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    Hnstray
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    from Quincy, IL

    It's most likely a PTO. Especially if you are saying the transmission is a 4 speed and it is floor shift. An overdrive in that period is a 3 speed trans with an OD unit housed in the rear extension housing case...it does have a protruding unit on both side, one a governor and the other a solenoid, but it is side shift in that period.

    As it happens, I do have pics of a 49' up Ford pass car OD trans, but being technologically challenged, I haven't figure out how to uploads pics to the HAMB site. PM me your e-mail address and I can forward them, if you want to see them.

    Ray
     
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  5. bikeguydave
    Joined: Aug 16, 2009
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    bikeguydave
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    from Kentucky

    Thanks Ray, It is a floor shift 4 speed and from what I found, you are correct, it is a PTO, no need to send pictures. Thanks for your insight and help. Dave
     

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