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DIY034 MEL Transmission Tech Info and other Ford Products.

Post by 59lincolnrag » Wed 29. Jul 2020, 16:04

MEL Transmission Tech Info and other Ford Products.

Pan Gasket Identification Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Edsel




Fordomatic 2 speed 14 Bolts 1959 to 1964.JPG
Fordomatic 2 speed 14 Bolts 1959 to 1964


Small Case FMX 14 Bolts 1951 on.JPG
Small Case FMX 14 Bolts 1951 on


Medium Case 14 Bolts 1955 on.JPG
Medium Case 14 Bolts 1955 on


Large Case 14 Bolts 1958 to 1960.JPG
Large Case 14 Bolts 1958 to 1960


Large Case 16 Bolts 1961 to 1965.JPG
Large Case 14 Bolts 1958 to 1960


C6 17 Bolts 1966 on.JPG
C6 17 Bolts 1966 on



INDEX BY VEHICLE

Comet

(1960-1964) Fordomatic

1964-1980) C4

Edsel

(1958-1960 w/410 engine) Large Case

(1959-1960) Fordomatic

Ford

(1951-1967) Small Case

(1955-1972) Medium Case

(1958-1961) Large Case

(1959-1964) Fordomatic

(1968-1981) FMX

(1964-1980) C4

(1966-On) C6

Lincoln

(1949-1954) Hydramatic

(1955-1961) Medium Case

(1958-1965 w/430 engine) Large Case

(1966-1979) C6

Mercury

(1951-1967) Small Case

(1955-1972) Medium Case

(1958-1960) Large Case

(1968-1972) FMX

(1964-On) C4

(1966-On) C6

Thunderbird

Small Case

Medium Case

(1958-1960 w/430 engine) Large Case


Cast Iron Ford Case Identification

Cast Iron Ford transmissions can be identified by the letter code on the tag which is located on the side of the transmission case. The codes shown below reference the letter codes from the case.

Cases can also be identified by the case measurement from front to back, not including the bell housing or rear pump section.

SMALL CASE = 9 7/8" Case Length (1951-1970)

IP - 1951-1954 Ford, Mercury 215, 223, 239, 255

PAD - 1953-1954 F100 215, 223, 239

PAE - 1954 Mercury 256

PAG - 1955 Ford 223

PAH - 1955 F100 223, 239

PAJ - 1955 F250, F350 223,239

PAK - 1955 Ford 272

PAP - 1956 Ford 223

PAR - 1956 Ford 272, 292, 312

PAS - 1956 F100 223

PAT - 1956 F100 272

PAU - 1956-1962 F250, F350, P350, P500 223

PAV - 1956-1958 F250, F350, P400, P500 272

PAY - 1957-1962 Ford 223

PAZ - 1957-1960 Ford, Edsel 272, 292, 312, 332

PBC - 1957-1962 F100, F250 223

PBD - 1957-1958 F100, F250 272

PBM - 1958-1961 Ford, Mercury 312, 332, 352

PBW - 1958-1962 F100, F250 292

PBY - 1958-1962 F350, P350, P500 292

PCC - 1961-1962 Ford, Mercury 292

PCD - 1961-1962 Ford, Mercury 352

PCT - 1963-1966 Ford, Mercury 260, 289

PMA - F250, P350 215, 223, 239


MEDIUM CASE = 10 1/4" (1955-1972)

PAN - 1956-1957 Lincoln, Mercury 368

PAW - 1956 Ford, Mercury 312

PBA - 1957 Ford, Mercury 312

PBL - 1958-1960 Ford, Mercury, Edsel 352, 361, 383

PCE - 1961-1962 Ford, Mercury 390

PMB - 1955 Ford, Mercury 292

PMC - 1955 Lincoln 341

PME - 1956 Ford 312


LARGE CASE = 10 7/8" (1958-1960)

LARGE CASE = 11 5/8" (1961-1965)

PBB - 1958-1960 Ford, Mercury, Lincoln 383, 410, 430

PCA - 1961-1965 Lincoln 430

FMX = 9 7/8" (1968-1981)
FMX units are very similar to a Small Case, but they are not the same.
FMX units do not have a rear pump, and the filler tube goes into
the case (not the oil pan).

Cruise-O-Matic I.D._7.jpg
Cruise O Matic Identification


What type of transmission fluid I can use?

Check with the vehicle manufacturer or owner’s manual for the correct fluid type.

Type A Suffix A was the original fluid factory fill. Dextron III/ Mercon is used as its replacement.

TYPE "F" became available in 1967.

Now TYPE "A", it's replacement TYPE "A" SUFFIX "A" and it's replacement DEXRON III / Mercon cannot be used in a TYPE "F" specific transmission as the clutch materials will slip leading to failure. But TYPE "F" can be used in a DEXRON III/ Mercon application and it will give a more firm shift. Due to the lack of friction modifiers in type F.

If you are working on a Ford, Mercury, or Lincoln and the transmission has the original bronze type friction plates, then Type F should be used.

DO NOT introduce any "A"/DEXRON III/MERCON into a TYPE "F" only trans. It does not contain the friction modifiers the friction materials need and will result in slippage.

IN VEHICLE ADJUSTMENTS

CAST IRON FORD


FRONT BAND ADJUSTMENT
1. With the transmission oil pan removed, back off the adjusting screw lock nut and
adjusting screw far enough to insert a ¼” wide metal block in between the servo piston
rod and the adjusting screw.
2. Turn the screw until it contacts the metal block. Then tighten screw a little more too
about 10 inch pounds and back off one turn.
3. While holding the adjustment screw in position, tighten the lock nut down to 20-25 foot
pounds.
REAR BAND ADJUSTMENT
1. Loosen the lock nut and tighten the adjusting screw to 10 foot pounds.
2. Back of the adjusting screw 1 ½ turns and tighten the lock nut to a torque of 35-40 foot
pounds.
Note, 1961-1965 Lincoln transmissions use external band adjustments.

FORDOMATIC FM2

FRONT BAND ADJUSTMENT
1. The low band adjusting screw is located through the front left side of the
case. Loosen the lock nut several turns and then tighten the adjusting bolt
down to 10 inch pounds.
2. Back off the adjusting bolt 2 full turns and then tighten the lock nut to a
torque of 40 foot pounds.
REAR BAND ADJUSTMENT
1. Remove the transmission oil pan and locate the rear servo adjusting rod.
2. Loosen the lock nut and adjusting nut and insert a ¼” wide spacer (wrench
works well) between the adjusting nut and the rod seat (half ball).
3. While holding the adjusting rod stationary (use the flat area on the rod), and
with the ¼” spacer inserted, tighten the adjusting nut to 45-50 inch pounds.
4. Back off the adjusting nut two full turns and tighten the lock nut against it to
15-18 foot pounds. Use caution not to let the adjusting nut rotate while
tightening the lock nut.

FORD FMX BAND ADJUSTMENT

The front band is adjusted internally.
1. Loosen lock nut on the adjuster.
2. Insert a 1/4" spacer between the servo and adjuster screw.
3. Torque the adjuster screw to 10" (inch) lbs. Remove the spacer.
4. The adjuster is then tightened an additional 1 full turn.
5. Tighten lock nut.

The rear band is adjusted externally.
1. Loosen the lock nut.
2. Torque adjuster screw to 10'(foot) lbs. Back adjuster off 1 1/2 turns.
3. Tighten lock nut.


FORD C4 BAND ADJUSTMENT

INTERMEDIATE BAND ADJUSTMENT.
1. Loosen the lock nut.
2.Tighten the band adjustment screw to 10 ft-lbs. Then back off 1 3/4 turns.
3.Tighten the locknut to 40 ft-lbs. Use caution not to let the adjusting nut rotate while tightening the lock nut.



REVERSE BAND ADJUSTMENT.

1.Loosen the lock nut.
2.Tighten the band adjustment screw to 10 ft-lbs. Then back off 3 full turns.
3.Tighten the locknut to 40 ft-lbs. Use caution not to let the adjusting nut rotate while tightening the lock nut.


FORD C6 BAND ADJUSTMENT

1. Loosenthe lock nut.

2. Tighten the adjusting screw to 14 N-m (10 lb-ft).

3.Back off the adjusting screw exactly 1-1/2 turns.

4.Hold the adjusting screw from turning and tighten the lock nut to 35-45 lb-ft. Use caution not to let the adjusting nut rotate while tightening the lock nut.


Ford recommends replacing the lock nut.

Source(s):
OEM Ford Shop Manual
2002 Lincoln Blackwood
1959 Lincoln Continental Coupe blk on blk
430 Tri-Power Super Marauder
1959 Lincoln Continental Convertible wht on wht
2006 Lincoln Town Car

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