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 Post subject: More Fordomatic
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:00 pm 
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In a previous post it explained the removal of a Fordomatic transmission with the the bell housing and torque converter – rather problematic (in retrospect it would probably be easier to remove the transmission and bell housing as separate units). Once reinstalled there was still a leak from the front of the transmission. As it turns out there is a seal between the front pump and trans housing. This seal is not mentioned in any Ford service manual or discussed in any thread about the transmission.

This time the transmission was removed leaving the bell housing and torque converter in place. Much easier to do. Drop the drive shaft, disconnect the linkage and the speedo cable and the fill tube. Support the engine with a jack either under the pan or bell housing. Raise the engine/bell housing enough to lift the transmission about 1/2” to clear the transmission support cross member and remove the cross member. Place a floor jack under the transmission pan (a short piece of 2” x 6 on top of the jack helps). At this point the transmission is in place supported by the jack under the engine. Remove the 4 bolts attaching the transmission to the bell housing. Now lift the transmission about 1/6” to 1/8” so it can be pulled straight back to the rear. As the transmission is moved back watch the space between the transmission and bell housing. I needs to be an equal space top and bottom to make sure the transmission slides back easily. It will slide back until the transmission hits the fixed rear cross member. Plenty of room the remove he front pump. Slide the gasket on and over the pump housing and into the front of the case.

The transmission can now be moved forward back into position. Again note the space between the case and the bell housing – it should be equal top to bottom and side to side. It may take a but of tail shaft wiggling as you push forward.

Note the gasket is hard to find – only available in two places – one for $25 and one for $4.00


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 Post subject: Re: More Fordomatic
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:43 am 
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you posted a nice article and follow up.but why the mystery on sourcing the gasket? ( o ring) :D

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 Post subject: Re: More Fordomatic
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:26 am 
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I thought I would let you guys have the fun of finding it.
David Edwards Transmission Parts
56 Dale St.
Needham Heights. Mass 02494
781-449-2065
autotrans@aol.com
$4.00 plus $4.00 shipping

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