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Old 02-27-2009, 04:46 PM
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sup i have a 65 fairlane 4 door, its the 2.8L engine, 170cu. It has a cruise-o-matic tranny. It slips from park to reverse when i have it sitting in idle. i want to do a rebuild. where can i get a kit. or is there something else i can do?

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sup i have a 65 fairlane 4 door, its the 2.8L engine, 170cu. It has a cruise-o-matic tranny. It slips from park to reverse when i have it sitting in idle. i want to do a rebuild. where can i get a kit. or is there something else i can do?
that's a simple adjustment on the shift linkage to fix that... may need a couple shift bushings too, but it's not trans faliure related........ my '67 Falcon ( 200/ Auto, same deal ) needed the same adjustment due to the same problem
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sup i have a 65 fairlane 4 door, its the 2.8L engine, 170cu. It has a cruise-o-matic tranny. It slips from park to reverse when i have it sitting in idle. i want to do a rebuild. where can i get a kit. or is there something else i can do?
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sup you posted to a near 5 year old thread.

i split off yer post so more answers mayb?

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i think you might be right, i looked under the car and there was this little metal strap, with a pin holding two things together. they were both rusted to hell and back.
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i think you might be right, i looked under the car and there was this little metal strap, with a pin holding two things together. they were both rusted to hell and back.
.. yup, sounds like your missing the 2 bushings... my bushings were gone too, but 5/16" e clips took up the slack enough to fix that play in the linkage... the adjustment is on the colum under the hood.. you will see the tightining bolt and slider opening
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Is that really the "Cruise-O-Matic" tranny?

Aluminum bellhousing, cast body that attaches with 4 bolts?

If so ... there is no way of staying in 2nd gear, and it will shift to 3rd "somewhat prematurely".

To get around that, wind it up in "L", shift to "D", and then very quickly back to "L". Voila ... it "holds" 2nd. It won't drop back to "first" until you're under 30 MPH or so, and it requires a quick stab on the gas pedal to force a downshift.

At age 17, I had put a 351C-4V into a 66 "Battlestar Galactica" that was originally a 289 with a Cruise-o-matic. That Cleveland was a DOG with that big convertor off the line, so I got pretty good at dropping it into "L" at 30 ... all you heard was a "chirp", and then the fan would whine. I had a lot of fun with that old car... LOL
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1965 170cid cannot be a cast iron cruiso. Must be a C4 as that is the only automatic behind 170s in 1965. Ford never made a bell to mate 170/200 motors to a cast iron cruiso. The only automatics ever made to fit those motors were the aluminum 2-speed Fordomatic and the C4.
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