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1958 Mercury Medalist Transmission. HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rattrod805, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. rattrod805
    Joined: Jun 11, 2010
    Posts: 13

    rattrod805
    Member
    from Ventura

    So i pretty much feel like an idiot asking this but ive been trying to figure it out for a while, so ill put my pride aside. What tranny comes stock in a 1958 Mercury Medalist with a 312 y-block V8. The easy thing to do would be to look at the manual, but i dont have it. I looked online and it says its the Merc-o-Matic. The thing about that is that its not an automatic. Its a three speed column shift. Just bought the car and am still trying to figure it out so please, bear with me.
     
  2. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 11,428

    Hnstray
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Quincy, IL

    There's a very good chance it is a Warner T-85. Look at the side cover, where the shift arms are on the transmission. If the lower edge of the side cover is curved downward, it is a T-85. If the lower edge of the cover is straight it is a lighter duty FoMoCo gearbox.

    The T-85 is a very strong box for the day, was used by Ford and Pontiac until they designed even beefier units. It also served as the basis for the Warner T-10 and Super T-10 4 speed transmissions.

    Ray
     
  3. Whatever you do, please keep it a stick. Very rare and extremely cool.
     
  4. rattrod805
    Joined: Jun 11, 2010
    Posts: 13

    rattrod805
    Member
    from Ventura

    Looks like it is the Warner. thanks for the tip. Definitely keepin it all original i love the three on the tree
     
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