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Old 03-10-2008, 06:03 PM
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3 manual speed gearbox on a flathead: which bellhousing can i adapt?

Hi every body,
my engine is a flathead Mercury 1CM 1952.
i have found this 3 manual speed gearbox in a french swaapmeet, which is for me a standard Ford 1953. she came from a Ford mainlane with a 6 cylinder I block. (so i must change the bellhousing show on the picture to find a flathead bellhousing).

Some one can tell if i have right about the type of gearbox and where find the name and information about it on the net?
can i adapt a floor shifter on it?
what flathead car bellhousing can i adapt (pictures are welcome) ?

thanks in advance for your answer
sincerelly
JPhi




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You have the correct transmission , that unit will fit 1952 to 1956 ford or mercury without any modification there are some internal differences between the years . You will need a ford car 1949 to 1953 or mercury 1952 or 1953 flat head V8 housing , these are easy to spot as they are pressed steel rather than cast iron .
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ok for the 49 53 bellhousing, i see the part.
about the gearbox, can i adapt a floor shifter? i have found on the net that the original mount is a column front shifter, but aftermarket parts dealers speak about floor shifter possibility on this vintage trans . thanks in advance to give me information about.
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